18 courses:
  • ED-801

    Leadership:Policy and Ethics

    This course will examine higher education leadership and ethical issues that colleges and universities face in the twenty-first century. Students will explore theory in order to objectively assess current leadership practices, systems theory, culture, diversity and change processes as they relate to individuals and higher education institutions.
  • ED-802

    Research I

    In this introductory research course, students will acquire to become consumers of educational research through reading, understanding, and critically thinking about educational issues. This course provides students with an introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to research as well as the opportunity to identify and discuss a problem within higher education around which they will design a research proposal.
  • ED-803

    Organizational Theory:Strateg

    In this course, students will explore organizational theory, as well as strategies to lead change in higher education. Areas of focus will include organizational structure and management, group dynamics, strategic planning, current issues in leadership, executive board relations and understanding of oneself as a leader. Through problem-based learning, students will engage in a semester long consulting project in which they will conduct a comprehensive educational program evaluation and propose innovative solutions.
  • ED-804

    Analysis &Eval II:Quant/Qual

    This research course provides an overview of research design and analysis in social and behavioral research. Emphasis is placed on understanding the process of social and educational research in field settings, developing data collection tools, producing high-quality quantitative and qualitative data, and descriptive analysis. The course content and assignments build upon readings and themes addressed in ED 802.
  • ED-805

    Essence of Education:Past,Pre

    In this course students will examine the history, accreditation, current issues and trends, and the future of higher education. Through examining the consistently changing landscape of higher education, students will explore issues such as access, retention, inclusion, engagement, and success.
  • ED-806

    Research III

    This course will precede the writing of chapter three in ED 902. Focusing on quantitative skills from applied statistical analysis, emphasis is placed on inferential methods acknowledging, understanding, and applying the role of uncertainty in data analysis used for testing hypotheses the researcher formulates.
  • ED-807

    Higher ED:Problem Methods III

    This course is a continuation of ED 801. Students will know and apply theory in order to objectively assess current leadership practices, systems theory, culture, diversity and change processes as they relate to individuals and higher education institutions. Students will leave this thought provoking course thinking about what leadership in higher education should look like, feel like, and sound like.
  • ED-808

    Dissertation in Practice II:

    This course is the development of Chapter 2 (Literature Review) of the DiP and will focus on the analysis of literature as the basis for research to make seminal contributions in the context of applied research.
  • ED-809

    Dissertation Practice I:Prop

    This course is the development of Chapter 1 (Proposal and Introduction) of the DiP which is a student centered, independent research proposal that requires the comprehensive working-knowledge of all research courses in this culminating and integrative experience. In this first DiP course, students will identify and discuss a problem in higher education leadership, conduct a literature review, and plan a research design. Students will present their research proposal for their capstone project at the end of the course and, with committee approval, will submit materials to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • ED-811

    Capst:Dissertat in Pract. III

    Students will use the data gathered from their research to inform a final capstone project that addresses a problem of practice; the capstone is integrated into the Dissertation in Practice. A final version of the DiP suitable for publication, accompanied by an oral presentation, provides the opportunity for students to defend their research and demonstrate their integrated knowledge and cumulative growth throughout the program. A final portfolio is also required for completion of this degree.
  • ED-826


    16/S1:Saturdays (5/21, **, 6/18, 6/25)) ** the weekend that was scheduled is a holiday weekend, the students will meet with instructor (at the students' convenience) during the week
  • ED-827

    Legal Issues in Education

    In this course students will explore legal issues and their impact on post-secondary institutions. Topics include but are not limited to: student legal issues, faculty governance, employment law, tort liability, and copyright law. Students will engage in a variety of problem-based learning activities, including case studies and will conclude the course addressing law and policy in higher education.
  • ED-829

    Co-Curricular Engagement

    This course focuses on the evolving learning-centered co-curricular experiences within higher education. Students will research student development theories to utilize a problem-based learning approach that examines the theory and application of experiential learning, including service learning, internalization, and career development. Students will explore student development theories inherent in co-curricular learning and develop a co-curricular project for possible application.
  • ED-830

    Psychology Learning HigherED

    This course will prepare students to identify, develop and lead innovative strategies in teaching and learning in higher education. Areas of focus include the relationship among curriculum, instruction, and assessment as related to new research in the neurology of learning. Students learn to analyze key issues and challenges impacting teaching and learning in higher education, and will develop strategies for effective professional and personal development.
  • ED-831

    Measurement and Assessment

    This course provides an introduction to issues in educational measurement and assessment with an emphasis on applications in higher education settings. Topics include: types of assessments including standardized tests, portfolios, performance tasks, computer adaptive tests; test development; item writing and analysis; test administration; evaluating tests and items including reliability and validity; and interpreting test results. HYBRID 15/S1:On-line 6/15-6/27