Extension Expenditures from Extramural Sources

$1,096,922
$1,336,733
$1,359,242
$1,402,798
$1,476,770
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fiscal year

Extension Expenditures from Extramural Sources by FTE

$106,497
$118,610
$122,300
$126,196
$132,803
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
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Definition:

FTE is full-time faculty equivalent. This metric is measured by the percentage of faculty salaries which are paid by extension funds. Percentages have been rounded.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 2.
Obtain additional support, dedicate additional funds to important specific needs.

Action: Continue to provide professional support positions including appropriate assistance in proposal preparation and other aspects of obtaining extramural support. Communicate availability of such assistance to scientists and research staff.

Action: Develop and provide incentives for scientists to obtain extramural support.

  1. Create a process to provide seed money to faculty for research projects that could attract extramural funding once preliminary data are obtained.

Action: Maintain appropriate flexible funding for support services pertinent to college operations.

  1. Provide electronic media access support.
  2. Provide support for equipment and facilities.
  3. Acquire support for research associates, graduate research assistantships, and secretarial and technician support.
  4. Provide support for equipment, facilities, laboratory maintenance and animal use and care.
  5. Seek to provide travel support for faculty and staff for gratis service to constituents.

Action: Director of FWRC will identify and develop funding opportunities and assist scientists in obtaining funding.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 4.
Maintain appropriate accreditation of undergraduate academic programs and continuously improve programmatic effectiveness, relevance, and quality.

Action: Use J.W. Starr Memorial Forest and other college properties appropriately for teaching and demonstration.

  1. Encourage CFR faculty and the Forest Manager to establish new research, management, and demonstration sites on the forest.
  2. Coordinate course field laboratories with forest operations personnel.
  3. Identify potential areas on the forest for establishment of upland and wetland management sites.
  4. Integrate use of the forest for teaching, research, and service activities with the forest management plan.
  5. Develop mechanism for selecting research and demonstration areas and protecting on-going areas.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 5.
Continuously improve the effectiveness, relevance, and quality of programs.

Action: Maintain a system for identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating priorities for FWRC research consistent with the FWRC mission. In this process, ensure appropriate involvement of faculty and staff, and ensure an appropriate balance between basic and applied research. Ensure that technology transfer needs are considered.

  1. Maintain departmental-level plans for identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating priorities for departmental research consistent with the FWRC mission. The system should result in departmental research plans which should be communicated to the Administrative Council and to stakeholder groups.
  2. Maintain the relevance of research through planning that includes needs assessments using external input from advisory committees and from other relevant external sources.
  3. Develop a mechanism to obtain Center-level guidance from constituents and collaborators, including input from Extension system, on research issues, needs, and priorities.

Action: Maintain the relevance, focus, and quality of extension/outreach activities through faculty and staff input, through external input from the advisory committees of CFR departments, through evaluations completed by extension/outreach participants, and other means, including where appropriate the MSU-ES Priority Planning Group process.

  1. Establish a plan at departmental levels for developing, implementing, and evaluating faculty and departmental priorities for extension/outreach consistent with the CFR mission by July 1, 2010.
  2. Develop College/Center-wide plan that integrates departmental priorities by July 1, 2010.
  3. Maintain the relevance of extension/outreach through planning that includes needs assessments using external input from advisory committees and from other relevant external sources.
  4. Develop a mechanism to obtain College/Center-level guidance from constituents on extension/outreach issues, needs, and priorities by July 1, 2010.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 7.
Develop and maintain operating procedures, administrative structure and processes that promote excellence.

Action: Recognize excellence with an annual award in research and service. Recognize and reward excellence in technology transfer, educational and technical assistance activities; planning and contributions to continuing education programs; service to scientific and professional organizations and other constituent groups; and service within the University, the College/Center, and within departments.

  1. Assess nomination and selection process and revise accordingly on a continuing basis.
  2. Publicize award winners.
  3. Identify and implement additional means to encourage and recognize excellence.
  4. Nominate faculty, staff, graduate students and others as appropriate for internal and external awards.
  5. Seek to monetarily compensate faculty who garner extraordinary achievement awards that do not automatically reward recipients.

Action: Communicate and facilitate research and continuing education efforts across disciplines, departments, colleges, universities, and research centers/institutes.

  1. Associate Director shall communicate to scientists planned and ongoing research. Opportunities for future collaborative research also shall be communicated.
  2. Initiate and require a center-wide assembly for all FWRC scientists, research staff, and graduate students. Explore the purpose, priorities, and inter-relationships of the three departments with regards to research.
  3. Encourage interdepartmental research and provide incentives for enablement.

Action: MSU Extension Service should maintain and support sufficient personnel in forestry, wildlife and fisheries, and forest products.