Reporting

Metrics and Measures

Metrics and Measures


The advisory group tasked with developing a set of equitable, meaningful, and relevant measures of For the Public Good has finalized the following 12 Performance Measures:

  • Composition of the Student Body 
  • Faculty Composition 
  • Graduate Employment, Two Years Post-Graduation
  • Student Perceptions of Teaching (Senior Students)
  • Student Completion Rates
  • Proportion of Faculty and Staff Who Are Female 
  • Student Satisfaction (Senior Students)
  • Major Research and Teaching Awards
  • Proportion of the Professoriate at the Rank of Assistant Professor
  • Experiential Learning (Senior Students)
  • Sponsored Research Funding Received 
  • Student-Reported Citizenship Development (Senior Students)

Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, Student Headcount and FLE, as of April 3, 2017. 

Notes: Proportion based on students registered on December 1, of the reported year. Students from Alberta, outside of Edmonton have an original hometown census province of Alberta and an original hometown census division that is not Edmonton. Career preparation students are included in the undergraduate figures. Excludes: post-graduate medical residents; students with missing values; students who are only auditing courses; and, withdrawn students. Target is undergoing validation in 2017-18.

Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, Student Headcount and FLE, as of April 3, 2017 

Notes: Proportion based on students registered on December 1 of the reported year. No target set in 2016 CIP. Percent out of province includes students with an original hometown province that is not Alberta. Career preparation students are included in the undergraduate figures. Excludes: post-graduate medical residents; students with missing values; students who are only auditing courses; and, withdrawn students.

Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, Student Headcount and FLE, as of April 3, 2017. 

Notes: Reflects students registered on December 1. Includes undergraduate students with an original hometown province of Alberta who have self-identified as being of Aboriginal ancestry. Excludes: post-graduate medical residents; students who are only auditing courses; and, withdrawn students. Target is adjusted in the 2017 Comprehensive Institutional Plan.


Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, Completion Rates. 

Notes: Excludes withdrawn and part-time students. Completion rates reflect the percentage of full-time students completing a degree-granting program within a designated number of years from the time of their first registration. Undergraduate rates are measured after six years, Masters after five years, and PhD students after nine years. Excludes probationary and qualifying graduate students.


Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, HR Staff Headcount and FTE as of January 17, 2017. 

Notes: Data are as of October 1 of the reported year. Proportion is based on professors in teaching faculties.


Source: U of A Equity Survey, Data are as of December 31, 2016 and are considered preliminary. 

Notes: Faculty includes full, associate and assistant professors, including those who have an administrative appointment. Aboriginal peoples are persons who identify as North American Indian (Status, non-Status, and Treaty), Inuit, or Métis. Persons with disabilities are persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning disability. Members of visible minorities are persons, other than Aboriginal Peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in color, regardless of their birthplace or citizenship. The visible minority category includes: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab, West Asian, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Latin American, Japanese, Korean, Indigenous People from outside North America, and Persons of Mixed Origin.


Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, HR - Staff Headcount and FTE, January 25, 2017. 

Notes: Data are as of October 1. Includes professors in teaching faculties and Contingent Faculty.

Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, HR - Staff Headcount and FTE, January 26, 2017 

Notes: Includes APOs, CAST, FSOs, librarians, research academic staff and support staff (not casual).


Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Notes: Figures include participation in a learning community, service-learning, research with faculty, participation in an internship or field experience, study abroad, and culminating senior experience. This is a new performance measure; no target established in 2016 CIP. NSSE is conducted every three years. The next administration (2017) will be used as a baseline for establishing future targets.

Source: Acorn Data Warehouse, Student Headcount and FLE.

Notes: Participation rates reflect undergraduate students registered on December 1 of the reporting year. Excludes: post-graduate medical education residents; students who are only auditing courses; and, withdrawn students. No target set in 2016 CIP.


Source: Alberta Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS). 

Notes: Includes degree recipients, two years post-graduation. The GOS survey instrument was slightly modified for each administration year, possibly contributing to deviations in the graduate employment rates.


Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Source: Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS).


Sources: Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO): Financial Information of Universities and Colleges, Report 3.1. Data are the most recent available. 

Notes: Income from Tri-Council includes: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Other Government income reflects income from all government departments and agencies - grants and contracts, less Tri-Council and includes foreign government income. Donations, non-government grants and contracts, and investment and other incomes, are reported in each respective category on the CAUBO report. Université de Montréal includes École Polytechnique de Montréal and HEC Montréal.


Source: NSSE 2014. 

Notes: Each indicator is scored on a 60-point scale. To produce an indicator score, the response set for each item is converted to a 60-point scale (e.g., Never = 0; Sometimes = 20; Often = 40; Very often = 60), and the rescaled items are averaged. Thus a score of zero means a student responded at the bottom of the scale for every item, while a score of 60 indicates responses at the top of the scale on every item.


Source: 3M award counts from Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Faculty counts from Statistics Canada: Salaries and Salary Scales of Full-time Teaching Staff at Canadian Universities, Final Reports and U15 Data Exchange.

Notes: Data are the most recent available.

Source: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Notes: Includes active CRCs as of October 2, 2016. Université de Montréal includes HEC and Polytechnique.


Source: NSSE 2014. 

Notes: Includes senior students who answered some, quite a bit or very much to the following question: How much has your experience at this institution contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in being an informed and active citizen? (senior students). New performance measure; no target set in 2016 CIP.