Higher Education (C)

  • EDUC-C 565 Introduction to College and University Administration (3 cr.) Types of institutions and their organization and roles on the nationwide scene: their principal administrative functions, including faculty personnel, business management, public relations, and the liaisons of student personnel with other administrative functions.
  • EDUC-C 585 Principles of Fund Raising Management (3 cr.) Important aspects of the fund raising process for non-profit organizations are described - assessing the organization's value base, preparing its case, techniques and strategies, sources of support, human resource development and process management. Important societal factors also are reviewed that may affect the process.
  • EDUC-C 590 Creating a Culture of Giving in Higher Education (3 cr.) This course will explore how to create a culture of giving within the higher education and student affairs environment. Students will explore how to foster a climate of giving taking into consideration institutional mission, values, and student culture. The specific role of fundraising and philanthropy will be examined in the context of higher education and student affairs services.
  • EDUC-C 595 Legal Aspects of Philanthropy (3 cr.) Provides a comprehensive review of types of charitable organizations; examines the legal issues relating to philanthropy and philanthropic endeavors in contemporary society. Topics include basic income, gift, and estate tax laws applicable to donors and to charitable organizations.
  • EDUC-C 620 Proseminar in Higher Education (3 cr.) This course is an introduction to the scholarly study of the field of higher education.  Students will be introduced to current issues, theories, forms of inquiry, and disciplinary perspectives relevant to the study of higher education.
  • EDUC-C 654 Higher Education in the United States (3 cr.) P: Master's degree. Historical development, social impact and relationships, and pattern of systems of higher education in the United States with primary attention to traditional colleges and universities, both public and private.
  • EDUC-C 655 Higher Education and Public Policy (3 cr.) Course will introduce a broad range of public policy themes associated with higher education. Topics to be considered include roles of federal, state, and local governments; legislation, regulation, and policy formulation; impact of special commission reports, landmark legislation and lobbying; and other external relations.
  • EDUC-C 656 American Community College (3 cr.) Areas related to student life at community colleges will be examined; they include access, persistence, and culture. Administration, governance, and leadership together with consideration of community colleges.
  • EDUC-C 661 Foundations of Institutional Research (3 cr.) Provides a survey of the foundational concepts, practices, and techniques of institutional research as both a formally organized function and a more general approach to understanding and improving higher education institution and program effectiveness.
  • EDUC-C 664 Higher Education Organization and Administration (3 cr.) Issues of function, governance, management, and leadership in colleges and universities, examined primarily through the lens of organization theory.
  • EDUC-C 665 Higher Education Administration (3 cr.) P: Master's degree. C: C654 Patterns of organization and administration for academic, business, student, and public relation activities.
  • EDUC-C 670 Problems in Financing Higher Education (3 cr.) P: Master's degree and C665. Examines two areas related to financing higher education in the U.S. (1) Examines public policy issues related to economic costs and benefits of higher education. (2) Presents an overview of budgeting and finance issues confronting policy makers at the institutional level.
  • EDUC-C 675 Supervised College Teaching (1-3 cr.) P: Master's degree. Opportunities for advanced graduate students to teach college classes under close supervision and to participate in a seminar on college teaching.
  • EDUC-C 678 Capstone in Institutional Research (3 cr.) The IR capstone course provides students with a scholarly understanding of institutional research as well as the skills and abilities required of IR practitioners. It is a project-based course in which students complete a series of projects and produce an electronic portfolio that documents how their skills and knowledge related to the practice of institutional research have developed through course work and applied research experiences.
  • EDUC-C 690 Independent Study in Higher Education (1-3 cr.) Individual research or study with a Higher Education 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 product(s). Ordinarily, C690 should not be used for the study of material taught in a regularly scheduled course.
  • EDUC-C 695 Academic Problems in Higher Education (3 cr.) P: C654 and C665. An examination of academic policies and practices that directly affect faculty.  Presents an overview of academic ethics; diversity of institutions; goals and purposes; planning and decision making; governance, trustees and administrators; academic freedom and tenure; faculty roles; student outcomes; student retention; curriculum, teaching and learning; and higher education futures.
  • EDUC-C 705 Legal Aspects of Higher Education (3 cr.) P: Master's degree, C654, and C665. Study of the more important state and federal court decisions affecting facets of the operation and administration of universities, colleges, junior colleges and technical institutes; visible trends in the law of higher education and the underlying philosophies.
  • EDUC-C 747 Practicum in Administration (6-1 cr.) P: Master's degree, C665, and Consent of Instructor. Application of theory and knowledge gained in classroom, in an administrative office of a college or university, or in an agency related to higher education.
  • EDUC-C 750 Topical Seminar (1-6 cr.) P: Master's degree and Consent of the Instructor. Current issues, developments, and concerns bearing on higher education. Specific topics vary each semester.
  • EDUC-C 760 Internship in Administration (1-6 cr.) P: Master's degree, C665, and Consent of Instructor. Practical application of learning and skills developed during course work by serving, under supervision, as staff members of cooperating college, universities, governmental commissions and educational agencies.
  • EDUC-C 788 Seminar in Research in Higher Education (3 cr.) Study of research design, techniques, and procedures applicable to research problems in administration.
  • EDUC-C 795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (1-3 cr.) This course is for the development of a dissertation proposal in Higher Education. Students must have the consent of a dissertation director or prospective dissertation director. Students should be finished or nearly finished with program course work.
  • EDUC-C 799 Doctoral Thesis in Higher Education (1-15 cr.) Credit may be earned over a period of several semesters. The thesis may be an organized scientific contribution or a comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area.

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