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Samuel Merritt University Dashboard

The Samuel Merritt University Dashboard is a visual display conveying at a glance a summary of the most important information about the University's performance. Indicators are displayed below. To view a detailed dashboard for a particular month, click on the month title.

 

Green Green - Indicator meets or exceeds target.
Yellow Yellow - Indicator is performing below target.
Red Red - Indicator is performing significantly below target.
Gray Gray - Standards have not been established.

Hover over each number to see a brief description of the indicator.

 

  Indicators
Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
December 2013 Green Green Green Green Green Red Yellow Green Gray Gray Yellow Gray Yellow Green

 

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Indicator

Frequency Standard
1. Academic programs meeting budgeted contribution margins Monthly Within greater of 10% of budgeted contribution margin
Green Green - Total variance is positive and 8 of 12 major programs are positive
Yellow Yellow - Total variance is positive and fewer than 8 major programs are positive
Red Red - Total variance is negative
2. Overall institutional YTD financial performance Monthly Net operating income at or above budget
Green Green - at or above budget
Yellow Yellow - Between 1- 5% below budget
Red Red - 6+% below budget
3. Prior month financial performance Monthly Net operating income at or above budget
Green Green - at or above budget
Yellow Yellow - Between 1- 5% below budget
Red Red - 6+% below budget
4. Annual fund raising target progress YTD Monthly Comparison with historical average of % funds received by month.
Green Green - 100% of historical average YTD
Yellow Yellow - 95% -100%
Red Red - below 95%
5. Frequency of face to face encounters with potential donors Monthly

Number of face to face encounters 10 or above in number
Green Green - 10 or above per month
Yellow Yellow - 8 to 9 per month
Red Red - 7 or below below target

6. Number of unique visitors to website (number of distinct people that are visiting SMU website) Monthly

Total number of unique visitors to SMU website will exceed target by 2%
Green Green - Exceeds last 6-month average by 2%
Yellow Yellow - Meets last 6-month average
Red Red – Does not meet last 6-month average

7. Programs with mandatory licensure/ certification at or above target first-time pass rate Monthly

First-time test takers pass above national average for their discipline

Green Green - all programs at target
Yellow Yellow - 1-3 programs below target
Red Red - 4 or more programs are below target

8. Enrollment projections indicate that programs are likely to meet targeted enrollments Monthly Total number of applications for each program indicates that target enrollment will be met
Green Green - All programs on track to meet target enrollment
Yellow Yellow - 1-2 programs are below target
Red Red - 3 or more programs are below target
9. Diversity of applicant pool and total TBD TBD
10. Quality of applicant pool and total TBD Median GPA of qualified applicant pool equal to or greater than required GPA
11. Course Evaluation Ratings Semester Number of programs on student evaluations with mean Overall Ratings (Course + Faculty) at 4.0 or above
Green Green - 4 of 5 programs with 60% of courses at or above mean 4.0
Yellow Yellow - 3 of 5 programs with 60% of courses at or above mean 4.0
Red Red - 2 of 5 programs with 60% of courses at or above mean 4.0
12. Diversity-related items score on Student Evaluation of Course and Faculty   TBD
13. Audit adjustments and findings YTD Episodic Number of notable items
Green Green - no items
Yellow Yellow - 1-2 items
Red Red - 3 or more items
14. Substantive accreditation issues Episodic Number of programs in good standing
Green Green - all programs
Yellow Yellow - any program with substantive citations
Red Red - any program on probation or threat to SMU regional accreditation

 

Previous dashboards reside in the Office of Institutional Research.