Additional Information on Report Card Metrics
Students & Faculty
Student diversity is a critical metric for assessing the extent to which the University is providing minority populations with access to a quality education. Higher education participation rates vary widely among the various racial/ethnic groups with group differences becoming even more pronounced at the post-baccalaureate level. Establishing benchmarks will enable SUNY to monitor progress in providing access to all levels of educational attainment.
Average Time to Degree
This measures the mean period of time undergraduate degree recipients (who entered the institution as first-time) required to complete their degree. It is a general indicator of how quickly students are able to advance through the curriculum to graduation.
Time to Employment Upon Graduation
Our mission is to prepare students to be career ready upon graduation. By tracking how long it takes our students to find jobs we can begin to understand how well we execute that mission.
International students significantly contribute to campus cultural diversity and expand the campus cultural environment. Exposure to new cultures and an expanded world view benefit students and staff in ways which are important to developing a better campus community and, ultimately, a better world.
Faculty and Staff Diversity
Faculty and staff diversity are critical metrics for assessing the extent to which the University is providing employment opportunities for minority and under served populations. The University and students benefit from broad exposure to individuals from cultures, races, and genders other than their own. Establishing benchmarks will enable SUNY to monitor progress in providing employment opportunities to populations reflective of a diverse community.
Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty
These two measures reflect the core Academy of the State University. In addition to providing instructional services, these faculties provide research and public service to their institutions and communities. Tenure/tenure track faculty mentor students and determine curriculum in the major. Maintaining an appropriate balance between non-tenured faculty and part-time faculty and the Academy is important in the service SUNY provides to students and to the State.
Student and Faculty Satisfaction
A commitment to academic excellence requires a way of assessing progress. One way to measure progress is to analyze student and faculty perceptions of key indicators related to the quality of the academic environment. These two critical perspectives will provide the insight and guidance needed to improve the academic environment.