Instruction & Public Service

Support Remains Robust in FY 2009

Instruction and Public Service (IPS) activities, conducted in concert with scholarly and scientific research, comprise an integral part of the MU mission. IPS expenditures at the University topped $71 million in FY 2009, a slight decline from last years’ record high, but still the second largest total in MU history. Newly awarded IPS funds, meanwhile, rose to $85.5 million in FY 2009, an increase of 20 percent over last years’ total.

As in previous years, MU Extension accounted for the largest share of IPS expenditures. Extension’s total of more than $20 million was its highest ever, the fifth straight year its expenditures have set records. The College of Education, the School of Medicine, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Human Environmental Sciences together generated more than $22 million, or about 32 percent, of the fiscal year’s sponsored IPS expenditures.

The federal government was again the largest single sponsor of University IPS activity in FY 2009, providing some 62 percent of total expenditures and 67 percent of newly awarded funds. State government, nonprofit and industry sources were also important sources of IPS funding. Expenditures from nonprofit sponsors showed the largest rate of increase, from $5.9 million in FY 2008 to $8.0 million in FY 2009.

FY 2009 IPS Expenditures, By Sponsor Type
Sponsor Amount Percentage
Federal $45,347,418 63%
State of Missouri $16,675,374 23%
Nonprofit $8,049,665 12%
Other $971,413 1%
Industry $449,125 less than 1%

For more detailed information, including data for departments within MU’s schools and colleges, please visit our Annual Report Web Query Tool. 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 expended by MU’s schools and colleges (please see the table below). Shared credit numbers represent each academic unit’s portion of the total amount expended by MU faculty and staff. Full credit numbers assign a dollar value to collaborative research involving faculty working across disciplines by allowing the full value of an expenditure to be reported multiple times in multiple units. Taken together, these numbers help demonstrate the dollar value of collaboration and interdisciplinary efforts at MU.

Consortium Lends Support to Kansas City Schools

MU and the University of Kansas, along with two other universities, are pooling resources, research capacity and expertise to improve public education in Kansas City. With an initial $800,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium, or KC-AERC, will investigate academic programs in more than 30 Kansas City area school districts and make recommendations for improvements.

“This coalition could make a huge difference in the educational system by identifying problems in the school districts and analyzing them through a variety of academic lenses,” said Jay Scriber, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the MU College of Education. “KC-AERC will study real-life problems in the school districts and provide useful information through rigorous research to area school districts. We can then funnel what we learn back to the school districts, so they can implement change.”

IPS Researchers Boost Federal Award Totals

FY 2009 saw continued robust federal support for instruction and public service investigators at MU, particularly in award totals, which showed a 7.5 percent gain over FY 2008 totals. Federal IPS expenditure totals declined, but topped $45 million for the third straight year.

IPS Awards by Funding Agency and Amount
Funding Agency Amount Percentage
Federal Government $53,828,219 63%
HHS $21,732,959  
USDA $9,740,846  
Education $8,581,783  
NSF $3,204,636  
Energy $2,043,911  
SBA $1,978,818  
DOT $1,003,265  
Labor $1,000,725  
Commerce $624,831  
Other $3,916,446  
Total Federal $53,828,219  
State of Missouri $20,919,711 24%
Nonprofit $9,292,204 11%
Other $1,215,506 1%
Industry $305,590 less than 1%
Total FY 2009 Sponsored IPS Awards $85,561,230  
Federal IPS Awards, In Millions
Fiscal Year Amount
2005 43.3
2006 44.5
2007 47.6
2008 50.3
2009 53.8
Federal IPS Expenditures, In Millions
Fiscal Year Amount
2005 43.1
2006 39.8
2007 50.1
2008 53.0
2009 45.3
IPS Expenditures By Division, Shared and Full Credit
Divisions FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009
Extension $15,930,957 $16,577,392 $17,954,794 $19,129,858 $20,567,253
Full Credit $22,833,367 $19,742,165 $19,759,950 $20,281,172 $23,099,408
School of Medicine $9,377,195 $11,275,990 $12,889,936 $15,015,536 $12,627,316
Full Credit $15,748,016 $22,357,069 $33,581,997 $42,998,046 $27,692,804
College of Education $8,396,716 $8,457,787 $9,216,743 $7,742,173 $8,380,874
Full Credit $12,514,435 $11,546,113 $14,380,023 $13,494,716 $13,511,630
Research Division $185,192 $542,584 $4,290,724 $4,535,777 $5,268,795
Full Credit $479,799 $1,027,301 $11,191,832 $7,087,193 $8,135,523
Information Systems $3,032,137 $2,967,121 $3,071,253 $3,253,592 $3,270,695
Full Credit $3,032,137 $3,027,115 $3,113,753 $3,253,592 $3,270,695
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources $2,810,345 $2,696,433 $3,038,619 $3,242,304 $3,154,728
Full Credit $3,899,538 $5,266,343 $5,712,895 $6,548,972 $5,861,223
College of Human Environmental Sciences $3,107,975 $3,115,009 $3,040,555 $2,645,197 $2,637,455
Full Credit $4,082,711 $4,273,290 $3,928,902 $3,002,631 $3,792,662
College of Arts and Science $2,156,975 $1,555,803 $2,438,055 $2,401,552 $2,102,897
Full Credit $4,204,269 $3,222,933 $5,722,446 $6,594,731 $4,617,004
School of Health Professions $1,530,189 $996,824 $530,795 $1,589,029 $1,763,288
Full Credit $2,865,562 $2,598,437 $1,213,739 $3,319,670 $4,310,745
College of Engineering $771,051 $851,334 $827,880 $3,037,241 $1,711,747
Full Credit $2,758,198 $2,494,114 $3,055,635 $5,482,859 $4,484,715
Graduate School $1,191,502 $1,705,388 $2,120,905 $1,751,128 $1,706,869
Full Credit $2,882,013 $4,147,207 $5,260,205 $4,625,100 $4,507,182
School of Journalism $355,275 $600,832 $1,166,346 $1,298,004 $1,658,346
Full Credit $4,925,238 $5,369,258 $4,217,764 $2,916,829 $4,249,770
College of Veterinary Medicine $1,070,163 $1,013,054 $4,108,266 $6,760,540 $1,277,815
Full Credit $2,560,903 $1,594,528 $18,928,253 $31,141,662 $4,867,192
Other $3,918,579 $3,470,929 $4,121,515 $4,384,106 $5,364,917
Full Credit $4,535,217 $4,033,917 $5,143,224 $8,231,496 $9,742,724
Totals $53,834,252 $55,826,480 $68,816,389 $76,786,036 $71,492,995
Full Credit Totals $87,321,403 $90,699,790 $135,210,617 $158,978,666 $122,143,276