Regents Approve Four New Programs at UNLV
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee approved the establishment of four new programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) aimed at providing support and improving community and state-wide issues in the areas of financial literacy, behavioral health, tourism safety and the arts.
UNLV Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness
The institute will support financial education, information, resources, and tools to promote financial wellness for the university and southern Nevada communities. The Institute will help participants achieve personal short-term fiscal health and long-term financial stability and wellbeing.Organizational Unit Proposal Form for the UNLV Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness
UNLV Behavioral Health Education, Retention, and Expansion Network of Nevada: BeHERE NV
This program will provide outreach and education about behavioral health professions to K-12 and adult learners; expand behavioral health training programs within higher education with an emphasis on building a diverse workforce; increase post-graduate internships and the number of approved supervisors; and offer support to the existing Nevada behavioral health workforce through continuing education and technical assistance. This network will establish a main hub at UNLV and have regional hubs in NSHE institutions throughout Nevada.Organizational Unit Proposal Form for the UNLV Behavioral Health Education, Retention, and Expansion Network of Nevada: BeHERE NV
UNLV Tourist Safety Institute
Institute researchers will work with local, state, and federal authorities to develop community resilience solutions and policies that enhance the safety and well-being of Nevada’s tourists and the tourism industry. The institute will be housed in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.Organizational Unit Proposal Form for the UNLV Tourist Safety Institute
UNLV College of Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts in Creative Practice
The program will help students who are looking to shape the future of the arts in an entrepreneurial way as arts leaders or those who have already achieved a number of credits toward a professional arts degree but are looking for opportunities to reframe and synthesize knowledge and experience in the arts to use in other fields as creatives.Organizational Unit Proposal Form for the UNLV College of Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts in Creative Practice
The Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness, BeHERE NV, and Tourist Safety Institute were set to be implemented upon approval by the Board. The College of Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts in Creative Practice is set to be made available to UNLV students in the fall 2024 semester.