Defining the Future: The University of Tennessee Strategic Plan

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Dashboard: Fostering Outreach and Engagement

Updated May 2016

The Strategic Plan dashboard tracks progress on each strategic goal as well as the overall impact, and there is separate tracking for progress toward Complete College Tennessee Act requirements. By clicking on each dial, visitors can access drill-down lists that provide more detailed supporting data.

Goal 3: Fostering Outreach and Engagement

Engage members of the UT System community in outreach, engagement and service to improve communities and the quality of life of residents in Tennessee, with emphasis on economic development.

Evaluation Criteria

Initiatives

  1. Articulate clearly the role of the UT System in community outreach and engagement and engage all campuses/institutes in this mission.

  2. Promote and measure alumni and student engagement and outreach that benefit the people and communities of Tennessee.

  3. Track, measure and communicate the outcomes for economic development and improved quality of life for Tennesseans through a Strategic Plan dashboard.

Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Non‐Credit Training & Learning Programming

Number of Non-Credit Programs Offered

Systemwide, the number of non-credit programs delivered has increased by 28% from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 812 862 887 1,532 2,269
UT Chattanooga 184 344 356 352 322
UT Martin 461 490 610 557 645
UT Health Science Center 389 345 358 359 378
UT Institute of Agriculture 586,821 603,405 718,657 802,559 748,734
UT Institute for Public Service 1,054 4,116 4,015 4,445 5,349
UT System Total 589,730 609,562 724,883 810,271 757,697

Definition Data Source
The number of structured learning activities with curricula that may lead to a credential such as a CEU, CME, CLE, etc. All programs include a roster of individual participants. Campus Continuing Education offices, Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med)

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Non‐Credit Training & Learning Programming

Number of Participants in Non-Credit Programs

Systemwide, there has been a 14% decrease in the number of participants in non-credit programs from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 13,296 12,216 9,464 7,579 14,893
UT Chattanooga 4,364 6,334 5,159 6,525 6,672
UT Martin 2,812 2,638 3,438 3,168 3,713
UT Health Science Center 41,681 41,157 42,483 48,318 62,468
UT Institute of Agriculture 3,340,072 4,146,557 3,166,786 3,300,971 2,821,001
UT Institute for Public Service 14,803 12,342 12,131 11,450 16,698
UT System Total 3,417,028 4,221,244 3,239,461 3,378,011 2,925,445

Definition Data Source
The number of structured learning activities with curricula that may lead to a credential such as a CEU, CME, CLE, etc. All programs include a roster of individual participants. Campus Continuing Education offices, Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med)

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Non‐Credit Training & Learning Programming

Number of Non-Credit Programming Hours Delivered

Systemwide, over 900,000 non-credit program hours per year were delivered.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 52,865 72,052 245,513 138,285 195,191
UT Chattanooga 29,308 44,698 42,316 48,439 40,987
UT Martin 57,333 44,804 45,720 43,462 45,499
UT Health Science Center 1,110 1,600 2,250 2,300 2,400
UT Institute of Agriculture 661,320 649,032 639,069 590,644 554,541
UT Institute for Public Service 125,235 107,286 95,045 91,099 82,637
UT System Total 927,171 919,472 1,069,913 914,229 921,255

Definition Data Source
The number of training hours associated with the non-credit programs. Campus Continuing Education offices, Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med)

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Non‐Credit Training & Learning Programming

Number of Continuing Education Units Awarded

Systemwide, the number of continuing education units awarded has decreased by about 19% from FY2011 to FY2015.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 3,605 5,353 12,941 10,527 12,393
UT Chattanooga 204 274 181 222  —
UT Martin 5,733 3,705 4,572 4,346 4,550
UT Health Science Center 66,243 61,286 52,165 48,809 54,509
UT Institute of Agriculture 125 153 176 132 168
UT Institute for Public Service 12,216 2,526 2,863 1,916  —
UT System Total 88,126 73,297 72,898 65,952 71,620

Definition Data Source
Total Continuing Education Units awarded. Campus Continuing Education offices, Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med)

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Projects & Activities

Number of Customers or Clients Served

From FY2011 to FY2014, the number of clients/customers served through UT's Institutes of Public Service and Agriculture increased by 28%.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 2,463 2,618 2,612 2,625  —
UT Institute of Agriculture 723,290 591,728 817,290 860,312 755,655
UT Institute for Public Service 121,335 112,850 123,957 221,918 279,494
UT System Total 847,088 707,196 943,859 1,084,855 1,035,149

Definition Data Source
The number of direct contacts, requests for assistance, visits to the office, or on-site visits with clients or customers. Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med)

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Projects & Activities

Number of Self-Reported Participants for FY 2014

Systemwide, self-reported particpants is 145,550 for FY 2014, with approximately 70% of those participants from Martin. This is the first year of the new data collection effort.

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  FY 2014
UT Knoxville 3,303
UT Chattanooga 35,664
UT Martin 105,921
UT Health Science Center 662
UT System Total 145,550

Definition Data Source
The number of participants attending an outreach/ engamgment event or project for which no roster was administtered. Outreach and Engagment Survey (ONES) Web Survey

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Projects & Activities

Number of Self-Reported Programs for FY 2014

Systemwide, the number of self-reported programs for fiscal year 2014 is 1,291, with the majority of programs from Chattanooga and Martin.

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  FY 2014
UT Knoxville 127
UT Chattanooga 578
UT Martin 579
UT Health Science Center 5
UT System Total 1,291

Definition Data Source
Number of faculty and staff reporting outreach and engagement programs for which a roster of participants was not administered. Outreach and Engagment Survey (ONES) Web Survey

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Projects & Activities

Number of Patients Served

The number of patients served by UT has increased 27% between Fy2011 and FY2014.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Health Science Center 890,169 1,029,718 1,029,825 1,132,700  —
UT Institute of Agriculture 29,308 31,596 35,072 33,672 32,412

Definition Data Source
The number of patient encounters (invoices) at UT medical groups or UT affiliated family medicine facilities. Also includes patients or animals served at UT Vet Med. Institute for Public Service, and Institute of Agriculture (Extension, Ag Research, and Vet Med), UT Health Science Center and Veterinary Medicine

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Projects & Activities

UTHSC Billings and Relative value units (RVUs) (in Millions)

The Health Science Center's RVUs and billings have significantly increased FY2012.

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  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UTHSC RVUs $3,658,608.63 $3,982,853.57 $3,733,406.58 $3,940,641.49
UTHSC Work RVUs $3,658,608.63 $3,982,853.57 $3,733,406.58 $3,940,641.49

Definition Data Source
RVUs (Relative Value Units is a measure of health care activity tracked by all UT faculty practice groups. Work-RVUs normalizes the RVUs by discipline (e.g., a surgeon would have a very high raw RVU and a family doc would be low. Going to work RVU normalizes that. UT Health Science Center

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Total Alumni

The total number of UT alumni has risen by about 14% over the past 5 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 203,770 209,637 213,146 218,274 214,642
UT Chattanooga 46,075 48,482 50,044 52,006 56,148
UT Martin 34,722 35,839 36,758 37,930 40,122
UT Health Science Center 29,371 31,005 31,241 31,451 32,631
UT Institute of Agriculture 12,600 13,000 13,153 13,5269 14,631
UT System Total 307,323 317,901 323,893 332,199 349,792

Definition Data Source
The total number of undergraduate and graduate alumni as of June 30 of each year. Fellows, interns, licensees, and residents are not counted as alumni. Only current living alumni with an active mailing address are counted. UTK includes alumni from the Institute of Agriculture (Vet Med and CASNR). University of Tennessee Foundation Alumni Database

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Undergraduate Alumni

Undergraduate alumni have increased steadily, by more than 33,000 over the past five years system-wide.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 153,350 157,966 160,944 164,990 163,037
UT Chattanooga 36,606 38,605 40,066 41,829 56,148
UT Martin 30,666 31,637 32,364 33,513 35,546
UT Health Science Center 10,122 10,399 10,277 10,105 10,418
UT Institute of Agriculture 8,714 8,969 9,089 9,353 9,745
UT System Total 232,770 240,633 245,629 252,421 266,040

Definition Data Source
The number of undergraduate alumni (baccalaureate degree recipients) as of June 30 of each year. Fellows, interns, licensees, and residents are not counted as alumni. Only current living alumni with an active mailing address are counted. UTK includes alumni from the Institute of Agriculture (Vet Med and CASNR). University of Tennessee Foundation Alumni Database

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Graduate Alumni

The number of alumni from graduate level programs across the UT System has continued to rise. 

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 73,284 75,438 76,975 78,954 77,383
UT Chattanooga 9,986 10,651 11,117 11,610 12,475
UT Martin 3,365 3,481 3,559 3,646 3,789
UT Health Science Center 20,152 21,543 21,916 22,330 23,196
UT Institute of Agriculture 4,950 5,145 5,241 5,391 5,658
UT System Total 107,039 111,365 113,814 116,789 122,752

Definition Data Source
The number of graduate alumni (masters, doctoral, professional degree recipients) as of June 30 of each year. Fellows, interns, licensees, and residents are not counted as alumni. Only current living alumni with an active mailing address are counted. UTK includes alumni from the Institute of Agriculture (Vet Med and CASNR). University of Tennessee Foundation Alumni Database

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Number of Alumni who Donate Each Year

Systemwide, the overall number of alumni who donate has increased more than 11% over the past five years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 21,124 19,813 19,687 20,961 21,385
UT Chattanooga 2,487 2,541 2,601 2,746 2,629
UT Martin 1,868 1,866 2,040 2,248 2,546
UT Health Science Center 3,611 3,442 3,563 3,562 3,898
UT Institute of Agriculture 1,392 1,349 1,302 1,415 1,423
UT System Total 27,705 26,323 26,504 28,114 30,926

Definition Data Source
Number of alumni from the campus/institute who made at least one gift to any program/unit within the UT System; alumni with degrees from multiple campuses are counted in both campuses. UTK includes alumni from the Institute of Agriculture (Vet Med and CASNR). University of Tennessee Foundation

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Alumni Contributions ($m)

Systemwide, alumni contributions have risen by over $12 million in the last five years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville $19,424,712 $30,455,931 $24,088,950 $24,185,470 $28,157,057
UT Chattanooga $1,068,237 $1,230,378 $1,421,853 $1,758,396 $1,246,567
UT Martin $1,086,957 $1,079,588 $1,278,086 $1,135,312 $1,420,360
UT Health Science Center $3,570,962 $3,531,558 $3,292,091 $4,245,695 $4,081,514
UT Institute of Agriculture $652,428 $553,743 $732,272 $1,206,800 $1,220,894
UT System Total $24,170,610 $35,370,493 $30,129,015 $31,363,615 $36,179,720

Definition Data Source
The monetary value of gifts from UT alumni to the University of Tennessee. This excludes pledges. Dollar amounts include any corporate matching gifts received as a result of the gifts. UTK includes alumni from the Institute of Agriculture (Vet Med and CASNR). University of Tennessee Foundation

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Alumni and Volunteers

Number of Volunteers

Systemwide, the number of volunteers to the University has increased by 8% over the five years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 3,218 3,525 3,795 4,154 3,997
UT Chattanooga 39 44 47 57 59
UT Martin 136 159 163 181 256
UT Health Science Center 2,587 2,662 2,655 3,077 3,288
UT Institute of Agriculture 11,988 13,883 14,519 13,678 11,682
UT System Total 18,357 18,569 21,137 21,105 19,746

Definition Data Source
Includes Volunteers and Friends of UT in Affiliated, Clinical, Non-Clinical, and Honorary capacities. UT Institute of Agriculture Extension Office and UT IRIS (BW) Human Resource Data file.

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Economic Outcomes

Customer-reported Economic Impact ($m)

The economic impact of the Institute for Public Service has fluctuated, while the Institute of Agriculture has remaned relatively steady.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Institute of Agriculture $554,973,953 $484,846,878 $487,825,689 $493,232,157 $511,413,432
UT Institute for Public Service $1,075,750,034 $420,849,870 $606,990,726 $515,629,544 $817,198,224

Definition Data Source
Estimated economic impact of UT on the Tennessee economy. Dollars for both IPS and UTIA represent the impact clients reported to the agencies. Impact for UT-Battelle and Athletics not included. Customer-reported economic benefit reflec ts the value of increased sales, increased revenues, reduced costs, and capital investments by clients/customers of UT.

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Economic Outcomes

Operational Impact ($m)

In FY2014, the operational economic impact UT has had on the state of Tennessee increased to over $2.7 billion.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville $1,139,193,497 $1,181,424,244 $1,201,155,236 $1,597,301,836 $1,570,189,452
UT Chattanooga $211,678,625 $221,207,800 $226,676,280 $231,706,042 $234,551,166
UT Martin $132,148,529 $132,299,725 $133,695,049 $130,586,281
UT Health Science Center $815,783,618 $850,242,709 $918,851,494 $898,901,362 $481,077,698
UT System $3,919,688,784 $4,074,525,931 $4,306,048,649 $4,644,527,095 $5,136,670,266

Definition Data Source
Estimated economic impact of UT on the Tennessee economy. Dollars for the campuses represent the income generated using traditional economic impact methodologies. Excluded from the statistics are contributions from the UT HSC clinical practice plan, UT-Battelle (Oak Ridge National Lab) and Athletics. UTIA operations included in UTK data. Campus data for FY08 and UTK 2014 data based on studies by Center for Business and Economic Research. Campus data for other years estimated from financial statements.

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Economic Outcomes

Jobs Impacted by assistance reported as client/customer-reported

The number of jobs impacted by Institute for Public Service has declined, while the Institute of Ag has slilghtly increased by 22% over the last five years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Institute of Agriculture 5,119 5,416 6,836 5,930 6,222
UT Institute for Public Service 14,337 5,590 8,143 7,036 161

Definition Data Source
Estimated number of jobs created by UT. Jobs reported for both IPS and UTIA represent the impact clients report to the agencies Impact for UT-Battelle and Athletics not included. The number of jobs impcated by assitance reported as client/customer-reported economic benefit using a US Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency standard methodology.

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Goal 3. Fostering Outreach and Engagement
Economic Outcomes

Jobs Created by the University

In FY2015, UT operations created over 70,000 jobs in the State of Tennessee.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UT Knoxville 27,515 28,535 29,011 32,922 32,363
UT Chattanooga 5,404 5,647 5,787 5,915 5,988
UT Martin 3,668 3,672 3,711 3,625 8,074
UT Health Science Center 22,139 23,074 24,936 24,395 25,902
UT System 49,910 60,928 63,445 66,856 72,327

Definition Data Source
Estimated number of jobs created by UT using traditional economic impact methodologies. Excluded from the statistics are contributions from the UT HSC clinical practice plan, UT-Battelle (Oak Ridge National Lab) and Athletics. UTIA operations included in UTK data. Campus data for FY08 based on study by Center for Business and Economic Research. Campus data for other years estimated from financial statements.

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