IPS Remains Strong in FY 2007
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 reached $61.7 million in FY 2007, a total representing a significant increase over last year's $52.1 million. Newly awarded IPS funds rose to $58.4 million in FY 2007, an increase of 17 percent over last years' total.
MU Extension, at $21 million, accounted for the lion's share of IPS expenditures, while the College of Education, the School of Medicine, and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources together generated more than $20 million, or about 32 percent, of this fiscal year's sponsored IPS expenditures. Programs in human environmental science, arts and science, and health professions combined for another 16 percent.
In FY 2007, the federal government remained the largest single sponsor of the University's IPS activity, providing some 70 percent of total expenditures and 68 percent of newly awarded funds. State government and non-profit sources also remain an important source of IPS funding. Awards from nonprofit sponsors increased in a particularly noteworthy manner, jumping from just over $5 million in FY 2006 to $8.9 million in FY 2007.
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IPS Expenditures by Division, Shared and Full Credit
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Because projects in most MU divisions have become increasingly interdisciplinary, the Office of Research has calculated both "shared" and "full" credit figures for IPS-support dollars awarded to MU's schools and colleges (please see the table on the opposite page). Shared credit numbers represent each academic unit's portion of the total amount expended by MU researchers. Full credit numbers, on the other hand, seek to assign a dollar value to collaborative research by 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.