Standard Activity Model (SAM)

    The HelioCampus Standard Activity Model (SAM) allows Benchmarking Consortium members to normalize their spend on academic and administrative activities to benchmark against peers and identify opportunities for operational efficiencies and cost savings.

    academics
    Academics
    • Teaching
    • Research
    • Service
    communications
    Communications
    • Marketing and Communication
    • Public Affairs
    development
    Development
    • Alumni Relations
    • Fundraising
    • Prospect Management, Research and Analytics
    facilities
    Facilities
    • Capital Planning and Management
    • Construction Services, Maintenance and Repair
    • Energy and Utilities
    • Environmental Health and Safety
    • Grounds
    • Custodial Services
    • Public Safety
    • Transportation
    finance
    Finance
    • Accounts Payable
    • Budget and Financial Planning
    • Financial Reporting
    • General Accounting
    • Payroll Processing
    • Procurement
    • Student Accounts
    general administration
    General Administration
    • Executive Leadership
    • Departmental Support
    • Institutional Research
    • Legal Services
    human resources
    Human Resources
    • Benefits
    • Classification and Compensation
    • Employee and Labor Relations
    • Hiring
    • Training
    information technology
    Information Technology
    • Application Development
    • Education Technologies
    • Infrastructure and Operations
    • Security and Privacy
    • User Support
    research administration
    Research Administration
    • Pre-Award
    • Post-Award
    • Research Compliance
    student services
    Student Services
    • Academic Advising
    • Admissions
    • Career Services
    • Dining Services
    • Diversity
    • Financial Aid
    • International Programs
    • Recreational Services
    • Registration
    • Residential Services
    • Student Engagement
    • Tutoring and Learning Support

    Organizational Classifications

    For the first time in the higher education industry, these data can be analyzed longitudinally within the following organizational classifications.

    Centralized
    Centralized
    Units that serve the entire campus
    Decentralized
    Decentralized
    Typically academic units/schools
    Shared Services
    Shared Services
    Labor spending that serves more than one unit/school but not the entire campus
    External Labor
    External Labor
    Outsourced labor spending

    Analysis Factors

    Allow members to normalize the benchmarking charts within the HelioCampus platform to facilitate accurate, apples-to-apples peer comparisons. Members can view their data spend and activities in hundreds of different ways with over 20 analysis factors in our platform.

    Operating Expenses
    Total Labor Spend
    Employees
    Students
    Research Expenses
    Research Awards
    Development Funds Raised
    Square Feet Cleaned
    Credit Hours
    Sponsored Research