SUNY releases own report card

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM EDT

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November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM EDT

The State University of New York has issued its own report card, citing job gains relating to research programs.

SUNY began grading itself in 2008-09 and the report card makes note of progress since that time.

Officials cite significant progress in job creation and what it terms "sealing the leaks in the education pipeline through a number of rapidly expanding initiatives."

SUNY has created 790 new jobs through its federally-sponsored research programs this year, marking a 14.7 percent increase since 2008-09. The jobs created estimate is based on STAR METRICS: Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science. The formula takes into account the number of faculty conducting research, collaboration with partnering institutions and vendors, and institutional support staff who are employed as a result of federal research grants.

SUNY added that its focus on sealing the leaks in the education pipeline by partnering with schools and communities statewide to collaboratively approach education from cradle to career have been widely embraced across the state.

The SUNY Report Card, found here, is broken out into three sections.

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