Total Teaching Funds

$1,646,821
$1,824,903
$1,902,320
$1,983,956
$2,080,295
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fiscal year

Teaching Funds by FTE

$86,493
$97,307
$104,254
$105,867
$110,949
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 teaching 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.

Action: Maintain graduate assistantships commensurate with departmental, CFR, FWRC and stakeholder needs.

Action: Maintain excellent facilities including information transfer and technology. Increase classroom space for CFR courses. Ensure excellence in computer and other technological teaching laboratories.

  1. Acquire funds from non-traditional sources such as endowments, gifts, and revenue from the J.W. Starr Memorial Forest for maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  2. Seek adequate built-ins.
  3. Identify and coordinate priorities with Buildings and Grounds Committee.
  4. Assemble information from departments to maintain a rolling five-year facilities and equipment plan.
  5. Report annually the investments made toward upgrading and maintaining laboratories and other related college facilities.
  6. Identify and explore funding sources.
  7. Maintain a list of maintenance needs, priorities, and schedules on the intranet.
  8. Install multi-media podia and other computer-based technology to facilitate lectures and labs in CFR class- and seminar rooms.
  9. Establish a CFR Task Force to prioritize classrooms for receipt of technology and determine reasonable technology for each candidate classroom by 2010.

Action: Review and revise transportation fee policy as needed.

  1. Allocate funds to offset the cost of laboratory transportation.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 3.
Achieve undergraduate and graduate student enrollments consistent with college and MSU goals, fiscal resources, and societal needs for professionals in forestry; forest products; and wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture.

Action: Increase student participation in academic, scientific, and relevant professional organizations.

  1. Establish a fund for undergraduate students to attend professional meetings that may be matched by student organizations by 2012.
  2. At the college-level, establish a competitive grants program for graduate students to attend key professional meetings and give poster and/or paper presentations by 2012.
  3. Promote oral and poster presentations by graduate students at professional meetings and encourage faculty to facilitate the process. Data will be reported by Department Heads to Metrics Manager.

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Related Objectives:

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

Action: Balance teaching resources with enrollment and program needs.

  1. The Dean will award teaching resources to Departments in consultation with Associate Dean and Department Heads.
  2. Justify and seek added teaching funding (10 funds) from Provost.
  3. Establish college-wide targets for enrollment linked with resources and departmental and MSU objectives.
  4. Acquire teaching resources relative to target enrollment levels and program needs.

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Related Objectives:

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

Action: Appropriate transportation should be maintained for teaching activities.

  1. Sustain fleet of vans and buses or bus services.
  2. Establish a college-wide committee to assess vehicle needs for teaching and to assess funding issues.