EDH: Education: Higher Courses

Courses

EDH 5040   The American College Student: Trends in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Studies the characteristics of American college students, trends affecting higher education, and the effects of these trends on students? college experience and outcomes. Assignments and lesson plans will also engage students in the practice of skills vital for success in a complex and dynamic work environment.

EDH 5070   Assessment Issues in College Student Affairs

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course will provide an introduction to assessment issues in student affairs. Students will focus on specific aspects of research design and methodology and the critical analysis of journal articles and research reports that employ these methods to investigate major issues in higher education. Students will explore the practical applications of assessment within the student affairs field, and develop a working knowledge about conducting assessments in their post-masters' positions.

EDH 6045   Theories of College Student Development

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The purpose of this course is to study the various student development theories used as a foundation for student affairs work. Students will learn theories related to psychosocial, identity development, cognitive-structural, and typology. Individuals will learn how to put theory into practice with working with students.

EDH 6368   Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This graduate seminar focuses on assisting students in deepening their critical understanding of multicultural issues in higher education. We will explore ways in which issues of difference extend beyond individual relationships to the systems in which people operate, in the unique context of colleges and universities. We will focus on developing awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to be a multiculturally-competent student affairs practitioner and address responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities for creating and sustaining affirming, pluralistic, and inclusive campus communities for all students.

EDH 6369   Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: EDH 5040 AND SDS 6647

As the culminating experience in the College Student Affairs Administration Program, this course prepares graduates for employment in the student affairs profession by means of the Comprehensive Assignment. Students develop and present a formal program proposal that demonstrates mastery of the CSAA program course content and skills. The course also includes job search preparation and employment strategies, as well as transitional issues from being a graduate student to a new professional, such as establishing a professional identity and social media pitfalls. This course is team taught by two CSAA faculty.

EDH 6405   Legal Issues in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

An examination of the legal status of higher education in the United States; the rights and responsibilities of educators and students including topics such as, due process; torts, liability, and contracts; student rights; student conduct, Higher Education compliance and other topical areas.

EDH 6505   Budgeting & Financial Management in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course is designed to provide students with a general overview of the financing of higher education and a basic understanding of the budgeting process. Students will be provided with a theoretical and practical overview of budgeting and financial management in higher education in general and Student Affairs specifically. Topics will include budget components and processes, the relationship of strategic planning to budgeting, and models for financing the higher education enterprise. Guest speakers from across campus will present perspectives and information related to budgeting and financial management in relation to their professional roles.

EDH 6634   Introduction to College Student Affairs

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The primary goal of this course is to provide the graduate student with a comprehensive introduction to the field of student affairs and its role within the context of American higher education. To that end, students will be introduced to: the philosophical and theoretical bases of the profession; the history of modern student affairs work in higher education; the roles and functions of selected professionals in the field; a review of skills and competencies required for the profession; and current issues and concerns relevant to student services in general. The course also provides opportunities for students to explore various aspects of the profession related to their career goals and interests.

EDH 6905   Directed Study

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

EDH 6948   Internship in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may be repeated for up to 6 sh of credit)

Consists of two components, one involving practical application and the second involving an approved independent study. Interns will work on one or more projects or activities in an appropriate students affairs or student support services unit. Practical experience must include specified learning outcomes and appropriate documentation of work and learning. The practical experience component will provide the opportunity to observe how a student affairs or student services unit operates and to learn about critical issues, essential knowledge, and applicable skills required to be successful in the field. The independent study portion of the internship will allow development of an area of special interest and expertise. Permission is required.

EDH 8225   Curriculum and Instruction in the Context of Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course prepares students to identify, develop and lead innovative strategies in teaching and learning in higher education. Students will be able to articulate the importance of student learning outcomes from multiple perspectives. Students will explore the ways in which organizational culture interfaces with student learning and will develop a critical understanding of the ways in which issues of diversity influence equity considerations in American higher education.

EDH 8405   Law and Policy in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Students will analyze contemporary legal, ethical and policy issues confronting higher education today enabling them to recognize the legal parameters around which decisions are made. Students will examine the historical, contextual and theoretical aspects of higher education law and policy as they affect students, faculty members, administrators, and organizational systems in both two- and four-year institutions.

EDH 8505   Finance in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course approaches higher educational institutions as complex systems and analyzes the literature, topics, and recent trends in economical and financial issues in higher education for purposes of both practical application and ongoing research. The focus will be on the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to the financial changes and trends for two and four year institutions of higher education, including fiscal planning and management, enrollment management, alumni management, grant writing, and institutional advancement/comprehensive campaigning.

EDH 8635   Organizational Leadership and Change in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines leadership concepts in two and four year higher educational institutions. Areas of focus will include factors influencing strategic level decision-making, such as organizational structures and culture. Students will analyze key aspects of the change process and will be able to draw on and apply appropriate leadership strategies based on this analysis.

EDH 8648   Institutional Research and Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education

College of Ed and Prof Studies, Department of Educational Research & Admin

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Students will explore the theoretical and practical application of institutional research as a discipline in higher education enabling them to recognize Institutional research an embedded function with direct applications in all administrative and strategic processes within two- and four-year institutions.