New Programs: Art, Communications, Business, Entertainment Management, Dance, Sustainability, Corrections

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  • Athens State University, in Alabama, is starting a bachelor's degree in art.
  • Black Hills State University is starting an undergraduate major in corporate communications.
  • Indiana State University is starting an M.B.A.
  • Animal Studies Beyond Biology

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    In his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s archaeology department, Matthew E. Hill made a move that many other junior faculty would’ve considered risky: he said he wanted to teach an undergraduate seminar on animals and culture.

    “When I first proposed the course, I thought I would get a more negative response – ‘Oh, it’s fluffy’ -- and I still worry about some of my colleagues having that attitude,” he says. “But my chair and other people have been supportive, interested.”

    New Programs: Leadership, Homeland Security, Labor Relations, Taxation

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  • Hampton University is starting two new online doctoral programs in leadership: one in business leadership and one in educational leadership.
  • Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey, is starting a certificate program in homeland security.
  • Pennsylvania State University is starting an online bachelor's program in labor and employme
  • As the Crow Flies

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    Arizona State University has serious problems, and that’s just the way Michael Crow wants it.

    Technologically Illiterate Students

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    ORLANDO -- Say you are an employer evaluating college students for a job. Perusing one candidate’s Facebook profile, you notice the student belongs to a group called “I Pee My Pants When I’m Drunk.” What is your first thought?

    It should not be that this student is unemployable for being an intemperate drinker, said Susan Zvacek, director of instructional development at the University of Kansas -- though that it might mean that, too. Mainly, though, it should suggest something else -- something that might be more relevant to the student’s qualifications.

    New Programs: Sports Management, Art Education, Recreation Therapy

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  • Liberty University is starting an online master of science in sports management.
  • University of Florida is starting an online master of arts in art education program.
  • Vermilion Community College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate degree in outdoor recreation therapy.
  • Languages Plus

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    Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”

    New Programs: Biology, Photography, Marine Science

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  • Bryant University is starting an undergraduate major in biology.
  • Owens Community College is starting an associate degree in commercial photography technology.
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook is s
  • New Programs: Counseling, Environmental Policy, Media Arts, Ministry, Education, Accounting, Communication, Jewish Studies

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  • Faulkner University is starting an online master of science degree in counseling.
  • Michigan Technological University is offering a Ph.D.
  • New Programs: Horticulture Therapy, Epidemiology, Health Informatics

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  • Portland Community College is starting a certificate program in horticulture therapy.
  • University of California at San Francisco is starting a doctoral program in epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • University of Minnesota at Crookston is starting two cer
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