Clarity of impact measures and associated funding priorities
Funding streams are fragile and often lead to duplication of effort and loss of expertise when specialist staff move department or leave their institution. Impact measures could include: effective working with external partners, effective tracking of students and their achievements or integration into teaching strategies and curriculum. Responses to question 3 indicate that there is a long way to go to get enterprise and entrepreneurship firmly embedded across all disciplines. Little has changed since 2007 as 68% of IEEC2007 respondents, when asked to respond on levels of resources and commitment for long-term sustainability (Question 5), felt that there was an insufficient resource. Question 8 indicated that approximately half of those present did not know how best to measure the impact of their work and only 9% felt a strong ability to track their students in terms of successes and destinations. Only 20% agreed that they also knew how to do this, but 53% indicated that they were unable to achieve this key performance indicator. Moreover, integrated institutional goals do not appear to sufficiently clear to over 58% of those polled.