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An important element of any strategic plan is defining what mission fulfillment looks like and how to measure it. Through the development of appropriate performance rubrics (indicators) and acceptable thresholds, UAS has created the infrastructure needed to gauge its overall performance in achieving its strategic plan objectives.  Indicators for each objective are given according to core theme below. 

1. Core Theme: Student Success

Access

  1. Pell Grant Recipients - Percentage of undergraduates receiving Pell Grants, compared to the UA system average.

  2. Student Diversity by Race - Increase racial diversity of UAS students to within five percentage points of the population of the state of Alaska.

  3. Origin at Entry - Percentage of UAS students from rural areas in Alaska, compared to the UA system average.

Support

  1. First-time Freshmen Not Taking Developmental Classes - Percentage of first-time freshmen who are not enrolled in developmental courses for their first semester.

  2. High Demand Job Areas - Percentage of degrees awarded in high demand job areas, compared to the UA system average. 

  3. Full Enrollment - Percentage of degree-seeking undergraduates taking 30 or more credits per academic year, compared to the UA system average.

  4. Alaska Performance Scholars - Percentage of Alaska Performance Scholars enrolled at UAS, compared to the proportion of total students in the UA system enrolled at UAS.

Success

  1. First-time Full-time Freshman Retention Rates - Percentage of first-time full-time freshmen who are enrolled within the UA system for the subsequent fall term, compared to the UA system average.

2. Core Theme: Teaching and Learning

Quality of Programs and Services

  1. Course Ratings - Continued improvement in overall faculty course ratings.

  2. Student Services Ratings - Continued improvement in student satisfaction with responsiveness of staff to student needs.

  3. UAS AA and AAS Graduates Continuing on to UA Degree in the Following Year - Percentage of students who obtain Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees and continue to a UA program the following year.

  4. Alumni Survey Satisfaction Ratings - Percentage of UAS alumni who are satisfied with their programs, compared to the UA system average rating.

Academic Excellence

  1. Successful Course Completion - Percentage of all degree‐seeking students who successfully complete courses, compared to the UA system average.

  2. Honors Program Participation - Number of students formally participating in the UAS Honors program.

Quality of Faculty and Staff

  1. Tenured Faculty with Doctorates - Percentage of tenured faculty with doctorates, compared to the UA system.

  2. Faculty and Staff Diversity by Race - Increase racial diversity of UAS faculty/staff to within five percentage points of the population of the state of Alaska.

  3. Employee Turnover (Rate of Turnover of New Incumbents) - Percentage of benefit-eligible employees who are new incumbents, compared to the UA system rate.

Effectiveness and Efficiency

  1. Awards Earned for Each Regular FTE Instructional Faculty - Awards earned for each regular FTE instructional faculty, compared to the UA system.

3. Core Theme: Community Engagement

Individual Engagement

  1. Alumni Engagement - Ratio of Alumni and Friends memberships to previous fiscal year graduates.

  2. Course Enrollment in Internships, Practicums, Independent Study, and Individual Research - Improvments in course enrollments.

Institutional Engagement

  1. Community Partnerships - Number of formal MOAs and MOUs.

  2. Community Engagement - Number of UAS-sponsored forums, lecture series, and workshops.

  3. High Demand Job Areas - Percentage of degrees awarded in high demand job areas, compared to the UA system average. 

  4. Awards Earned from Distance Programs - Percentage of awards earned in distance programs, compared to the UA system average.

4. Core Theme: Research and Creative Expression

Engagement

  1. New Grant Awards (Amount Requested in Proposal) - Amount requested in new grant awards.

  2. New Submitted Grant Proposals - Increase the number of new submitted grant proposals.

  3. Grant Funded Research Expenditures - Increase grant funded research expenditures.

  4. Faculty Publications and Creative Expressions - Tripartite faculty publications and creative expressions per tripartite faculty, including creative expressions such as juried exhibits, published anthologies, etc.

Learning Impact

  1. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards - Increase the number of URECA awards.

  2. Full-time Undergraduate Students that are Research Assistants - Increase the number of undergraduate research assistants, including those who are grant funded, or taking a -98 individual research course.