Higher Education and Student Affairs Courses

  • EDUC-U 544 Introduction to Student Affairs Work in Higher Education (3 cr.) An introduction to (1) the functional areas within student affairs divisions, (2) philosophical foundations of the field of student affairs work, and (3) current issues in the field. The basics of program planning and evaluation are also introduced.
  • EDUC-U 546 Diverse Students on the College Campus (3 cr.) This course focuses on the diversity of students on the college campus. Readings, guest lectures, and course assignments will be used to learn about diverse students' culture. The format will be lecture combined with class discussion.
  • EDUC-U 547 Professional Development in Student Affairs (1-7 cr.) Supervised experience in a student affairs related office. Overview of resource management associated with supervision, technology in higher educatin, and promising educational, teaching and leadership practices. (BL)
  • EDUC-U 548 Student Development Theory and Research (3 cr.) Overview of the social, psychological, and student affairs literature related to college student development. Relationships between student characteristics and college outcomes. Applications of psychosocial, cognitive developmental, and person-environment interaction theories to student affairs work are considered in depth.
  • EDUC-U 549 Environmental Theory and Assessment in Higher Education (3 cr.) Selected environmental theories are examined (e.g., human aggregate, physical/architectural, campus ecology, cultural, perceptual). Various environmental assessment approaches for use in postsecondary settings are reviewed. Strategies for humanizing campus environments are examined, with a particular emphasis on members of historically underrepresented groups.
  • EDUC-U 550 Topical Seminar in Higher Education and Student Affairs: variable title (1-3 cr.) An investigation of issues, functions, and concerns that relate to higher education and student affairs administration, current issues in college personnel, and international student concerns.
  • EDUC-U 551 Administrative Practices (1 cr.) An overview of budgeting practices and personnel issues in colleges and universities.
  • EDUC-U 553 College Student and the Law (2 cr.) The course provides a practical, working understanding of the legal foundations that govern student-institution relations, investigates how these relations are interpreted by the courts, and identifies the basic factors that can influence a court's interpretation. (B)
  • EDUC-U 559 Seminar in Residence Life (2 cr.) Consideration of policies and procedures common to residence life administration. Application of student development, environmental, and organizational development theory to residential settings.
  • EDUC-U 560 Internship in Student Affairs (1-4 cr.) P: Appointment to off-campus internship. Relates theory to practice through supervised experience in student affairs.
  • EDUC-U 570 Workshop: Student Personnel Administration (in topical area) (1-3 cr.) Provides opportunity for persons with experience to study current trends and issues as related to functional areas of student personnel administration. Duration one to three weeks.
  • EDUC-U 580 Issues and Problems in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administraion (3 cr.) An integrative seminar that (1) looks at the impact of student affairs work on institutions of higher education and (2) examines the relationship between student affairs work and the academic enterprise in college and universities. There is a focus on the role orientation of administration and faculty.
  • EDUC-U 590 Independent Study in Higher Education and Student Affairs (3-1 cr.) Individual research or study with a Higher Education and Student Affairs faculty member, arranged in advance of registration. A one- or two-page written proposal should be submitted to the instructor during the first week of the term specifying the scope of the project, project activities, meeting times, completion date, and student products. Ordinarily, U590 should not be used for the study of material taught in a regularly scheduled course.

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