EDHE 6125. Higher Education Law and Ethics (3-0-3) This course will be an exploration of the legal issues that affect the administration of postsecondary educational institutions. Emphasis will be on the legal environment of postsecondary institutions, legal processes, analysis, and problems incurred in the administration of colleges and universities. This course will explore key laws and legal concepts applicable to American institutions and will focus on how to weigh and balance the sometimes competing rights and responsibilities of institutions, faculty, staff, and students. Course content includes legal aspects and issues of constitutional, statutory, and case law concerning public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities; their boards, administrators, faculty and students, and interpretations, compliance issues, and implications for institutional practice and policy. Issues pertaining to the various constituents of colleges and universities - students, faculty, and administrators - will constitute the major focus of this course. The course also aims to use legal issues as a catalyst for a broader discussion of the role and meaning of higher education in today's society.
EDHE 6140. Introduction to Higher Education Administration (3-0-3) Overview of the evolution and organization of American higher education. Examines the dominant philosophical, organization, managerial themes shaping the nation.
EDHE 6146. Introduction to Student Affairs (3-0-3) This course serves as an introduction to (a) student personnel and student affairs professions; (b) the roles and functions of professionals in the field; (c) the populations the professions serve; (d) the college and university settings where the professions are practiced; (e) the skills and competences required by the professions; and (f) contemporary issues and concerns within the professions.
EDHE 6147. Student Development Theory (3-0-3) Introduces the theoretical frameworks that serve as a basis for the professional practice of student life practitioners within an institution of higher education. The frameworks encompass the (a) developmental orientation that emphasizes the value and importance of the major theories of student development; (b) the role of varying student developmental theoretical perspectives which serve as a foundation for conceptualizing student development work; (c) and sets the foundation to prepare student life professionals for their roles in the academy.
EDHE 6148. The American College Student (3-0-3) This course is intended to engage candidates in critical thinking about today's college students in respect to ways the higher education environment impacts learning, growth, and development. Candidates will focus on: (a) creativity, critical analysis and problem solving; (b) enhancement of written and oral communication skills; and (c) development of knowledge and expectations of contemporary college students, their environments, and interactions within institutions of higher education that influence their needs, satisfactions, recruitment, learning, and retention.
EDHE 6177. History of Higher Education (3-0-3) The goal of this course is to provide students with a critical understanding of the aims, mission, and practices of colleges and universities in the United States. The course pays particular attention to the history of American higher education and the diverse groups seeking to participate in the governance, structure, growth and development of post-secondary settings in the United States. The focus of all discussions will be on the application of substantive learning and integration within the historical, political, sociological and philosophical foundations that have established contemporary post-secondary systems within American society.
EDHE 6555. Selected Topics in Higher Education (3-0-3) The course presents a broad examination of recent and anticipated issues in education that affects higher education today. The primary purpose of the course is for students to examine issues confronting the academy in today's global environment.
EDUL 6149. Assessment and Program Evaluation (3-0-3) This course provides an overview of assessment and evaluation as an inquiry process. The course will review the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. The course will further examine the usefulness and appropriateness of various program evaluation methodologies (quantitative and qualitative), theories of evaluation usage and practice, and theories of valuing in college student affairs.
EDUL 6235. Adult Learner Instructional Strategies (3-0-3) The candidate will investigate adult motivation and coaching. How to facilitate, implement, and sustain research-based instructional strategies, authentic instructional pedagogy, thematic curriculum and creative effective school learning communities will be a major focus.