Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management

CSHEMA'S Vital Statistics Initiative

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Summary of the analysis


Definitions

Total Institutional Net Assignable Square Feet (NASF) reported as “Net Usable Area” as defined by The National Center for Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual 2006Refer to page 31 of the manual section 3.2.7 - The sum of all areas on all floors of a building either assigned to, or available for assignment to, an occupant or specific use, or necessary for the general operation of a building.  Net Usable Area is computed by summing the Net Assignable Area and the Nonassignable Area.  Included should be space subdivisions of the 10 assignable major space use categories and the 3 non-assignable space categories defined in the NCES FICM.

EHS Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff full time equivalent employees equal the number of employees on full-time schedules plus the number of employees on part-time schedules converted to a full-time basis including technical, managerial, and directorial staff that support the EH&S function plus administrative support staff.  Include staff outside the EH&S unit, but they must devote half time or greater (>0.5 FTE) to safety function based on a standard 40 hour work week.  Contractors included only if onsite time is half time or greater (>0.5 FTE). 

EHS Expenditures defined as the total amount of funds expended by the EHS unit in a fiscal year including salary and operations and maintenance, but not including capital expenditures or benefits.


Publically Available Data to be Matched to Submitted Data

Research Net Assignable Square Feet (NASF) as defined by the NSF/NIH FY 2011 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities (page 2-3) to include the total reported NASF from question 2 all parts (page 5-7).  The area reported for your institution in the NSF/NIH Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2011, as available in WebCASPAR Data Source: NSF Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities; Analysis Variable: Total Net Assignable Square Feet (NASF) [Sum] ; Classification Variables: Year (most recent), Institution Type (all values), State (survey-specific) , Institution Name. Total Net Assignable Square Feet Sum.

Research Expenditures as defined by the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey Fiscal Year 2011.  The amount for your institution as reported in the  NSF Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2011, Institutional Rankings table ranked by all R&D expenditures by source of funds,  R&D expenditures.

Total Institutional Expenditures should represent total expenses recognized in the institution’s general purpose financial statement (GPFS).  The amount for your institution as reported in the IPEDS data center, reported data tab utilizing 2011 data, Finance section, Financial Survey Summary, Core Expenses table,Total Expenses.

Total Number of Enrolled Students as defined by the NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Survey.  The number for your institution as reported in the IPEDS data center, reported data tab utilizing 2011 data, 12-month Enrollment section, 12-Month Enrollment Component Summary table, Total 12 month unduplicated headcount.

Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees as defined by the NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System glossary.  “The full-time-equivalent (FTE) of staff is calculated by summing the total number of full-time staff from the Employees by Assigned Position (EAP) component and adding one-third of the total number of part-time staff.”  The number for your institution as reported in the IPEDS data center, reported data tab utilizing 2011 data, Human Resources section, Human Resources Component Summary, Number of staff by employment status and primary function/occupational activity: Fall 2011 table, Total number of staff, FTE staff.