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Appalachian Preservation   Every university in the Appalachian region should have programs dedicated to preserving the land, culture and history of Appalachia.
Appalachian Studies   We need a Center for Appalachian Studies that would include history, ecology and economics. The Appalachians are some of the oldest mountains in the world and seem to lack our intellectual curiosity.Students need a better sense of history and science.
Applied Science Inverted Degree We should develop more "inverted degrees"  matching Associate of Applied Science with a 4-year program.  This strategy has been very successful at Southern Illinois U. @ Carbondale, Evergreen, Univ. of Wisconsin, Univ. of Montana, Wayne State, & Whitworth
Architecture Green The Marshall University School of Architectural Design...focused on environmental architecture which minimizes damage to the earth and environment via energy efficient design and use of recyclable material.  A 'Green Architecture' school. 
Architecture   I disagree with a law school for MU.  Why compete with WVU?  Instead offer something WVU doesn't.  I don't think anyone in the state offers "Design."  Or Architecture.  This would attract and keep creative people in the state.
Architecture and Engineering   Marshall needs a new Major that will have an impact in todays job marker. Either a 4 year engineering shcool or an Architectural school.
Onsite wellness center to attract future students. They need an alternative for fun, other than going out to the bars
Arts Incubator Build an arts incubator. Let graduates and students lease studio space and run a shop to sell art.  Have students run a recording studio for music.  Have students learn to submit writing for publication.  Arts lead to economic development.
Autism PhD Our access to internal and local external resources would allow us to offer a master's degree in Autism. One day, we could become the first university in the nation to offer a doctorate in Autism. 
Bio-Engineering School   MU should explore the possibilities of developing a Bio-Engineering School which includes Bio-medical maintenance repair, and bio-mechanical development for orthotic and prosthetic advancement.  I would also include a gait lab with the facility.
Biology Certificate 15 Month educational program certificate program for biology bachelor degree individuals.  This program would eliminate the final semester of our current curriculum.  It would involve another accreditation fee.
Biology MS Categorical Masters degree program.  (To be offered for Biology bachelor degree graduates.  Students at this level sometimes want a Master’s degree.  Would help with shortage in the field.)
Business Accounting Accounting: Programs of study oriented toward achieving separate AACSB Accounting Accreditation and developing a masters degree in accounting.
Business Accounting The accounting program should attain separate accounting accreditation from AASCB.  This could help strengthen the perception and quality of education.  Also, the Lewis College of Business needs to expand with specific master's degrees such as Accounting.
Business Boot Camp http://www.venturecatalyst.umd.edu/Boot_Camp/2004/agenda.html        boot camp link     Also, MU should expand licensing office to offer business development assistance or consider outsourcing technology licensing.
Business DMPNA degree Strong support please for the new LCOB Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia degree which is in its final proposal stages.
Business DMPNA degree LCOB, MU is in the process of developing a Doctorate in Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia.  This program will no doubt provide national prominence to the institution as well as contribute in the community and economic development for WV. 
Business DMPNA degree The Grad. School of Mgmt., LCOB has initiated the process of developing the Doctorate in Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia. The implementation of this program will give us a niche in a market which is developing and provide MU national prominence.
Business DMPNA degree Establish the management doctorate with the Nurse Anesthetist program at CAMC.  This has been proposed by the LCOB and the CAMC.  It is an outstanding idea and would be the only such program in the nation. If we don't WVU will.
Business DMPNA degree  The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has issued a statement advocating practice doctorate requirements for advanced practice nurses, which includes nurse anesthetists.In West Virginia and the immediate tri-state area, there are very few options for nurses interested in doctoral education.  None of these programs are clinical practice doctorates.  The availability of the DMPNA degree at Marshall would fill this need for a locally based doctoral program and thus enhance the quality of health care in the region.
Business DMPNA degree Now is the time for Marshall to launch the Doctor of Management Practice degree for nurse anesthetists (DMPNA).  Marshall University has strongly established its role as an innovator in our regional health care community through its' association with CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia.  This one-of-a-kind, entry level nurse anesthesia program offers registered nurses the unique opportunity to develop their capabilities as business leaders along with their transition to advanced practice nursing. Many established nurse anesthetists believe that business acumen is a vital component of aiming toward professional perfection. The DMPNA degree is a natural progression to the next level in this pursuit.
Doctoral education for nurses has been advocated by the Institute of Medicine's Crossing the Quality Chasm as part of a strategy to get the best prepared clinical nursing leadership.  Clinical practice doctorates, such as the DMPNA, are especially suited for this role. 
Business DMPNA degree The DMPNA is a step into the future, providing a needed end degree to enrich WV and the region.  Health Care Professionals will be offered an option never before available.   Management-minded Nurse Anesthetists! The  light at the end of the tunnel.
Business DMPNA degree Sir,  Please favorably consider the proposed new DMPNA program. This doctoral program would place MU not only on the cutting edge of educational innovation but also at the forefront of a needs based educational philosophy coupled with financial success.
Business DMPNA degree The proposed DMPNA is a one of a kind innovative and visionary program that will bring national prominence to Marshall University and ensure safe, competent anesthesia providers to the citizens of WV well into the future.
Business Entrepreneurship The establishment of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Marshall University would be very much consistent with the Marshall University's Strategic Vision Process.  It would be directly related to all four pillars of strategic vision process.
Business Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship: Programs of study focused on starting new businesses. Examples:  family business management, marketing research, capital development, business plan writing.
Business Entrepreneurship Every year the University of Maryland sponsors a Technology Startup Boot Camp.  Encourage faculty  interested in business to learn about starting companies.  NCIIA will sponsor such programs.
Business Entrepreneurship Further engage the university in the development of entrepreneurship programs and support efforts on behalf of the region and state.  
Business Incubator Operate business incubators on university-owned sites adjacent to or very nearby the Huntington and South Charleston campuses.
Business International International Business: Programs of study focused on global markets.   Example:  multinational marketing, international trade and finance, international legal environments.
Business Plan Competition Business Plan competition for Marshall University and the state.  This leads to WV students actively participating in business development in a variety of fields.  Social Entrepreneurship would also be excellent area to feature.
Business Professionalism Professionalism: Programs of study designed to graduate students with oral and written communication, business etiquette, networking, and best practices skills.
Business Public Administration Establish a stand alone program in public administration at the master’s level. An MPA program would create another flow of professionals to state agencies. We now have a cooperative program with WVU on the South Charleston Campus.
Business Public Administration Public Administration: Programs of study focused on local, state, and federal government management.  Examples:  public finance, program management, economic development.
Business Sales Sales: Programs of study focused on sales management.   Examples:  service sales, health care sales, business to business.
Carnegie Classification Doctorate/Research Marshall needs to climb the ladder in academic classification. We need to become a "Doctoral/ Research University". We need to increase our enrollment (undergraduate) and add graduate/ doctoral programs. This will help academics and athletics.                                                             

 
Chemistry Simulated Lab Complete the Simulated Lab. (We need a general Chemistry Analyzer).  This simulated laboratory could be used to analyze samples for research projects from the Medical School as well as anyone doing animal research on the main campus.  This would bring in funds for the department.  (Administrative staff would also be required for billing purposes.)
Clinical Lab Certificate Develop a 15 month educational program in clinical lab for individuals with a BS in Biological Sciences.  This would allow the graduate of this certificate program to take the certification examination at the bachelor level.  
Clinical Lab MS Develop a categorical Masters degree program in the Clin Lab Sci dept.  To be offered to Biology graduates.  The graduate would have specialized knowledge of clin lab testing in one area.   Would help alleviate the shortage of personnel in the clin lab. 
Community & Technical College  2+2 Programs It will be important as we focus on increasing the number of transfer students that attention is paid to the articulation of courses and the development of 2 + 2 programs by each academic unit.
Community & Technical College  2+2 Programs Expand 2 + 2 programs with the state Community Colleges to cover a greater variety of disciplines such as Sociology and Psychology.
Computer Science   Heavy minors/conc. in computer science could enhance many programs' graduates' attractiveness to employers and give them an edge in getting jobs. These programs would teach the discipline's computer applications and other specific skills(i.e.scripting)
Construction Management   MU or MCTC should start an academic program/emphasis in construction management.
Counseling PhD Marshall has had an M.A. in Counseling for many years. Students have always had to leave the state to gain a PhD degree, as there is no PhD degree in counseling or counselor education in the state. We have the faculty expertise and desire to do this. 
Criminal Justice   The Criminal Justice Department has put forward a proposal for a Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice.  Given the demand for higher education in the field and the relatively small number of doctoral programs, this would benefit MU and the area.
Doctoral Programs Culture Becoming competitive in the academic arena, we need to foster and develop high quality doctoral programs. We can not compete with WVU.To do this is to change the organizational culture. Most faculty on campus act like they work for a community college. 
Doctoral Programs MUGC The University should build on the doctoral programs already offered in S.Chas. by adding additional degrees which fill carefully determined needs.  Such might likely be counseling, special education, instructional technology, and assessment/evaluation.
Doctoral Programs Pop Tax We need to focus on becoming a doctorial institution. Whatever needs to be done to do that is what must happen for us to get to the level of WVU in this state. Also, we need to fight the state for the pop tax that WVU med school has taken for years!!
Education Certificate of Advance Study in International Education With the educational outreach being done by Stan Maynard in the Dominican Republic, the COEHS has the perfect platform for starting a Certificate of Advanced Study program in International Education. 
eLearning Industrial Psych PhD An e-campus PhD program in Industrial Psych. would provide opportunities for the non-traditional student while research in this field would complement WV's indust. economic base. I have an MS from an e-campus WVU program and would jump at a PhD e-program.
eLearning More in Arts & Education, plus advanced degrees I would like to see more online courses available, especially in the arts and education fields.  More and more adults are returning to college at a later age to finish their degrees or Masters/Dr., but still need to work full time to support families. 
eLearning More plus drop fee MU should offer more degree programs that can be completed entirely online. Leading institutions around the world like UCL, Utrecht & Lund are already doing so. Also, drop the fee that effectively doubles the cost of online classes for full-time students!
Energy Efficiency 19.Energy Efficiency- MU should offer a class on how to become more energy efficient in light of our nation's current energy crisis.
Energy Engineering An engineering program oriented towards energy - both coal and alternative energy source - would fit Marshall's needs, greater social good, and attract both private and federal dollars.  We should be looking at wind, water, solar power.
Energy Engineering An engineering program oriented towards energy - both coal and alternative energy source - would fit Marshall's needs, greater social good, and attract both private and federal dollars.  We should be looking at wind, water, solar power.
Energy   West Virginia has 15% of the nation's energy reserves and should be a national if not a regional center for the industry.    Shouldn't Marshall build a vision for energy related careers to attract companies to re-locate here in the heart of the resource?
Energy   I would like to see our environmental science program hire a faculty member who's knowledgeable about renewable energy, and let's start doing some things in that area.
Forensic PhD Given the fact that Forensic Science is a booming academic discipline and that MU has one of the few accredited FSC programs in the country, we should investigate the resources needed that would allow us to accelerate to the doctoral level in this field.
Geospatial    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Technology should be a Signature Initiative.  GIS is beginning to be used to help manage MU assets and data.  GIS should be integrated more into curriculum and research.  Can lead community in technology
Geospatial    The CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, GEOTECHNICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES (CEGAS) should be included in the 'Signature Inititives'.v CEGAS has 'sponsored' reseach projects envirornmental management, engineering, information technology, safety, industrial hygiene.
Geospatial    Provide 2 + 2 degree plans for land surveying, cartography, and geospatial sciences through the geospatial institute in effort to provide technicians as well as professionals to this growing industry.
Geospatial    A Geospatial Institute would provide the opportunity to educate both youth and decision makers. Geospatial data provides communities with vital information needed to make relevant business such as computerized map data, demographics, soil types, etc...  
Health Fast Track BS in Nursing Develop a BS degree in nursing for individuals who already have a BS degree in another field: most likely an 18-24 month long program. This will be an economic benefit and strengthen health care by providing additional qualified nurses.
Health First Aid Course For All Students 4.First Aid Classes- An 8 week course in basic first aid needs to be offered to ALL MU students, not restricted to only medical students.
Health health care management Healthcare: Programs of study in health care management, marketing, finance and economics.  Example: hospital administration, ethical issues in health care.
Health Health Informatics Develop and offer courses in health care informatics.
Health Histotechnology Develop a program in Histotechnology.  This used to be a hospital based program, but the certifying agency is now requiring at least and Associate Degree.  Currently there are 23 programs in the US.  St. Mary's has offered to help fund this program.
Health Histotechnology New Program in Histotechnology.  (This used to be a hospital based on-the-job training.)  This could be a post MLT option that would have a multi-skilled laboratory professional.
Health Holistic Collaborative effort of departments & integrative medicine to develop "MU Wholistic Healing Center" which is used by students & community. Dedicated to research and application of natural ways to heal, such as natural foods. Use NIH grants for funding. 
Health Molecular Diagnostics Develop a molecular diagnostics program; excellent chance for the College of Health Professions to collaborate with the community agencies and the med school.
Health Molecular Diagnostics Molecular diagnostics program – Dr. Rushton from the med school has been very strongly pushing this as well as St. Mary’s lab.  Excellent chance to collaborate with the med school.
Health Molecular Diagnostics Certificate Certificate Program in Molecular Diagnostics.  Some of the courses to be taught with IST.   (This would be a common curriculum for biotechnology and molecular diagnostics)
Health Nursing PhD For the professional nurses and community-MU needs a nursing doctorate program. This is essential to the continued well being of the program and people in the community; MU nurses have historically made a significant impact on the delivery of health care.
Health Occupational Therapy Marshall needs an Occupational Therapy program! So many students in this area, college and high school are interested in the field. The closest schools are WVU and Shawnee State, but many students want to go to school in their hometown! 
Health Optometry & Optician Develop optometry/optician program - The nearest is Ohio State.  The projected need by the Bureau of Labor is an 88% growth in WV, 9.0% in OH and 22.7% in KY for optometrists. For opticians the projected growth is 73% in WV, 9.8 in OH, and 14.5 % in Ky
Health Optometry & Optician Potential optometry/optician program – The nearest is Ohio State.  The projected need by the Bureau of Labor is an 88% growth in WV, 9.0% in OH and 22.7% in KY for optometrists. For opticians the projected growth is 73% in WV, 9.8 in OH, and 14.5 % in KY.
Health Personal Health When I was an undergraduate, everyone was required to take a class called "Personal Health."  I don't think many institutions, including ours, require such a course any more--unfortunately.  This too should be one of our general education outcomes.
Health Pharmacy We should look at a School of Pharmacy program. This could be coupled into the Medical school, would not take a lot of money to start up, would help us with our doctoral programs, and would help serve the community and the state.
Health PhD & DNP Nursing  Begin planning a Ph.D. and DNP in nursing
Health Physical Therapy Establish a program in physical therapy, perhaps in the med school. 
Health Physical Therapy MU should develop a physical therapy school.
Health Physical Therapy Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing and high paying medical career fields.  With Marshall's great track record with our med school, I would think a doctorate level PT program at MU would be a great fit.
Health Physical Therapy No place in the state is better suited to develop a physical therapy program than the Kanawha Valley, the population and medical centers of WV.  From S.Chas., a P.T. program would find itself in the midst of countless clinical practice opportunities.
Health Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Consider OT/PT programs.- Nearest programs are Ohio State, WVU and UK;  Projected growth through 2012: WV OT 2.78%, PT 2.99%; OH PT 27.9%,, OT 32%; KY PT 50%, OT 18%
Health Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, Molecular Diagnosis, Optometry Expand health professions programs offered. Evaluate inclusion of physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, molecular diagnostics, optometry, etc. All are growth areas in health care with limited or no local educational programs.
Health Point-of-Care Workshops and Health Fairs using Point-of-Care laboratory instruments for blood tests.  Also provide workshops for healthcare providers on these point-of-care instruments.
Health Preparatory  Classes There is a high demand for educating health care professionals in West Virginia.  Currently, students who wish to enter the nursing program take Human Anatomy (BSC 227) in the first semester of their freshman year.  This is a difficult course - one that may discourage many students at this point in their academic development.  MU should strongly consider a summer preparatory course where motivated pre-nursing students have a chance to get the skills they will need to succeed.  This could have a significant impact on retention, and it would be very easy to assess the program by determining the number of students who successfully complete BSC 227 with and without the preparatory course.
Health Veterinary Science *College of Veterinary Science *Program for Physicians' Assistant *In-state tuition for larger geographic area *Focus greater efforts on advertising, marketing, recruiting students (espec. at the Graduate College)
Home Land Security initiatives   We should partner with industry to develop the economic development potential of Home Land Security initiatives. We can help provide educational programs that will produce job opportunities in this burgeoning field. 
Honors College   Establish an Honors College at Marshall.
Honors College   Establish an Honors College at Marshall, which includes an Office for Nationally Competitive Awards to assist all qualified Marshall University students in competing for national and international scholarships like the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright Scholarships, etc.
Interdisciplinary Applied Technology Center MU establish and administer a Higher Education and Applied Technology Center in Huntington area bringing in courses of study/degree programs from other colleges/universities not available at MU.  Tie to Velocity Center and business technology development
Interdisciplinary Art/Psych Work with COFA and psychology to explore possibility of Music and Art therapy degrees
Interdisciplinary Certificate in Molecular Diagnosis Develop a certificate program in Molecular Diagnostics.  This could be a joint program with IST.  (Some common curriculum for both programs with some specialized courses for each.)
Interdisciplinary Child Diagnostics and Intervention Center Develop an Interdisciplinary Child Diagnostic and Intervention Center. Builds on current pediatric activities and provides a regional center of expertise from multiple Colleges. Research/teaching opportunities. Self-supporting within 3 years or less. 
Interdisciplinary Creativity Develop a Department of Creativity - a cross/inter-disciplinary program that studies  the creative process and its application to meeting challenges in various disciplines. Students/Faculty develop strategies to meet specific challenges collaboratively.
Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Laboratory Elective Undergraduate interest in forensic science is strong, and MU forensic science program is a draw.  Forensic science is an excellent interdisciplinary field, and MU should develop a truly interdisciplinary undergraduate forensic science laboratory elective.
Interdisciplinary Gerontology Gerontology: Programs of study focused on the aging population.   Examples:  marketing to the elderly, managing an aging workforce, estate planning.
Interdisciplinary Governance A new superstructure of governance is needed to develop interdisciplinary areas above dept. level to prevent turf disputes.   There is no coordination of hiring to plan development among units.  Examples:  nanotechnology and GIS.
Interdisciplinary Health & Communications Disorders Expand health related collaborations on campus.  Dietetics partners with Communication Disorders to provide feeding assessments for patients.  More opportunities would be available for faculty and students if such collaborations were further explored.
Interdisciplinary Health & Research Enhance development and growth in health-related disciplines by consolidating all health programs. Benefits: teaching and research synergy, minimize duplication of courses, strengthen clinical experiences, and emphasize interdisciplinary activities.
Interdisciplinary Masters in Physiology Faculty who wanted to create an interdisciplinary professional master's in physiology were discouraged by turf barriers. A way needs to be found allowing faculty from COS (Biology), COEHS (ESSR), SOM (Physiology) and Nursing to offer such a program.
Interdisciplinary Molecular Diagnostics Develop an interdisciplinary certificate program in molecular diagnostics between IST, Clinical Laboratory Sciences and SOM.  Expand connections with Biotechnology MS program at WV State University.  Increase stipends to attract more grad students.
Interdisciplinary PhD Professional Doctoral Degree in Forensic Science for working forensics scientists. Consideration should be given to a blended distance (-80%) site (-20%) approach that would attract a national and potentially international student population. Using a differential tuition surcharge appropriate for a targeted mid-to-upper career level executive audience, the net income from this program offers the possibility that is could support a resident Ph.D. program in Forensic Science.- Doctor of Physical Therapy – this degree program is rapidly becoming the entry-level for physical therapy practitioners. Addition of this program will enhance the availability of practitioners, while increasing the expertise available for advancing the rehabilitative science platform at Marshall.- Biomedical Informatics and Diagnostics – an interdisciplinary degree program like this one would fit well with the growing emphasis on biotechnology research and development. 
Interdisciplinary School Neuropsychology Certificate It is my proposal that we begin the process of developing an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental 15 credit hour certification program in School Neuropsychology.  The program would be designed to train School Psychologists to integrate neuropsychological principles into their assessment protocols.  The program would be a combination of didactic experience through the web, and on-site course work.  There would also be supervised clinical experience, using the latest neuropsychological assessment instruments, designed for school-aged children, which is essential for programmatic success.  The courses would be developed and taught between Huntington and South Charleston.  The practicum experience would occur within the Marshall University Community Clinic, and the Summer Program which are presently in place in Dunbar and would provide an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate clinical competence. I believe that a program such as this is consistent with Marshall’s Strategic Plan and will clearly provide a much needed service to our regional service area. 

 
Interdisciplinary Societal Needs Top-down support and encouragement of timely adoption of academic initiatives to better respond to societal demands: interdisciplinary programs; areas of emphasis for RBA and BAS - a Marshall initiative that was left in the dust by a more aggressive WVU
International eLearning It was our vision that one of the local universities would provide post-secondary opportunities in this field as well as collaboration with Kanawha County to expand the program to other school systems in the region via distance learning and the internet. An internet search reveals that more and more colleges are offering programs in "International Studies" such as Georgetown University, UNC Greensboro, and So. California Community Colleges to name a few. As a MU graduate, I believe this program may serve to elevate Marshall's business program to a higher status as well as make the Advantage Valley corridor even more attractive to national and international corporations. I believe this idea could be initiated with minimal cost and relatively minor curriculum adjustments to Marshall University.  At the same time it could provide large returns for the institution in terms of regional business, government involvement and grant opportunities.  Marshall University can take the lead in our region for this idea!
International eLearning Sissonville High presented itself as a good fit for such a venture as it is located near NGK Sparkplugs (Japanese), Toyota, and WV-American Water (German) companies.Sissonville High has already implemented this program of studies as a magnet school with emphasis in the areas of:  Social Studies, Foreign Language, Business, and Technologies.  They also offer other special opportunities in the area.
International eLearning and WV-American Water (German) companies. Sissonville High has already implemented this program of studies as a magnet school with emphasis in the areas of:  Social Studies, Foreign Language, Business, and Technologies.  They also offer other special opportunities in the area. It was our vision that one of the local universities would provide post-secondary opportunities in this field as well as collaboration with Kanawha County to expand the program to other school systems in the region via distance learning and the internet. An internet search reveals that more and more colleges are offering programs in "International Studies" such as Georgetown University, UNC Greensboro, and So. California Community Colleges to name a few. As a MU graduate, I believe this program may serve to elevate Marshall's business program to a higher status as well as make the Advantage Valley corridor even more attractive to national and international corporations. I believe this idea could be initiated with minimal cost and relatively minor curriculum adjustments to Marshall University.  At the same time it could provide large returns for the institution in terms of regional business, government involvement and grant opportunities.  Marshall University can take the lead in our region for this idea!
International Immersion Require students to engage in immersion-type international learning experiences. Eventually, this expectation should become a graduation requirement. These experiences must be effective in broadening multicultural/global understanding and perspectives. They should emphasize non-English speaking nations where students must speak the language. Project-based learning experiences involving collaboration between American students and international students have been shown to be a powerful and highly effective approach in this regard. 
International Scholarship for Study Abroad Studying abroad fosters critical thinking & prepares students to live/work in a global environment.  Promote retention & build intellectual capital by offering each MU student who maintains a 3.0 during first 60 MU credits a scholarship for study abroad.
International School of International Studies Global literacy is today what computer literacy was 20 yrs ago.  MU should establish a School of International Studies that is multi-disciplinary & prepares students for jobs that are critical to our national security and global business competitiveness.
International School of International Studies Establish a School of International Studies that requires intensive language preparation and study abroad.  Link this to the College of Business, and you will have graduates that create jobs internationally and bring them back to West Virginia.
International School of International Studies In response to your solicitation for community input for the university, I propose the following: The implementation of an "INTERNATIONAL STUDIES" program at Marshall. I have been involved with the construction and development of a new middle school in Sissonville, WV - a suburb north of Charleston. The group I worked with, "Better Schools, Better Communities" suggested that the new Sissonville Middle School (now under construction) and the current Sissonville High School implement a magnet curriculum for international studies. I personally presented this concept to the governor's "West Virginia, Vision Shared" panel in the summer of '04.  They were quite enthusiastic about the opportunities this could create for the region in terms of economic development and the access to a well-educated population, one that could be prepared to reach outside state and national boundaries.  Vision Shared offered its expertise and resources to develop the program as soon as possible. Sissonville High presented itself as a good fit for such a venture as it is located near NGK Sparkplugs (Japanese), Toyota, 
International School of International Studies In response to your solicitation for community input for the university, I propose the following: The implementation of an"INTERNATIONAL STUDIES" program at Marshall. I have been involved with the construction and development of a new middle school in Sissonville, WV - a suburb north of Charleston.  The group I worked with, "Better Schools, Better Communities" suggested that the new Sissonville Middle School (now under construction) and the current Sissonville High School implement a magnet curriculum for international studies. I personally presented this concept to the governor's "West Virginia, Vision Shared" panel in the summer of '04.  They were quite enthusiastic about the opportunities this could create for the region in terms of economic development and the access to a well-educated population, one that could be prepared to reach outside state and national boundaries.  Vision Shared offered its expertise and resources to develop the program as soon as possible.
 
International Student & Faculty Exchange MU needs to foster greater student & faculty exchange with universities around the world, especially in Asia and Australia.
International   MU is by large a regional university, but its graduates almost inevitably find themselves competing in an economy that is globalize.  It is important to create an internationalization program to better prepare its students as future employees.
International   A focus on global issues needs to be infused across the curriculum.  MU should establish a School of International Studies that is multi-disciplinary & prepares students for jobs that are critical to our national security & global business competitiveness
International   Encourage faculty to participate in efforts to internationalize the curriculum & promote study abroad & develop an international dimension to their teaching, research & service using financial incentives, promotion/tenure, release time, job descriptions.
International   There is a lack of courses w/ international focus at the 100/200 level. Incorporate an international dimension into the general studies curriculum to ensure students study abroad or take advantage of an international experience locally by junior year.
Law   A Law school sounds very good, that would bring a lot of new students and possibly new business. The university should build a 20 story dorm building/rec center/shopping center for students in that lot across from old main across from hussons pizza
 
Law MUGC Marshall should add more graduate and doctorial programs, especially law as we are the only full sized university named after the 1st chief justice. The law program should be both day and evening and located at S. Charleston campus with concentrations. 
Law MUGC & eLearning Develop a law school that caters to the nontraditional student, located at MUGC utilizing E and evening classes.
Law   Marshall University needs a law school plus twenty (20) years to grow its own alumni who will run for office.  Once this is in place our alumni will "fight" for funding dollars for MU to the same degree the legislative body now fights for dollars for WVU.
Law   My name is Chris May and I am a 2003 graduate of MU.  I feel that in order for MU to stay current and meet the needs and wants of the area, it is crucial that we plan and develop a Law School.  
Law   MU should develop a part-time/night law school either in So. Charleston or Huntington campus.  A four year night law school may not present as much of threat to WVU Law. 
Law   Create a Law School Investigate the possibility of establishing a Law School.  One line of action worthy of consideration is linking with an established proprietary school offering such a degree.I would suggest that we approach Capital University in Columbus Ohio.  We have personal contacts with them and their law school.  Capital offers a program uniquely tailored for the full-time employed and provides evening courses and off-campus offerings. As a private institution, Capital has great flexibility and is not answerable to the Ohio higher education system. Moreover, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission now encourages alliances with out-of-state proprietary schools where needs exist in-state. Some sort of a cooperative agreement creating a self-funding school will alleviate accreditation and start-up costs and lessen objections to the prohibitive expenditures associated with such an endeavor. Housing the bulk of the “School” in the Kanawha Valley would provide access to the Supreme Court’s library, secure a ready made clientele and increase Marshall’s presence and prestige in the area.
Law   A law school on the Marshall University Huntington Campus Only a fraction of West Virginia residents who go to law school end up at the state's only law school at West Virginia University. While there is a lot of support for locating a new law school on the Charleston Campus, I feel that this would be a mistake. Receiving law degrees in Charleston would fail to create identification with Marshall. We need to graduate students who are strongly loyal to Marshall. Some of those students will run for state legislative seats. We need these types of loyal, dedicated supporters. A law school would also create greater support for Marshall. Studies indicate that: * The greater the number of services provided by an organization such as a university, the more support it will receive from others who are dependent on it. * Also, the greater the dependence, the greater the legitimacy and support.
Law   DEAR MR KOPP MY DAUGHTER RECIVED A B.S IN HISTORY FROM MARSHAL IN 3 YEARS WITH GPA OF 3.68 AND IS NOW A 3ERD YEAR LAW STUDENT AT WVU. MR KOPP IT IS A SHAME THAT THE UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER THE GREAT JURIST AND AMERICAN JOHN MARSHALL DOES NOT HAVE A LAW SCHOOL! I UNDERSTAND THAT WVA IS A SMALL STATE BUT WITH NATIONAL APPEAL OF MSU ITS TIME FOR A LAW SCHOOL ! PLEASE FORGIVE MY GRAMMER IM DISABLED COAL MINER, BUT FOR SAKE OF FUTURE PROSPERITY OF THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE LAYERS MAKE GREAT ALUMNI AND SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR MARSHALL TO HAVE A LAW SCHOOL AFTER ALL THERE ARE 2 MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN WVA AT WVU, MARSHALL WHY NOT 2 LAW SCHOOLS THANK YOU FOR READING MY LETTER       
Law   We need to look into a School of Law. This university was founded on the principles of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and we do not offer a Law Degree. This advanced degree will again further our graduate/doctoral studies.
Law   Marshall is in need of a law school.  As a Marshall alum and a WVU College of Law graduate, I fail to see why WV has only one law school.  Marshall was named for one of our nation's greatest jurists. Time to continue our growth & establish a law school.
Law   I propose we finally take the steps to instate the Marshall University School of Law.  It is only fitting, we take such a necessary step, after all, we are named in honor of the great American jurist himself.
Law   As a 1996 graduate of Marshall I still find it strange that we do not have a law degree program.  A law program would elivate Marshall to a new national level and practicing attorneys also tend to support their alma maters in monetary fashion.
Law   W.Va. needs a better law school, and MU has proven it can do medical school better than WVU, so why not a John Marshall College of Law?  I'm a WVU grad (B.A. & J.D.), but my wife is a WVU grad and current MU student. Everything MU has been better.
Law   establish a Law School at Marshall.  Initially as an adjunct to WVU school of Law. Leverage Tri-State lawyers to teach basic course work. Incorporate Paralegal course of study in the school. Initiall have basic courses at MU and follow-on courses at WVU.
Law   A school named after John Marshall should offer a law education, dedicated to the premise of citizen-led government and excellent affordable legal services to WV citizens from WV citizens, educated in WV. Impact of US liability law vs world on US econ? 
Law   By developing a Law School near the Capitol, we will better serve the people of WV, plus have more of an impact on future legislative sessions and public policy as our alumni increase their role within WV government with less of a wvu-centric mindset. 
Law   Marshall should give serious consideration to developing a school of law. Provide greater professional opportunities for WV, open new adult career choices , increase academic programs, attract out-of-state students & eventually give more legisla. members
Law   As others have suggested, Marshall absolutely needs a JD program. It would be invaluable both as a recruiting tool and as a way to keep MU graduates in the Huntington area. 
Law   It would make sense for MU to have a law school and the wellness center should be put on a back burner. Don't mimic WVU with new buildings. If we want to compete with WVU we should better our existing programs or create a program they don't have. 
Law   We need a law school.Make the law school tuition high enough for the law school part to be self sufficient.
Law   Start a law school. Currently the state only has 1, WVU. This gives WVU advantages in raising funds from high-salary alums and power in the legislature. MU could build in Charl. near the grad school. Law Sch.'s are usually $$-makers for their school also.
Medical Medical Engineering Create a new field, under Med School, called Medical Engineering, using information management, engineering, and statistical process control principles to improve the availability, retreival, and diagn. from medical data, and get impr low-cost med. care.
Medical Supply Warehousing   MU should look into developing a program for Medical Supply Warehousing.  The field is growing and with the emphasis on homeland security, there is and will continue to be a need for trained medical warehousing specialists.
Multiple  Law, Engineering, Architecture, Dental Marshall needs to retain more students. Student begin there college experience here then go to schools that offer Law, Engineering, Architecture, Dental,quailty students will apply. They also leave for schools which allow sophomores to live off campus.
Multiple Biotechnology, Health care, Education Based on co-op engineering models (Va.Tech, U of Cinn.) establish MU co-op study programs in bio-technology, health care and education. A new tool to bring in highly talented WV high school students.
Multiple CTC Degrees Top 5 workforce investment training areas provided by WIA Region 2 in 2003 were LPN; truck/bus/other commercial vehicle operator; medical assistant; RN; and cosmetologist.  Notice the lack of college degrees needed?  Expand the local market for degrees!
Multiple Engineering, Law, LLM,  Focus on the development of new high value degree programs. At a minimum, these priority programs should be self-supporting and contribute important expertise to MU. Priority should be given to studying the feasibility of establishing the following new degree programs: - 4-Year, ABET-Accredited Engineering Program – Although the development of this program is underway in the College of Information Technology and Engineering, MU must commit to ensuring the long-term success of this program. Increasing the number of engineers in West Virginia is a key strategic goal for improving the state’s intellectual capital and economic horizons;- Law School – J.D. (juris doctor – general practice law) degree and with L.L.M. (master of laws) degrees offered in key areas that create value for the state and MU (e.g., intellectual property/patent law, international law, and forensics law. An option to consider is partnering with an existing, accredited law school. 
Multiple Engineering, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Law New Programs: 1.Proposed programs should complement WVU and other state college degree programs. 2.Proposed programs (short term) prioritized by need for economic development, and needs of this region. 3.Proposed programs develop current strengths and address emerging needs. 4. Four year engineering school is a necessity 5. Med School, Nursing programs could be developed (alternate/complementary care, physical therapy) 6.Vocational programs developed to support current strengths and emerging needs especially in medical and biotech areas. 7.Biotech  8.School of Vet. Med. 9.Law School should be priority to better position MU politically and fiscally. Location: Charleston/Huntington? (Advantage Valley initiative)
Multiple Law, Dental, Pharmacy, Engineering Law School , Dental school, School of pharmacy, Engineering program.   I think all of these programs would help Marshall grow in numbers of students as well as stature in the college ranks.
Multiple Law, Engineering We need a law school, engineering school (mechanical, civil, chemical & electrical).
Multiple Law, Engineering, Dental, Pharmacy, Architectural, and Veterinary MU needs professional schools and/or programs to elevate growth in order to create a more affluent alumni base, which will be tomorrow's donors.  Schools we need: law, engineering, dental, pharmacy, architectural, and veterinary.
Multiple Law, Veterinary, Engineering, Pharmacy I believe it is important that MU be more aggressive in obtaining a law school.  UC is taking the lead in that area and in the area of a pharmacy school. A 4 year engineering school is in the works and is needed.  A Vet school also would be an idea.
Multiple Law, Veterinary, Nurse Anesthetist Considering that Marshall is named after a great lawyer, why don't we have a law school? Makes no sense to me.  We also need a Vet school and a Nurse Anesthetist school. Anesthesia is a HIGH paying job and there is a huge shortage of them in this area.
Multiple MUCG Criminology & Environmental Studies The capitol city of the state is a logical location for the University to grow graduate programs in criminology and environmental studies.  Both of those would work well with graduate programs already in South Charleston.
Multiple Veterinary, Nurse Anesthetist MU should focus on degrees that WVU doesn't offer to lure potential students here. 2 programs that come to mind are a Vet school and a Nurse Anesthetist school. Marshall is mostly about medicine and these fields just make sense to have.
Multiple Veterinary, Optometry Grow PhDs I think it's important for MU to develop professional schools that WVU doesn't have.I support a vet school and optometry school at Marshall U. 2)more phd's need to be offered-journalism?biotech? history? forensics? anything to grow the phd program.
Multiple Graphic, Printing Marshall needs to be more diverse in their technological offerings and bring in Graphic Communications or Printing Technology as a major. 
Nursing Second Degree Develop second degree programs, particularly for nursing
Parents   We need more focus on Parent Programs, given the increased involvement of parents in their child's life. They can be a tremendous recruitment and retention resource if used wisely. How involved do we want them, where can they be used the most effectively?
Review Regional Demand   Analyze the offerings of other public universities within a 150-200 mile radius of Huntington.  Cross reference these institutions' course offerings.  This should give us an indication of what studies abound and which are in short supply...thus, demand.
Stop Expanding Until Current are Supported   Stop planning for, and implementing, more doctoral or professional programs until the ones in existence have adequate (not minimal)resources
Teacher Ed Community Create a Carnegie Teaching Academy Campus program (where university community comes together for conversations to determine what helps and hinders scholarship of teaching) to radically influence teaching, link learning, teaching, scholarship together.
Tourism Hospitality Has Marshall University considered a 4-year degree program in Tourism and Hospitality?
Tourism Hospitality Marshall should develop a four-year degree program in tourism and hospitality.  Many universities have similar programs along with a camput hotel facility run primarily by the students and faculty as part of their practial experience for degree completion
Tourism Hospitality Tourism: Programs of study focused on the travel and hospitality industries.   Examples: ecotourism management, hotel and restaurant management, tourism marketing, logistics.
Tourism Unique Area Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in West Virginia.  Among the more popular forms of tourism are site visitation and historical interpretation. 1. Marshall is uniquely positioned to assume a leadership role in developing historical preservation and tourism for the Mid-Ohio Valley Region.  The Department of History has in place a special area on Public History. 2. The Tri-State Region abounds with historical sites, especially those associated with the Ante Bellum and Civil War periods.  There exist several “Nuggets” that when mined will add luster to what can become a major industry.  Examples include: Mike Perry’s Heritage Farm, the Point Pleasant River Museum, the Huntington Museum of Arts and scores of historical sites in the Tri-State Region. 3. At the very least, Marshall should host a regional conference to explore the potential development of a comprehensive tourism/historical preservation plan.
Transportation   PLease include a recognition of Transportation as an area of focus in this area. Transportation has been more viable than Biotech, although I support both. Transportation should also be an area of focus.
Veterinary MUGC WV desperately needs a veterinary school.  No place could be better situated for it than Charleston/S.Chas. The S. Chas. campus could expand to fit it or empty space at the Dow Park could be used. The school would provide much needed service & econ. help.
Veterinary   Although a Law School may sound attractive, we should consider (1) the demand for more lawyers, and (2) the increasing availabililty of online degrees. As an alternative, we should consider a School of Veterinary Medicine.
Veterinary   The State of West Virginia is without a School of Veterinary Medicine. There are only 28 nationwide and are limited spaces available. The addition of this program will not only serve West Virginia, but would bring in out of state students and tuition.
 
Veterinary   While it would be an expensive undertaking, a School of Veterinary Medicine would (1) be unique to WV, and (2) respond to a huge national demand for vets.
Waste Management   A solid waste management / recycling / composting course offered on a regular basis would be useful. Because those are my areas of specialty, I would be glad develop such a course if asked.
Water Summer Program The Great Rivers summer program would leverage existing relationships with RTI, USACE, local watershed associations, and expertise in CoS and CITE.
Water   Start a summer institute in Point Pleasant or Montgomery with an emphasis on Watershed Resource Science/Management.  Students would be attracted by international reputation of New and Gauley Rivers and chance to learn on two great rivers (Kanawha, Ohio).