ERIC Number: ED500470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Facilities Performance Indicators Report, 2006-07
Glazner, Steve, Ed.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (NJ1)
The "Facilities Performance Indicators Survey" ("FPI") supersedes and builds upon the two major surveys APPA conducted in the past: the Comparative Costs and Staffing (CCAS) survey and the Strategic Assessment Model (SAM). The "FPI" covers all the materials collected in CCAS and SAM, along with some select new data points and improved survey tools. This expanded Web-based "FPI" contains innovations relating to: (1) Dashboard Display of an Institution's Scores; (2) Programmed Calculations; (3) Setting Preferences; (3) Survey Participation; (4) Participant Summary Reports; (6) Trend Data; (7) Data Point Changes; and (8) Data Point Changes. The range of information contained in the Web-based "Facilities Performance Indicators Reports" is much broader than what has been covered in any APPA survey summary before 2005. Information is organized around eight main facilities functions: (1) administration; (2) construction/architecture and engineering; (3) custodial services; (4) energy/utilities; (5) landscaping/groundskeeping; (6) maintenance/trades; (7) public safety; and (8) other functions. A string of ratios and measures for each function provides a variety of measurement perspectives. Significant supporting data show the base information used in the ratio calculations. The "Facilities Performance Indicators Report" is designed for survey participants, interested professionals, and serious researchers interested in financial performance. The purpose of "Facilities Performance Indicators" is to provide a representative set of statistics about facilities in educational institutions. A list of the 2006-07 Facilities Performance Indicators Survey Participants is appended. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: School Maintenance, Facility Guidelines, Educational Facilities, Performance Technology, Annual Reports, Data Interpretation, Classification, Design Preferences, Statistical Surveys, Computer Oriented Programs, Bayesian Statistics, Innovation, Regional Characteristics
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-549-2772; Web site: http://www.appa.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.