- Nursing advanced practice programs will require doctorate
- New master’s degree in biomedical engineering proposed
- Corporate Communication major endorsed by University Academic Senate
- Marquette to offer music minor next year
- Advancement staff moving out of 1212 building
- Integrative Neuroscience Center to present seminar
- Dr. H. Richard Friman to discuss human trafficking
- SSP providing midterm break Amtrak/Megabus Shuttle
- Marquette Athletics schedule in Outlook
- Return inter-departmental mail envelopes to mail room
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 15
1. Nursing advanced practice programs will require doctorate
The College of Nursing has proposed transitioning its master’s level advanced practice programs from a Master of Science degree to a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree. The proposal, which was approved by the University Academic Senate Monday, is in accordance with guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing that call for all programs designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice and nursing administration to be doctorates of nursing practice by 2015.
The proposed DNP program will require 57 graduate credits for the health care systems leadership option, 27 more than the MSN program requires, and 66 graduate credits for the advanced practice options in nurse midwifery, pediatrics, adults, older adults or acute care, 22-24 more credits than required for the master’s degree. Some of the required courses will be offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education and Professional Studies; these are, respectively, Health Care Economics, Intermediate Statistics and Mediation.
Dr. Ellen Rudy, interim dean of the College of Nursing, said the doctoral program will emphasize translational research, epidemiology, informatics, health policy, statistics and professional issues. All students will complete a two-semester capstone clinical project.
Provost Madeline Wake, who previously served as nursing dean, said Marquette has been in the forefront of “shaping the discipline of advanced practice.” She said the doctoral program should increase enrollment and quality at the graduate level.
Pending approval by the Office of Finance, the provost and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., the proposal for a Doctorate in Nursing Practice will go to the Marquette Board of Trustees in December.
2. New master’s degree in biomedical engineering proposed
A new, non-thesis master’s degree in biomedical engineering received approval from the University Academic Senate Monday and will be forwarded to the university’s board of trustees for action at the December board meeting, pending approval by the Office of Finance, the provost and the university president.
The proposed program is specifically designed for engineers working for medical device companies. The 30-credit curriculum includes five possible areas of study: biocomputing, bioimaging, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics and biorehabilitation. Three core courses will provide a common foundation in physiology, healthcare technology management and the integration of life sciences and engineering.
The proposal suggests that students would be able to complete the master’s work in two years, taking nine credits during the academic year and six credits for two summers. To enroll, students will have to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and at least one year of post-baccalaureate industry experience.
Currently the Department of Biomedical Engineering is the only engineering department that does not offer a master’s degree that requires coursework only. To distinguish the proposed degree from the master of science degree offered in biomedical engineering, the non-thesis degree will be a master of engineering degree.
“This specifically addresses the needs of the industry,” said Dr. Kris Ropella, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “As the technical and management requirements for engineers increase, institutions of higher education need to address the demands for continued education.”
3. Corporate Communication major endorsed by University Academic Senate
A new major in Corporate Communication may be available for students in the Diederich College of Communication beginning in the fall semester of 2008. The proposed major now requires approval from the Office of Finance, Provost Madeline Wake and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., before being forwarded to the University Board of Trustees in December.
“The new major would help students to develop a critical understanding of the full range of communication practices by which corporations are sustained, as economic, political and social organizations,” according to the program proposal approved by the University Academic Senate Monday.
“We want to prepare a new generation of communicators as responsible corporate citizens,” said Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication. “This major will require students to understand the theoretical, practical and ethical issues of communication in the modern corporation.”
The corporate communication major, if approved, will draw from courses already offered in the colleges, including those offered in the Departments of Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcast and Electronic Communication and Communication Studies. Students who major in corporate communication would not be allowed to major or minor in communications studies or public relations.
A survey administered to College of Communication students last spring showed a strong interest in the possibility of a corporate communication major.
4. Marquette to offer music minor next year
A new minor in music within the Diederich College of Communication’s Department of Performing Arts was presented to the University Academic Senate Monday following approval from the Board of Undergraduate Studies. The minor will be offered beginning in fall 2008.
Dr. John Pauly, dean of the college, said more than 400 students are currently enrolled in various music classes. He said about 6 percent of Marquette’s undergraduates perform in vocal and instrumental ensembles.
Ensemble performance courses — MUSI 10, MUSI 20 and MUSI 30 — will now be credit-generating courses that can be used to complete the minor. New courses will be added in music theory, conducting, carillon, music history, business of music and music technology.
“A music minor will both enhance our curricular offerings and help Marquette recruit and retain students who graduate from high school with a strong interest and background in music who want to continue that experience while majoring in another discipline,” Pauly said.
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5. Advancement staff moving out of 1212 building
Next Saturday, Oct. 20, University Advancement staff members will move out of the 1212 Building into temporary quarters in the 500 North Building and Cramer Hall.
The move is the first step in vacating the 1212 Building for eventual demolition. The university plans to build a new student services/external relations building on that site. The new building, which is expected to begin construction in 2008, will house Undergraduate Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid, and the Bursar’s Office. In addition, administrative units, including the Offices of the President, Provost, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, University Mission and Identity, Administration, University Advancement and Marketing and Communication, are expected to be located in the new building.
The proposed $20 million cost of the building will be funded through a tax-exempt $55 million bond issue approved by the Marquette University Board of Trustees earlier this year. The bond issue, which is paid off over a 30-year period, includes funding for fire protection systems in selected residence halls, for ongoing renovation projects and to reimburse the university for property acquisitions.
University Advancement currently occupies floors 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the 1212 Building. The move of these offices will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and is expected to take up to 10 hours. Friday, Oct. 19, will be a packing day, and office phones will be disconnected that day to facilitate the move. All voice messages will include a cell phone number or the phone number of an advancement team member already in Cramer Hall.
The 500 North Building, located at 500 N. 19th St., will house the following advancement offices: Vice President, Campaign, Regional Development, Advancement Administration, Alumni Outreach, Special Programs, Annual Giving, and AIS Donor Services. Cramer Hall, 604 N. 16th St., will house: College Advancement, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Advancement Communications, Donor Relations, National Programs, Planned Giving, AIS Administration, AIS Project Management, and AIS Prospect Analysis & Research.
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