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Initiative: Develop new degree programs that increase enrollment and revenue

Invest in new academic programs that:

  • build on existing strengths
  • increase human intellectual capital
  • create public value and assist with state economic growth
  • increase student enrollment and revenue
  • develop professional, masters and doctoral programs in selective, high demand disciplines and career fields that create opportunities for economic development

Questions to address when developing new degree programs are:

  • What is the blend of disciplines that will position and advantage Marshall University in the future?

  • How do we prepare and transition ourselves for this new world of opportunity?

  • How do we effectively link these new educational endeavors in with research/scholarly activity?

  • What constellations of new degrees hold the greatest promise for distinguishing and elevating the competitiveness of Marshall University for external support?

  • How do we develop a financially self-sustaining, adaptive and self-generative models of new degree programs at Marshall University?

  • What is the balance we are seeking to establish with regard to the nature (e.g., scholarship of teaching, service, original, applied, etc.), caliber (e.g., number of graduates), and quality (e.g. benchmarking with the same programs at other institutions) of these new scholarly activity expected?

A list of New Programs/Schools emerged from over 800 submissions received during the Strategic Vision idea generation stage. It is organized in alphabetical order first on primary degree area and secondly on a detailed area of emphasis. Link