Miami University’s board of trustees approved the establishment of six new degree programs, as well as 62 faculty for promotion and/or tenure during its regular business meeting held Friday, Feb. 19.
The new programs include one bachelor’s and five master’s degrees to be approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in Hospitality Management, in the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science.
- Master of Science in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health, in the College of Education, Health and Society.
- Master of Esports Management in the College of Education, Health and Society, and the College of Creative Arts.
- Master of Science in Sport Leadership and Management in the College of Education, Health and Society.
- Master of Athletic Training in the College of Education, Health and Society.
- Master of Medical Science (Physician Associate) in the College of Arts and Science.
Trustees were presented with 60 faculty members who met requirements for promotion and or tenure. The complete list of promotion and tenure is online.
With approval by the trustees, Miami will now move forward with the award of contract for the preconstruction phase of a new Richard M. McVey Data Science Building. McVey presented Miami with a $20 million gift to help fund construction. The construction phase contract includes planning and design, not to exceed $3,500,000.
The 85,000 square foot building will house one of Miami’s newest departments, emerging technology in business and design, as well as the departments of statistics, computer science and software engineering, the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, and the Center for Analytics and Data Science. The building will also facilitate transdisciplinary partnership with other related fields from the Farmer School of Business and the College of Engineering and Computing.
In other action, the board:
- Approved a 2% room and 3% board increase for the Oxford campus for new students in the fall of 2021, compared to fall 2020. Under Miami’s Tuition Promise, fees will not increase during a student’s four years at Miami.
- Approved the recommendation to maintain the current Professional MBA tuition of $1,050 per credit hour for the 2021-2022 student cohort.
- Approved the submission of the Completion Plan Update to the Ohio Department of Education.
- Granted emeritus status to six professors and to four administrators.
- Conferred the title of Distinguished Professor to Tammy Kernodle, music, and David Berg, biology.
- Recognized William Kulis, student trustee, and Trustee Robert Shroder for their service to the board. Their terms expire February 2021.