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MU's mission as a public, land-grant university is to discover and disseminate knowledge. Building on its unique interdisciplinary research and teaching strengths, exemplified by Mizzou Advantage, MU will, by 2018, enhance its academic stature as measured by publicly available metrics, including those of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

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Best-In-Class Metrics

Global engagement



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Global Engagement

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on global engagement measures the percentage of undergraduate students who participate in study abroad experiences.

Independent faculty-mentored research experience



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Interdependent faculty-mentored research experience

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on independent faculty-mentored research experience measures the number of undergraduate students presenting at MU's Spring Research Forum.

Experiential learning



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Experiential learning

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on experiential learning measures the number of students participating in service learning.

Interdisciplinary engagement



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Interdisciplinary engagement

Preparing leaders to solve tomorrow's problems requires multi-disciplinary and global approaches and opportunities for experiential learning, research, and discovery. This metric on interdisciplinary engagement measures fall undergraduate enrollment in interdisciplinary courses.

Strategy Metrics

Total enrollment



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Total enrollment

MU is a one-of-a-kind education. We are one of only five universities nationwide that provides the rich diversity of schools and colleges and a research reactor, all on one campus. Known for our collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, MU has chosen to strengthen what we do best. Today’s problems cannot be solved by single disciplines. That is why cross-disciplinary solutions are necessary to address world problems such as hunger, obesity, disease, environmentally sustainable energy, human conflict and communications.

Six-year graduation rate



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Six-year graduation rate

Average time to graduation



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Average time to graduation

The Carnegie Foundation recognizes only 73 of the 297 doctoral/research universities as Research University (Very High Research Activity) and only 34 of those are selected for membership in the AAU due to their teaching, research, scholarship, and comprehensiveness. MU is, therefore, among the top 11% of research universities, reflecting its already high academic stature.

First-year retention



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First-year retention rate

The Carnegie Foundation recognizes only 73 of the 297 doctoral/research universities as Research University (Very High Research Activity) and only 34 of those are selected for membership in the AAU due to their teaching, research, scholarship, and comprehensiveness. MU is, therefore, among the top 11% of research universities, reflecting its already high academic stature.

Citations per/TT faculty



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Citations per tenure-track faculty

The Carnegie Foundation recognizes only 73 of the 297 doctoral/research universities as Research University (Very High Research Activity) and only 34 of those are selected for membership in the AAU due to their teaching, research, scholarship, and comprehensiveness. MU is, therefore, among the top 11% of research universities, reflecting its already high academic stature.

National Academy members



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National Academy members

The Carnegie Foundation recognizes only 73 of the 297 doctoral/research universities as Research University (Very High Research Activity) and only 34 of those are selected for membership in the AAU due to their teaching, research, scholarship, and comprehensiveness. MU is, therefore, among the top 11% of research universities, reflecting its already high academic stature.

Faculty awards per year



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Faculty awards per year

MU is a one-of-a-kind education. We are one of only five universities nationwide that provides the rich diversity of schools and colleges and a research reactor, all on one campus. Known for our collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, MU has chosen to strengthen what we do best. Today’s problems cannot be solved by single disciplines. That is why cross-disciplinary solutions are necessary to address world problems such as hunger, obesity, disease, environmentally sustainable energy, human conflict and communications.

Federal research dollars per faculty



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Federal research dollars per faculty

The Carnegie Foundation recognizes only 73 of the 297 doctoral/research universities as Research University (Very High Research Activity) and only 34 of those are selected for membership in the AAU due to their teaching, research, scholarship, and comprehensiveness. MU is, therefore, among the top 11% of research universities, reflecting its already high academic stature.

Number of postdoctoral researchers



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Number of postdoctoral researchers

MU is a one-of-a-kind education. We are one of only five universities nationwide that provides the rich diversity of schools and colleges and a research reactor, all on one campus. Known for our collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, MU has chosen to strengthen what we do best. Today’s problems cannot be solved by single disciplines. That is why cross-disciplinary solutions are necessary to address world problems such as hunger, obesity, disease, environmentally sustainable energy, human conflict and communications.

Accountability Measures

Headcount enrollment



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Headcount enrollment

FTE enrollment



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FTE enrollment

Student diversity



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Student diversity

Total degrees awarded



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Total degrees awarded

Development of annual fundraising



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Full Plan

To view full plan details for MU, visit: strategicplan.missouri.edu.

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Contact Information

Planning

Kenneth D. Dean, Interim Provost
Phone: (573) 882-6596
Email: deank@missouri.edu

Pat Okker, Interim Deputy Provost
Phone: (573) 882-6597
Email: okkerp@missouri.edu

Financials

Rhonda Gibler, Budget Director
Phone: (573) 882-2094
Email: giblerr@missouri.edu

Metrics/Dashboard

Mardy T. Eimers, Vice Provost for Institutional Research
Phone: (573) 882-3412
Email: eimersm@missouri.edu