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U remains accountable
From eNews, February 19, 2004
The University of Minnesota "compares favorably" with its peers on seven key measures, according to a new self-assessment released February 13 as part of Accountable to U, the University's 2004 Plan, Performance, and Accountability Report. The annual report, mandated by the state, offers a comprehensive look at the University's accomplishments, challenges, and strategies for improvement. But for the first time, the report includes a scorecard assessing the University's academic quality, student quality and experience, public engagement, human resources, campus facilities and environment, efficiency and effectiveness, and finances against other public research institutions. Some key findings from the report:
- The University awarded more than 11,500 degrees of all types in 2002-03, the most in its history.
- The University's total energy consumption has declined by 15 percent since 1991.
- The University has made dramatic increases in annual licensing income from its technology commercialization efforts over the past five years.
- Annual giving to the University surpassed the averages of the top 10 public and private research universities and of Big 10 public universities.