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IPS Funding Bounces Back in FY 2003

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IPS Funding Bounces Back in FY 2003

Instruction and public service (IPS) activities, conducted in concert with scholarly and scientific research, comprise an integral part of the MU mission.

In FY 2003, total instruction and public service expenditures at the University topped $48 million, a three percent increase over last year's total and a new all-time high. IPS awards showed even more dramatic growth, surpassing last year's total by more than 27 percent and approaching record highs set in FY 2001.

As in the previous year, the College of Education and University Extension each accounted for close to 50 percent of sponsored IPS activities, with programs in agriculture and medicine combining for another 29 percent of expenditure totals. Other colleges and schools also recorded FY 2003 gains that are worthy of note. Expenditures in the School of Health Professions, for example, were up almost one-third over last year, a figure reflecting the school's big jump in dollars awarded during FY 2002. The School of Journalism continued its two-year trend of robust gains, tallying record-high totals in both its expenditures, up 61.9 percent, and its awards, which rose from a total of $28,000 to more than $1.2 million in FY 2003. The College of Arts and Science also recorded an impressive rise in awards, raising its FY 2002 total of just over $2.3 million to more than $3.1 million last year.

In FY 2003 the federal government remained the largest single sponsor of MU's IPS activity, with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency combining to contribute the greatest amount of federal support. State government was also a major source of IPS funding in FY 2003, weighing in at 15 percent of total support.

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