Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Why compete when collaboration is more effective?
Marylhurst is doing a little cross-pollinating with George Fox University.
Susan Marcus, faculty and program lead for the Accelerated Online MBA program within the School of Business, has been asked to serve on the Doctor of Business Administration advisory board at GFU. Along with colleagues from Concordia, Warner Pacific and Northwest University, Susan will be an outside evaluator for the DBA student instructional units. Their assessment will help ensure student portfolios reflect appropriate levels of academic rigor. This board plays a key role in the accreditation process for GFU's DBA program.
This advisory role is a perfect fit with Susan's work as co-chair of the assessment committee here at Marylhurst, and also with her role as co-lead for the academic excellence initiative within the School of Business' strategic planning process. Through collaborations such as this one, best practices are shared, peer relationships are deepened, and opportunities emerge for enhanced educational offerings.