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CMU trustees to vote on new athletic training master’s degree

Tuition, room and board, May graduates also on agenda

Contact: Heather Smith

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider establishment of a new Master of Science in athletic training degree when it meets in formal session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The athletic training program gives students a new, quicker option to complete their master's degree. Students entering CMU as first year or transfer students may pursue a 3+2 program, which combines a Bachelor of Science in athletic training with the master's degree. After meeting specific requirements, students apply to the master's program in their third year. Once accepted, they will begin the master's program the summer after their third year and continue for an additional two years.

The board also will set tuition, room and board, and apartment rates for 2019-20 during Thursday's meeting. Their considerations will include a differential tuition structure based on number of credits earned. 

In addition, trustees will consider approval of:

Thursday's formal session will take place in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center. The following committee meetings in the President's Conference Room on Wednesday also are open to the university community and public.

Along with reviewing items from the formal agenda, highlights of the committee meetings include:

  • Enterprise Risk Ad Hoc, 1 to 1:50 p.m.— Presentation on CMU's top risks, presented by Provost Michael Gealt and Barrie Wilkes, vice president for finance and administrative services. Additional discussions will focus on HIPAA, enrollment and the chart of accrediting agencies.
  • Academic and Student Affairs, 2 to 2:55 p.m. — Update on enrollment efforts, continued from the February board meeting; a report on the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and a presentation on campus free speech by Vice President and General Counsel Manuel Rupe.
  • Finance and Facilities, 3 to 3:50 p.m. — Discussion items include the university's partnership with the CMU Research Corp., budget and new initiatives, investment policies, and phase I of the residence life improvement project.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison, 4 to 5 p.m. — Academic Senate Chair and biology faculty member Brad Swanson will provide an update on recent issues and discussions within Academic Senate. Trustees and faculty representatives also are slated to discuss faculty involvement in enrollment initiatives, interdisciplinary programs and program excellence.
  • Trustees-Student Liaison, 5 to 6 p.m. — Student Government Association President Jake Hendricks, SGA Vice President Lynde Rose, Program Board President Galen Miller and Residence Hall Assembly Director Mary St. John will update trustees on their spring semester efforts.

Agendas for the meetings are available on the Board of Trustees' website.

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