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QIS 2000 Overview

Summary of indicator items

  • Items used for funding in four-year institutions in 01-02
    • 1, 3: Grad and persistence rates – as last year; benchmark changed
    • 2: Instructional workload – same as last year
    • 4: Achievement on tests – similar to last year
    • 5: Administrative costs -- calculation changed from last year
    • 6: Sections of required classes -- new
    • 7: Minority grad and persistence rates -- new
    • 8: Pct of bachelors programs requiring only 120 hours -- new
    • 9, 10: Two institutionally-specified measures – requirements changed from last year
  • Items dropped since last year
    • Percentage of graduates with no more than 110% of required single-degree hours
    • Undergraduate class size
    • Diversity plan (replaced with new #7)
  • Items for 2000 but not to be used for funding (though may be added for funding in future years)
    • 10 items requiring statements documenting our compliance
    • Graduation-year assessment plan
  • Items passed by CCHE 11/99 but not included in QIS 2000 – may be included next year
    • Sophomore exam
    • Several surveys

Approach to benchmarking/points

  • Use national or at least peer data whenever possible
  • Where possible, calculate a benchmark, expected, or predicted value for each institution. E.g., graduation rates as a function of entering-student academic preparation and other factors. Then compare the institution’s performance to expected/predicted.
  • Some benchmarks are absolute values stated by CCHE.
  • No points for improvement, just for reaching benchmarks. Checks for improvement will start "next year."
  • Bonus points are new this year. Total bonus points (for performance better than benchmark) cannot exceed 5% of the base-point totals on each indicator or indicator component. For example, the four-year graduation rate is one of three components of indicator 1, so it is worth 60 points plus 3 possible bonus points


  • Data files and written statements due by October 1 or October 15. DONE
  • Oct/Nov: Data verification - DONE
  • Mid Nov: Graduation year assessment plan to CCHE. DONE
  • Dec/Jan: CCHE report to legislature, point calculations, institutional responses. DONE
  • Later - Final Funding

CU-Boulder Results

CU-Boulder met or exceeded benchmarks on all components of all indicators except one, weekly ontact hours in group instruction per faculty FTE (indicator #2). Overall we earned 101% of base points. Other four-year schools earned between 88% and 102% of base points. Both CU-Boulder and the Regents schools combined (CU-Boulder, CU-Denver, and CU-Colorado Springs) earned more than their base share of performance funding. For CU-Boulder, actual funding will be about $30,000 more than what our funding would have been with no performance funding system.

PBA - l:\ir\cche\qis\00, www\qis\00 update was last updated on 2/6/2001

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