Over 450 learning institutions are now realizing the benefits of APPA’s FPI performance measurement services. FPI empowers the educational facilities professional with the vital data, statistical references, and reporting tools needed to measure operations and performance, identify capital asset realities, and lead a successful facilities strategy that supports the institution’s Mission and Vision.
The 2012-13 APPA Facilities Performance Indicators Report
Welcome to another expanded Web-based Facilities Performance Indicators Report (FPI). The FPI is the only report readily available on the costs and practices of facilities operations at educational institutions. Based on an annual survey of colleges, universities, K-12 organizations, and other educational entities, the FPI report includes data from over 300 institutions allowing extensive comparisons of average costs for different types of space and institutions such as staffing levels, salaries, and performance levels for custodial, grounds, maintenance, and other functional areas.
Please submit any feedback, questions, or comments to APPA staff member Christina Hills.
Accessing the FPI Report:
The 2012-13 FPI Report is now available to access or purchase
Pricing for the FPI Report:APPA Member/Survey Participant Report: Free
APPA Member/Non-survey Participant Report: $500.00
APPA Non-member/Survey Participant Report: $895.00
APPA Non-member/Non-survey Participant Report: $1,000.00
FPI Report Innovations
The latest version of the FPI report encompassed the following major programming achievements:
Provides a way for you to establish your default report settings such as peer comparison institutions, peer comparison Executive Level Dashboards institutions, summary grouping categories such as Carnegie, APPA Region, Enrollment Range, etc., as well as trending and bar chart/graph options.
Detailed Data FPI ReportsProvides comprehensive customized reports for every area included in the FPI survey. This report is a great place to build your cohort peer group and view individual institutional data as well as overall averages and summary grouping averages. Each main report also has a drop down menu of sub reports as well as bar charts/graphs and definition information for every data point. Canadian institutions will be able to choose metric as a means of converting the entire data set in this report. Institutions selected in your Report Settings will automatically appear in this report but you also have the option to manually select or deselect institutions on the home page of this report.
Online Presentations FeatureAvailable only to current year survey participants, this report provides participants with a dynamic way to create online presentations using bar charts/graphs and/or data grids. Create and save multiple presentations for different audiences or export slides to the web, PowerPoint, or Word. Use this report to prepare a visual slide show that will allow you to help educate your audience on the capital asset realities of your campus as well as those of your selected peer institutions.
Executive Level Dashboard FeatureProvides Senior Business Officers and Senior Facilities Officers with quick and easy metrics that highlight the data sets most relevant for that target group. Data is presented in bar charts/graphs and can be sorted by several important summary grouping criteria including Carnegie, Auxiliary Service, Enrollment Range, and more.
Dashboard Dials Feature
Available only to current year survey participants, this report provides a unique dashboard dial for every performance indicator available in the FPI report. The dials provide you with an easy way to view your data for a specific value and provide several ways to compare your value to the entire data set or to summary groupings that you select.
These enhancements, on top of the potent report capabilities delivered in the current FPI Report, make it a flexible, sophisticated, and powerful tool for analyzing, planning, reporting, and managing your facilities operation. No other higher education professional organization provides such an essential instrument as a membership benefit.
If you have any questions or comments about the FPI Report, please contact APPA staff member Christina Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org
Log in to your MyAPPA account page and under the MyResearch heading, you should click the link titled ESAT Module. You will then see an icon titled ESAT Access and from here, you will be taken directly to the ESAT Module.
APPA's Energy and Sustainability Assessment Tool Will Assist You With:
These are some of the driving forces that make energy and environmental sustainability a major factor in educational facilities management decisions. Achieving sustainability touches virtually every aspect of campus operations. APPA’s new Energy and Sustainability Assessment Tool (ESAT) will provide a comprehensive view of operations to help your institution get the data and direction it needs to chart a course to sustainability.
ESAT will be part of APPA’s Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI), a proven APPA tool that assesses and benchmarks critical areas related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of institutional facilities.
The Energy and Sustainability Assessment Tool will expand the annual FPI report with a “solutions snapshot” that helps building owners know where they stand in terms of achieving their sustainability goals—where their buildings and operations have room for improvement and where they are already strong. ESAT will provide a portfolio report that shows campus wide performance as well as performance of individual buildings, a first for APPA’s FPI report.
Developed and customized for APPA by Jones Lang LaSalle, the new Energy and Sustainability Assessment Tool will be among the most powerful evaluation and benchmarking resources for the educational facilities and sustainability enterprise. Institutions that participate in the annual FPI survey with the new ESAT module will continue to receive the final report at no charge, provided that they are APPA members.
"The FPI has always been an effective means for one to mark areas of needed attention and/or to identify those aspects that are going well by looking at one’s own data year to year and by comparing to benchmark institutions. Intoday’s difficult times the ability to make these comparisons is even more critical. This instrument can become the common vocabulary between facilities professionals and financial professionals that conveys the strength of the effort and the areas of need in an objective consistent fashion. At ValparaisoUniversity we use the FPI and other companion pieces to maintain a consistent quality form ofcommunication with our administration and our board of directors. At our institution, in these difficult times the FPI was acknowledged as documentation that reductions in the facilities area would have predictable outcomes, and as a result no operational reductions have been made to date."
Fred Plant, Executive Director of Physical Plant, Valparaiso University
"The FPI provides us with the tools to gauge our facility’s operations comparatively to many differing groups. While observing these comparisons, the FPI also exhibits our trends from year to year, highlighting areas where we need improvement. But most importantly, incorporating the FPI into our daily informational tracking aids in our continual assessment ofoperations throughout the year."
J.B. Messer, Director of Facilities Management, Oklahoma City Community College
As an optional service, APPA can provide your campus, cohort group, or participating state or regional system with a variety of customized services designed to support your unique needs. Unlike other performance assessment product offerings of which you may be familiar, these services are entirely optional and are not required in order to participate in FPI data collection activities. Use of FPI’s consulting services is strongly encouraged for state or regional education systems seeking to conduct a cohort study involving multiple campuses.
Contact Christina Hills for more information on the FPI Advisors program.
FPI’s training and consulting services are delivered through its team of Qualified Facilities Performance Advisors. FPI Advisors are seasoned and experienced educational facilities professionals who have a career history in facilities with APPA member institutions. Our team of FPI Advisors understand your business, and what you want to achieve through FPI.
Retired Director, Facility Solutions and Compliance, Bringham Young University
Past APPA President
Chief of Operations, Soka University of America
President, Hickling & Associates
Former Associate Vice President, University of Wisconsin, University of Southern California, University of Chicago
President, Hug Consulting Services
Former Associate Vice Chancellor, University of California-San Diego
President, Hunter Consulting & Training
Former Associate Vice President
University of Texas-Austin
Former Associate Vice President, California State University-San Marcos and San Jose State University
President Leslie Consulting
Former Associate Director Operations and Maintenance University of British Columbia
Retired Director of Business Administration for Facilities, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Facility Asset Consulting, Ph.D., PE, AIA, CEFP
Former Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management & Planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln