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Missouri S&T will provide by 2020 a top return on investment among public research universities to students, employers, research partners and donors through extraordinary access to renowned expertise, services and experiential learning opportunities.

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Best-In-Class Metrics

Engineering doctoral students per tenured, tenure-track engineering faculty




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Source:  American Society for Engineering Education

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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Source:  National Science Foundation

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.

Strategy Metrics

Starting salary of undergraduate students




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As outlined in Missouri S&T's strategy statement, the university strives to ensure a top return on investment among public research universities to students and other key customer groups. In 2012, S&T undergraduate students earned an average starting salary of $59,504. According to Payscale.com, Missouri S&T has the third-highest starting salary for undergraduates in the Midwest and seventh for all public universities in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report recruiter assessment score




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Employers are a key customer group in Missouri S&T's strategic plan. Missouri S&T's baseline recruiter assessment score is 3.3. By 2020, the university aims to improve the score to 3.5.

Number of students enrolled via distance or online per year




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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, S&T had 1,513 students enrolled via distance or online in fall 2012 the 2020 goal is 2,013.

Number of invention disclosures per $10M R&D expenditures




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Leveraging Missouri S&T as Missouri's technological research university is an integral part of the strategic plan, and increasing invention disclosures is an important measure of research productivity and return on investment for our research partners. S&T's baseline of invention disclosures is 8.9 per $10 million in research and discovery expenditures. By 2020, the university aims to increase this number to 10.

Employeer satisfaction with hires



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Missouri S&T is proud of the diversity and quality of its graduates, and those that employ our graduates are one of our key customers. A baseline employer satisfaction survey showed a 92 percent employer satisfaction rating with our graduates. S&T's 2020 target is sustained excellence of 92 percent.

Donor satisfaction with the Missouri S&T giving experience




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Missouri S&T's strategy is to ensure top return on investment for all of its partners, and donors are considered a key customer group. Donor satisfaction will be determined through various survey tools with results available in 2014.

Accountability Measures

Headcount enrollment



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FTE enrollment



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Student diversity



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Full Plan

Definitions

    U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information, which includes annual print and e-book versions of its rankings of Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools.

    Invention disclosure

    An invention disclosure, or invention disclosure report, is a document written by a faculty researcher to determine whether patent protection should be sought for the described invention.

    R&D expenditures

    Research and development (R&D) expenditures are a measure of grant funding executed within a fiscal year, such as awards from the National Science Foundation, corporate partners and other organizations that have been utilized to enhance research.

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Contact Information

Planning

Cheryl B. Schrader (may contact Rose M. Horton, Strategic Plan Process Manager)
Phone: (573) 341-4114
Email: hortonrm@mst.edu

Financials

Walter J. Branson, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Phone: (573) 341-4122
Email: bransonwj@mst.edu

Metrics/Dashboard

Rose M. Horton, Strategic Plan Process Manager
Phone: (573) 341-7685
Email: hortonrm@mst.edu