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Measuring Progress: Performance Indicators

Iowa State University will annually measure progress on its strategic plan goals using a number of key indicators of progress. At the University level, the following areas will measure overall progress. Specific elements within these areas will serve as distinct performance indicators that may be subject to periodic adjustments in response to emerging national and/or local issues and trends. International, national and peer competitiveness will be central to assessing progress toward achieving the goals of the strategic plan and Becoming the Best Land-Grant University.

Peer Comparison

As a subset of the areas of overall measures of progress, a set of key benchmark measures will serve to assess Iowa State's progress on competitiveness with peer institutions. These benchmark measures represent various characteristics of major land-grant universities in the nation, and have been developed with significant input from a representative group of institutions belonging to the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). These key benchmark measures are grouped as "input" and "output" measures as follows.

Input Benchmark Measures

Output Benchmark Measures


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