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2013-2018 Performance Metrics

A Performance Update: Advancing USF's Strategic Plan

An examination of the University of South Florida juxtaposed with peer institutions, including public AAU institutions, AAU prospects, and Florida research institutions, provides the university community and decision makers with relevant data aligned with the vision and goals of the institution, as delineated in the USF 2007-2012 Strategic Plan

Gauging Our University's Progress

As the University of South Florida continues to raise its stature as a pre-eminent research university measured through carefully and critically tracking the following prioritized institutional placements:

  • Maintaining USF’s position in the top tier of American research universities (RU/VHR), along with its designation as a Community Engaged University, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
  • Improvement in the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) performance indices,
  • Improved performance as measured by the Global Edge Index (USF – to be developed),
  • Improvement in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ranking of research universities,
  • Improvement in the scope and quality of graduate programs ranked by the National Research Council (NRC),
  • Improvement in ranking by the Top American Research Universities (TARU) annual report, and
  • Improvement in US News and World Report’s (USNWR) annual ranking of National Universities.

Planning, Performance and Accountability

Past Performance

2007-2012 Planning, Performance, and Accountability

  • View the interactive Planning, Performance and Accountability matrix
  • 2002-2007 Planning, Performance, and Accountability model

    The Planning, Performance and Accountability model is a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to institutional planning, performance assessment, and accountability developed in support of the 2002-2007 Strategic Plan.