Extension Expenditures from State Funding

$1,081,039
$1,477,187
$1,287,054
$944,841
$1,022,541
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fiscal year

Extension Expenditures from State Funding by FTE

$104,955
$131,072
$115,805
$84,998
$91,955
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: Communicate funding needs within MSU, to legislature and constituent groups.

  1. Continue to work toward funding stability and growth.
  2. List activities in pursuit of research and service funding and report to faculty and staff annually.

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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 6.
Increase the visibility of the research, teaching, and extension programs.

Action: Continue to communicate FWRC accomplishments and benefits internally and externally.

  1. Report accomplishments and benefits of research projects.
  2. Develop synthesis of accomplishments and benefits at department and Center levels.

Action: Annually assess and communicate to faculty and staff the productivity and benefits of CFR and FWRC investments.

  1. Develop an economic impact assessment of CFR/FWRC investments.

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

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.