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Community ideas submitted in 2005

Organized by Date and Goal Area

(These are only ideas from community, to see the ideas from Marshall's faculty, staff and students please go to sharepoint site)

Date Goal Area Comments
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Establish a relationship with Fine Arts and Chruchs.  Students could sing in the choir, play music, dance, establish contemoray services for youth, get to see what MU has to offer. Some churches might be able to pay others may not. teaching classes also. 
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall University establish it's self as the University that provides Continueing Education for professionals needing hours of training for certifications, licensures Our company spends $1,500 per staff, those in needs CPA, ATC, PT, SLP, Nursing, HR, DR
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Offer advanced training and MSW to meet the needs of the state for professional social workers.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service establish "ditance learning" video capability at southern WV high schools for the community. Target people working in business, education and professions. Allow them to obtaing undergraduate and graduate course work in their communities.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Establish a "field trip" program for elementary/middle school students classes to visit an MU academic facility and attend an MU olympic sport contest free of charge. Provide students with a Marshall item and initiate their interest in MU and MU athletics
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop community-based learning to llift depressed potential among youth.  Teach skills that will enhance student excellence, enable parents to effectively participate in achievement, encourage post sec. school educ. persuit., provide empoyees to busines
19-Dec-05 Community & Service 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. 
19-Dec-05 Community & Service By getting the community involved with Marshall University, people will realize how wonderful most of the students are. This might even allow more job opportunities for students who are struggling to get a job. Jobs in our area seem to be concern!
19-Dec-05 Community & Service By offering more on-line classes and/or on-line degree programs, Marshall will be able to reach a higher number of potential students, which would include those individuals who are employed full time and live over 2 hours away from the nearest campus.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Collaborate with Wayne/Cabell schools to develop a pilot project that establishes a "virtual" math/science/art design academy at MU for high school students. It should be scalable for expansion statewide and adaptable to encompass grades 6-8.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Expand 2 + 2 programs with the state Community Colleges to cover a greater variety of disciplines such as Sociology and Psychology.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall should find ways to connect closer to the community to meet its needs. Academic programs should have community service as part of their curricula. More programs and courses for seniors--summer would be a great time. More camps for kids at risk.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall University would be most improved by improving it's "front line" people.  These are the people that the public first talks to when they contact the university in many departments such as financial aid, human resources, the registrar, admissions
19-Dec-05 Community & Service 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. 
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Review current activities, programming and initiatives to assess their effectiveness and progress toward advancing institutional goals for inclusiveness and diversity. Clarify goals. Institute effective strategies for accomplishing them. Specify indicators accompanying benchmarks for monitoring progress and. Phase out ineffective programs and focus of programming that matters most for the future. 
19-Dec-05 Community & Service Service activities of the University should be tied to other activities whenever possible to provide multi-use of resources. Resources committed to service activities should follow institutional priorities.
19-Dec-05 Community & Service The "front line" employees are so important as the first impressions of MU. It begins with the Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar, Registrar, student housing and ends with the Alumni. There is only ONE first impression of a higher ed institution for your child. Recruiting National Merit students and high achieving students to campus is not that difficult. It begins with communication, personal contact, extreme interest and a genuine concern. Quality students attract other quality students and become quality alumni. This should be the primary focus. Most all other goals will fall into place; research, donations, interest, intellect, growth, and community involvement. The university is up-grading the facilities of Old Main-wonderful. The front line offices must create a good first impression for visiting and prospective students. The first letter, call, the vision of the campus and hopefully the lasting impression.  Reward the front line workers; there may never be a second chance to obtain that quality family to MU. Success breeds more and continued success. Consider removing the metro tuition rate. Draw a circle around the tri-state area and make it local; in-state. Quantity and quality students are at your back door.  Show the tri-state community how to be the area leader in education; every day in every way- beginning in 2006.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation 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.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Let West Virginia's universities, industries, and leaders be at the front in developing efficient small, home and business size turbines. Subsidy money can pay West Virginians to develop clean energy answers not outside companies to destroy our natural beauty. A West Virginian broke the sound barrier, another developed NASA rockets, and many are industrial leaders--we can lead the world and develop more efficient ways to harness wind. Challenge the technology, physic, and scientific leaders in this state to develop a new, smaller, and more efficient turbine that can be attached to homes and towering skyscrapers. 
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Establish a Marshall Research Institute (a la Georgia Tech Research Institute and Stanford Research Institute) in Bio-Technology, Ecology and Life Sciences.  Opportunity for economic development and advanced study programs.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Obtain a "brown site" development exception to build a college baseball/softball complex in the former industrial sites north of third avenue in Huntington.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Create interdisciplinary groups of faculty who are given time to work collaboratively on activities like discussing and solving instructional and community problems and proposing and developing ideas for grants.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Develop a partnership between the athletic department and local schools and youth organizations Capitalize on the many opportunities to tie the classroom with athletics. Reware excellence in attendance and challenge students to strive for academic growth
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Develop virtual symposiums at which Marshall scholars and creators can present research and works in progress and engage in dialogue with interested colleagues.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation I believe that there should be a December graduation.What university makes their students wait till May to graduate. One graduation takes extremely too long and students dont want to wait till May if they are already finished in Dec. Come on MU...Step Up
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation MU should be creating oppurtunities for students to learn across disciplines and solve problems creatively. This is not possible without investing in our arts program.
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Provide funding  for pilot projects. Grant  funding requires preliminary data. There is no  mechanism  for funding pilot projects  esp. at  the Assoc and Prof level. Start up funds only help new faculty, need to support other faculty, cheaper investment. 
19-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation To develop a financially self-sustaining, adaptive and self-generative model of research and creative activity at Marshall University, colleges need a way to give incentive rewards to faculty, such as reassigned time or awards for scholarly activities.
19-Dec-05 Economic Development WV is made up of mostly small business MU either can be the premier institiution to develop circulum or develope consultative services of staff to develope exsisting business to grow.  Research and seek out those business in trouble  or behind and help 
19-Dec-05 Economic Development Not really EconDev, but a "Marshall Green Campus" program could identify energy initiatives with good ROI and short payback, i.e."VendingMisers" to reduce energy costs of soda machines,geothermal heat pumps in new construction,HiEff lighting rplcmts, etc.
19-Dec-05 Economic Development Establish an MU "business directory" listing MU alumni, their business and their business address. Sell it to alumni to support MU, use it as source for fundraising contacts, encourage cross referrals for business development. 
19-Dec-05 Economic Development MU establish and administer a Higher Education and Applied Techniology 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
19-Dec-05 Economic Development Economic development will only take place in a climate that encourages planned risk--where entrepreneurial programs and creative summer school options are promoted. Adopting a global perspective is a must, with a heavy focus on international linkages.
19-Dec-05 Economic Development Problem 1:  Marshall needs more money to expand. Solution 1:  Increase number of students enrolled. Problem 2:  How does MU increase the enrollment? Solution 2:  MU must be the best choice academically, athletically, and socially.   Tough, but possible!
19-Dec-05 Economic Development Update how development is handled on campus. Each college should have a development person to help make connections and promote the college. Deans, Chairs, and others should spend time doing development activities and creating grateful givers.
19-Dec-05 Economic Development WE NEED BETTER PUBLIC RELATIONS!  Consider hiring some students from our fine program or have them work on this as a class project for graduation, but push our university name/image as the best in the state and region.  WVU/OSU and others aren't better.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources I think that if we are genuinely interested in maximizing the potential of our students, we need to provide as much time and support for the development of quality teaching faculty as we are in the development of quality researchers.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources It is my belief that a truly productive process would be begin with the formation of a well-informed group assigned to determine and implement the prudent and exact actions to be taken to achieve the goals pre-determined by the group. They could also assist in the selection of the most feasible of the suggestions received from the public. There is no doubt that the plans and actions of such an informed group would be of infinite value. PROPOSAL: The GROUP: Consists of two factions reporting to the President. ACADEMIC: Each member chosen for his/her full knowledge of, and lengthy experience in academia, teaching ... plus an awareness of definite actions required to improve the quality and growth of Marshall's academic programs. Marshall's faculty has many members that would qualify ... but in the past they have been held at arms-length or ignored. FINANCIAL: Each member chosen for his/her full knowledge of, expertise and lengthy experience in the past and present financial operations of the university. Some presently in Marshall's financial departments would qualify and there are many financial professionals in the area willing to consult and advise. Each faction meets weekly and reports to the President in a joint meeting every two weeks for full reports and discussion. The point made here is that the plans and specific actions required to benefit the university can best be determined by a consensus of fully-informed minds.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Establish and Engineering School.  an academic engineering course of study is needed in the Huntington area to properly attract high technology business. establish initially as an adjunct to WVU with initial courses at MU and follow-on at WVU.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources New Art Building- growing art department has a floor and half a garage.  Art building is designed and promised for 5 years.  Actively seek funding please.  I am a grad of the program and want a better experience for those who come after me. 
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources All students should be provided all the tools to be successful in the new economies in the US and world, including foreign language requirements for all students, teaching critical thinking and innovation/brainstorming skills, better communication skills.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Brand ourselves, really establish who we are.  We are Marshall but are we a liberal arts,professional technical college. find our niche ,market it. We have let some our potential department go , ot change with the times SLP for ex.;should be in Medical
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Establish "Michigan State-like" residential living-learning communities at Marshall. Some of the features include linked courses, integrated leadership and service opportunities, peer tutoring, community building and greater connections to faculty.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Establish an Honors College at Marshall.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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)
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall University needs to continue upgrading  classrooms to "smart classrooms" according to the IT Strategic Planning Initiative . This will acheive better facility utilization and provide opportunities for faculty and students to utilize technology
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Mass Com students must pursue a 'generalist' career path to prepare them for future jobs. With content as king, they need to be able to use multiple mediums fluently. Make their content 100% web-accessible and the student will send it to parents/siblings.
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Revitalize the General Education program at Marshall, giving full consideration to eliminating the “distributed” and returning to the “core” general education program model. Marshall must be held accountable for developing and advancing the essential thinking/learning foundations, dispositions and ways of knowing in their graduates, which form the basis for lifelong learning. 
19-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The BOG should be empowered even further to assure that future of our university is in the hands of some of the brightest and best thinkers/visionaries/business people in the Marshall "family."  The BOG is a key piece of most decisions, and rightfully so.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service Expand both undergraduate & graduate offerings in Teays Valley and Charleston. Build a suitable facility in Teays Valley.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service Expand the teacher education program into a 5-year program and aid local schools by placing education majors into classrooms & afterschool programs where they can gain experience and allow the teacher to concentrate on teaching.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service MU can increase success for students who are parents (a considerable portion of current and future enrollment) by offering facilities such as a room where their kids can play while they work on papers, projects, etc. on campus computers.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service 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!
18-Dec-05 Community & Service MU's biggest responsibility to the community is to graduate capable, educated, thinking adults.  Secondly, continue to interact with other institutions in the area to use MU's human and material resources to their fullest.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service Both on campus and off campus event should be better publized.  It seems like I only hear about events after they happen.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service Consider adding a community service requirement to the Marshall Plan.
18-Dec-05 Community & Service From my point of view, Marshall is looked upon by many i know as a bad school as far as alcohol goes. If it could be possible to restrict or ban underage drinking, that would make the public image much better.
18-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation The entire idea of education is discovery & innovation.We need to foster creativity EVERYWHERE & invest more in arts which impacts across all disciplines.MU needs an arts vision &  plan as it has the potential to deepen student's knowledge in all fields.
18-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation All suppervisors need training in employee managment. Some Directors are micro-managers. No decisions but his. This creates problems. Intimidation and observation do not promote professionalism. Good employees have transfered. Morale is low.
18-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation I think the future of Huntington and Charleston are intertwined, regionalism will happen. Marshall could be ready for this by building and expanding are resources in the Teays Valley area. Thats where the money and resources will be centered.
18-Dec-05 Economic Development Establish a program to assist local firms with research and other support that can help them enter markets overseas.
18-Dec-05 Economic Development I suffest lowering the metropolitan fees and tuition to the equality of in-state. The average household income in the metropolitan area is lower than that of the in-state area. Lowered mertro costs would equal more metro students applying to the school.
18-Dec-05 Economic Development MU's biggest contribution to economic development is creating an educated workforce.  Secondly, MU's ability to develop biotech research (as one example) can integrate with efforts of HADCO to attract biotech companies.  This would be true in other areas.
18-Dec-05 Economic Development Develop truly cleaner renewable energy--given the huge problem (scientist in New Zealand dared to say "human extinction" within 100 years!) of global warming and the ecological destruction of mountaintop removal, MU could really serve the community.
18-Dec-05 Economic Development Operate business incubators on university-owned sites adjacent to or very nearby the Huntington and South Charleston campuses.
18-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources I believe that competitive faculty salaries must continue to be a high priority.  I may have returned to Marshall had I not had to take a 10% pay cut to do so.  Faculty at WIAC schools shouldn't have to take pay cuts to come to Conference USA schools.
18-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources More emphasis on the liberal arts and teaching students to think and problem solve.  Too much is invested in job training  w/out the person having basic thinking skills.   This is the way to create a desirable workforce. 
18-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources MU needs to foster greater student & faculty exchange with universities around the world, especially in Asia and Australia.
18-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Retirement age faculty/chairs should retire immediately. Hire new faculty to teach and do research instead of paying $85K to senior faculty to teach 100 level classes. Review all faculty positions and classify them as teaching, research, or a combination of both generating release time for research. 
18-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The reason why our planet is going to h**l in a handbasket is that the general populace is not EDUCATED as to what our environmental problems really are.  You need to educate all students about the environment--population, sustainable development. etc.
17-Dec-05 Community & Service A direct partnership with Unlimited Future, Inc., to provide Marshall with a small business incubator.  Most of the colleges and universities in WV are either developing or have developed their own small  business incubators, Marshall has not.  
17-Dec-05 Community & Service Hooray for athletics.  Let's don't diminish it.  BUT let's work harder at bringing priorities -- AND perceptions, images, attitudes, etc. -- into balance.  Balance.  Balance.
First, foremost, now, forever, MU is in the business of education.  Education.
17-Dec-05 Economic Development The property on the corner of 20th St and 3rd Av that has been proposed for the new fitness center. Please consider a new location for the center. This property is very valuable for the future of MU football and basketball. It should be parking for now.
17-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The rhetoric is impressive.  However,  "Nothing kills a good idea faster than poor execution" is an old saying from the holy grail of 'Madison Avenue.' 
First, foremost, now, forever, MU is in the business of education.  Repeat: education. 
17-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall must take steps to reduce faculty teaching loads. this not only enables creative research but also facilitates better teaching. I cannot think of a school this size, or with simliar aspirations, that maintains this type of load.
16-Dec-05  Community & Service I would like to see more partnering with Cabell County Schools:  maximum participation in the EDGE program; more exposure of campus and programs to PK-12 students in local and surrounding counties;inclusion of PK-12 teaching strategies and Coll of Ed cour
16-Dec-05 Community & Service  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.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service 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. 
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Dear Dr. Kopp:
As a concerned member of the community, I am pleased that you and Marshall University have taken the initiative for the enhancement of our children and our future through the strategic vision process. I therefore submit a response to earlier discussions of the development of a Learning Center in the Fairfield West Community that would involve Marshall University, Cabell County Board of Education, local pastors, community and civic leaders.
I trust that this will further the process. Any questions or comments please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Charles D. Shaw
16-Dec-05 Community & Service FOLLOW UP ANSWERS TO THE THREE QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SPONSERED LEARNING CENTER IN FAIRFIELD WEST COMMUNITY AS ANSWERED BY PASTOR SHAW AND PANEL FROM REAL LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER I.  What Do We Want to Accomplish In The Learning Center? A. Enhance Skills in Core Subjects -Reading, Writing and Arithmetic 1. Follow-up with assignment taught in school- helping student to accomplish task
 B. Have students meet expected performance on grade level
C. Provide one on one teaching to address learning disabilities and challenges.
D. Work on social development skills I.E. :
  1. Proper peer group interaction
  2. Respect for Authority
  3. Express Dangers of Substance Abuse
E. Perform Immediate assessment of each child to establish base line and to target Childs' area of weakness'
F. Present a relaxed environment for students / study friendly
G. Encourage Parental and Community involvement at the center
H. Further assist parents in helping kids to learn
I.  Supply Handouts for parents to teach core subjects
J. Provide Transportation when necessary
16-Dec-05 Community & Service K. Serve Food- Snacks
L. Give Goal Oriented Incentives
  1. Certificates/ Diplomas
  2. Monetary gifts/Gift Certificates
  3. Graduation Party
1. For making the honor roll, significant grade improvements, scholarships and etc.
M. Special Needs teachers to help children with special needs
N. Include proper community role models for children to pattern after
  1.  Involvement of business owners and agency mentors
O. Have trained qualified students that any employer would want to hire

II.  What Do We Expect to Change?
A. Learning methods and study habits
B. Negative Attitudes
1. Academics
2. School/Teachers
3. Low Self Esteem
4. Way of thinking that good grades are nerdy
5. Change mindset about Higher Education (going further than high school, college degrees, etc.)
C. Discrepancy in minority academic gaps
D. Change negative stereotype of teachers of our children
1. They can't learn
2. They have no interest in learning

III.  What is Considered Success?
A. Overcoming Learning Challenges.
1. GPA Improvement
B. Reading on or above grade level
16-Dec-05 Community & Service C. Meet all AYP- Adequate Yearly Progress in all sub cells
D. Improved Scores on Standardized Testing
E. Reduction of drop-out rate in Fairfield West community
F. Truancy problem reduced
G. Healthier behavior and conduct in class rooms, community and home
H. Help reduce teen pregnancy
I. Making  young men and women  gainful contributors to society
J. Better attitude toward life in general
K. Create a Stronger Community, Business and Church Support
16-Dec-05 Community & Service I would like to see a "Lifelong Learning Center" set up in Downtown Huntington offering literacy and basic life skills classes to all age groups.  The long vacant corner of 4th Avenue & 10th Street might be a good location - or the Huntington Arcade.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service 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.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service MU partner with Community Center to offer mentoring and tutorial programs in the Fairfield Communities.  MU education students could help with Center clients in reading, math, science and foreign language by tutoring and involving parents/teachers.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service i think the school should have a better meal plan for the breakfast other than "scrambled eggs and bacon" every single morning. This will make the likeliness that students signing up for 19 meals plan during next year will be lower. 
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Allow metro county residents to pay in-state tuition. I believe the increase in enrollment would easily make up for the dollars lost by eliminating the metro fee.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Community service can be an excellent way for students to learn critical thinking, their own strengths, weaknesses, and how to relate to diverse individuals IF their experience is followed by a discussion that allows them to process that experience. 
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop a centralized Academic Advising Center with emphasis on curricula, personal problem solving, social adjustment issues, decision making about majors, advising concerning graduate studies, referral and networking, other areas effecting retention. 
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop a progressive recruiting strategy for African American students , in and out of state. 
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Offer free tuition to the children of faculty AND staff.  
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Our students need health care services on the main campus.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service promote,promote,promote the Pullman Square Shuttle.  This is an extremely valuable asset not only for the obvious economic value but for Marshall related events like ball games,music concert events(at the stadium),etc.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service 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.
16-Dec-05 Community & Service We need more parking for football games.  
16-Dec-05 Community & Service Work with downtown merchants and city officials to bring the campus and downtown closer together. This effort needs to be ongoing. Students need monetary incentives and more clothing stores, similar to those at the Huntington Mall, to bring them downtown.
16-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation I would like to see a mini "Tamarack" setup in Downtown Huntington to showcase the work of local artists and artisans and to teach crafts. Possibly a collaboration with Marshall and the HMOA.
16-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Creation of a new teaching-learning enviroment for low performing middle school youth, testing newly reserched methods and best practices for the purpose of significantly altering the educational success of students with poor prognosis for high achievemet
16-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Discovery & Innovation need both time and resources to develop. A 4/4 load and major service responsibilities don't allow the time to be creative. Please reconsider the flexible workload policy and faculty will then have time to do what is required.
16-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Have mathmatics and science "camps" not only for kids but also for adults. Make them entertaining as well as educational.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development I beleive that one way Marshall can improve, is to build a parking garge between the science building and the student center. I realize that some would feel that the grassy yard is a nice open area and should not be used. But parking is a problem at M.U.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development A Law school sounds very good, that would bring a lot of new students and possibly new buisness. 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
16-Dec-05 Economic Development An onsite baseball field would be nice. Discontinue  3rd or 5th avenue between 16th and 20th. to make the campus safer.  not user friendly right now for students to cross street with traffic.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development Create a partnership with Blenko Glass to engender a new generation of both utilitarian and design glass artists. Pilchuk of the EAST!!!!
16-Dec-05 Economic Development Further engage the university in the development of entrepreneurship programs and support efforts on behalf of the region and state.  
16-Dec-05 Economic Development In an effort to educate and retain high performing high school students/faculty for the local economy and to attract top faculty, offer free tuition or tuition assistance as an incentive to attend MU for immediate family of faculty and dept. heads.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development 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
16-Dec-05 Economic Development Marshall University and the City of Huntington and it's leaders need to actively pursue meeting together on a regular basis to discuss their common goals.  Connectivity. Neither exists in a vacuum.  More Marshall related activities,even stores, downtown.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development Move in the direction of 7th. avenue as soon as possible. Too many " eye sores " near such a beautiful campus. Engineering over law school.  Why compete with WVU.  Have seen alot of feedback on Veterinary School interest? 
16-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
16-Dec-05 Economic Development Why hasn't the "metro" out of state reduced tuition area been greatly expanded. Ohio should have at least 12 instead of 3. Ky should expand deeper into the middle of the state, and make certain counties in Virginia metro also.  Broaden your horizons. 
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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 develope a Law School.  
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall needs to retain more students. Student begin there college experience here then go to schools that offer Law,Engineering, Arhietecture, Dental,quailty students will apply. They also leave for schools which allow sopomores to live off campus.
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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, afterall, we are named in honor of the great American jurist himself.
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources I believe that the journalism department, specifically WMUL and MU Report, need a "facelift".  I would love to see a new set for the MU Report and the radio station could enchance it's format with better technology and broadcast to a larger audience.
16-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources There should be a centralized support services center that can help non-traditional students negotiate their academic success.  This center should be designed with a strong andragogical philosophy that emphasizes a learner-centered education.
15-Dec-05 Community & Service there needs to be more co-operation between teh So. Chas. campus and the Hunt. campus
15-Dec-05 Community & Service there should be a campus calendar for the entire U.
15-Dec-05 Community & Service there should be a plan to improve the competitiveness of our sports teams in C-USA. also there should be a plan to improve the facilities 
15-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall University needs a building in Putnam County. The presence here now is fragmented.  Enrollment as I understand it is around 1200 and you utilize space provided by Putnam County schools. We want a building which serves our community and is visible
15-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall needs a campus in Putnam County. Preferably along I 64. Classrooms and a facility big enough to house large community gatherings. 
15-Dec-05 Community & Service I would like to see  bathing  and feeding units for the homeless and hungry.  These units can consists of showers, soup kitchen and barber shop.  This would improve Marshall's image because it not only care for its students but it cares for the community.
15-Dec-05 Community & Service Sports is vital for income for any university.  There needs to be A LOT of attention placed on the baseball program.  The coaches discourage players. They deceive the players & family supporters with marathon games that don't exist. MU needs a new field.
15-Dec-05 Community & Service WMUL-FM 88.1 is West Virginia first public radio station and one of the best college radio stations in the nation.  Its award winning students provide a valuable service to both the Tri-State community and university.  The radio staion should be enhanced!
15-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Value research to the extent that it enhances student learning -- by involving students, by undertaking the scholarship of learning, etc.
15-Dec-05 Economic Development An endowment for the best of recent grads in each program willing to stay in the area and develop or enhance a buisness. Intial focus should be buisness/science but eventually expanding to as many programs as possible. Some return on investment expected.
15-Dec-05 Economic Development Greater efforts must be placed in attracting students from out of area/state.  The economic impact of this is would be huge for the huntington area.  Not to mention when we bring students here they need to stay here, put the suitcases away.
15-Dec-05 Economic Development I think the Student Center needs some MAJOR work.  To be able to better recruit students we need a Rec Center.  So why didn't we buy Glaser Furniture?  All it is now is a major EYESORE and a detriment to our University!
15-Dec-05 Economic Development The future of Marshall: * Increased Community Service (Adopt an AmeriCorps program) * Focus on vocation/professional employment (quick trng that leads to employment. banking, mine trng, beauty, etc.) * Rural expansion- courses rural areas(swvct
15-Dec-05 Economic Development We must re-commit ourselves to our revenue generating sports.  Big East expansion will occur in a few years we must be ready.  This will create local rivals, BCS monies, greater exposure for univ., to name a few benefits. we must not miss this opportunity
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources actually paying the staff what they are worth is a start towards an academic university. I know a doctor who won't leave his current teaching job for marshall, it would require a pay cut for him to move to Marshall from a public High School.  That's Sad!
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Establish differential workloads/responsibilities for faculty. Faculty cannot teach 4-4 and do important research and serve the community and save the economy. However this differentiation happens, quality teaching must be rewarded at the highest level
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources MU is an educational institution; therefore the first priority is the education of students. research is somewhere lower on the list, and athletics near the bottom.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Priority must be given to faculty recruitment, retention, and development if quality learning is a goal.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources R. Birnbaum(2002) for democracy, for social justice, for the whole person, for the perpetuation of civilization. That is what people came to believe colleges and universities did... now we talk about being the engines of the economy does not excite the imagination of the public, or commit faculty, staff, or students to their institution and its success, or connect the university to our deepest human needs.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Stop planning for, and implementing, more doctoral or professional programs until the ones in existence have adequate (not minimal)resources
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Students in Teays Valley attend classes at the high school in the evening. We need a building of our own for the Marshall University classes.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The plight of adjunct professors, especially those with excellent academic credentials, at MU compromises the integrity of the university. These qualified professionals should be fairly compensated in relation to fulltime faculty, thereby improving MU.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The university must make clear expectations for teaching, research, service, etc. with the prioirities established as vision. Faculty currently don't know if we aiming for Research I category, or a quality teaching institution, or an economic machine
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources To create top-rate University, we need to retain and attract best faculty. Although, we cannot offer the top salaries we could atleast create an environment of belonging to our faculty. One way is to give free-tution for full-time faculty children.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources To increase the potential learning, retention, and committment to MU of students, we should personalize the educational process as much as possible by teaching through undergraduate research, faculty-student collaboration, community action research, etc.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources We have a great opportunity with the new Biotech Center to attract researchers from the Biopharmaceutical Industry. For example, a Bioreactor facility for production of protein-based therapeutics and other biopharmaceuticals will create high paying jobs.
15-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources We need to pay faculty/staff more to recruit better employees to better serve students.STUDENTS are the voice of campus.They are the reason the University is here and they are NEVER listented to.While it's nice to have donors, STUDENTS KEEP US IN BUSINESS
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Are we missing any key partnerships with industry, business, government, and labor for the retraining of the workforce and the economic development of the community? 1. Have our famous alumni come and speak and make sure our students know the caliber of professional that have graduated from this institution.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service How can we expand our linkages with high schools to ensure that graduates are adequately prepared for post-secondary programs? What metric should we use to assure that this is being taken care of effectively? 1. Academic Fantasy Camp.  This could help bring some very good students in the summer to expose them to what MU has to offer. Maybe offer credit.  Science camp. Camps at all different ages. 2. The university needs a show on academics that highlights.  MU report weekly. Hire young faculty with energy. Our bandleader is an example. Our faculty need to be acknowledged for those that are go beyond the call of duty. 3. Marshall Magazine focuses too much on the million dollar donor and not on the real contributors. 
14-Dec-05 Community & Service How can we get additional high level of community involvement in the decision making process in such critical areas as course delivery, range of services, and events for the arts, expansion of services, etc? 1. Lay Academy (see submitted idea).
14-Dec-05 Community & Service How do we create a campus infrastructure which supports and encourages faculty and staff involvement in engagement?  1. Empower and create an atmosphere that encourages engagement. Time is a critical need. 2. Lobbing the legislature from a grass roots effort from a community base to make sure Marshall is getting the appropriate resources. More money for faculty. 3. Faculty needs to be encouraged to be more creative to go beyond the classroom and into the community for service. Create the need. For example do a PR campaign for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. 
14-Dec-05 Community & Service How do we effectively link research and scholarly endeavors with community needs? 1. Solidify a relationship with the community. 2. Give the community an evaluation system that makes sure the ideas are followed through.  3. University needs to promote and educate the type of research areas of focus that the university will invest in and focus on.  This will help match the business needs with Marshall’s strengths. 4. Make incentives for faculty. 5. Make sure the entire community is aware of the university directions.   Make sure the MU highlights all the positive things happening on campus. We need more marketing that extends beyond our campus. 6.More concepts like IDEA projects that include the community, MU, faculty, staff and students.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service  6. Faculty helping students think critically and evaluate the skills they had obtained from the Internship experience.   7. Faculty need to be exposed to the real business world so they can make sure they know what the students can expect from the business world. 8. Formal contracts with larger corporations across the nation for Internships. 9. We need to know where are students have been successful in obtaining careers. We need to network our existing alumni to better mentor our current students. A portal where students can go and find possible alumni they can create a relationship and have collaborative possibilities.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service How do we encourage growth of a service learning environment which involves all academic units at MU? 1.See students at MU volunteer their time and become involved in organizations that will help the community. For example, Tri-State literacy needs some assistance 2.Have Service Learning as part of a graduation requirement, but non fee based. Perhaps providing college credit and expand internship.  We need to have faculty also involved in the process.  3. City Government needs to be more involved with Marshall. Internships with MU students would help selected departments.  For example the Police Department, Marketing, Planning, Finance, etc.  4. The Community and Business needs to provide area for Internships and opportunities that students can review and look for a match.  The Chamber of Commerce does provide Job Shadowing. MU needs to be more active in providing job shadowing at the university. MU needs to encourage students to pursue Internships. 5. Faculty training of business on how to develop a good meaningful and professional Internship. 
14-Dec-05 Community & Service MU should develop a physical therapy school.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop and articulate a clear and specific goal relative to achieving "diversity" at Marshall. What are we truly trying to accomplish? 
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop formal agreements with major industry and corporate America to provide a large number of internship and post graduate opportunities for Marshall graduates in various fields of discpline with minority student indicators vs career fairs only.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Develop measurable goals to achieiving both a diverse student base and faculty base with emphasis on race diversity.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Development of MU corridor should include university supported art and cultural spaces to serve as an interface between the university and community.  Also, similar spaces should be incorporated in the redesign of the student center.  Perhaps a small gallery with a glass façade could increase the visibility of student, faculty and professional artists and expose new ideas to a wider audience.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service 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.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service Evaluate the effectiveness of current diversity and multicultural programming efforts. Discontinue ineffective programs/activities. Introduce new initiatives designed to actively engage students, faculty and staff in these issues in ways that foster greater understanding and inclusiveness.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service The hyperbole about athletic expenditures and the future of MU belie the facts. The NCAA produced a series of studies, the most current in 2005 (                                 _effects_of_collegiate_athletics_update.pdf). These studies affirm that no significant correlation exists between athletic program expenditures in football or men’s basketball and the win-lost records of these teams (“Hypothesis #5”). The data don't support the hypothesis that increasing operating expenditures on sports will produce a measurable affect on either the academic quality of incoming students (Hypothesis #8). The NCAA indicates that this assertion is simply not credible. Advocates for the indiscriminant ramping up of athletic expenditures, facilities, etc. as a strategy for improving MU are well-advised to check the facts. 
14-Dec-05 Community & Service The athletic programs are an important part of MU but they alone are not the solution to a better future. The solutions for manifesting a better future lie in rebalancing priorities. Future strategic priorities need to emphasize investments to improve the competitiveness of MU’s academic programs, facilities, and resources to produce greater student success and higher level outcomes. These priorities also need to reflect an increased commitment to developing new entrepreneurial ventures, which expand regional economic development and new higher paying job creation.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service The MSC Recreation Area closes at 9 pm on weekdays and stays closed during weekends. Enough said.
14-Dec-05 Community & Service There should be more to do on the weekends. Why not have more activities? At least have local college bands play on the weekends-SOMETHING. Rally students to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. The bars get really old and boring after a while. 
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation 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.
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Don't keep giving away resources, people, funding to other institutions just because "we don't do that".  Its ridiculous to talk about being top tier yet continue the short-sightedness that has marked our history.  Instead, try "We CAN do that".
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Build strategic partnerships with Research I universities in other states that provide opportunities to multiply the value created by Marshall’s investments in research. These partnerships should focus on specific areas of collaboration and cooperation that expand the fundability of research conducted at Marshall and specialized expertise and resources that are not available at Marshall.
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation I would like to see a facility to house the college of health profession departments and clinics. This could include bringing student health services back on campus.
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation If Marshall is serious and wants to stay competitive in scholarly research and creative work, increase basic support!  For instance, it is absurd that art and design faculty have no university provided studio spaces to do their own work.
14-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation like to see a rec center on campus, similar to the one at WVU. I think this fosters relationship building, as many programs are offered there where students meet one another and form valuable connections for the future.Also it provides a healthy outlet.
14-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
14-Dec-05 Economic Development President should consider building Marshall facility in Putnam county.  Some classes are currently offered in Hurricane High School.  But how long can it possibly last? - Former MU student, resident of Putnam and supporter of Marshall
14-Dec-05 Economic Development A 4 year ABET accredited engineering degree is critical to becoming a top-tier university and critical to the economic development of this state. 
14-Dec-05 Economic Development We have not fully capitalized and supported our Kanawha Valley presence because we have traditionally been Huntington-centric.  We are giving away the economic and gov. center of the State to other institutions and it may be too late to do anything.
14-Dec-05 Economic Development Develop an effective enrollment management/marketing plan that will increase substantially overall student retention and graduation rates. Expand non-resident student recruitment in targeted areas like Washington, DC with a goal of increasing overall net tuition/fee revenues by $3 million annually by 2008. Increase the number of transfer students with the goal of increasing net tuition/fee revenues annually by $1 million by 2008.
14-Dec-05 Economic Development Develop the full potential of the e-learning platform at Marshall and optimize the net revenue generated by this sector of the University. To this end, expand the number of courses, certificate and degree programs available through this medium and expand the student base served by this program.
14-Dec-05 Economic Development Invest in new buildings to attract new students, improve student learning and success, enhance student life at MU and foster regional economic development. Examples of high priority program areas for incorporation in new capital projects (in descending priority) are: 1.Residential Living, Learning Wellness Complex – includes the proposed Student Wellness and Health Center but integrates residence life and learning in a unique combination facility. Examine programming opportunities to replace functions currently housed in the Student Center 2. Modern facility to house the College of Information Technology and Engineering, the Mathematics Department, the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, a Development Incubator, and a Digital/Graphic Arts/Visualization Resource Center 3. Renovated or build new instructional/learning spaces, studios and laboratories 4. Renovate the Student Center 5. National Center for Forensic Science 6. Genomics research facility 7. Upgrade office space for faculty and staff 8. Major renovation or build a new Education Building 9. Build a new Baseball field
14-Dec-05 Economic Development We could argue the point all day about expenditures for athletics and the success it does or doesn't breed. Our baseball program is a prime example how athletic expenditures do not matter. Look at how successful baseball has been. No need for a stadium.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources MU needs to re-develop an engineering school with emphasis on mining.  The coal mine companies of WV would surely be receptive to supporting such a "home grown" idea and individuals.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources MU should develop a vaccine research facility.  At the present time, the US Government is looking to fund organizations who are willing to step forward and make a committment in this arena.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall should put its emphasis is QUALITY undergraduate education: as WVU admits more and more undergrads and becomes like every other "big state U" Marshall could provide a much needed alternative. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Although science and tech might be the future, Marshall presently has many qualified researchers, in the Lib. Arts for instance,who do not have the resources they need to excel. Without correcting this, Marshall will fail to hire or retain quality faculty
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Sports matters and should be supported - competing on the national level is the best advertisement the University can get, and gets our name out to a broader range of good students. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Continue to support Writing center, tutoring, etc. - our students have a lot of potential, but need this level of support.  In adding new and wonderful things, lets not lose sight of what we have in place already :)
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Generally, the conceptualization of this degree program would involve the study of applications and strategies for compiling and integrating disparate, cross-disciplinary data/information resources into coherent knowledge bases that can be exploited to advance biomedical research and diagnostics, improving early disease detection, treatment and prevention. Amalgamating such data sources requires solving a large number of technical, technological, scientific, financial, social and legal issues, as well as approaches to developing new/novel tools that enhance the productive use of these knowledge resources.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Given how much students could gain from a foreign language experience - including the development of the ability to THINK, add foreign language requirements to appropriate Schools, and provide the MDL dept with appropriate funds to support that addition.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Hire more full-time professors. There's nothing worse than sitting in a class taught by a crabby part-time faculty member who wants the full-time job with the university.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources I would like to see the College of Health Professions and the Med School align themselves more closely.  I think that this would strengthen both program areas and there would be opportunities for collaberative projects/grants/research
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources If there is any hope of Marshall becoming a "nationally prominent" university, there needs to be more than just lip service about supporting faculty research. A first step would be to implement the (already approved) flexible workload. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Increase student access to university facilities on evenings, weekends, holidays and summer.  If we don't want to be a suitcase campus stop the building lock-downs.  Leave elevators on and doors open. Some disciplines, such as art, require ongoing work and access to facilities.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Increased funding for purchase and maintenance of Apple/Mac hardware and software on campus.  In many professions, such as art, music, journalism and theater, graduating students will be expected to use Macs in the marketplace. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The bottom line is Marshall has to hire more teachers.Take for example the Elem. Education program-One teacher,teaches one class that EVERY elem education major must take and they only teach two sections during a semester.Programs need teachers to grow.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources The Department of Art and Design needs a new building.  For a discipline that relies heavily on the fostering a supportive community,  the facilities should not be so spread out across campus. Smith Hall and other art buildings are not Wi Fi enabled and technological integration is slow in coming.  Also increase access to spaces that may be used for interdisciplinary art and interdepartmental collaborations. 
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources To be relevant in the 21st Century, Marshall University must produce value that is evident to our students and the communities we serve. That value must be manifest in the development of intellectual capital, as evidenced by the intellectual work that can be performed by Marshall graduates – their creativity, their adaptability, their capacity to continue to learn, their ability to think futuristically, and their marketability in an economy increasingly driven by innovation.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources We need a law school.Make the law school tuition high enough for the law school part to be self sufficient.
14-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Work with local school districts (e.g., Cabell and Wayne) to establish a public Math, Science, Design and Engineering Academy modeled after the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora, IL ( The proposed integration of “design” with math, science and engineering offers a unique educational opportunity to blend aesthetic and logical thinking frameworks with the goal of fostering greater creativity and inventiveness. 
13-Dec-05 Community & Service The Teays Valley Regional Center has been serving Teays Valley and the region since 1997.  The offering of classes in Putnam County has allowed many people to go to college who would not have gone otherwise.  We need a building to house the program.
13-Dec-05 Economic Development The old main corridor project is an excellent idea.  MU must team with local city leaders to make this happen.  We must find a way to better connect MU with Hunt. and Pullman sq.  
13-Dec-05 Economic Development 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!
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Accounting programs are needed in the Kanawha Valley.  MU could improve its KV support and provide a much needed service to the accounting profession by providing both a masters degree in accounting and a non-degree for others - a type of bridge to work
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources An increasing number of people are selecting the career path of financial planning. The process requires a committment both in terms of certification and mastery of the major planning areas of study. This finance program can create pathways for success.
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources It may not be "PC," but there are definitely weak links in the chain when we send graduates into the world who cannot write a coherent sentence (much less tackle anything lengthy), cannot adequately express themselves, and - yet - think "I'm educated."
13-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Need get the Board of Governors more involved in pushing needed activities into gear.  The BOG may want to evaluate administration to see if certain individuals are not pulling their weight and make necessary decisions on their status with MU like KO.
12-Dec-05 Community & Service In recent years MU has gained national recognition through the visibility of football.  While one can debate D-1 football, the fact remains that major sports bring major recognition.  Men's basketball and football must be strengthend for the good of MU.
12-Dec-05 Community & Service Work cith city to clean up area around campus. Deteriorating bldgs. Those old houses used to be the most beautiful in town. Owners have allowed students to destroy them. Owners need to charge higher damage deposits. City needs to create and enforce codes.
12-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation work to promote entrepreneurship & commercialize ideas. Don't try to sell patents at high prices. MU will be rewarded when the patent purchaser is cultivated and makes a large donation back to MU. The patent isn't worth much until producing revenue.
12-Dec-05 Economic Development 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?
12-Dec-05 Economic Development MU needs to view Community & Technical College as a way to get students for 4 year programs.  Many students (adults out of schooll awhile) are afraid of college, but will attend a CTC.  After they are successful at CTC, they will enroll at MU  Support CTC
12-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
10-Dec-05 Community & Service Regional airport would bring growth to MU and the community.  Need to join a BCS league.  New facilities for baseball, softball, complete indoor practice facility, rec center, dorms, parking, football stadium expansion, bring back men's track and field.
10-Dec-05 Economic Development Marshall should expand quickly as possible to 7th Ave.This area should be landscaped like Wake Forest to create a park setting.The unsightly power lines that surround our campus need to be buried underground. Please expedite the new 70 million bond issue.
10-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
10-Dec-05 Economic Development For economic development and university growth, I would like to see MU work with the city of Huntington (mayor and city council), planning and zoning board and the Cabell Co Commissioner's office to implement a strategic plan.
10-Dec-05 Economic Development We need a law school, engineering school (mechanical, civil, chemical & electrical).
9-Dec-05 Community & Service Can't be described in 250 words BUT get Art, Architectural, preEngineering, etc. involved in Hands-on experiences going to run-down blks & area volunteeering their expertise in upgrading property, maybe w/ materials donated b Lowe's, etc.  GROW!
9-Dec-05 Community & Service As others have said the Teays Valley center needs a Building yesterday. I am a student taking classes thru this and I love being able to take classes closer to home and it gives another opportunity to offer classes.
9-Dec-05 Community & Service A new baseball stadium in town to advance our program to CUSA levels.  An indoor practice facility and also a rec center for students, facility, and athletes.  You could also open this up to alumni.  Thanks.
9-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation 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.
9-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Why there is nothing that needs changed around here.  Everything is just peachy.  No one is mad or anything.
9-Dec-05 Economic Development If Teays Valley does not expand to their own building...they are as large as they will ever be. The University is doing itself, the students, and the community an injustice by not allowing this branch of MU to expand and be a great learning facility!
9-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources eliminate, as much as possible, combined undergrad/graduate classes. This is a disservice to both groups and are too often relied upon to provide nearly all of the coursework of many graduate students, which only hurts them in the long run.
9-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources If Marshall is going to foster innovative research, in all discplines, it must invest money in the libraries. Inter Library Loan is helpful, but at best only a partial solution. 
9-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Reform Marshall's General Education requirements.  Its current state is a complete disaster, penalizes students who transfer between colleges, and discourages students.  More coherence would also make a Marshall education more meaningful and useful.
9-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Steps should be taken to solve to interrelated problems: students working too much and students not staying on campus
8-Dec-05 Community & Service Build rec center that is innovative. Have an indoor water park with lazy river(palm trees), indoor golf and driving range, putting and chipping green, laser tag, arcade, 40-50 yard Field Turf room for pick up flag football games, bowling, obstacle couse.
8-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall students need the new rec center YESTERDAY!!  I voted on this back in the 90s and it was never built!! What gives?  When it is built make sure it is unlike any school around. Compare it to WVU and OSU and build something different.
8-Dec-05 Community & Service We need to give instate tuition to the tristate area including Ashland, Chesapeake and Proctorville, etc.  This will help in getting more students to MU. OU is getting ready to build an extension in OH so we need to step up and compete or lose students.
8-Dec-05 Community & Service Improve builidings and classrooms.  Currently, both students and faculty find the conditions in which they learn and teach deplorable. This could also foster a more positive attitude toward Marshall.
8-Dec-05 Community & Service Students have no place to gather during their free time (late night) to develop social networks that will aid them in identifying  and developing personal strengths, commitment to each other and their surrounding community.  Give them that place.
8-Dec-05 Economic Development Nationally recognized and successful bball and Fall program will incrase awareness of MU.  Attracting a national coach with a winning reputation will allow Marshall to continue to move up in its conference membership and would increase revenue tremendously.
8-Dec-05 Economic Development Additional resources should be provided for the further development of the Putnam County Center to hopefully duplicate the achievements of the Mason County facility. Afterall Putnam County is the only growing county in the area so lets build on it.
8-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
8-Dec-05 Economic Development The seemingly exclusive focus on biotech is foolish; every university in the nation is making the same bet, and many are better equipped and located to succeed in this.  We need to make a broader series of bets on techologies and sciences than biotech.
8-Dec-05 Economic Development The Teays Valley Regional Center needs a place to call home! A new building for the TVRC would open doors for the students, the community and Marshall, allowing all three to thrive. Not having a building limits the accomplishments of this branch of MU.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall needs a class that EVERYONE should HAVE to take that teaches kids how to manage their finances and financial decisions. Basically teaching kids how to survive in the real world so they are not so far into debt when they get out of college.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources a university wide tenure and promotion plan that recognizes the bifurcated (teaching-research) nature of Marshall Faculty. Reward teachers for teaching; researchers for research. Many existing plans reward neither and expect both.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources An annual student-faculty research (creative production) expo would dramatically change the focus of teachers' teaching to student and professors collaborating and learning together. It would encourage scholarly projects and show case accomplishments.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Deans need funding to give faculty members reassigned time for research. Proposals would determine merit of scholarly activity and a summary report required.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Desparately need a tuition reimbursement system where faculty, staff and families could benefit. The waiver system is not working. Staff have taken courses for 20 years and do not have an associate degree.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Need more faculty lines added to our programs, so faculty do not continually teach 12-hour loads--plus overloads and can focus on scholarly activities. 
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Open up new avenues for cooperation and communcation between faculty, staff and administration.  The levels of distrust between these groups are corrosive to the mission of the university.  There should be much more openness between these groups.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources We must work to use our existing technology in the manner in which it is intended to be more efficient. We must work to attract those interested in technology that will translate into economic growth. Canning the fiefdoms wouldn't hurt.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources We need a university-wide professional development campaign to improve the learning process. A focus on student learning rather than professiors lecturing is sorely needed.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources
Expand international learning experiences for students and faculty members by supporting study abroad and exchange programs. This would help all involved gain a global perspective.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources
Improve faculty salaries and overhaul retirement and medical benefits. It will help with retaining and hiring excellent faculty members.
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources
To assimilate e-learning into our regular curricula and programs, e-courses and online programs have to be handled the same way as other courses. Treating them differently (charging students more & paying faculty per student, etc.) will hinder infusion. 
8-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources
Update our programs at MU. Students still take shorthand. Retirement incentives will help, & will open lines for faculty with new ideas.
7-Dec-05 Community & Service When will Marshall University  provide health care to remote Southern West Virginia rural areas?  Look at Route 10 and open 6 day clinics offering "fast track ERs"  every 30 miles to Chapmanville.  It would place Marshall Med School on the map!
7-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
7-Dec-05 Economic Development 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!
7-Dec-05 Economic Development 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.
7-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources Recommend a greater focus on creating an institutional identity.  Consider targeting appalachian scholarship as an area of emphasis and support....Encourage and support enhanced levels of faculty and student scholarship in a few selected areas of study.
6-Dec-05 Community & Service The Extended Education in Teays Valley needs its own building.  Using the high school is very limiting and inconvenient.  More students will be served with a separate building.
6-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation 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! 
6-Dec-05 Economic Development Congratulations to Dr. Kopp for supporting research. Institute is not viable as described, leaves out current faculty. Should be compared to similar size institutes (Stowers: 2 billions in endowments, 600,000 sqft). PI's at 1 million/yr unreasonable.
5-Dec-05 Economic Development We must have a student rec center.  Students need a place to unwind, and have some where other than bars to do this in.  Was this not approved several years ago, with student fees being set aside for?  Our facilities currently are sub-par. Priority #1.
5-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources In-state tuition for tri-state area, including Boyd, Greenup, and Lawrence Counties. Unite with Ohio University Southern as "feeder" school, in graduate studies, or connecting majors.  If joining with OUS not considered, consider adding new majors to MU. 
5-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources 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. 
2-Dec-05 Economic Development Many of the responses call for a law school. The U.S.has more attorney's than the rest of the world combined.Our country, state, and city do not need more lawyers. We do need to join the 21st Century in the world of bio-tech and engineering.Let's do this.
2-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources In order to attract and retain qualified faculty, we have to take faculty needs and concerns seriously. More than salary, it takes research support and infrastructure updates. I am highly skeptical of Marshall's future ability to recruit qualified faculty
1-Dec-05 Community & Service We must support the concept that athletic success helps foster the success of the university. Investments must be made to revenue generating athletic programs to keep them competitive with our CUSA rivals. Indoor Practice facility, baseball stadium, etc.
1-Dec-05 Community & Service Completing planned football facilities should be a top priority: the IPF, the weight room, and the renovations to the Shewey Bldg should be placed on the front burner.  Helps recruiting and also helps other teams, which could use the IPF for practice.
1-Dec-05 Community & Service Here's a simple system of merit pay. Every faculty gets 20 points and then gives them to people whose work he values the most, no more than 3 to each. The chairs and the dean get extra points. The payment is proportional to the number of votes received.
1-Dec-05 Community & Service I think that a campus wide smoking ban would be a great improvement to Marshall university. Every time I enter a building or even walk down the side walk I have to hold my breath for all the smoke. Designated smoking areas may be a consideration
1-Dec-05 Community & Service Marshall needs to invest in the athletic programs by upgrading and expanding their facilities. Among other things, the school needs to build the indoor practice facility, a new baseball field and new tennis courts. Due to the previous administration unwillingness to make a comment to the athletic program, Marshall lost the greatest football coach in the school's history. Marshall needs to step up and bring the athletic programs up to par with other CUSA schools and stop relying on a few wealthy alumni to do it for you.
1-Dec-05 Discovery & Innovation Currently, the university owns inventions made by a faculty member. If you want to bury an idea, take it away from the creator and give it to a bureaucrat. The inventor should own it, just like an English professor owns his novel.
1-Dec-05 Intellectual Resources A facility is over due in Putnam County for the delivery of classes through the Teays Valley Regional Center.  The use of Hurricane High initially was ok, but it should not be considered a permanent solution.  Enrollment would increase with a new building
30-Nov-05 Community & Service Change the membership of the BOG and the Foundation Board to include members who really care about improving Marshall. These Boards are comprised of too many who believe they are entitled and who do little "actual work". It is time for them to go!!!
29-Nov-05 Community & Service Marshall needs to build the rec center ASAP to lure high school grads to MU instead of WVU. We need to focus on the positives of our campus vs. WVUs (flat campus vs. hills). By upgrading dorms with all AC/heat and building a better rec center than WVU.  
29-Nov-05 Community & Service I feel that we need a new computer data base that enables all MU fund raising groups to share alumni contact information and coordinate efforts.  This would include Big Green, MU Alumni Assoc., Student groups (frat. & Soroities) the MU foundation.
29-Nov-05 Community & Service A nationally recognized and successful basketball and football programs will increase awareness of Marshall University.  Nationally prominent coaches will allow Marshall to continue to move up in its conference memberships and increase revenue for the university.

29-Nov-05 Community & Service Find a way to connect students to the school to build tradition and love for the school and town. This is a suitcase college and we need to change that if we are going to be successful. Promote all functions and maybe pair students in all classes.
29-Nov-05 Community & Service If rumors are true and Huggins wants to come here then we would be foolish not to hire a proven winner. The basketball program would be turned around overnight.
29-Nov-05 Community & Service Students need to feel a connection to Marshall and I think by grouping students who take the same classes would be a great way to build friendships. If these kids have the classes with the same students for a couple years they will make friends.
29-Nov-05 Community & Service To connect students to the area give them incentive to be connected to the school and town. Give all students green (kelly green)herd shirts with instructions to wear to games. This will build tradition and school spirit. Take improvement surveys monthly.
29-Nov-05 Community & Service As one of the largest employers in the area, Marshall needs to ensure the highest pay possible for its staff and encourage quality hiring and retention.  Anything less promotes mediocrity.
29-Nov-05 Discovery & Innovation Build a research incubator and attract top researchers focused on 21st century development which could then be commercialized into 21st Century companies.
29-Nov-05 Economic Development Bring in music artists that students like. Take surveys from students to get an idea of the most popular artist and spend money on that artist rather than a few artists that no one will go to. Have to give kids a reason to stay here on weekends. PROMOTE!!
29-Nov-05 Economic Development We need to continue to focus efforts on high paying degrees, especially medicine and biotechnology. Focusing on medicine will keep grads here and build the city at the same time. Will create money that could potentially be donated back to MU from grads.
29-Nov-05 Economic Development Merge MURC and IDEA into one organization and hire a strong entreprenurial leader focused on obtaining more research dollars, and then commercializing the research into 21st century businesses.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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!!
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Add more resouces to grow the Forensic Science Dept to make us the premier University in DNA education and research. Add a 4 year engineering program with emphasis on a mining engineering degree to grow the states primary economic development resource.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Excellerate efforts to reinstate the 4-year Engineering program and update and/or provide state-of-the-art environments to attract and maintain quality educators and students.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Marshall needs to have a four year Engineering Degree Program
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Revisit tenure processes and the means by which to dismiss tenured professors to ensure only the highest quality faculty.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources The College of Information Technology and Engineering needs to have their own building or space.
29-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources The skill of "learning how to learn" is not only needed, but is necessary for anyone entering any university.  Marshall could create campus/online classes on this topic for those already enrolled and also for high school students preparing for college.
28-Nov-05 Community & Service I believe it is important that MU be more agressive 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.
28-Nov-05 Discovery & Innovation Marshall University can lead the way in developing the technology to harness wind power without building 400+ foot turbines. The world awaits smaller, more efficient turbines similar to today's satellite dishes. Create jobs and promote education in WV. 
28-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
28-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources If Marshall wants to improve its image, web sites that work would help.  I am considering applying for a job at Marshall, but seeking information is difficulty when links throughout the university's web don't work (including ones on this site)
23-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources I have done 13 College Fairs for Marshall in the last few years.  One of our clear strengths is our guaranteed, non-competitive scholarships.  Every valedictorian at every high school in WV and Ohio should get a letter from Marshall with the details. 
22-Nov-05 Community & Service 1. Huntington and Marshall need to work together more to help city embrace MU. 2. Summer outdoor concerts at the stadium and indoor concerts at Henderson Center. 3. New AD who knows how to market and gain more fans. 4. Combined city/MU rec center for all!
22-Nov-05 Community & Service Connect campus by running 5th and 3rd ave. underground past campus. Doing this would decrease the inner city feel of campus and connect it and make it safer to walk to class and to your car. Would help connect students to campus.
22-Nov-05 Community & Service Connect the campus by running 3rd ave. underground. This will give Marshall more of a campus feel instead of an inner city campus feel. Students need to feel connected and it would make it safer to do so. Would look great also. This needs to take place.
22-Nov-05 Community & Service A lay academy whereby members of the community may 'teach' subjects related to hobbies or specialied interests: life in ancient Greece, theology of..., crafts not necesarily realted to their professional career prior to retirement. Cf. program in Wilm, De
22-Nov-05 Community & Service Simple input: The city painted the fire hydrants kelly green to match Marshall's true colors. Marshall then abandoned it's true colors to sell more merchandise. I find it an insult to Marshall's alums that we have abandoned our true roots. BACK to KELLY!
22-Nov-05 Economic Development Have summer outdoor concerts at the stadium and indoor concerts at the Henderson Center. Combine use with city to combine fees and upgrades and maintainance. Build new parking garage on 3rd Ave.
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Business and education majors should be required to take foreign languages in order to meet graduation requirements. (  Cabell Co. Spanish Teacher and former part-time instructor of Spanish at MU 90-03 )
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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? 
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources I recommend M.U. develop and offer a four-year accredited Engineering degree, phasing in electrical, computer sciences, chemical, civil and mechanical degrees over some 7-10 years. The US needs to strengthen tech. education, and WV needs tech. jobs. 
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources It would be great if Marshall like other universities offered communication disorder classes on-line. It seems like Marshall is lagging behind others and may get left behind in this technological age.
22-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
19-Nov-05 Discovery & Innovation 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.
19-Nov-05 Economic Development 1. I would like to see a new student recreation center at Marshall which is sorely needed for the students. The student body unanimously voted for one over five years ago! 2. Now is the time for an on-campus baseball stadium & indoor practice facility!
18-Nov-05 Community & Service Join the Kentucky/Ohio tuition reciprocity agreement. This will help breakdown financial barriers and show a commitment to the region. It has the potential to increase the college participation rate of the entire tri-state 
18-Nov-05 Discovery & Innovation I was at a meeting in Louisville, KY and everytime WV was used as a benchmark for Kentucky higher education policy discussion WV was below KY.  MU must do more so that WV is not always at/near the bottom in education categories compared to OH, KY, VA, etc
18-Nov-05 Economic Development 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, 
18-Nov-05 Economic Development 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!
18-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources 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.
18-Nov-05 Intellectual Resources Increase faculty salaries
11/17/2005 Community & Service Healthcare will be a major priority for the forseeable future. Let Marshall bring alternative and complimentary healthcare regimines into the public forum. Prove their efficasy, provide the allopathic community with all the best tools for healthcare.
11/17/2005 Community & Service Campus/atheltics facilities & goals that NEED to be
addressed: Student Rec Center, dorms, renovation/ expansion Henderson Center, SERIOUS look at hire of Bob Huggins, soccer complex, indoor/outdoor tennis complex, track, baseball stadium, FB expansion 
11/17/2005 Community & Service 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.                                                             

11/17/2005 Community & Service We need to set a long term goal in atheltics, so as to help our academics, and vice/versa. A better conference=better resources for our school. We need to put a focused effort into getting into the Big East conference. More exposure=student growth.
11/17/2005 Discovery & Innovation I thought the campaign for national prominence was in place and had the same objectives. It appears that we're going back to step 1 in the planning process. Does this initiative replace, complement or supplement the campaign?  Ideas to follow.
11/17/2005 Economic Development Marshall U. has the potential to have 20, 000 + students.  Hence, I think the three top priorities should be 1)a new rec center to draw students 2)a new classroom building (with needed technology) to accomadate and draw new students 3)2 new dorm buildings
11/17/2005 Economic Development 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.
11/17/2005 Economic Development As an engine of economic growth MU should shift faculty focus from committee work and teaching to research.  Most states with vibrant industry and commerce have at least two research universities.  MU does things the old way; research is the future.
11/17/2005 Economic Development This is an old idea, but wanted to keep it on your radar.  We need a baseball park that is near the campus, well done, and available to a major league farm team.... make it a community thing as well as a MU sport.  Something we can all be proud of. Thanks
11/17/2005 Intellectual Resources I think it's important for MU to develope 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.
11/17/2005 Intellectual Resources Expand Marshall's pre-engineering program to a full scale School of Engineering, offering all the differing engineering disciplines to students. This is a high money field and one in which MU used to excel. This will increase our undergrad enrollment.
11/17/2005 Intellectual Resources 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.
11/17/2005 Intellectual Resources 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.
11/17/2005 Intellectual Resources 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.