University Excellence to Eminence Dashboard
The measurement of progress toward strategic goals is foundational to the success of any strategic planning effort.
The Ohio State University aspires to be consistently
recognized among the nation’s top ten public comprehensive research
universities by 2020. Achieving that recognition will signal the institution’s
rise from excellence to eminence.
To gauge our progress toward that goal, the university has
developed an Excellence to Eminence dashboard with clickable scorecards that
chart performance in six defining areas: academic initiatives, medical center
initiatives, resource generation, advancement, talent, and physical
The university’s Board of Trustees uses these scorecards for
monitoring progress and accountability. The scorecards are updated prior to
each regular meeting of the Board and are discussed each time by the relevant
Board committee. For example, the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee
considers the academic initiatives scorecard; the Medical Affairs Committee
considers the medical center initiatives scorecard; and so on. The color-coded
performance indicators show progress in these areas at a glance and, so, help
focus necessary resources in areas where action may be needed.
the metrics on the Academic Initiatives scorecard are related to the core goals
of the institution. For example, the Enriching Educational Experiences
score, based on data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, helps us
to understand how well we are achieving our goal of providing “an unsurpassed,
student-centered learning experience.” Our national ranking among public
universities for total research expenditures captures one aspect of our contribution
to the advancement of fundamental knowledge.
for other scorecards are related to the strategic initiatives of the Medical
Center; Advancement; Talent, Culture, and Human Resources; and to the One Ohio
State Framework. Whenever possible, standard metrics established by
professional organizations or accrediting bodies have been incorporated in
View the Excellence to
Eminence dashboard and scorecards.