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HEA: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.116 - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Program Goal: To improve postsecondary education by making grants to institutions in support of reform and innovation.

Objective 1 of 2: Promote reforms that improve the quality of teaching and learning and postsecondary institutions.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Replication of projects: The percentage of projects that are adapted in full or in part, or whose materials are used by other institutions.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of FIPSE grantees reporting project dissemination to others.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
92
 
1999
100
 
2000
83
100
2001
96
85
2002
95
95
2003
88
95
2004
88
95
2005
 
95
2006
 
90

Source: Final Report Scorecard

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 2006
Similar results from annual report and site visit scorecards.
 
Explanation: FIPSE has shifted to a new online data collection instrument that allows for more accurate calculation of the measure. FIPSE has revised the target for this measure to reflect the changes in data collection.
 
Objective 2 of 2: The institutionalization of FIPSE programs.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Projects sustained: The percentage of projects sustained beyond federal funding.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of FIPSE projects reporting institutionalization on their home campuses.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
93
 
1999
96
 
2000
94
100
2001
100
95
2002
96
95
2003
96
95
2004
90
95
2005
 
95
2006
 
91

Source: Final Report Scorecard. Assessment of projects based on review of final reports sent within 90 days after the completion of projects.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 2006
Similar data from annual reports and site visit score cards. Assessment of project drawn from on site visitation and evaluation of projects.
 
Explanation: FIPSE's emphasis on institutional contributions to projects and development of long-term continuation plans are designed to embed projects within campus structures. FIPSE has changed the way that it collects data through a new on-line data collection and scoring system, and has reset its FY 2006 target for institutionalization accordingly.
 


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