Defining the Future: The University of Tennessee Strategic Plan

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Dashboard: Fostering Outreach and Engagement

Updated May 2017

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
Projects & Activities

Number of Participants in Outreach and Engagement Activities

From FY2011 to FY2016, the number of participants in outreach and engagement through UT's Institutes of Public Service and Agriculture increased by 63%

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Institute of Agriculture 3,052,487 3,873,160 4,067,968 4,246,463 4,392,372 4,910,501
UT Institute for Public Service 121,335 125,192 136,088 233,368 296,192 276,787
UT System Total 3,173,822 3,998,352 4,204,056 4,479,831 4,688,564 5,187,288

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

UTHSC Relative value units (RVUs) (in Millions)

The UT Health Science Center's RVUs and have increased since FY2012.

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  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UTHSC RVUs $3,658,608.63 $3,982,853.57 $3,733,406.58 $3,940,641.49 $3,940,641.49
UTHSC Work RVUs $1,981,199.00 $2,087,732.00 $1,996,120.00 $2,199,335.00 $2,150,499.00

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
Alumni and Volunteers

Total Alumni

The total number of UT alumni has risen by about 18% over the past 6 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 203,770 209,637 213,146 218,274 214,642 221,971
UT Chattanooga 46,075 48,482 50,044 52,006 56,148 59,300
UT Martin 34,722 35,839 36,758 37,930 40,122 41,907
UT Health Science Center 29,371 31,005 31,241 31,451 32,631 33,663
UT Institute of Agriculture 12,600 13,000 13,153 13,526 14,123 14,652
UT System Total 307,323 317,901 323,893 332,199 349,792 363,371

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 43,000 over the past six years system-wide.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 153,350 157,966 160,944 164,990 163,037 168,484
UT Chattanooga 36,606 38,605 40,066 41,829 45,271 47,808
UT Martin 30,666 31,637 32,364 33,513 35,546 37,212
UT Health Science Center 10,122 10,399 10,277 10,105 10,418 10,715
UT Institute of Agriculture 8,714 8,969 9,089 9,353 9,745 10,122
UT System Total 232,770 240,633 245,629 252,421 266,040 276,438

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 2015-16
UT Knoxville 73,284 75,438 76,975 78,954 77,383 79,858
UT Chattanooga 9,986 10,651 11,117 11,610 12,475 13,019
UT Martin 3,365 3,481 3,559 3,646 3,789 3,921
UT Health Science Center 20,152 21,543 21,916 22,330 23,196 23,940
UT Institute of Agriculture 4,950 5,145 5,241 5,391 5,658 5,865
UT System Total 107,039 111,365 113,814 116,789 122,752 126,859

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 2015-16
UT Knoxville 21,124 19,813 19,687 20,961 21,385 22,598
UT Chattanooga 2,487 2,541 2,601 2,746 2,629 2,760
UT Martin 1,868 1,866 2,040 2,248 2,546 2,577
UT Health Science Center 3,611 3,442 3,563 3,562 3,898 2,760
UT Institute of Agriculture 1,392 1,349 1,302 1,415 1,423 1,563
UT System Total 27,705 26,323 26,504 28,114 30,926 31,657

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)

There was a decline in alumni contributions at UT Knoxville over the past year.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville $19,424,712 $30,455,931 $24,088,950 $24,185,470 $28,157,057 $24,984,506
UT Chattanooga $1,068,237 $1,230,378 $1,421,853 $1,758,396 $1,246,567 $1,613,674
UT Martin $1,086,957 $1,079,588 $1,278,086 $1,135,312 $1,420,360 $1,599,680
UT Health Science Center $3,570,962 $3,531,558 $3,292,091 $4,245,695 $4,081,514 $4,223,185
UT Institute of Agriculture $652,428 $553,743 $732,272 $1,206,800 $1,220,894 $1,806,310
UT System Total $24,170,610 $35,370,493 $30,129,015 $31,363,615 $36,179,720 $32,225,181

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 fluctuated over the past 6 years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 3,218 3,525 3,795 4,154 3,997 4,418
UT Chattanooga 39 44 47 57 59 117
UT Martin 136 159 163 181 256 379
UT Health Science Center 2,587 2,662 2,655 3,077 3,288 3,382
UT Institute of Agriculture 11,988 13,883 14,519 13,678 11,682 9,237
UT System Total 18,357 18,569 21,137 21,105 19,746 18,168

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 UTIA has remaned relatively steady.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Institute of Agriculture $554,973,953 $484,846,878 $487,825,689 $493,232,157 $511,413,432 $512,953,842
UT Institute for Public Service $1,075,750,034 $420,849,870 $606,990,726 $515,629,544 $817,198,224 $1,285,054,698

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 FY2016, the operational economic impact UT has had on the state of Tennessee increased to over $5 billion.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville $1,139,193,497 $1,181,424,244 $1,201,155,236 $1,597,301,836 $1,570,189,452 $1,680,153,914
UT Chattanooga $211,678,625 $221,207,800 $226,676,280 $231,706,042 $234,551,166 $236,846,850
UT Martin $132,148,529 $132,299,725 $133,695,049 $130,586,281 $127,454,747
UT Health Science Center $2,436,668,134 $2,539,594,163 $2,744,522,084 $2,684,932,935 $2,850,829,648 $3,032,622,933
UT System $3,919,688,784 $4,074,525,931 $4,306,048,649 $4,644,527,095 $5,136,670,266 $5,430,723,697

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 jobs created by UTIA slightly increased by about 22% over the last six years.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Institute of Agriculture 5,119 5,416 6,836 5,930 6,222 6,222
UT Institute for Public Service 14,337 5,590 8,143 7,036 161 59

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 FY2016, UT operations created over 75,000 jobs in the State of Tennessee.

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  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
UT Knoxville 27,515 28,535 29,011 26,450 26,001 27,822
UT Chattanooga 5,404 5,647 5,787 5,915 5,988 6,046
UT Martin 3,668 3,672 3,711 3,625 8,074 3,538
UT Health Science Center 13,324 13,887 15,007 14,681 15,589 16,583
UT System 49,910 60,928 63,445 66,856 72,327 76,303

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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