How Far We’ve Come

UCF is one of the great success stories in higher education. But no university becomes world class by chance. The difference is strategy. The Collective Impact Strategic Plan outlines deliberate metrics accompanied by bold strategies to achieve our Promises and Charge.

Reaching our goals means institutionalizing the plan across the entire campus and working with faculty, staff and students to help us meet benchmarks each year. These goals and priority metrics are focused on the first 5-year period since approving the plan in 2016.

For updates on UCF’s progress towards the metrics related to performance based funding and preeminence, please visit the Institutional Knowledge Management website.

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Thematic Team 1: Increasing Student Success

  • First-year retention of 92%*
  • FTIC four-year graduation rate of 60%*
  • FTIC six-year graduation rate of 75%
  • Transfer student four-year graduation rate of 75%
Goal 1 Progress Measurement - UCF 6 Year Graduation Rate Increase
UCF FTIC Six-year Graduation Rate

Goal 1 Progress Measurement - UCF First-year Retention Rates
 UCF First-year Retention Rates

Four Year Graduation Rate
UCF FTIC Four-Year Graduation

Thematic Team 2: Strengthening Our Faculty and Staff

  • Increase the number of National Academy members to six*
  • Reach 1,200 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members
  • At least 65% of all faculty members with assigned instructional duties are tenured or tenure-track
  • Increase the number of philanthropically endowed professorships and chairs from 64 to 80**
  • Achieve 25% in new hires of under-represented groups among tenured and tenure-track new hires
  • Achieve 25% in employment of under-represented groups among full-time administrative and professional new hires who are retained five or more years
Goal 2 Progress Measurement - UCF Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty
UCF Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty

UCF New Hire Diversity
UCF New Hire Diversity

Goal 2 Progress Measurement - UCF Endowed Faculty
UCF Endowed Faculty

Goal 2 Progress Measurement - UCF National Academy Membership
UCF National Academy Membership 

Thematic Team 3: Growing Our Research and Graduate Programs

  • Reach at least 200 postdoctoral research appointees*
  • Double research awards from $133 million to at least $250 million**
  • Achieve 135 patents awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office over three years*
  • Expand to 10,000 graduate students
  • Achieve 300 Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees annually*
Goal 3 Progress Measurement - UCF Postdoctoral Appointees
UCF Postdoctoral Appointees

Goal 3 Progress Measurement - UCF Double Research Award
UCF Double Research Award

Goal 3 Progress Measurement - UCF Graduate Enrollment
UCF Graduate Enrollment

Thematic Team 4: Creating Community Impact Through Partnerships

  • Develop a comprehensive arts and culture community engagement plan that defines qualitative goals that convey cultural impact on the community by 6/30/2017
  • Define by 12/31/16 and launch at least one major regional initiative that achieves measurable improvement in a significant community challenge (such as hunger, homelessness, quality of life, public health) and achieve a defined set of annual metrics that demonstrate meaningful progress
  • Actively engage in the region to generate $10 billion in annual economic impact through ongoing university activities, partnerships in diversifying the region’s economy, and industry cluster creation and growth

Thematic Team 5: Leading Innovation in Higher Education

  • Build the UCF Foundation endowment to $175 million
  • Increase annual alumni giving donors from approximately 15,000 to 30,000
  • Increase alumni engagement from approximately 8,000 to 16,000
  • Increase new sources of funding by $100 million
  • Develop a new standard for teaching facility design with measurable improvement in pedagogical effectiveness
  • Define and achieve metrics associated with the implementation of our online student success systems
  • Develop metrics for improvement of online programs
Goal 5 Progress Measurement - Foundation Endowment
Foundation Endowment

Goal 5 Progress Measurement - Annual Alumni Giving
Annual Alumni Giving

✔ = Metrics achieved to date

* = Preeminence metrics

** = Metric required to achieve the preeminence metrics related to research expenditures and endowment respectively

Holding Ourselves Accountable

Tracking our progress helps us know where we are and how we’ll reach our goals. That’s why we launched a new Provost Forum series in fall 2016 exploring the Collective Impact Strategic Plan and our university’s future in several key areas, such as research, student success, philanthropy and faculty excellence.

Student Success
Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m.
Morgridge International Reading Center – GCR
Forum Webcast

2017-18 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

2016-17 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout


Faculty Excellence and Prominence
Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m.
Morgridge International Reading Center – GCR

2017-18 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

2016-17 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

 

 

Funding and Philanthropy
Thursday, Mar. 7, at 2 p.m.
Live Oak Room
Forum Webcast

2017-18 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

2016-17 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout


Research and Graduate Studies
Monday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m.
UCF Global Room 101
Forum Webcast

2017-18 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

2016-17 Archive
Forum Webcast Archive | Presentation Slides | Handout

 


| Questions? Contact Dr. Lisa Guion Jones at Lisa.Jones@ucf.edu