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University of South Carolina, Beaufort

University of South Carolina, Beaufort

INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE RATING FOR 1998-99

Institution: University of South Carolina, Beaufort

Sector: Two-year Institutions

Approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, May 6, 1999

For additional information see www.che400.state.sc.us or call 803.737.2260
Overall Institutional Performance

EXCEEDS STANDARDS

Institutions scoring within the same performance category are considered to be performing similarly. Performance Scale = Substantially Exceeds, 2.85-3.00; Exceeds, 2.60-2.84; Achieves, 2.00-2.59; Does Not Achieve, 1.45-1.99; Substantially Does Not Achieve, 1.00-1.44. (See Note 1 below for information on deriving the overall score.)
PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES Approved Benchmark Sector Benchmark Institution's Performance Performance Indicator Scores
Critical Success Factor followed by related Performance Indicators. Please note that the applicability of individual indicators varies by sector and institution. For indicator definitions, contact the Commission. Institution's Individual Performance Goal Plus or Minus 1% of the Goal Common Goal for Institutions in the Same Sector Verbal & Numeric Scores: Exceeds institutional goal or at or above sector goal =3; Achieves institutional goal =2; Does not achieve institutional goal =1.
I. Mission Focus
1A Expenditures to Achieve Mission 48.5% to 49.5% None 58.5% Exceeds 3.00
(Instruction, Academic Support)
1B Curricula 99% to 101% 100% 100% Exceeds 3.00
1C Mission Statement Compliance YES YES N/A no score
1D Adoption of a Strategic Plan Compliance YES YES N/A no score
1E Attainment of Strategic Plan Goals Compliance YES YES N/A no score
II. Quality of Faculty
2A Academic and Other Faculty Credentials Avg. of subpart scores Achieves 2.00
1 Faculty Meeting SACS Requirements 99.0% to 101.0% 100.0% 100.0% Exceeds 3
2 Teaching Faculty Exceeding SACS 54% to 56% None 49% Does Not Achieve 1
2B Performance Review for Faculty 99% to 101% 100% 100% Exceeds 3.00
2C Faculty Post-Tenure Review 99% to 101% 100% 100% Exceeds 3.00
2D Faculty Compensation $39,886 to $40,692 $45,906 $40,472 Achieves 2.00
2E Availability of Faculty Outside of Class Avg. of subpart scores Exceeds 3.00
1 % faculty rated satisfied on availibility Scale: 90-100%=3, 80-89%=2, below 80%=1 91% Exceeds 3
2 % students satisfied with advisor availibility Scale: 90-100%=3, 80-89%=2, below 80%=1 91% Exceeds 3
2F Faculty Community & Service Activities Compliance YES YES N/A no score
III. Instructional Quality
3A Class Size & Student/Teacher Ratios Avg. of subpart scores Exceeds 3.00
1a Lower Division Class Size 17.0 to 17.4 18-21 18.3 Exceeds 3
1b Upper Division Class Size N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 FTE Students per FTE Teaching Faculty 12.9 to 13.1 16-18 14.4 Exceeds 3
3B Credit Hours Taught by Full-time Faculty 218 to 222 None 225 Exceeds 3.00
3C Full-time Faculty to Full-time Employees 50.4% to 51.4% 40.1% 55.2% Exceeds 3.00
3D Accreditation of Degree Granting Programs N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3E Emphasis on Quality Teacher Education N/A to N/A N/A N/A
1 NCATE Accreditation N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2a % Students Passing NTE -Prof. Knowledge N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2b % Students Passing NTE -Specialty Area N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3a % of Graduates in Critical Shortage Areas N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3b % Minority Teacher Education Graduates N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
IV. Institutional Cooperation and Collaboration
4A Sharing & Use of Technology, etc., Compliance YES YES N/A no score
4B Collaboration with Private Industry Compliance YES YES N/A no score
V. Administrative Efficiency
5A Administrative & Academic Costs Avg. of subpart scores Exceeds 3.00
1 Percentage of Administrative Costs 14.9% to 15.2% 14.4% 8.7% Exceeds 3.00
2 Percentage of Academic Costs 49.5% to 50.5% 65.0% 59.7% Exceeds 3.00
5B Use of Best Management Practices 99% to 101% 100% 100% Exceeds 3.00
5C Elimination of Waste & Duplication Compliance YES YES N/A no score
5D General Overhead Costs Per FTE Student $1,052 to $1,074 $869 $709 Exceeds 3.00
VI. Entrance Requirements
6A SAT Scores of Student Body 31.2% to 31.8% 33.3% 33.1% Exceeds 3.00
6B Entering Freshmen High School Credentials 42.7% to 43.5% None 40.9% Does Not Achieve 1.00
6C Non-Academic Achievements of Students Compliance YES YES N/A no score
6D In-State Student Enrollment N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
VII. Graduates' Achievements
7A Graduation Rate (GRS, 150% of program time) 12.7% to 12.9% None 12.2% Does Not Achieve 1.00
7B Employment Rate for Graduates Compliance YES YES N/A no score
7C Employer Feedback on Graduates Compliance YES YES N/A no score
7D % Passing Professional Exams N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7E Graduates Continuing Education in SC 21% to 21% None 36% Exceeds 3.00
7F Credit Hours Earned of Graduates N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
VIII. User-Friendliness of Institution
8A Credit Transfer to and from Institution 99% to 101% 100% 100% Exceeds 3.00
8B Continuing Education Units 2,000 to 2,000 None 3,400 Exceeds 3.00
8C Accessibility of Institution to SC Citizens Avg. of subpart scores Exceeds 3.00
1 Percentage of Other Race Students 16.6% to 17.0% 31.7% 18.6% Exceeds 3.00
2 Other /Non-Other Race Retention Ratio 84.8% to 86.6% None 109.0% Exceeds 3.00
Other Race Retention (not applicable) 49.5% N/A N/A
Non-Other Race Retention (not applicable) 45.4% N/A N/A
IX. Research Funding
9A Grants for Teacher Education N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9B Public and Private Sector Grants N/A to N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SUMMARY: Category of overall institution performance is EXCEEDS. (See note 2.) The number of applicable indicators varies by sector and institution. For this institution, 20 indicators are included in the overall score. The institution's overall numeric score that determines the performance category is 2.70 or 90% of 3, expressing the overall numeric score as a percent of the total possible. (See note 1.)
NOTE 1: The overall numeric score is calculated by averaging the scores for each indicator (i.e., scores in the final column, not shaded and right aligned). For indicators with multiple subparts, the subpart scores (i.e., scores in the last column, shaded and left aligned) are averaged to derive a score for the indicator. The percent shown is derived by dividing the overall numeric score by three.
NOTE 2: Institutions scoring within the same category are considered to be performing similarly under SC's performance system.