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Goal 1. Prepare Students for Leading Roles in an Innovation-driven Economy and Global Society.

Metric 1-1. Increase the 75th percentile of the ACT Composite score to 28 for the first-year class.

Metric 1-2. Reduce the undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio to 17 to 1.

Metric 1-3. Increase the first-to-second year retention rate to 85 percent.

Metric 1-4. Increase the number of high impact co-curricular activities that support the student's classroom experience in the areas of research, community service, leadership development, internationalization, and inclusion.

Metric 1-5. Increase the six-year graduation rate to 64 percent.

Metric 1-6. Improve undergraduate performance on the Collegiate Learning Assessment as measured by value-added statistics.

Metric 1-7. Exceed benchmark averages on pass rates of first-time test takers in professional programs with licensure examinations.

Metric 1-8. Increase bachelor's degrees awarded per academic year to 3,925.

Metric 1-9. Increase master's degrees awarded per academic year to 1,450.

Metric 1-10. Increase research and professional doctoral degrees awarded per academic year to 780.

Metric 1-11. Increase degrees awarded per academic year in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, including degrees that prepare teachers in STEM disciplines, to 1,300.

Goal 2: Promote Research and Creative Work to Increase the Intellectual, Social, and Economic Capital of Kentucky and the World beyond Its Borders

Metric 2-1. Increase total annual research expenditures, as reported to the National Science Foundation in science and engineering fields, to $430 million.

Metric 2-2. Increase the five-year total for journal publications to 10,000.

Metric 2-3. Increase the five-year total for citations to 65,000.

Metric 2-4. Increase total annual invention disclosures, licenses and options executed, and startups based on new licenses to 132.

Metric 2-5. Increase total annual national and international recognition awards for research excellence.

Goal 3: Develop the Human and Physical Resources of the University to Achieve the Institution's Top 20 Goals

Metric 3-1. Increase the average all-ranks instructional faculty salary as a percent of the benchmark median to 90 percent.

Metric 3-2. Improve work-life satisfaction among faculty and staff, according to results of the university-wide Work-Life Survey.

Metric 3-3. Improve the ranking among public research universities of UK Libraries, according to the Library Investment Index of the Association of Research Libraries.

Metric 3-4. Increase the percent of staff at the appropriate point between the minimum and mid-point of the pay grade, based on performance and years of experience, to 90 percent.

Metric 3-5. Achieve parity commensurate with Top 20 public research universities for information technology solutions and service.

Metric 3-6. Add one million gross square feet (GSF) of educational and general, research, and student support space, targeted in areas of greatest need.

Metric 3-7. Renovate or modernize 200,000 square feet of classroom, research, and student support space, as prioritized by a needs analysis.

Goal 4: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Metric 4-1. Ensure that all educational and administrative units implement strategies to achieve inclusive excellence.

Metric 4-2. Increase the proportion of students from diverse ethnic groups and other underserved populations.

Metric 4-3. Achieve the employment goals of UK's annual Affirmative Action Plan.

Metric 4-4. Improve student, faculty, and staff ratings on the extent to which UK is an inclusive community, according to results of a university-wide survey.

Metric 4-5. Improve student ratings of curricular and co-curricular effectiveness in promoting diversity and inclusion, according to results of a university-wide survey.

Metric 4-6. Increase the number of partnerships with community organizations whose purpose is to promote diversity and inclusion.

Goal 5: Improve the Quality of Life of Kentuckians through Engagement, Outreach, and Service

Metric 5-1. Increase the number of faculty and staff reporting outreach and engagement activities on the Engagement Measurement Instrument (EMI) to 1,000.

Metric 5-2. Increase outreach, service, and engagement contacts made with individuals in providing university knowledge and expertise to improve lives and benefit communities.

Metric 5-3. Achieve at least five national, regional, or disciplinary competitive grants or recognitions for engagement and outreach.

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