Metrics

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Goal 1 | Energizing the Educational Environment
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
First-time, full-time freshmen retention rate 77.8% 79.3% 79.9% 79.2% 79.9%
Average ACT/Converted SAT of entering class 24.8 24.7 24.9 25.0  
Six-year graduation rate 60.9% 61.1% 60.7% 64.1% 61.6%
Number of experiential learning certificates (updated in FY 2013) 960 1,161 1,383 2347  
Total number of undergraduate and graduate student participants in Study Abroad (Note: Includes International KU Degree Seeking students on study abroad programs outside of the U.S.) 1402 1493 1357 1280  
Undergraduate participation rate in Study Abroad (as reported by the Institute for International Education (IIE) Open Doors report) 23.1% 24.7% 22.8% NYA  
Percentage of undergraduate student participants in Study Abroad on a program of a semester duration or longer 34.2% 31.6% 31.1% NYA  
Senior Survey and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Survey Results All Survey Results

TopGoal 2 | Elevating Doctoral Education
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Doctoral median time to degree (years) 6.5 5.9 5.7 5.9  
Number of doctoral programs with median time to degree (TTD) of 7 years or less (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 30 35 36 38  
Number of doctoral programs with median TTD greater than 7 years (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 13 9 8 10  
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GTA appointment 27.3% 24.8% 26.8%    
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GRA appointment 17.0% 15.9% 14.9%    
Percent of graduate students holding GA appointment 0 less than 5% less than 5% less than 5%  

TopGoal 3 | Driving Discovery and Innovation
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Federal research and development expenditures $147,598,000 $162,721,000 $171,043,000 $174,021,000  
Federal research and development (R&D) expenditures per tenured/tenure-track (R&D) expenditures per tenured/tenure-track (T/TT faculty) $127,459 $141,374 $149,644 $150,407  
Business (industry) research funding (NSF) $6,936,000 $6,807,000 $6,861,000 $9,675,000  

Business (industry) research funding (Blue Line Report) (updated all amounts in FY 2013)

$6,933,000 $6,995,000 $7,014,000 $10,075,000  
Number of members in the National Academies 7 7 7 7  
Number of honors and awards 156 192 222 257  
Number of scholarly citations 45,836 71,601 61,213 71,058  
Number of post-doctoral appointees 245 237 297    
Number of faculty earning Leading Light Awards (Cumulative) NA 63 139 178  
Number of faculty joint appointments for the following academic year NA NA 98 103  

TopGoal 4 | Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Number of faculty reporting engaged scholarship projects Forthcoming after PRO is fully implemented.
External funding for engaged scholarship projects Forthcoming after PRO is fully implemented.
Confidential disclosure agreements NA 464 462 557 598
Interinstitutional agreements NA 46 49 54 57
License agreements NA 60 65 78 85
Total Active Agreements: Confidential disclosure agreements, interinstitutional agreements, and license agreements NA 570 576 689 740
Invention disclosures (metric retooled in FY2014 to reflect only fully executed invention disclosures) NA 72 85 82 35
Material transfer agreements NA 108 111 159 235
Total New Items: Invention disclosures and material transfer agreements NA 180 196 241 270

TopGoal 5 | Developing Excellence in People
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Support for professional development experiences (conference registrations) - - $1,127,768    
Number of faculty and staff participating in KU professional development offerings 0 0 0    
Number of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 221 184 199 206  
Percent of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 14.0% 12.0% 13.0% 13.0%  
Number of minority staff (excludes students) 491 437 442 438  
Percent of minority staff 14.6% 13.0% 13.0% 13.0%  
Number of minority undergraduate students 2,707 2,477 2,561 2,638 2,786
Percent of minority undergraduate students 13.0% 15.0% 16.0% 14.0% 15.0%
Number of underrepresented undergraduate students 1,810 1,780 1,864 1,929 2,058
Percent of underrepresented undergraduate students 9.0% 9.0% 10.0% 10.0% 11.0%
Number of minority graduate/professional students 643 695 681 628 602
Percent of minority graduate/professional students 10.0% 12.0% 13.0% 11.0% 11.0%
Number of underrepresented graduate/professional students 444 487 459 421 410
Percent of underrepresented graduate/professional students 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 7.0% 7.0%
Average time for each major segment of appointment processing TBD TBD TBD    
Implement post-tenure review policy TBD TBD TBD    
Number of faculty hires connected with strategic initiatives (hired for following academic year) - - 30 33  
Number of tenured faculty hires at the associate or full professor level (hired for following academic year) 15 10 8 11  
Number of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 8 16 16 13  
Percent of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 66.7% 69.6% 76.2% 76.5%  

TopGoal 6 | Developing Infrastructure and Resources
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Amount of reinvestment per year TBD 0 TBD    
Master plan developed In process 0 0    
Dollar amount of philanthropic gifts $125,398,724 $131,139,745 $151,482,000 $169,692,255  
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