Report Card Guide
Report Card Guide
The SUNY Report Card continues to be an evolving document.
Our Report Card is divided into three sections: A Competitive SUNY, Diversity Counts, and A Competitive New York. The 2012 SUNY Report Card is presented in two ways. A Competitive SUNY is an interactive online tool. Diversity Counts and A Competitive New York are PDF documents that have a similar look and feel as our new online tool.
A Competitive SUNY, which brings to life our Power of SUNY commitment to building a better university;
Diversity Counts, which tracks our commitment to building upon our rich tradition of providing opportunity to traditionally underserved populations and better preparing students for the myriad of complex issues they will face as the next generation of state, national, and international leaders; and
A Competitive New York, which tracks our progress in implementing the strategies associated with our Six Big Ideas. In each section, you will find metrics that represent national best practices and objective data designed to hold us accountable to the task of driving New York’s economic recovery. Numbers throughout this document are rounded for ease of reading. In some places that means totals and subcategories do not match exactly. This document represents data summarized over the entire State University of New York System.
Definitions & Key
This document represents data summarized over the entire State University of New York System. The following definitions will assist you in reading and understanding our Report Card:
BASELINE DATA: Represents SUNY’s status in terms of data available for the 2008-2009 academic year, unless otherwise noted.
OUTPUT METRIC: A data element that tracks progress toward achieving a particular goal.
PROCESS METRIC: Tracks progress toward implementing a program or system critical to achieving a particular goal. Most process metrics will be exchanged for output metrics once our program or system is in place.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS METRIC: A metric for which data is not currently available.
CONDITION MEASURE: Included in each of the Six Big Ideas, these data points define the overall issue or societal condition SUNY seeks to influence. Generally that condition is not something SUNY can control by itself, but SUNY does have the ability to positively impact the condition and influence change.
SUNY CONSORTIA: While SUNY campuses are working in each of the Six Big Ideas, each is particularly committed to affecting change in a select few. We will show you which campuses are especially committed to which Ideas.