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.

 

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

 

2018

  Indicators
Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
January 2018 Green Green Green Green Green Red Green Green Green Green
February 2018 Green Green Green Green Red Red Green Green Green Green
March 2018 Green Green Red Green Green Red Green Green Green 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 - 110% of historical average YTD
Yellow Yellow - 100% -105% of historical average YTD
Red Red - below 100% of historical average YTD
5. Number of external visitors to website (number of distinct people that are visiting SMU website) Monthly

Total number of external 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

6. 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 below target

7. 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
8. Course Evaluation Ratings

Each semester

Number of programs on student evaluations with mean Overall Faculty Ratings 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
9. 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
10. 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

 

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