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Best-In-Class Metrics: UM System Administration

Adding value to campus academic, research and administrative operations through our proactive collaborative approach and risk taking



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Valuable or Very Valuable

System offices are often seen as obstructing progress rather than supporting the member campuses in carrying out their missions. UM System administration is committed to increasing the perceived and actual value added by the system offices to achieving the campus strategies.



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Average Rating

Using a "central bank" to manage the university's financial resources in order to generate additional funding in support of a new business model



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Internal Financing

While a small number of public institutions, UVA and University of Washington, use a central bank model on a single campus, no public university system has implemented a "central bank" model across multiple campuses. In addition, we are unique in implementing the model as a way to generate resources to fund a new business model for public higher education.



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Strategic Initiatives

Developing and supporting administrative shared services across a public university system that results in the highest quality service at lowest cost



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Documented Cost Savings

A small number of public university systems have developed some shared services for constituent campuses including Indiana University (ERP), University of Georgia (payroll), University of California (investments, debt, procurement). We have already distinguished ourselves from other system offices in the number of shared services that we have in place. To be best in class, the we need to continue the move toward shared services with a goal of achieving cost savings without sacrificing quality of service.



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Customer Satisfaction

In advocating the value of higher education and the importance of the University of Missouri System



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New State Funding Operations

The president and University Relations play a critical role in advocating the value and importance of higher education and the University of Missouri System to the state. Our effectiveness in carrying out our advocacy responsibilities directly impacts our ability to generate state, federal and private support.



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Capital

Best-In-Class Metrics: MU

Global engagement



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Global Engagement

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on global engagement measures the percentage of undergraduate students who participate in study abroad experiences.

Independent faculty-mentored research experience



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Interdependent faculty-mentored research experience

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on independent faculty-mentored research experience measures the number of undergraduate students presenting at MU's Spring Research Forum.

Experiential learning



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Experiential learning

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on experiential learning measures the number of students participating in service learning.

Interdisciplinary engagement



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Interdisciplinary engagement

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on interdisciplinary engagement measures fall undergraduate enrollment in interdisciplinary courses.

Best-In-Class Metrics: UMKC

Total expenditures for Life and Health Sciences



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Total expenditures for Life and Health Sciences

UMKC has a mission statement that identifies the health sciences as one of its core emphases, and we have world-class strength in this area. We are capitalizing on this strength in many ways and it appears in the campus strategic plan that we have built upon to develop the system strategic plan.

Number of students attending ticketed UMKC events



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Number of students attending ticketed UMKC events

UMKC has a mission statement that identifies the visual and performing arts as one of its core emphases, and we have world-class strength in this area. We are capitalizing on this strength in many ways and it appears in the campus strategic plan that we have built upon to develop the system strategic plan.

Percent of seniors agreeing that UMKC is student-centered



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Percent of seniors agreeing that UMKC is student-centered

Despite the increased enrollment, we will strive to maintain our strong on campus faculty/student ratio resulting in a small college experience for our students by not exceeding a 14:1 faculty student ratio. We are also creating residential learning communities, expanding Greek Life, expanding study abroad, creating an Honors College, revising the General Education curriculum, and providing additional high impact educational experiences to enhance our students? learning environment.

Number of students in undergraduate entrepreneurship courses



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Number of students in undergraduate entrepreneurship courses

We have clear, world-class strengths in teaching and research in the area of entrepreneurship that we are building upon, not only in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, but across the entire university.

Best-In-Class Metrics: Missouri S&T

Engineering doctoral students per tenured, tenure-track engineering faculty




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Engineering doctoral students per tenured, tenure-track engineering faculty

Lever 4.5 of S&T's strategic plan is to engage in transformative doctoral student recruiting/retention and placement. As of the fall of 2011, the university's engineering doctoral student to tenured, tenure-track faculty ratio is 1.9. By 2020, S&T aims to increase the number to 3.1.

National Science Foundation grant expenditures per tenured, tenure-track faculty




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Leveraging Missouri S&T as the state?s technological research university is an integral part of the strategic plan, and increasing National Science Foundation grant expenditures and invention disclosures is an important measure of research productivity among faculty. S&T's baseline of grant expenditures per tenured, tenure-track faculty is $18,893. The 2020 target is $40,000.

Number of graduate engineering and science programs offered online or by distance




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As part of S&T's plan to increase and facilitate meaningful access to and interaction with renowned faculty, staff and services, S&T will create a comprehensive distance and online education strategy. As a baseline in fall 2012, S&T has 14 graduate engineering and science programs offered online or by distance. S&T's 2020 target is to increase the number of programs to 18.

Best-In-Class Metrics: UMSL

Rank in Academic Analytics among small public research universities



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Rank in Academic Analytics among small public research universities

As a critical anchor institution in the St. Louis region, we will advance our reputation through current and new community partnerships. By incorporating those partners into our research and curriculum, we expect to increase student retention and engage more alumni and donors. We will find and work with partners to replace any lost federal research funding.

Number of degrees conferred to underrepresented minority students




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Number of degrees conferred to underrepresented minority students

We will enhance the campus identity by creating an UMSL experience with a more student-friendly environment. We will hire and retain high-quality faculty and staff to conduct research and design new programs. Strengthened programs will respond to emerging career opportunities, minimize credits to degree, and recruit and retain new undergraduate and graduate students at levels above our urban peers. Low-enrollment courses and programs will be targeted for revision or elimination.

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