Course Descriptions

EDHE 781 - Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

(Credits: 1.00)

This course is designed to be an introduction to and discussion about contemporary issues facing higher education professionals and to offer students a complete understanding of the interrelatedness of these components in effective teaching and learning. Current issues facing institutions of higher education are paramount as they are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs and to make themselves more accountable to a variety of internal and external constituencies. The focus will be on developing a plan of action in response to a contemporary issue affecting administrative and academic planning.

EDHE 783 - Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

(Credits: 1.00)

As students arrive at college, they find themselves undergoing a process of exploration, identity development and evolution, and becoming adept at navigating life's transitions. Faculty and staff at college campuses are often unaware of the psychosocial and cognitive changes their students are undergoing. This course will provide insight into prevailing student affairs theories and practices as applied to institutions of higher education. Human development and theories of adult learning will be introduced in the context of diverse institutions of higher institutions, including two- and four-year community and technical colleges, and four-year and advanced research institutions. Students will be expected to analyze their own student affairs practices and draw from relevant literature to create new applications for a more informed practice.

EDHE 784 - Innovative Strategies in Higher Education

(Credits: 1.00)

This course enables students to engage in the study of a particular innovative strategy or practice within higher education leadership, learning or service. As broad structural and strategic changes continue to transform post-secondary education at breakneck speed, understanding change management, social media infusion, appreciative inquiry, collective impact and other emerging trends is necessary for the individual seeking a sustainable career in the field. After an initial survey of what's making headlines within higher education trends, students will work collaboratively or individually to explore an innovation of interest that will culminate in a seminar research paper. Students will either produce a review of how a particular higher education institution is managing an innovative initiative or strategy, or, students will apply research about an area of innovation by developing a process or structure that serves to foster a particular institution's groundbreaking advancement. Prerequisite: 2nd or 3rd year HIgher Education students.

EDHE 790 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education I

(Credits: 3.00)

Drawing from current theory and research, this course is sequenced in an annual institute format to focus on advanced study of the emerging knowledge base about leadership in learning and service, with a focus on topics in higher education. The course is designed for educators and other individuals interested in the transformation and organization of systems in a manner compatible with integrated knowledge of leadership, human intelligence, and moral organizational purpose. Participants will study the evolving revolution in conception of individual and organizational intelligence and the extent and ways it can be advanced. Specifically, course participants will analyze the cultivation of intelligent behavior in leadership, learning and service as related to issues in higher education.

EDHE 791 - The American College and University: Past, Present, and Future

(Credits: 3.00)

This course examines the historical context of the American colleges and universities. It provides a perspective of the political, social, legal, and financial forces that have influenced the development of post-secondary institutions. The impact of current issues, trends, constraints, and opportunities that continue to affect and shape the future of higher education administration are examined. Topics include access, accountability, autonomy, and choice. The course includes an overview of current student populations and the changing nature of markets to serve and the implications of these shifts on administration, leadership, governance, and policy issues at America's colleges and universities. Students will be exposed to a range of administrative problems at the post-secondary level entailing legal and financial implications.

EDHE 792 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education II

(Credits: 3.00)

Drawing from current theory and research, this course is sequenced in an annual institute format to focus on advanced study of the emerging knowledge base about leadership in learning and service, with a focus on topics in higher education. The course is designed for educators and other individuals interested in the transformation and organization of systems in a manner compatible with integrated knowledge of leadership, human intelligence, and moral organizational purpose. Participants will study the evolving revolution in conception of individual and organizational intelligence and the extent and ways it can be advanced. Specifically, course participants will analyze the cultivation of intelligent behavior in leadership, learning, and service as related to issues in higher education.

EDHE 793 - Organizational Theory and Practice in Higher Education

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides an overview of organizational theories and practice as applied to institutions of higher education. Classical and current theories of organizations are introduced in the context of diverse institutions of higher education, including two- and four-year community and technical colleges, and four-year and advanced research institutions. Students will be expected to analyze their own institutions using appropriate organizational theories to understand the structural, political, human resource and cultural dimensions. Further, students will be expected to apply such understandings to implications for leadership practice and institutional change and improvement.

EDHE 794 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education III

(Credits: 3.00)

Drawing from current theory and research, this course is sequenced in an annual institute format to focus on advanced study of the emerging knowledge base about leadership in learning and service, with a focus on topics in higher education. The course is designed for educators and other individuals interested in the transformation and organization of systems in a manner compatible with integrated knowledge of leadership, human intelligence, and moral organizational purpose. Participants will study the evolving revolution in conception of individual and organizational intelligence and the extent and ways it can be advanced. Specifically, course participants will analyze the cultivation of intelligent behavior in leadership, learning, and service as related to issues in higher education.

EDHE 795 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Credits: 3.00)

The course is designed to be an introduction to the development and management of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment within contemporary institutions of higher education for a complete understanding of the interrelatedness of these three components in effective teaching and learning. Interest in these topics has increased as colleges and universities have come under increasing pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs and to make themselves more accountable to a variety of internal and external constituencies. The focus is on curriculum development with attention to academic and curricular planning. In addition, selecting and utilizing instructional strategies geared toward adult learners will be examined. It also provides an overview of the assessment of student learning outcomes in a higher education setting.