University Planning

Fiscal Year 2011 Performance Report - December 16, 2010
Introduction

 

FY11 Performance Dashboard Table of Contents Download PDF of printed report.

June 2008, the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved implementation of Higher Values in Higher Education 2008-2018, with the Vision Statement that “Western Illinois University will be the leader in educational quality, opportunity, and affordability amongst its peers.” This report, the second in an annual series, demonstrates institutional progress on achieving the institutional vision, mission, values and goals of Higher Values in Higher Education 2008-2018.

Institutional progress reporting follows a two-part accountability reporting process, started with the original Higher Values in Higher Education. First, the Board receives an annual Strategic Plan Update documenting the number of Higher Values in Higher Education priorities with accomplishments and implementation plans each fall. In September 2010, the Board was presented with the following data.

  2009 2010
Number of Priorities 131 131
Percent with Achievements 90.1% 95.4%
Percent with Plans 90.8% 90.8%

Second, Performance Reports summarize the impact of strategic plan implementationby documenting an annual comparison of whether the University’s performance indicators are completed/maintained, progressing in the desired direction, showing no change, or moving in the opposite direction.

In the second full year of implementation for Higher Values in Higher Education 2008-2018, 43 (70.5%) of the University’s performance indicators are completed/maintained or progressing in the desired direction, with only 18 (29.5%) showing no change or moving in the opposite direction.

It should be noted that data for the table below is based on annual comparisons. The Fiscal Year 2013 Performance Report (scheduled for December 2012) will look at the cumulative effect of Higher Values in Higher Education 2008-2018 implementation. This data will inform the next regularly scheduled revision/update of the University’s Strategic Plan scheduled to begin in fall 2013.

It should also be noted that the table format below has been changed from previous reporting to document individual campus efforts occurring locally in Macomb or the Quad Cities (e.g., retention and graduation rates) to inform campus planning at the local level. The display has also been changed to document those efforts that are made at the institutional level (e.g., faculty salaries are established by contractual agreements and not individual campuses) as we collectively advance the shared vision, mission, values, and goals of Higher Values in Higher Education on our campuses and in our host communities, service regions, and beyond.

For convenience, each of the performance indicators has been linked to the specific webpage and location of that item. However, readers are encouraged to view the presentation via the links in the Table of Contents at the upper right. This will enable readers to view Western Illinois University's performance in its entirety and to take advantage of additional information provided. The specific indicator links then provide for an easy review of specific performance.

 

  Completed/
Maintained
Moving in
Desired Direction
Showing
No Change
Moving in
Opposite Direction
All Performance Indicators  10  33 1
17
Macomb Campus  2  14  1  12
Educational Demand  0  10  0  3
Total Enrollment        X
New Freshmen Applications    X    
New Freshmen Acceptances    X    
New Freshmen Enrollments    X    
New Transfer Applications    X    
New Transfer Acceptances    X    
New Transfer Enrollments    X    
Minority Enrollment    X    
International Enrollment        X
Enrollment of Pell Grant Recipients    X    
Average ACT Scores of New Freshmen        X
ACT Interquartile Range    X    
New Freshmen from Top 25% of Their High School Graduating Class    X    
Educational Opportunity 2
3
 1  8
First-Year Retention - All Students        X
First-Year Retention - Minority Students        X
First-Year Retention - Pell Grant Recipients        X
Six-Year Graduation Rate - All Students        X
Six-Year Graduation Rate - Minority Students   X
   
Six-Year Graduation Rate - Pell Grant Recipients        X
Number of Class Sections        X
Percent of Classes Under 30    X    
Student-to-Faculty Ratio     X
 
Second Semester Freshmen National Survey of Student Engagement Results 1        
Level of Academic Challenge   X
   
Active and Collaborative Learning        X
Student-Faculty Interaction  X      
Enriching Educational Experiences        X
Supportive Campus Environment  X      
Affordability and Financial Strength 0
 1 0
1
Percent of Graduates with Loans    X    
Average Debt Load of Graduates       X
Quad Cities Campus 0 11 0 4
Educational Demand 0 4 0 3
Total Enrollment       X
New Transfer Applications   X    
New Transfer Acceptances   X    
New Transfer Enrollments       X
Minority Enrollment   X    
International Enrollment   X    
Enrollment of Pell Grant Recipients       X
Educational Opportunity 0 6 0 0
Four-Year Graduation Rate - All Students   X    
Four-Year Graduation Rate - Minority Students
  X    
Four-Year Graduation Rate - Pell Grant Recipients
  X    
Number of Class Sections   X    
Percent of Classes Under 30   X    
Student-to-Faculty Ratio   X    
Affordability and Financial Strength 0 1 0 1
Percent of Graduates with Loans   X    
Average Debt Load of Graduates       X
Both Campuses 8 8 0 1
Educational Demand 0 4 0 0
Average Professor Salaries   X    
Average Associate Professor Salaries   X    
Average Assistant Professor Salaries   X    
Average Instructor Salaries   X    
Educational Opportunity 2 4 0 0
Percent of Alumni Donating to the University   X    
Second Semester Freshmen National Survey of Student Engagement Results        
Level of Academic Challenge   X    
Active and Collaborative Learning   X    
Student-Faculty Interaction X      
Enriching Educational Experiences   X    
Supportive Campus Environment X      
Affordability and Financial Strength 6 0 0 1
Institutional Cost Increases Compared to Inflation       X
Primary Reserve Ratio X      
Net Operating Revenue Ratio X      
Return on Net Assets Ratio X      
Viability Ratio X      
Instructional Costs per Credit Hour X      
Administrative Costs per Credit Hour X      
1Data for the National Survey of Student Engagement are not reported separately by campus. Freshmen results are displayed for Macomb as the Quad Cities Campus does not admit new beginning freshmen. Senior results are combined for the Macomb and Quad Cities Campus and are placed in the Both Campuses display.

 

Institutional data details are discussed in the pages that follow. To further inform campus planning and accountability reporting, the University’s most current performance (fall 2010 or Fiscal Year 2011) is reported on a longitudinal basis. Western’s performance is also compared to a subset of the Illinois public universities requested by the Board of Trustees (i.e., Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, the University of Illinois-Springfield, and Western Illinois University), all Illinois public universities, as well as Macomb and Quad Cities Campus benchmark institutions. In most cases, benchmarking data is for the previous year (fall 2009 or Fiscal Year 2010) due to secondary data publishing schedules.

For salary comparisons, the agreed upon University Professionals of Illinois-Western Illinois University peer group is used. A future monthly Strategic Plan Update will compare Western staff salaries to averages at peer institutions. Comparative peer data were not available at the time of writing this report.

 

 


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