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Measures of Success

students at Nittany Lion statueThe following measures will be used as indicators to understand the success of the goals and initiatives identified for this planning cycle. The College’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment will coordinate an annual report on the Strategic Plan Measures of Success with the assistance of appropriate College and University resources.

Goal 1: Indicators

  • Trends in Student Characteristics: At-Risk Students, Student Success Characteristics
  • Student Participation in Curricular Initiatives outside of the Classroom: Includes Internships, Coop Experiences, Supplemental Instructors, Service Learning Experiences, Undergraduate Researchers, Tutors, Writing Fellows
  • Graduation Rates
  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: Assessment Plan Implementation, NSSE trends, Graduate and Employer Surveys
  • Recruitment Issues: Trend Analysis of Applications, Paid Accepts and Offers; First-Choice Characteristics; Admitted Student Questionnaire findings; and High School Student Enrollment and Graduation Trends and Projections
  • Percent of credits taught by full-time faculty, junior vs. senior faculty, tenure vs. non-tenure track faculty

Goal 2: Indicators

  • Enrollment Trends: Demographics, Enrollment in BK Degree Programs; Change of Assignment Trends, Continuing Education & Outreach Program Participation
  • Retention Studies Results: Drop Out Studies; Persistence to Degree
  • Familiarity with PSU Berks: Market Research Image Testing Trends
  • Student Satisfaction Surveys: Overall, Faculty Advising, Career Services, Academic Support Services, Quality of Life
  • Degree Interest Trends: Potential Students, High School Guidance Counselors, Business and Industry Feedback

Goal 3: Indicators

  • Undergraduate Student Aid Trends
  • Climate: Faculty Staff Survey; Employee and Student perceptions of diversity issues, “A Framework for Diversity” 2004 to 2009 Indicators

Goal 4: Indicators

  • Contributions to Scholarship or Research: Peer-Reviewed publications, presentations, granted sabbaticals, or invited lectures
  • Grants or Awards Attained: Externally funded grants or awards
  • Partnerships with industry, educational organizations, government agencies, or non-profit groups

Goal 5: Indicators

  • Contributions to Scholarship or Research: Peer-Reviewed publications, presentations, granted sabbaticals, or invited lectures
  • Familiarity with PSU Berks: Market Research Image Testing Trends
  • Partnerships with industry, educational organizations, government agencies, or non-profit groups