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Appendix G Expected Indicators of Performance and Other Issues of Importance (Reprinted from NSGO, 2005a, pp. 57-59.) There are many ways that information regarding the expected indica- tors of performance can be presented in the briefing book and during the PAT review. The following outline is intended only to provide an ex- ample of how this information might be organized in the briefing book appendix; it is anticipated that the presentation will be tailored to suit the needs of each individual program. I. Organizing and Managing the Program Indicators: A. Leadership of the Program 1. Management Team composition and responsibilities (0.5 page narrative / organization chart) 2. Percentage time Director and staff devote to SG (FTEs) 3. Advisory Boards membership and function (expertise, meeting schedule, recommendations) (0.5 page) B. Institutional Setting and Support 1. Setting of the program within the university or consortium organization and reporting structure (0.5 page wire diagram) C. Project Selection 1. Brief description of the process used to develop RFP priorities (0.5 page) 2. Number of Preproposals and Full Proposals submitted, and institutions represented / institutions available in state 165

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166 APPENDIX G 1st Biennial 2nd Biennial Cycle Cycle Total Preproposals # # # Full Proposals # # # Institutions # # # 3. Brief description of the review process including composition of review panels (0.5 page) D. Recruiting Talent 1. New vs. continuing projects and PI's 2. Recruitment of PI's/institutions 3. Relative success of home institution 4. Success in national competitions 5. Regional/multi-program projects Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Total New projects # # # # # Continuing projects # # # # # New PIs # # # # # Success of home institution # # # # # New institutions # # # # # Success in national competitions % % % % % Regional & multi-program projects # # # # # E. Integrated Program Components 1. Integration of outreach and research program elements (0.5 page) 2. Core Federal and matching funds and distribution among program ele- ments over the last 8 years Distribution (Research, Extension, Education, Communications, Program Year SG Match Development, Administration,) Year 1 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 2 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 3 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 4 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 5 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 6 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 7 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$ Year 8 $ $ R= $ Ex=$ Ed=$ C=$ PD=$ A=$

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APPENDIX G 167 3. Leveraged funding from partners (NOAA, other Federal, State and local) for the program over the last 8 years 4. National competition funding (NSIs, pass through awards) over the last 8 years 5. Additional Program Funding through grants, contracts and development activities over the last 8 years II. Connecting Sea Grant with Users Indicators: A. Engagement with Appropriate User Communities 1. Leadership by staff on boards and committees (0.5 page) B. Partnerships (0.5 page) 1. Effective local, regional and national interactions/collaborations including NOAA programs 2. Leveraged funding from partners (NOAA, other Federal, State and local) for the program III. Effective and Aggressive Long-Range Planning Indicators: A. Strategic Planning Process (1 page) 1. Stakeholder and staff involvement (numbers and duration) and integra- tion of input into planning 2. Plan development (or reassessing priorities), selection process, and clear articulation of priorities B. Strategic Plan Quality (1 page) 1. Short to long-term functional and management goals established C. Implementation Plan (1 page) 1. Distribution of investment/effort to meet strategic plan priorities 2. Identification of short to long-term benchmarks 3. Work plan developed for integration of program elements IV. Producing Significant Results Indicators: A. Contributions to Science and Technology (1 page) 1. Number of publications (journal articles, book chapters, reports, etc.) (Publication list is a separate Appendix) 2. Invention disclosures and patents

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168 APPENDIX G B. Contributions to Extension, Communications and Education 1. Extension Sponsorship of education programs and target audience par- ticipation; Internal evaluation processes for products and programs; Staff and product awards 2. Communications Number, list and diversity of products produced (print, audio, video, web, etc.); Staff and product awards 3. Education Numbers of graduate and undergraduate students supported, including fellowships and internships; Staff and product awards Students Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total Undergraduate # # # # # Graduate # # # # # C. Impact on Society, the Economy, and the Environment--This element should make up the bulk of the discussion in Section 1 of the briefing book, but programs may wish to include additional information here. 1. Descriptions of the most important impacts 2. Positive environmental impacts and economic and social benefits resulting from changes in behavior of individuals, businesses, and insti- tutions D. Success in Achieving Planned Program Outcomes--There are no ex- pected indicators for this element that need to be included in the appen- dix. Programs should address this element as part of Section 1 and/or during their PAT review.