"University System of Georgia Uses FPI to Support Its Internal Evaluation Process"
Author: Kinnaman, Maggie,Hunter, Ernest R., Sr.,Adams, Greg,
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: November/December 2009
APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Survey and Report has grown from 190 institutions to a survey reflecting the input of 225 institutions, another 36 institutions preparing to participate in the survey, and 150 institutions that participated in a customized utility consortium survey through a partnership between APPA and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). History has shown that momentum around the survey will build as new resources and tools are embraced by APPA's members. Additionally, the Express/Detailed survey options built into the survey framework allows participants to choose their areas of interest to focus on. Finally, the new structure of the survey and report utilizes an Essential Questions format, which allows the ratios and performance indicators to reveal unique results for each institution. APPA also created a series of webinars and an FPI Advisor team to help assist institutions with the completion of the survey and interpretation of the report. A highly successful approach that has been employed is to reach out to those cohorts who have the desire to complete the survey and interpret the results together. This past year, the authors have worked extensively with 36 institutions of the University System of Georgia. The results of this initiative are presented in this article.
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