Research Report '04
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IPS Support Remains Strong in '04

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IPS Support Remains Strong in '04

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

Instruction and public service expenditures at the University topped $47.6 million in FY 2004, a total representing a slight decline from last year's record high, but one that remains well above MU's 5-year IPS expenditure average. Newly awarded IPS funds totaled more than $51.7 million.

Chart: Fiscal Year 2004 IPS Expenditures by Agency.As in the previous year, the College of Education and University Extension each accounted for the lion's share of sponsored IPS activities. Between them the two programs expended more than $26 million, or about 50 percent, of the this fiscal year's sponsored IPS funding. Programs in agriculture and medicine combined for another 22 percent, with the School of Medicine posting its highest-ever IPS expenditure total at $8.39 million -- an increase of some 70 percent over FY 2003.

In FY 2004 the federal government remained the largest single sponsor of the University's IPS activity, providing slightly more than 66 percent of total expenditures and more than 75 percent of newly awarded funds. State government also remains an important source of IPS funding, though the percentage of support provided by the State of Missouri in FY 2004 for the first time dropped below 20 percent, declining to just over 16 percent of expenditures and 12 percent of awards.


Because projects in most MU divisions have become increasingly interdisciplinary, the Office of Research has for the first time calculated both "shared" and "full" credit figures for IPS-support dollars awarded to MU's schools and colleges (please see the table on opposite page). Shared credit numbers represent each academic unit's portion of the total amount awarded to MU researchers. Full credit numbers, on the other hand, seek to assign a dollar value to the "productivity" of faculty working across disciplines by allowing the full value of an award to be reported multiple times in multiple units. Taken together, these numbers help demonstrate the dollar value of collaboration and interdisciplinary efforts at MU.

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