Higher Education Program

Higher Education Program Course Descriptions

HED 5930 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR

[3hours] 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 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 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 HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 6120 THE GLOBALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3 hours] Graduate course designed for students who are interested in studying higher education from a global and international framework. The course will examine the complex issue and topics shaping national higher educational systems throughout the world. The course will focus on such topics as: policy, finace, governance, organization, administration, admissions, students, faculty, economics, politics, and reform. An international feild study trip may be included at the discretion of the instructor.

HED 6210 THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[3hours] 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 TECHNICAL HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] Course facilitates application of theory to practice of teaching in higher education. Students explore diverse pedagogical approaches, professional faculty roles, and transfer and articulation policies for effective teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 6410 COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

[3hours] 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 GENERAL EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 THE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT

[3hours] 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 ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

[3hours] 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 THEORIES OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

[3hours] 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 ISSUES OF ACCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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.

HED 6640 GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 BUILDING ACADEMIC CULTURE

[3hours] An examination of institutional culture and the interplay of student, faculty and administrative subcultures. Critical perspectives are used to analyze and understand cultural inquiry, confl ict and collaboration in post secondary institutions. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 6700 FINANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] This course discusses issues related to the revenue sources of higher education 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

HED 6730 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING

[3hours] 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 data-driven decision-making are discussed.

HED 6770 EVALUATION AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 confi dence in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 6790 MANAGING COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL

[3hours] 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 will include collective bargaining in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 6810 WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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.

HED 6820 INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 THE INDEPENDENT COLLEGE

[3hours] 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 ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 CRITICAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 ECONONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 6980 MASTER'S CAPSTONE SEMINAR

[1-3 hours] this course aims to strengthen students acadmic and professional skills and to apply them in differnt student affairs context. As the culminating requirement, students develop as electronic academic learning portfolio.

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 and instructor approval

HED 7930 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR

[3hours] 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 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 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 8010 HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8020 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN HISTORIOGRAPHY HIED

[3hours] 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 and HED 6010/8010

HED 8030 FEDERAL AND STATE POLICY ANALYSIS

[3hours] 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 and HED 6010/8010

HED 8120 THE GLOBALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3 hours] For students who are interested in studying higher education from a golbal and international framework. The course will examine the complex issues and topics shaping national higher educational systems throughout the world. The course will focuse on such topics as: policy, finance, governance, organization, administration, admissions, students, faculty, economics, politics, and reform. An international field study trip may be included at the discretion of the instructor.

HED 8210 THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[3hours] 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 8250 TECHNICAL HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8270 LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] Course facilitates application of theory to practice of teaching in higher education. Students explore diverse pedagogical approaches, professional faculty roles, and transfer and articulation policies for effective teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 8410 COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

[3hours] 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 8440 GENERAL EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8510 THE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT

[3hours] 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 8520 ORG & MGMT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

[3hours] 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 8530 THEORIES OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

[3hours] 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 8570 RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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: Doctoralstatus or consent of instructor

HED 8580 LEADERSHIP THEORY

[3hours] 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

HED 8610 ISSUES OF ACCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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.

HED 8630 FACULTY ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8640 GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8660 BUILDING ACADEMIC CULTURE

[3hours] An examination of institutional culture and the interplay of student, faculty and administrative subcultures. Critical perspectives are used to analyze and understand cultural inquiry, confl ict and collaboration in post secondary institutions. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 8700 FINANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8710 ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] This course discusses issues related to the revenue sources of higher education 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

HED 8730 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8750 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING

[3hours] 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 data-driven decision-making are discussed.

HED 8770 EVALUATION AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 confi dence in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 8790 MANAGING COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL

[3hours] 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 will include collective bargaining in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate status

HED 8810 WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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.

HED 8820 INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8830 THE INDEPENDENT COLLEGE

[3hours] 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 8840 ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8850 CRITICAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8870 ECONONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] 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 8920 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN RESEARCH DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] An in-depth review of key issues related to research design issues in higher education are discussed in a seminar format. Students work on designing both quantitative and qualitative research studies. Prerequisite: Doctoral status

HED 8930 DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[3hours] This seminar covers the content doctoral students need to develop their concept papers and literature reviews as part of the development of their dissertation proposals. Prerequisite: Doctoral status

HED 8940 POLICY INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[1-3 hours] Designed specifically for doctoral students interested in working on higher education policy issues. 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: 6/26/15