A Premier Research and Graduate University:
Progress Indicators

Increase the footprint and impact of UD research and researchers.

  • Number of faculty who hold nationally recognized honorary memberships; who have been awarded prestigious fellowships (e.g., Fulbright, Humboldt); who have served as journal editors; whose expertise is sought on national-level policy issues
  • Number of publications: total and per FTE tenured/tenure-eligible faculty
  • Number of citations: total and per FTE tenured/tenure-eligible faculty
  • Number of grant proposals
  • Sponsored research expenditures: total and per FTE tenured/tenure-eligible faculty

Increase research capacity and capability.

  • Number of multi-investigator, multidisciplinary research grants
  • Extent of core facilities for research instrumentation, computing, etc.
  • Breadth of foundation-supported activities

Improve the quality, diversity and immediate and long-term success of our students.

  • Selectivity and yield of graduate admissions
  • Percentage of graduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in their disciplines
  • Number of graduate students holding competitive external fellowships and other prestigious awards
  • Percentage of entering full-time doctoral students who complete their degree; time-to-degree rates
  • Percentage of graduate students placed in prominent positions, including academia, industry and policy think tanks

Key progress indicators are available to UD faculty and staff.