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Course Category: Higher Education Admin

This course examines the history, philosophy, purpose and functions of student affairs in a variety of higher education settings. Students will review topical areas: student services, issues, problems as well as implementing, managing and evaluating student affairs programs in college settings.
This course will assist present and future administrators to apply sensitivity and help with ethical and legal decision making in higher education. Issues include student, faculty, and classroom discrimination, equity, due process, disabilities, compliance, and academic freedom.
This course analyzes the role of the student affairs professional and the process by which development occurs. Theories of human development and learning, strategies for advising and retaining traditional and nontraditional learners are examined.
This course addresses the characteristics of fundamental reform and transformational change impacting leadership, administration, organization, and governance in contemporary higher education. An examination of the role of leadership in institutions of higher learning, including style, knowledge of the position, self-knowledge, personal characteristics, and ability to effectively initiate change, will be described. Unique challenges and opportunities effecting governance and organization in a global, market-oriented, competitive system of higher education will be analyzed.
An examination of higher education finance and budgeting systems, practices and issues. Topics include revenues vs. expenditures, cost vs. productivity, the role of the public sector, student issues and budgeting.
This course examines the complex political systems that shape higher education. Political actors include legislatures, interest groups, professional organizations, governmental analysts, and employee unions. Topics include accreditation, tuition, and affirmative action. Explores how to shape political options.
This course explores in depth critical and current issues in the field of higher education from the perspective of administrator and addresses how these critical issues impact two-year, four-year, public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.
A survey of the theories and best practices of strategic planning and decision making in higher education. Provides students with major studies and models. Includes implementation techniques and outcomes evaluation, the impact of futuristic technologies, emerging new providers of higher education, and accreditation bodies.
This course is an examination of higher education assessment and accreditation practices and the utilization of quality principles for continuous improvement. Topics include assessment models, assessment practices, quality in higher education, the quality principles and using the quality principles for continuous improvement.