A Bounty of Metrics, A Bafflegab of Measures and Targets

Metrics and Targets

One of my motivations for compiling this information was to highlight that even the twenty-one system-wide metrics, did not have system-wide methods for measuring targets. Practically, each university has been able to provide public updates based on these measures for their first-year SMA report (Brock University, University of Toronto, Western University) but in many cases, it would be very difficult for anyone other than the university itself to measure the system-wide metric against the agreed target. This is before we consider the 244 institutional targets and metrics, of which 228 were unique.

The data powering the dashboard available in the Almost All SMA2 Metrics & Targets In a Dashboard post is based on these metrics. Power BI allows for individuals to compare specific universities to each other or the system, it also allows for comparing multiple dimensions of data, the last slide (12) lists all 228 unique institutional metrics – but does not include the measures. All system-wide and institutional metrics and measures, both literal and interpreted are available in the spread available in that post (remove the Scope filter to find the institutional metrics and measures).

Many targets set for system-wide and institutional-metrics did not have immediate utility in measuring the target against other institutions or even the institution itself.  Targets that were set relative to private or internal baselines, or relative to regional or provincial averages were particularly challenging.  This table depicts the first metric and is representative of the targets set for many other metrics and how I interpreted them to make the comparative Dashboard.

Proportion of fourth year students with two or more High Impact Practices

University
Literal Target
Target as Interpreted
Explanation
AlgomaMaintain at current Ontario average of 54%54%Percentage provided was used.
BrockMaintain or improve current proportion (53 %)53%Lowest & most specific target used
LaurentianIncrease from 62.3% on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2014 (last year available) to 63% on NSSE 2020 the %age of fourth-year students who participated in 2 or more High-Impact Practices. Includes participation in a learning community, service learning, research with faculty, participation in an internship or field experience, study abroad, and culminating senior experience.63%Ultimate target used
Nipissing
(Similar targets were set by Lakehead, Queen’s, Ryerson, UOIT/OUT & York)
Target Range: 52-58%55%Midpoint used
Guelph
(Similar targets were set by Trent & Waterloo)
More than 50% of fourth-year students will have 2 or more HIPs (as measured by NSSE).50.1%Added a tenth of a percent to be more than 50%
Ottawa
(Similar targets were set by Wilfrid Laurier)
53% or 1.78 HIPs per student53%Percentage measure was used
Toronto≥ Ontario mean55%Mean of actuals not available when calculated, mean of targets used (but one could find the actuals in 2020)
University of WindsorStrive to ensure that a minimum of 55% of our fourth year students have approximately two HIPs55%The minimum was recorded as the lowest & most specific
Western University
(Similar targets were set by Hearst, Carleton, McMaster & OCADu)
50%50%Literal target was functional for comparison
Many targets set for system-wide and institutional-metrics did not have immediate utility in measuring the target against other institutions or even the institution itself. Targets set relative to private or internal baselines, or relative to regional or provincial averages were particularly challenging. This table depicts the first metric, ID 34 in annual reporting, and is representative of the targets set for many other metrics.

Data

Here’s a copy of the spreadsheet I used to record all this information and in the SMA2 University dashboard and the table below.

Institutional Specific Metrics

AreaMetrics and targetsUsed byFrequency
Student ExperienceNumber of substantive interactions between the learning common’s services and studentsAlgoma University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of research chairsAlgoma University4
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of research chairsLakehead University4
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of research chairsLaurentian University4
Student ExperienceQuality of the co-curricular experience as expressed by the CCR Intensity Matrix.Algoma University1
Student ExperienceNumber of courses offered in a non-traditional format (e.g., online, blended, accelerated, spring-summer offering) from baseline in 2016-17Brock University1
Student ExperienceNumber of First-Year Experiential Opportunities (e.g. first-year seminars, science seminars, business intro) and number of students in first-year courses with laboratoriesCarleton University1
Student ExperienceNumber of professional development opportunities for graduate students (e.g. workshops and networking events) per yearCarleton University1
Student ExperienceNational Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) student-reported satisfaction: overall experienceWestern University1
Student ExperienceSSE student-reported satisfaction: choiceLakehead University1
Student ExperienceAverage number of (HIPs) per senior-year studentLakehead University1
Student ExperienceNumber of students asked to withdraw from the University or their programLaurentian University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of research chairsWestern University4
Student ExperienceNumber of students engaged in co-curriculumAlgoma University3
Student ExperiencePercentage of NSSE Senior respondents with a response of "Excellent" or "Good" for question 18: How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution?Nipissing University1
Student ExperiencePercentage of NSSE senior respondents with a response of "Definitely yes" or "Probably yes" on question 19: If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution you are not attending?Nipissing University1
Student ExperienceYear 1 retention (in-year)OCADu1
Student ExperiencePercentage of CUSC Graduate Survey respondents with a response of "Very Satisfied" or "Satisfied" for question 4: How satisfied are you with your decision to attend the university"?Nipissing University1
Student ExperienceUndergraduate Senior-Year Student Satisfaction: Evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution ("Good” + "Excellent” responses)Queen's University1
Student ExperienceUndergraduate Senior-Year Student Satisfaction: If you could start over again, would you attend the same institution? ("Probably Yes” + "Definitely Yes” responses)Queen's University1
Student ExperienceGraduate Student Academic Experience Rating: Overall rating of the quality of the academic experience ("Good” + "Very Good” + "Excellent” responses)Queen's University1
Student ExperienceGraduate Student Academic Experience Rating: Overall rating of the quality of the academic experience ("Good” + "Very Good” + "Excellent” responses), Professional Masters students, Research Masters studentsQueen's University1
Student ExperienceGraduate Student Academic Experience Rating: Overall rating of the quality of the academic experience ("Good” + "Very Good” + "Excellent” responses), Doctoral studentsQueen's University1
Student ExperienceNumber of students building ePortfoliosRyerson University1
Student ExperienceRegistrations in courses with experiential learningRyerson University1
Student ExperienceMaclean’s Overall Ranking (primarily undergraduate)Trent University1
Student ExperienceNSSE Question 18: How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution? (First-year/Seniors)Trent University1
Student ExperienceReflective and Integrated Learning - Senior (NSSE Engagement Indicator)Trent University1
Student ExperienceL’Université de Hearst (UdeH) students’ well-being indexUniversité de Hearst1
Student ExperienceProportion of courses which, during the year, include one High-Impact PracticeUniversité de Hearst1
Student ExperienceAverage number of High-Impact and Innovative Practices per student per year (learning community, community-based project, thesis, internship, study abroad, etc.)Université de Hearst1
Student ExperienceAverage number of contacts per first-year student for support services for basic skills (French Writing Centre, Learning Commons)Université de Hearst1
Student ExperienceProportion of programs that include a culminating senior experience (capstone course, senior project, thesis, portfolio, comprehensive exam, etc.)Université de Hearst1
Student ExperienceMaintain our commitment to a supportive learning environmentUniversity of Guelph1
Student ExperienceGraduate student (non-professional) academic experience (CGPSS)University of Toronto1
Student ExperienceProfessional Masters student satisfaction (CGPSS)University of Toronto1
Student ExperienceUndergraduate participation in Study Abroad (NSSE)University of Toronto1
Student ExperienceProportion of operating expenditures on student scholarships and bursariesUniversity of Waterloo1
Student ExperienceInternational Experiences
Number of international experiences divided by degrees conferred
Western University1
Student ExperienceNumber of student international experiencesUniversity of Waterloo1
Student ExperiencePercentage of graduate students who would recommend Waterloo (Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey)University of Waterloo1
Student ExperienceMaintain our commitment to a positive student life experience for our graduate studentsUniversity of Guelph1
Student ExperienceLearning space per student FTEs [m2/FTEs]University of Ottawa1
Student ExperienceStudent placements with employers as part of their academic programUniversity of Windsor1
Student ExperienceNational Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) – Composite mean score (first year/senior year) for two questions relating to emphasis the institution places on support of overall well-being (Q14f; Q14g)Wilfrid Laurier University1
Student ExperienceCanadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) – Satisfaction with relationship of program content to my research/professional goalsWilfrid Laurier University1
Student ExperiencePercentage of students who used at least one Career Development Centre service (Career Development Centre Survey)Wilfrid Laurier University1
Student ExperienceNumber of students who receive training in sexual assault preventionUniversity of Windsor1
Student ExperienceNumber of co-op work term placementsUniversity of Ottawa1
Student ExperiencePercentage of undergraduate students accessing peer support programsUOIT (OTU)1
Student ExperienceNumber/percentage of 4th year students who have a research experience (curricular or co-curricular, e.g., RAY)York University1
Student ExperienceNumber /percentage of graduates who have earned a combined credential (e.g., double major, certificate, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary programs)York University1
Student ExperienceGraduate student (Masters and Doctoral) completion rates within approved requirements of programYork University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of fourth-year, graduating students who have completed group case studies, undergraduate research projects, capstone thesis projects.Algoma University1
Student ExperienceNumber of students engaged in co-curriculumBrock University3
Student ExperienceNumber of students engaged in co-curriculumCarleton University3
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of courses that include experiential education componentBrock University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceTotal number of students enrolled in an undergraduate program that includes an experiential learning componentLakehead University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of courses that use experiential learningUniversité de Hearst1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of programs that offer the option of a work experience placementUniversité de Hearst1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceThe quality of interactions with students, faculty and staff as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement [questions q13 a-e].Algoma University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of programs with three or more experiential learning opportunitiesCarleton University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of faculty and contract instructors who have participated in teaching development programs offered by the Educational Development Centre since January 2015Carleton University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceAverage teaching evaluation scoreCarleton University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceCapacity to implement learning outcomes in the curriculum at the course, program and degree levelLaurentian University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceCommunity based learning/research initiatives and student participationNipissing University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceComposite score of NSSE senior respondents on the engagement indicator: Reflective and Integrative LearningNipissing University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of Students Participating in Experiential LearningOCADu1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of students in STEM courses (e.g., numeracy, digital skills)OCADu1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of post-graduation employment opportunitiesOCADu1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceAggregated Normalized Instructor Effectiveness ScoreMcMaster University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceComposite Engagement Score
Average engagement score across all engagement indicators and HIPs relative to the national averag
(Alternate): Actual average engagement score across all engagement indicators excluding HIPs
The Spirit of Inquiry
Selected dimensions of teaching and learning that demonstrate the spirit of inquiry relative to the national average (4th year)
(Alternate): Actual scores on selected teaching and learning items that demonstrate the spirit of inquiry (4th year)
(a) Perceived gains in writing (mean)
(b) Perceived gains in speaking (mean)
(c) Undertaking research with faculty (%)
(d) Having a capstone experience (%)
(e) Perceived gains in solving complex problems (mean)
(f) Perceived gains in critical thinking (mean)
Queen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of start-upsRyerson University3
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of start-upsTrent University3
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of undergraduate e-learning courses (hybrid/ online)UOIT (OTU)1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceRegistrants in teaching and learning professional development activitiesRyerson University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceTeaching Recognition (awards, nominations and showcases)Trent University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceTeaching Innovations and Enhancements (One change challenge reports, teaching pilots, number of consultations with faculty, number of consultations with departments, PD attendees, special curriculum events)Trent University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of internships, placements, co-op placements, and experiential learning spacesYork University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceExpand the type and number of high-impact practices (10 types) in which students participate in across the various Guelph campusesUniversity of Guelph1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceEnsure all undergraduate programs have articulated learning outcomesUniversity of Guelph1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of graduates who enrol in at least one internship course while pursuing their studies at l’Université de Hearst Université de Hearst1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of courses that integrate technological learning (e-skills development)Université de Hearst1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of undergraduate students enrolled in co-op programsUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceTotal annual earnings by co-op studentsUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePercentage of students rated between very good and outstanding in work term performanceUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceUndergraduate research experience with a faculty member (NSSE)University of Toronto1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePracticum experience for professional masters students (CGPSS)University of Toronto1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellencePrioritize efforts that encourage high quality teaching practices, eg. through programs offered by Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the UWindsor-Oakland University annual conference on teachingUniversity of Windsor1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceInstructor and Course Evaluations: Overall effectiveness of instructorWestern University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceInstructor and Course Evaluations: Course as a learning experienceWestern University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceWork Integrated Learning (Co-ops, Internships, and Practicums )Western University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of student visits at innovative learning spaces (e.g., MakerSpace, learning centre, simulation labs, Finance Research and Learning Lab); that this may also include use of innovative online spaces, including the new LMS[3]University of Ottawa1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNSSE - Composite mean score (First Year/Senior Year) for two questions relating to emphasis the institution places on academic supports (Q14b - providing support to help students succeed academically; Q14c - using learning support services)Wilfrid Laurier University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceCGPSS - Opportunities for internships, practicum, and experiential learning as part of the programWilfrid Laurier University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceComposite number of students in blended courses and fully online coursesYork University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceProportion of tenure/tenure track faculty who attend professional development activities related to teaching and learning (e.g., Teaching Commons workshops/ programs; Teaching in Focus; Moodle Moot; faculty‐based events within faculties, etc.)York University1
Access and EquityNumber of three-credit courses offered at a distance (online, online hybrid, video-conferenced, at extension sites, at partner institutions.Algoma University1
Access and EquityNumber of students (FTEs) enrolled in courses offered at a distance.Algoma University1
Access and EquityGraduation rate of students utilizing accessibility servicesBrock University1
Access and EquityBudget allocation for scholarships and bursariesBrock University1
Access and EquityNumber of students registered with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with DisabilitiesCarleton University1
Access and EquityNumber of non-conventional students in Enhanced Support Program and Aboriginal Enhanced Support Program Carleton University1
Access and EquityProportion of self-identified Canadian Indigenous students as a proportion of the domestic student population enrolled at institutionLakehead University1
Access and EquityProportion of students whose parents do not have a university degree enrolled at institutionLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of start-upsYork University3
Student ExperiencePercentage of graduate students satisfied with their academic experience (rating of excellent or very good) – Canadian Graduate and Professional Student SurveyWestern University2
Access and EquityNumber of students in Lakehead University Gateway ProgramLakehead University1
Access and EquityNumber of students in Lakehead University Native Programming (Native Access Program and Native Nursing Entry Program)Lakehead University1
Access and EquityNumber of students from Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County enrolled at institutionLakehead University1
Access and EquityNumber of programs requiring credits in courses with Indigenous contentLaurentian University1
Access and EquityStudent Satisfaction with services delivered to under-represented groups (composite of Indigenous, international, and students with disabilities) McMaster Graduand SurveyMcMaster University1
Access and EquityNumber of students registered in an integrated college/university programNipissing University1
Access and EquityNumber of undergraduate programs delivered entirely in FrenchUniversity of Ottawa1
Access and EquityPercentage of undergraduate courses taught in both French and EnglishUniversity of Ottawa1
Access and EquityNumber of institutional pathwaysOCADu1
Access and EquityIndigenous Student Retention Rate
Percentage of self-identified first-year students returning to second-year the following fall (2-year smooth)
Queen's University1
Access and EquityCollaborative Programs
Number of academic and research programs delivered in collaboration with other institutions/organizations
Enrolments in collaborative academic programs
Queen's University1
Access and EquityCertificates awardedRyerson University1
Access and EquityStudents in transitional and bridging programsRyerson University1
Access and EquityRegistrants/Registrations in courses with Indigenous content.Trent University1
Access and EquityNumber of articulation agreementsTrent University1
Access and EquityNumber of students entering through articulation agreements/completing degrees from articulation pathwaysTrent University1
Access and EquityCourse success rates of the following groups at l’Université de Hearst:
A. Indigenous students;
B. First generation students;
C. Students with disabilities;
D. Francophone students.
Université de Hearst1
Access and EquityReview and refine (as needed) the academic policies and procedures to support mental wellness and health of our students by ensuring our academic policies align with our goal of fostering well-beingUniversity of Guelph1
Access and EquityContinue to provide equitable and inclusive environments for qualified students through digital accessUniversity of Guelph1
Access and EquityStudent Aid per recipient, Student Access Guarantee (SAG) expenditures per recipientUniversity of Toronto1
Access and EquityPercentage of undergraduate courses offered in more than one term, or in more than one modeUniversity of Waterloo1
Access and EquityAverage Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) debt of graduating Waterloo studentsUniversity of Waterloo1
Access and EquityFemale participation in undergraduate Engineering and Mathematics programsUniversity of Waterloo1
Access and EquityScholarships and Bursaries – Expenditures per Student FTEUniversity of Toronto1
Access and EquityEnsure exceptional quality in online courses through quality assurance and quality improvement processes, via Quality MattersUniversity of Guelph1
Access and EquityNumber of students who take advantage of mobility or transfer agreementsUniversité de Hearst1
Access and EquityCommit to ensuring that services in support of student achievement are inclusive of all studentsUniversity of Windsor1
Access and EquityStudent Aid Spending
Western, spending (from all sources) as % of total expenditures
Western University1
Access and EquityNet Tuition
% of full-tuition paid by OSAP recipients
Western University1
Access and EquityMature students as a %age of all undergraduate studentsWilfrid Laurier University1
Access and EquityPercentage of undergraduate students taking advantage of flexible program options (e.g., part-time study)York University1
Access and EquityPercentage of full-time undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., Indigenous, first generation, students with disabilities, Francophone, mature students, students with first language other than English) graduating within 6 yearsYork University1
Access and EquityOf total students receiving OSAP, the %age who qualify for funds equal to or above average tuitionYork University1
Access and EquityMature students as a %age of all graduate studentsWilfrid Laurier University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of research-related projects or grants with internal or external fundingAlgoma University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of students employed in research positions remunerated by AlgomaAlgoma University1
Student ExperiencePercentage of graduate students satisfied with their academic experience (rating of excellent or very good) – Canadian Graduate and Professional Student SurveyMcMaster University2
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of co-op work terms completed by students each yearAlgoma University2
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceNumber of co-op work terms completed by students each yearUniversity of Guelph2
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceOnline learning registrations in credit coursesRyerson University2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of public- and private-sector partners located on campus and-or actively involved in campus projectsAlgoma University1
Innovation in Teaching and Learning ExcellenceOnline learning registrations in credit coursesUniversity of Windsor2
Access and EquityNumber of transfer student registrationsUOIT (OTU)2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of graduate and undergraduate students supervised by faculty members in a research setting for academic creditBrock University1
Access and EquityNumber of transfer student registrationsLakehead University2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of Research Centres, Institutes, and Research HubsBrock University2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of formal research partnerships (including industry, government, international and not-for-profit organisations)Carleton University1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch intensityLakehead University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of graduate programsLakehead University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of Research Centres, Institutes, and Research HubsLakehead University2
Research Excellence and ImpactTotal research funding excluding tri-council fundingCarleton University2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of graduate degree awarded (Highly Qualified Personnel)Nipissing University1
Research Excellence and ImpactTri-council funding per university faculty (eligible for tri-council funding)Nipissing University1
Research Excellence and ImpactTotal sponsored research per full-time facultyOCADu1
Research Excellence and ImpactImplement research and research creation output and impact index specific to OCAD University (e.g., publications, exhibitions, designs, curatorial practices)OCADu1
Research Excellence and ImpactNew Invention disclosuresUniversity of Toronto1
Research Excellence and ImpactFaculty Awards
5-year average of percentage of faculty members winning national awards
Ryerson University1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch Intensity Ratio: Total sponsored research income / full-time facultyMcMaster University1
Research Excellence and ImpactFunding per university faculty (Research InfoSource)Trent University1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch output (Research InfoSource)Trent University1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch impact (Research InfoSource)Trent University1
Research Excellence and ImpactTotal research funding excluding tri-council fundingLakehead University2
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch funding from industrial sourcesMcMaster University2
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of creative outputs Ryerson University1
Research Excellence and ImpactPromoting research excellence: to create meaningful advances in innovation, and the economy through exceptional research and scholarly endeavors as indicated through total external funding ($)University of Guelph1
Research Excellence and ImpactCatalyzing and Stewarding Research Partnerships: To promote our established research strengths while exploring new opportunities in an environment that fosters excellence and partnership as indicated through total external funding awarded from industryUniversity of Guelph1
Research Excellence and ImpactConnecting our Research with the World: To ensure that our knowledge and discoveries shape understanding and improve life as indicated by the number of net new disclosures.University of Guelph1
Research Excellence and ImpactInternationally-funded research revenueQueen's University1
Research Excellence and ImpactHighly-cited researchers – 3 year averageUniversity of Toronto1
Research Excellence and ImpactInternational honours - % of Ontario faculty recipientsUniversity of Toronto1
Research Excellence and ImpactNational honours - % of Ontario faculty recipientsUniversity of Toronto1
Research Excellence and ImpactGlobal rankings performance (THE, QS, NTU, US News & World, Shanghai – Average of overall ranks)University of Toronto1
Research Excellence and ImpactPercentage of graduates who conduct at least one scientific research project during their studies at l’Université de HearstUniversité de Hearst1
Research Excellence and ImpactPhD admissionsUniversity of Ottawa1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch intensity in dollars per faculty member, based on 3-year average for 2012-2014 Research Infosource data.University of Ottawa1
Research Excellence and ImpactProportion of publications with international co-authorsUniversity of Waterloo1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of community organizations that benefit from research initiatives led by students, faculty or InnovaNor (research institute affiliate with l’Université de Hearst)Université de Hearst1
Research Excellence and ImpactInstitutional commitments to success of Canada Research Chairs, Industrial Research Chairs, other Research Chairs, institutional Research Centres and Institutes, and emerging strategic research opportunities.University of Windsor1
Research Excellence and ImpactTotal sponsored researchUOIT (OTU)1
Research Excellence and ImpactEach academic unit will have a statement about how it assesses its collective research and creative activity and will establish a mechanism for maintaining a way of measuring research intensity and impact within its own departmentUniversity of Windsor1
Research Excellence and ImpactTotal Research Revenue: All sources per tenured/probationary faculty memberWestern University1
Research Excellence and ImpactGrads to Total: Western, Graduate enrolments as % of total full-timeWestern University1
Research Excellence and ImpactPercentage of York’s collaborative publications that include an international co‐authorYork University1
Research Excellence and ImpactNumber of graduate students/number of full‐ time PhD students/number of eligible Masters and PhD studentsYork University1
Research Excellence and ImpactRecognition of research in print and electronic media York University1
Research Excellence and ImpactThesis downloadsWestern University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of international and out-of-region students studying at Algoma in degree programs (excluding KASP)*Algoma University1
Research Excellence and ImpactCommunity, social and/or health development initiatives and collaborationsLaurentian University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of participants in workshops, presentations and historical tours based on the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre’s research expertise concerning the legacies and impacts of the Residential Schools system.Algoma University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of formal relationships with organizations in Niagara (including profit, not-for-profit, government, non-governmental organizations)Brock University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementProportion of graduating students who have worked on a community service project by senior yearBrock University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of companies with Carleton origin (since 1975)Carleton University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of students in entrepreneurship courses/programsCarleton University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementGraduate employment rates (Masters/PhD)Lakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of graduates from a graduate program employed full-time in a related jobLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementLakehead InnovatesLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementCommunity partnerships: Enhance and institutionalize collaboration with economic development, educational, government, private sector, and Non-Government Organizations including First Nations, Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit partners.Lakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementIncrease the number of MOUs with industry partners both domestically and internationallyLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementIndustry partnerships: Increase collaborations, research development grants and Industrial Research Chair positionsLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementIndustry events: Hold 6 events per year that bring industry partners together with faculty and researchers to network and further establish relationships with LakeheadLakehead University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNew licenses (three-year rolling average)McMaster University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of Indigenous community partnersNipissing University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of industry partnershipsOCADu1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementPercentage of OCAD U graduates reporting that OCAD U helped them acquire or develop business and financial management skillsOCADu1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementContribution to the Regional Economy: Number of living alumni in Eastern Ontario (Kingston and Ottawa regions)Queen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementContribution to the Regional Economy: Eastern Ontario alumni as percentage of total alumniQueen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementTechnology and Commercialization: Number of annual invention disclosures (3-year average)Queen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementTechnology and Commercialization: Licences/option agreements (3-year average)Queen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementTechnology and Commercialization: Number of US patents issued (3-year average)Queen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementStudent enrolment in innovation zones (FFTE)Ryerson University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementRegistrations in entrepreneurship coursesRyerson University1
Research Excellence and ImpactResearch funding from industrial sourcesUniversity of Waterloo2
Research Excellence and ImpactIndustry-funded research revenueQueen's University2
Research Excellence and ImpactIndustry-funded research revenueRyerson University2
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementJobs through startupsTrent University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of students involved in entrepreneurship coursesUniversity of Ottawa1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementAnnual economic impactUniversity of Ottawa2
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementAnnual economic impactWestern University2
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementEconomic impact DurhamTrent University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementEconomic impact PeterboroughTrent University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementUdeH social balance sheet:
UdeH or Innovanor’s initiatives and collaborations in social and economic development (business startups, development of various projects)
Number of community organizations which benefit from initiatives/projects led by students, faculty or InnovaNor (target: 50 per year)
Other possible considerations: number of students who do volunteer work, impact of UdeH or its initiatives on the quality of life of people of the area, sponsorships, proportion of alumni who work in the north after graduation, etc.
Université de Hearst1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementActively engage with partners in developing pathways for students to industry through round tablesUniversity of Guelph1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementContinue to support opportunities for global experiences for studentsUniversity of Guelph1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNew invention disclosures – 3 year averageQueen's University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementEmployability rankings (THE, QS) – Average of ranksUniversity of Toronto1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementNumber of current student- and recent alumni ventures supported by Waterloo entrepreneurship programsUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementSurvival rates of Velocity venturesUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementInvestment in current student and recent alumni-led venturesUniversity of Waterloo1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementEngagement of students in community work and partnerships that contribute to the social, cultural and economic well-being of people in Windsor-EssexUniversity of Windsor1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementPercentage of graduating students involved in work-integrated learning activity* *Work-integrated learning includes co-op, internships, practicums, capstones, research/ teaching assistanceship, and designated courses.UOIT (OTU)1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementLicensing revenueWestern University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementStudents Involved in Entrepreneurship courses and activitiesWestern University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementUndergraduate student placement rateWilfrid Laurier University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementUndergraduate student employment rateWilfrid Laurier University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementCourse registrations in courses on entrepreneurship and social innovation (graduate and undergraduate)Wilfrid Laurier University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementEntrepreneurs engaged York University1
Innovation, Economic Development and Community EngagementCommunity-based research initiativesYork University1