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Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are metrics that indicate how well departments are progressing toward outcomes and overall priorities.

In the Division of Student Life, KPI data are collected three times a year on a shared spreadsheet that provides departments insight into the metrics each are tracking.

KPIs are instrumental elements of the DSL Annual Report and also used to inform marketing and communications efforts.

KPI data should be organized and reported according to the following date ranges:

  • Summer May 16-Aug 15 (due on or before Aug 16)
  • Fall Aug 16 – Dec 31 (due on or before Jan 4)
  • Spring Jan 1 – May 15 (due on or before June 30)

The “Academic Year” begins in summer (May 16) and ends with spring (May 15). For example, the 2018-19 Academic Year will encompass data May 16, 2018 – May 15, 2019.

For help with KPIs or to request access to the Master KPI spreadsheet, email dslassessment@utk.edu.