Courses in Higher Education (HIED)
7300. Higher Education in the United States: An Overview
Prerequisite: graduate status. (Serves as introduction to the master’s program and is a requirement for the doctoral program for students lacking background and experience in higher education.) American system of higher education; problems, issues, trends.
7351. Intro to College Student Affairs
This course serves as an introduction to a) the student personnel profession/Student Affairs profession, b) the roles and functions of professionals in the field, c) the populations serves, d) the college and university settings where the profession is practiced, e) the skills and competencies necessary to be a professional in the field, and f) awareness of current issues regarding students and student personnel in higher education.
7352. Student Development Theory
Introduction to the theoretical framework that serves as a basis for the professional practice of student affairs in higher education. Developmental orientation that emphasizes the value and importance of individual major theories of student development, the role of student developmental theoretical perspectives.
7354. Organization and Leadership in Student Affairs
A capstone experience for the master’s track in student affairs. A forum for integration, synthesis, and application. Emphasis in clarifying student development for students and for a campus. Examines new issues and concepts (e.g. legal issues, budget and finance). Integrates previous course work and practical experiences.
7360. Practicum in College Student Affairs
Prerequisite: HIED 7351, 7352, and 7353. Supervised professional experience in the various offices/agencies that comprise a total program of student personnel services within a post-secondary, college, or university setting. Integrates coursework with experience in a prearranged, structured setting in any number of student affairs/student service offices/agencies. Student complete either 150 or 300 hours of experience under both faculty and onsite supervision.
Prerequisite: graduate status. Specialized study of areas of significance in higher education; possible topics include student personnel group work, student financial assistance, admission and records, organizational development and change, leadership and planning, academic advisement, residence life, institutional research, student center organizations, development and fundraising, current issues, etc.
8157. Professional Seminar in Student Affairs
8160, 8260, 8360. Practicum in Higher Education
Prerequisite: graduate status, consent of advisor and practicum supervisor. Supervised work or study in an area the student has studied.
8161, 8261, 8361. Workshop
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Practical, concentrated (from a few hours to a week) consideration of selected topics of current interest to practitioners.
8162-8662. Independent Study
Prerequisite: graduate status, consent of instructor. Individual inquiry into selected problems or special topics in higher education under supervision of a graduate faculty member.
8256. First Year Doctoral Seminar in Student Affairs
8301. History and Philosophy of Higher Education
Prerequisite: Higher Education 8300 or consent of instructor. Development, evolution of higher education as a dynamic social, political institution; emphasis on past philosophies, assumptions that undergird diverse colleges, universities today.
8320. The Two-Year College in America
This course consists of an overview of the two-year college. Topics include the history and philosophy of the two-year college movement, students, curriculum, state and local campus governance, teaching, student personnel work, finance and issues, problems, and trends.
8321. Organization and Administration of Two Year Colleges
Prerequisite: graduate status. Examination of the organizational patterns of and management practices within two-year colleges. Topics include; leadership, organizational theories, and relations with external agencies; the operations of various administrative units such as the president’s office, business affairs, student services, instruction, personnel, and institutional research; and the management of college functions, such as recruitment, assessment, planning, and performance appraisal.
8322. Issues and Challenges in Two Year College Leadership
Prerequisite: graduate status. Examines current issues facing the contemporary two- year college and the challenges that these issues present to two-year college leaders. Focuses attention on the analysis of an issue, the assessment of the potential impact of an issue, and the incorporation of information generated from issue analysis into institutional planning processes.
8330. College Teaching: Problems and Issues
Theory, practice of effective college teaching; emphasis on presenting academic material at various domains of Bloom’s taxonomy; includes learning styles, their assessment, accommodating them in the classroom.
8331. College Instruction
An advanced course addressing the theory and practice of effective college teaching. Emphasis is placed on presenting academic material at various domains in Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students examine learning styles, their assessment and how to accommodate them in the classroom.
8332. Curriculum Design in Higher Education
Prerequisite: Higher Education 8330 or consent of instructor. Various approaches to curriculum design, assumptions supporting each approach; innovative models of curriculum design; historical, philosophical assumptions, their influences over curriculum reform.
8333. College and University Faculty
8340. Organizational Development in Education
Prerequisite: graduate status. This course is designed to introduce graduate students of higher education to the management, leadership and administration of institutions of higher education. Students are given a broad exposure to the literature about the administration of higher learning. Students may focus their individual study on two-or four-year institutions on public or private institutions.
8341. Financing of Colleges and Universities
Prerequisite: graduate status. Theories, practices of governance in various types of higher education institutions; concentrates on basic internal administrative procedures and organizational structures; includes finance, budget development and analysis, state financing structures, impact of budget considerations on institutional programs, common administrative organizational structures in colleges, universities.
8342. Governance and Policy Making in Higher Education
Prerequisite: graduate status. Governance, policy analysis, policy making for higher education at federal, state, institutional levels; unique role, functioning of lay boards of trustees in the U.S.
8343. Legal Aspects of Higher Education
This course examines the legal rights and responsibilities of faculty, students, staff, administrators and members of governing boards.
8344. Legal Aspects of Teaching
Prerequisite: graduate status. Examines the legal issues of interest to higher education faculty members. Areas of focus will include academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, intellectual property rights, fair employment, due process, tenure, affirmative action, and legal liability. Court cases, statutes, the Constitution, and regulations serve as the basis for discussion.
8350. The American College Student
This course will familiarize students with the nature and characteristics of the college student population (historical and contemporary) in American higher and post secondary education. In addition, it will explore the effects of different institutional environments on student outcomes. Additional areas of emphasis will include: (1) the psychological development of students, focusing on environmental impact; (2) an introduction to the variety of research methods used in quantitative and qualitative studies of college students; and (3) evaluation and assessment issues, introducing basic methodological problems in the study of college students. This course is essential for graduate students who pursue studies and/or careers in which research on college students is a major focus, or who develop and administer programs for students on college campuses.
8353. Assessment and Program Evaluation in Student Affairs
This course offers an overview of evaluation as an inquiry process and will examine the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education, with particular emphasis on the student affairs arena. The course examines the usefulness and appropriateness of various program evaluation methodologies (quantitative and qualitative), theories of evaluation practice and use, and theories of valuing in college student affairs. The course will explore these and other issues shaping contemporary evaluation practices.8358. Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs.
Enhances student understanding of administrative leadership through the examination of questions and issues related to the management of student affairs. Broadens student perspective through discussion and debate. Increases the degree to which student experiences, knowledge, and values are effectively integrated, and to allow students to personally examine ideas, test assumptions, express opinions, and recognize the accountability associated with presentation.
8397, 8697. Internship
Prerequisite: graduate status, consent of instructor and internship supervisor. Supervised field experience in college or university setting provides work experience putting theory into practice.
8399. Dissertation Seminar
Prerequisite: consent of instructor, student’s doctoral chair. (Open only to doctoral students.) Formulation of topic for dissertation research; development of dissertation prospectus in form satisfactory to student’s doctoral committee.
Prerequisites: consent of committee chair. Development of doctoral-level research paper or field-based project.
9390. Dissertation Colloquium
Prerequisite: dissertation prospectus approved. Development of various components of doctoral-level dissertation.