HED - HIGHER EDUCATION

Department of Educational Leadership (EDU)


HED - 5930/7930 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR
[3 hours] This seminar formatted course will provide the opportunity to explore problems and issues from the perspectives of the various fields of education and of other disciplines related to higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 5950/7950 WORKSHOP IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Each workshop is developed on a topic of interest to faculty members and administrators of higher education institutions. Practical applications of the workshop topic will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 5980/7980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] This seminar formatted course will provide advanced study in special topics of interest to faculty and administrators in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6010/8010 HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Introduction to the historical development of American higher education from colonial times to the 20th century. Emphasis on the major historical events that contributed to the diversity of higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6210/8210 THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
[3 hours] A study of the history, distinguishing characteristics (mission, functions, organization, curriculum, finances), and current issues facing community colleges, including marginalization of students and institutions, and transfer and articulation policy. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6250/8250 TECHNICAL HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Technical, occupational, and career education account for over 40 percent of community college enrollments. This course examines the development, mission, functions, and assessment of technical education, including community needs assessment. Prerequisite: Graduate status


HED - 6270/8270 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
[3 hours] Course facilitates application of theory to practice of teaching in community colleges. Students explore diverse pedagogical approaches, professional faculty roles, and transfer and articulation policies for effective teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6410/8410 COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM
[3 hours] Introduction to patterns of curriculum development and organization in post-secondary education. Addresses issues governing curriculum planning, including social, economic, political, historical, and philosophical contexts influencing curriculum formation and operation. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6440/8440 GENERAL EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course will examine the meaning and purposes of general education in the United States. Students will become acquainted with the design, analysis, and evaluation of general education curricula. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6510/8510 THE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
[3 hours] This course explores the character and nature of student populations in contemporary American colleges and universities and considers the impact of campus environments and experiences on development, interaction, and learning. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6520/8520 ORG & MGMT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
[3 hours] A brief overview of functional areas and philosophies is followed by a comprehensive examination of student affair's organization and management from the perspective of the Chief Student Affairs Officer. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6530/8530 THEORIES OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Students will critically examine traditional and contemporary theories of college student development, identify methods of assessing that development, and explore ways to apply the theories to everyday practice. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6610/8610 ISSUES OF ACCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course explores access issues that result from the changing educational needs of society and analyzes the application of democratic ideals of American education to current educational policies affecting access. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6640/8640 GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Course focuses on internal administrative organization and governance that supports the academic enterprise. Purposes and development of mission and functions, centralization and decentralization, accreditation, appraisal, accountability, and assessment are discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6660/8660 BUILDING ACADEMIC CULTURE
[3 hours] An examination of institutional culture and the interplay of student, faculty, and administrative subcultures. Critical perspectives are used to analyze and understand cultural inquiry, conflict, and collaboration in post secondary institutions. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6700/8700 FINANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course discusses issues related to the expenditure of funds for higher education within institutions and systems. issues addressed include capital funding, endowment management and budget preparation. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6710/8710* ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course discusses issues related to the revenue sources of higher eductaion and discussion of the social worth of public and private sector investment in higher education. Issues include the connection of educational outcomes to educational budget making and how sources of funds drive educational policymaking. Prerequisite: Graduate Status * pending final approval


HED - 6730/8730 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Law, its history, philosophy, and practical application to and effect on the creation and administration of public and private higher education is examined in the context of court decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6750/8750 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING
[3 hours] Engages students in development of model strategic plans applicable to academic and nonacademic programs. Students learn how "big strategic decisions are made right ", by focusing on strategic mission, analysis, goals, objectives, implementation and evaluation. Policies and practices regarding how institutions create internal climates for dta-driven decision-making are discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6770/8770 EVALUATION AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT
[3 hours] Historical concepts and basis for evaluation of college and university programs, emphasizing criteria and procedure and how evaluation and outcomes assessment through regional accrediting bodies, state and federal agencies contribute to public confidence in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6790/8790* MANAGING COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL
[3 hours] This course acquaints students with key concepts regarding how to effectively manage human resources within large, medium-sized, small, public and private institutions of higher education. topics covered willinclude collective bargaining in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate Status

*course is pending final approval


HED - 6810/8810 WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course will study the history of women's college education in the United States with special emphases on the influence of cultural and social events that shape this history. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6820/8820 INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Overview of the field of development and introduction to the knowledge, research, and theory emerging in the field. Focus on practical skill enhancement as it applies to building development programs. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6830/8830 THE INDEPENDENT COLLEGE
[3 hours] This course details the role, place and function of the four year independent colleges, focusing on their development, organization, funding, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6840/8840 ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION
[3 hours] Course assists student in interpreting the highly diversified field of adult continuing education from the point of view of the student's current or anticipated involvement. Intended for teachers of adults. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6850/8850 CRITICAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Focus on critical issues facing administrators in post-secondary education in the United States. Issues discussed change yearly. Students will read widely and prepare a research paper or a project. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6870/8870 ECONONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] How do institutions of higher education impact their local economies? This course examines various roles and methods by which institutions of higher education add to economic development. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6920 MASTER'S PROJECT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research project in fulfilling the research requirements of the master's program. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.


HED - 6940 MASTER'S PRACTICUM IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] This course provides students with the opportunity to develop specialized skills working in an area of college student personnel administration. Students will work under the supervision of an experienced administrator. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 6960 MASTER'S THESIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research thesis in fulfilling the research requirements of the master's program. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.


HED - 6990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HIGHER EDUCATION-MASTERS
[1 - 3 hours] Provides student the opportunity to work independently on professional problem under direction of Higher Education Program faculty member. Student meets individually with instructor rather than through formal class meetings. Prerequisite: Graduate Status; Instructor Approval.


HED - 8020 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN HISTORIOGRAPHY HIED
[3 hours] Historical methods applied to research in higher education discussed. Course focuses on in-depth readings of primary source material on liberal arts colleges, universities, and community colleges. Research paper required. Prerequisite: Graduate Status; HED 6010/8010


HED - 8030 FEDERAL AND STATE POLICY ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Designed for those interested in federal and state policy as related to higher education. Students will investigate specific federal and state legislation and regulatory issues. Prerequisite: Graduate Status; HED 6010/8010


HED - 8570* RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Introduces students to the research literature in higher education; historical, qualitative and sociological research approaches are discussed. Introduces students to many of the major scholarly figures and modern research controversies within the field of higher education Prerequisite: Doctoral Status or consent of instructor *course is pending final approval


HED - 8580* LEADERSHIP THEORY
[3 hours] Focuses on historical and philosophical aspects of leadership theory, as well as on personalized models for the students' future leadership roles in higher education. Other emphases include the importance of vision and values in the leadership process and development of analytical and communication abilities. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status or consent of instructor *course is pending final approval


HED - 8590* ETHICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course discusses ethical challenges to administrators in higher education institutions, with focus at the institutional and sytem levels. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status or consent of instructor *course is pending final approval


HED - 8630 FACULTY ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Course focuses on faculty issues in higher education, and addresses academic and student freedom, developing effective promotion and tenure policies appropriate to different types of institutions, and faculty development programs. Prerequisite: Graduate Status


HED - 8920* ADVANCED SEMINAR
[3 hours] An in-depth review of key issues related to campus leadership are discussed in seminar form. Students may work with professor on cutting-edge research project. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status or consent of instructor *course is pending final approval


HED - 8930 DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as EDAS 8930. This course examines research findings and research methodology in Higher Education as they are pertinent to the development of dissertation proposals. Dissertation proposal development is encouraged. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status


HED - 8940 DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Designed specifically for doctoral students in the higher education program who are interested in an actual supervised experience in teaching or administration. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status


HED - 8960 DISSERTATION
[1 - 12 hours] Original and specific research problem of a scholarly nature, requiring the application of advanced research skills and techniques to study. Students must take a minimum of 10 semester dissertation hours and may count a maximum of 12 hours towards the degree. Prerequisite: Advanced to Candidacy


HED - 8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Provides student the opportunity to work independently on professional problem under direction of Higher Education Program faculty member. Student meets individually with instructor rather than through formal class meetings. Prerequisite: Doctoral Status

Last Updated: 1/3/12