Teaching
HIED 7300: Higher Education in the U.S.: An Overview
Course Description:
This course is intended to familiarize students with the nature and characteristics of American higher education. Within a framework of introductory lectures and discussions, students will become familiar with (1) the structure of postsecondary education, (2) the roles played by the various constituents in higher education, (3) issues that affect American higher education, and (4) basic readings in the field.
 

HIED 8330: College Teaching Problems and Issues
Course Description:
This course will explore the existing practice, theory, and research on college teaching. The course adopts a Practice-Theory-Research approach to consider the scope, nature and direction of problems and issues in college teaching, to examine the theories that exist on these problems and issues, and to guide students to conduct small-scale research on a problem or issue of their choice. This course is essential for graduate students who pursue studies or careers in which research on teaching is a major focus, and for current and prospective faculty members in institutions of higher and/or postsecondary education.
 

HIED 8332: Curriculum Design in Higher Education
[Prerequisite: Higher Education 8330 or consent of instructor. ]
Course Description:
This course will address curriculum issues in a variety of postsecondary settings, and the primary focus is undergraduate programs including liberal, general, occupational, and professional education. The course is designed for postsecondary faculty, administrators, and researchers who are interested in curriculum planning, evaluation and revision, instructional design, or academic staffing. The course approaches curriculum planning from an ëinternal and external constituenciesí perspective, including society and its organizations, administrators, faculty, students, and others. In this approach, curriculum will be defined broadly as a plan or design for student learning at the course, program, or institutional level. 

HIED 8333: College and University Faculty
Course Description:
This course will explore the existing data and theory on college and university faculty. The course adopts a chronological approach to consider how recruitment to the profession occurs, the socialization processes involved in the preparation of future professors, the labor market, the nature of the work they perform, their relationships to other subgroups (students, administrators, and colleagues), the frustrations and rewards of the occupation--in short, the academic career. This course is essential for graduate students who pursue studies or careers in which research on faculty is a major focus, for current and prospective faculty members in institutions of higher education, and for those interested in the sociology of work and occupations.

HIED 8345: Internet Research in Higher Education (Online Seminar)
Course Description:
This course is intended to familiarize students with the scope and nature of higher education- related resources that are available in various formats using computer technology and the Internet. In addition, it explores the concept of 'environmental scan' and assists students to create scan strategies that are optimally useful for their specific instructional, administrative and research interests. Areas of emphasis include 1) the World-Wide Web, focusing on the identification and use of video, text and dataset resources; 2) electronic listservs, their uses, misuses, and etiquette; and 3) Usenet Newsgroups, introducing basic software and resources for accessing and exchanging information related to the study of higher education on both national and international levels.
 

HIED 8345: Sociology of Higher Education
Course Description:
This seminar examines the role of higher education in reproducing and reinforcing prevailing social, political, and economic relationships, including a focus on how the dominant educational culture marginalizes students from different backgrounds and experiences. This seminar will also explore the interaction of schooling and social stratification and the social organization of higher education for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and also for college and university faculty.

HIED 8350: The American College Student
Course Description:
This course is intended to familiarize students with the nature and characteristics of the student population (historical and contemporary) in American higher education. In addition, it explores the effects of different college environments on student outcomes. Additional areas of emphasis 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 careers in which research on college students is a major focus, or who design and administer programs for students on college campuses.

HIED 8399: Dissertation Seminar
[Prerequisites: consent of instructor; student's doctoral chair. Open only to doctoral students.]
Course Description:
Formulation of topic for dissertation research; development of dissertation prospectus in form satisfactory to student's doctoral committee.
 
 
 

Last revised: June 9, 2001

 

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