Graduate Higher Education Leadership
2017 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Higher Education Leadership 700
This course provides students with a brief history of higher education as an industry quickly moving from the colonial colleges to present-day colleges and universities. Moreover, this course helps students to understand the history and philosophy of student affairs, and its role in the educational mission of higher education.
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND RECREATION
Higher Education Leadership 702
This course examines the organizational structures of intercollegiate athletics, professional and non-profit sport/recreation organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on merging theory and practice through differentiated learning activities to promote a holistic understanding of administrative leadership in complex organizations.
COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION
Higher Education Leadership 710
This course helps students to understand various theories related to growth and development during the college years: learning and meaning making, identity development, moral development, and psycho-social development. Equally important, students will discover the implications these theories have for the design of educational practice on the college campus.
ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher Education Leadership 723
This seminar will provide an introduction to contemporary issues in higher education, with a specific focus on understanding diverse student characteristics and subsequent issues faced in higher education settings at public, private and two year institutions. Students will learn to use research to support practice through and investigation of essential philosophical questions and current issues in higher education leadership settings. Students will apply reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.
ORGANIZATION AND GOVERANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher Education Leadership 729
Colleges and universities have an important societal role now and have had for many centuries. It is important that those who wish to pursue careers in higher educational administration understand and appreciate the traditions, goals, mission and organization of that structure. The goal of this course is to introduce students to college and university administration, to encourage analysis of segments within these institutions and to gain an appreciation of the role various elements play within these complex organizations. The outcome should be that the student would be cognizant of the myraid of issues involved within the administration of colleges and universities.
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher Education Leadership 731
This course will introduce students to intercollegiate athletics and higher education budget and finance including NCAA Divisions I, II and III financial models. Students will understand and apply how to implement financial models. Students will examine budget challenges and develop proposed solutions, underscoring the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
Higher Education Leadership 781
This course will introduce and apply foundational theories of career development and methods of career assessment to assist with personal career planning. Students will complete a formal professional vision and portfolio utilizing artifacts from courses completed during their core and emphasis area courses. Cross-Listed: HELEAD/PEPROF/HEALTHED/RECREATN/COACHING 781
Higher Education Leadership 790
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.
Higher Education Leadership 791
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
Higher Education Leadership 793
Higher Education Leadership 798
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.