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Goals And Metrics

We measure what we value. The Science Initiative has established a series of foundational goals and metrics that will collectively lead the UW Core Sciences into the top quartile. These goals and metrics are relevant to the full implementation of both Phases I and II as outlined in the Governor's Task Force Report. 


Metric 1

Increase the number of undergraduate students involved in a high-quality productive research experiences by 100% after full implementation of the Science Initiative.

Metric 2

Improve the quality of UW undergraduate education, including students going into the K–12 teaching profession. All science and pre-service teaching graduates will have an active-learning classroom immersion after full implementation of the Science Initiative.

Metric 3

Increase the 5-year undergraduate graduation rates for core science majors by 100% after full implementation of the Science Initiative.

Metric 4

Increase the number of doctoral students graduated in each Science Initiative department by 25% after full implementation of the Science Initiative.

Metric 5

Increase the number of published peer-reviewed manuscripts by Science Initiative faculty and students by 25% after full implementation of the Science Initiative.

Metric 6

Increase dollar value of grants and contracts by 25% indexed to federal research funding levels after full implementation.

Metric 7

Achieve top-quartile status in publication rate per full-time equivalent (FTE) and number of Ph.D.s per FTE relative to peer institutions after full implementation.


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