Criteria

In order to ensure all programs are evaluated fairly, the Support Task Force developed a set of common criteria that will be used to evaluate programs in order to determine ranking into quintiles.

The Support Task Force established the weight each criterion will hold in determining the placement of a program into a quintile. The weightings indicated in percentages below are an indication of how important each criterion is in determining a program's quintile ranking.

In order to ensure all programs are evaluated fairly, the Support Task Force developed a set of common criteria that will be used to evaluate programs in order to determine ranking into quintiles.

The Support Task Force established the weight each criterion will hold in determining the placement of a program into a quintile. The weightings indicated in percentages below are an indication of how important each criterion is in determining a program's quintile ranking.

Support Program Criteria and Weight

Support program evaluation criteria and weight:

  • Importance…25%
  • Internal demand…15%
  • External demand…15%
  • Quality…15%
  • Cost effectiveness…15%
  • Opportunity analysis…15%
 
 

Quintiles

The Support Task Force established a ranking system that will place all evaluated functions or programs into one of five quintiles. Each quintile will contain an equal percentage of the total functions or programs (20 percent). Each quintile will represent a rank within the prioritization system.

  • Programs in quintile 1: Priority for higher investment
  • Programs in quintile 2: Consider for higher investment
  • Programs in quintile 3: Sustained resources
  • Programs in quintile 4: Transform
  • Programs in quintile 5: Subject to further review, consider for reduction or phase out

Academic programs and support functions will not be compared. Programs will only be categorized in relation to other programs; functions will only be ranked in relation to other functions.