Maryland University of Integrative Health plans future growth
February 15, 2013 by Sarah
The faculty and students of the Tai Sophia Institute in Baltimore, Maryland are in a jovial mood as their school was recently accredited, meaning that it can undergo some much needed positive changes.
For starters, the school will change its name from the Tai Sophia Institute to the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Other plans that the school has are to increase the overall student enrollment over the next five years and also increase the school’s space by some 30,000 square feet.
Prior to the announcement by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the school had been growing at a steady rate. This is mainly thanks to the increasing interest in alternative medicine by people all over the United States. For instance, in 2010, the school had only 400 students but that number has been increasing steadily over the past few years and now stands at 730. The target set by the administration is to hit the 2,000 student mark in the next five years, which would be a perfect opportunity to use postcard printing and poster printing to display these statics for potential future students and jobs.
Provost Judi Broida said that the title ‘university’ brought with it a lot of credibility. The administration said that the school will then try its best to live up to expectations that people have of a university.
When asked where funding for the expansion would come from, the administrators said they hoped that the new status as a university will attract donors who could raise several millions of dollars. Accreditation also puts the school at a better position in terms of landing federal research grants.