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The Wrap-Up: January 2022

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Campus Announcements

The Wrap-Up: January 2022


  • Matthew Crain, assistant professor of Media, Journalism, and Film, recently consulted on proposed legislation, the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, introduced by Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). The aim of the bill is to prevent advertising networks and facilitators from using users’ personal data to target advertisements beyond a more general, recognized place, such as a municipality. It also prohibits advertisers from using race, gender, religion, and other protected class information in targeting ads. 
In his statement of support for the legislation, he wrote, “Surveillance advertising is a broken business model that incentivizes manipulation, enables discrimination, weakens privacy, and undermines a free and diverse media system. The Banning Surveillance Advertising Act is an important step toward resetting the internet economy to work for everyone, rather than the most powerful.” He is author of the recently published  book Profit Over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet


  • Miami University to begin offering master of athletic training program: The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health (KNH) has received approval from the Chancellor’s Council on Graduate Studies to offer a Master of Athletic Training degree. The program will prepare students to become certified and licensed health care professionals who will practice in the field of sports medicine. Coursework includes the administration of therapeutic techniques to prevent and treat injuries and to optimize performance by incorporating current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values into the athletic training practice. Students will also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience by working with athletic organizations such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Cyclones, FC Cincinnati, and Miami Athletics, as well as various rehabilitation centers, and more.
  • New master of sport analytics degree available at Miami University: This fall, Miami University will become one of the first institutions in the country to offer a master of sport analytics. Offered as a collaboration between the department of Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) and the department of Information Systems and Analytics, the program will cover a wide range of topics including performance and business analytics, strategic management, and coaching effectiveness, as well as sport economics, marketing, administration, and more.  
“Analytics is completely transforming the way we watch and play sports,” says SLAM assistant professor Adam Beissel. “It’s the future within the industry -- both on the player personnel side and on a business side -- and we get our students to think about what's coming next.”

The master’s program is the most recent addition to SLAM, which also offers both a minor and a certificate in sport analytics.

  • Superintendent licensure program approval extended through 2028: The Ohio Department of Education has extended Miami University’s ability to help educators and administrators become effective school leaders. Renewed through 2028, and offered through the department of educational leadership (EDL), the Superintendent Licensure Program reflects the collaborative organizational structure of schools. Problems are solved in teams where members share experiences and specialized knowledge by examining theory as it occurs in administrative practice and in authentic school settings.

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