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Graduate Higher Education Leadership

2018 Spring Term

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3 Units

ASSESSMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

Higher Education Leadership 715

This course provides students with an overview of the assessment and evaluation processes that allow Student Affairs professionals to develop assessment approaches that gather, analyze, and interpret information to improve institutional, departmental, and divisional effectiveness. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment will be examined with an emphasis on pragmatic application.


3 Units

LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Higher Education Leadership 720

The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the American legal system so that they can identify the history and sources of law, read and interpret laws and relevant cases, understand how the court systems work, and understanding of personal and institutional liability. Emphasis will be placed on issues and laws likely to be encountered by Higher Education practitioners.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Higher Education Leadership 725

This course emphasizes personal awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for ongoing development of a personal intercultural framework for student affairs practice. Theories related to domestic and international dimensions of diversity, interactional diversity and the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression will be explored in university contexts. This course will examine challenges and opportunities for creating inclusive and affirming campus communities.


3 Units

NCAA GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE

Higher Education Leadership 730

The course will introduce students to the governance and compliance structures of intercollegiate athletics including NCAA Divisions 1, 2 and 3. Students will apply athletic conference rules, NCAA rules and institutional policies to practitioner settings in higher education athletics leadership.


3 Units

READING, ANALYZING AND EVALUATING HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH

Higher Education Leadership 780

This course provides scholar-practitioners with foundational knowledge on the processes of reading, analyzing, and evaluating research in the higher education. Students will develop an understanding of the inquiry process and apply this knowledge to develop an independent research question and study. Students will read and analyze educational literature from a P-20 perspective to inform their inquiry process as a scholar-practitioner.


3 Units

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


3 Units

PRACTICUM

Higher Education Leadership 793

Variable Topics


1-4 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Higher Education Leadership 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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