Data Dashboard

NAIT 2021 is our institution’s guiding document. It identifies our vision to be the most relevant and responsive postsecondary institution in Canada and one of the world’s leading polytechnics. The realization of this vision will occur through commitments and accountabilities related to fundamental promises; these are promises to Alberta, students, industry and staff. In order to meet our vision and achieve our promises, key performance metrics and a process for the rigorous analysis of data are critical. Through having access to the best data, we will make the best decisions, resulting in the best polytechnic institution.

The Data Dashboard is NAIT’s official source of data on our core institutional metrics.

How the Dashboard works

This Dashboard includes performance metrics under each of NAIT’s core promises. Many of these metrics are identified in our Comprehensive Institutional Plan, Letter of Expectation and Annual Report. This Dashboard will provide information on our progress towards the four promises, including how we are meeting the current and emerging needs of the province, our economic impact, employment rates of graduates, and demand for our programs.

The Dashboard is updated on a quarterly basis.

Promises To Alberta

NAIT will meet the current and emerging needs for polytechnic education and research in Alberta. NAIT is relevant and responsive, providing outstanding technical education. While serving the needs of Alberta, NAIT is globally competitive and recognized.

Number of students:

FLE (Full Load Equivalent)

Source: Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education; Government of Alberta

Methodology: A unit measure of enrolment in which one FLE represents one student for a year of study (typically September through April) taking a Full Load. Represents the number of units (credits, contact hours or some other units) of load required to complete the requirements for a year of study (typically September through April) in a specific program as determined by the structure of the program. FLE is expressed as a ratio of actual units taken to units required by the program.

Unique student count

Source: NAIT Office of the Registrar

Methodology: The annual unduplicated headcount of the number of individuals who attended NAIT in credit and non-credit classes. An individual is counted only once per academic year (July 1 to June 30), regardless of the number of classes in which the individual is enrolled.

Relevancy of courses

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of responses to 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Satisfaction with the relevancy of your courses." Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30) (excluding non-credit and apprenticeship students). A third party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Total number of graduates

Source: NAIT Office of the Registrar

Methodology: Annual count of students who have met all requirements for completion of a credit program and have been conferred a program parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, Degree) by the NAIT Registrar during the academic year, excluding apprenticeship completers.

Total number of apprentice completers

Source: NAIT Office of the Registrar

Methodology: Annual count of apprenticeship completers estimated by enumerating final period apprenticeship enrolments as recorded by the Registrar. NAIT does not grant parchments in apprenticeship programming. Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) is responsible for qualifying apprentices for recognition as journeyman in the trade.

Financials:

Quarterly expenses

Source: NAIT Corporate Services

Methodology: Quarterly expenses are the aggregated expenditures for all of NAIT at the end of each fiscal quarter. Each quarterly expense amount is shown against one quarter of the annual budget for the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Cumulative expenses

Source: NAIT Corporate Services

Methodology: Cumulative expenses are the aggregated expenditures for all of NAIT at the end of each fiscal quarter providing the year-to-date expenditure to the end of that quarter. The annual budget amount for the year (1 July to June 30) is shown.

Annual revenue

Source: NAIT Corporate Services

Methodology: Annual revenue is the report of all revenue recorded by NAIT in the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), including but not limited to: provincial and federal grants, tuition and related fees, sales and rentals, investment income and donations.

Promises To Students

NAIT provides a positive student experience that encompasses students’ mental, emotional and physical well-being and defines success broadly. We prepare students to succeed in meaningful careers, find employment in their chosen field, and have the skills necessary to have an immediate impact.

Employment of graduates

Note that the reporting of employment rates is offset by one academic year because of the time it takes to survey the most recent graduates. The 15/16 statistic is based on students who graduated in 14/15.

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Count of employed graduates as a ratio of the sum of employed graduates and graduates not employed but actively seeking full time employment, divided by the total number of respondents available for employment. Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30) (excluding non-credit and apprenticeship students). A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Total number of applicants and applications

Source: NAIT Office of the Registrar

Methodology: Annual total count of all distinct applicants and total applications to all Degree, Diploma or Certificate (DDCP) credit programs in all terms in the academic year (July 1 to June 30). An application has occurred when an applicant has completed an application to attend a NAIT program through the Alberta Post-secondary Application System (APAS) and paid the appropriate fees. Evaluation for eligibility to enter a specific program has not yet occurred. If a single applicant selects two programs at NAIT, it will count as two applications.

Satisfaction with educational experience

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' responses divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Overall satisfaction with your educational experience at NAIT". Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30). A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Graduates recommending NAIT

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' responses divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Would you recommend NAIT to others". Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30). A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Scholarships and bursaries available

Source: NAIT Advancement Administration

Methodology: Count of all scholarship and bursary funds available for distribution in the current academic year (July 1 to June 30).

Promises To Industry

NAIT’s produces an exceptional skilled workforce aligned directly to industry needs. Our programs are developed with industry’s input and our research is industry driven to create enterprises that compete worldwide.

Employer satisfaction

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Biennial NAIT Employer Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' responses divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Overall satisfaction with the performance of NAIT graduates“ (excluding non-credit and apprenticeship students). Graduates identify employers and contact information as part of the Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey, which forms the respondent group for the Employer Satisfaction Survey. A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Satisfaction with quality of program

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' responses, divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Satisfaction with the overall quality of your program". Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30) (excluding non-credit and apprenticeship students). A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%.

Satisfaction with quality of instruction

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Graduate Employment and Satisfaction Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'fully satisfied' and 'somewhat satisfied' responses divided by the total number of responses to the statement: "Satisfaction with the overall quality of instruction received". Graduates are defined as students who have met all the requirements for completion of an academic program and have been conferred with a parchment (Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, Degree) within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30) (excluding non-credit and apprenticeship students). A third-party conducts the survey via telephone and internet under contract to NAIT. The response rate to this survey is historically in excess of 65%

Apprenticeship achievement

Source: Apprenticeship and Industry Training; Government of Alberta

Methodology: All apprenticeship exam scores are recorded in the Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupation Management System (ATOMS) on an annual basis and reported back to each institution that trains apprentices, reporting the success rates of apprentices trained at the institution and the success of all apprentices trained in Alberta.

Promises To Staff

NAIT is one of Canada’s outstanding places to work, which follows from a culture of how we work together. This is reflected in our values of respect, collaboration, celebration, support and accountability.

Awareness of the NAIT Way values

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual NAIT Employee Engagement Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'strongly agree' and 'agree' responses divided by the total number of responses (excluding 'uncertain') to the statement 'I am aware of the NAIT Way - our values'. The survey is conducted in May and June of each year. The survey link is posted on the NAIT intranet for staff to access and the survey promoted through staff communications.

Employee satisfaction

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual Employee Engagement Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'strongly agree' and 'agree' divided by the total number of responses (excluding 'uncertain') to the statement 'I would recommend NAIT as a place to work'. The survey is conducted in May and June of each year. The survey link is posted on the NAIT intranet for staff to access and the survey promoted through staff communications.

Personal and professional development

Source: NAIT Department of Institutional Research

Methodology: Annual Employee Engagement Survey. Based on the ratio of the sum of 'strongly agree' and 'agree' divided by the total number of responses (excluding 'uncertain') to the statement 'NAIT supports my work related learning and development'. The survey is conducted in May and June of each year. The survey link is posted on the NAIT intranet for staff to access and the survey promoted through staff communications.