Higher Education
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Higher Education  Courses

Graduate

600-Level Courses in HE

HE 601: The Community College (3 Credits)

Studies institutional character of the community college, including history, purpose, clientele, organization, finance, and social function. Studies issues currently faced by community colleges. Equivalent to CTCH 601.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 602: College Teaching (3 Credits)

Describes issues that affect teaching and learning and provides basic tools to use in college classroom. Teaches how to plan course, develop syllabus, promote learning among diverse students, and implement classroom assessment techniques. Equivalent to CTCH 602.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 603: Higher Education in the Digital Age (3 Credits)

Studies how digital tools and resources shape and are shaped by higher education both inside and outside of the classroom. Includes the complex ways in which colleges integrate changing teaching and learning, information, and communication technologies. Combining reading, writing, viewing and hands - on learning, students examine issues through the content and lens appropriate for their discipline and goals. Equivalent to CTCH 603.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with computer operations
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 605: Learning Assessment (3 Credits)

Focuses on classroom and program-level learning assessment, and describes the political and historical context for assessment. Offers hands-on practice of assessment for instructors and student affairs professionals. Equivalent to CTCH 605.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in College Teaching, Education (Community College), Education, Higher Ed Administration or Interdisciplinary Studies.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 606: Diversity in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Explores instructional interactions and communication strategies for diverse learner populations. Includes discussion of sociological, behavioral, and cognitive theory on culture. Equivalent to CTCH 606.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 610: Research Designs in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Provides an introduction to higher education research methodologies, analysis, and decision-making through introduction of basics of research design including problem identification, literature review, method selection, data collection and analysis, application, writing, and ethics. Equivalent to CTCH 710.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 621: Higher Education in the United States (3 Credits)

History of higher education from colonial period to the present. Examines philosophic, political, social, and economic forces that have influenced development. Reviews today's issues and challenges. Equivalent to CTCH 621.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 624: Finance and Fiscal Management in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Overview of higher education finance and fiscal management. Equivalent to CTCH 624.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 641: Introduction to Helping Skills (3 Credits)

Focuses on helping skills that assist others in reflecting on concerns, considers possible causes of problems, and contemplates options and strategies for problem solving. Introduces students to and practices basic helping skills. Explores ethical issues surrounding helping skills and determining when to refer students to professional counselors. Equivalent to CTCH 641.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 643: Multicultural Helping Skills (3 Credits)

Sensitizes students to and promotes an understanding of multiple cultures and encourages students to examine their own attitudes toward various groups, explore their own identities, and to acquire expertise in the use of helping skills with various populations. Emphasizes the learning of approaches and the application of techniques that facilitate effective multicultural communication in higher education. Equivalent to CTCH 643.
Recommended Prerequisite: CTCH 641 or HE 641.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 644: Student Services in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Focuses on development and organization of student personnel programs and services in institutions of higher learning. Covers philosophy, methods, and techniques. Equivalent to CTCH 644.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 645: The Contemporary College Student (3 Credits)

Analyzes changing demographics, barriers, and developmental issues facing college students. Studies impact of college environment on student development, and interaction between students of varying subcultures and the environment. Examines technology issues and their impact. Equivalent to CTCH 645.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 646: Student Development Theory (3 Credits)

Addresses developmental issues facing students, including adult students; factors that affect development; and the need to work with individuals, groups, and organizations within the campus community to establish conducive learning environments. Application of psychosocial, cognitive development, identity, and person-environment interaction theories are considered in depth. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 685: Practicum (3 Credits)

Supervised on-the-job experience in approved college or university setting or public agency involved in higher education. Develops skills applicable to college-based teaching or higher education administration or policy. Approval of practicum coordinator needed one semester before registration. Notes: Minimum 150 hours of work and participation in internship seminar. Equivalent to CTCH 685.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to certificate, MAIS/CCT, or MAIS/Higher Education program; approval of advisor and practicum coordinator; 12 credits of core requirements; and 3 additional credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

700-Level Courses in HE

HE 701: Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

Introduces students to laws and legal issues that impact higher education and establishes a general familiarity with higher education law. Uses a case study approach to teach students to recognize when a legal issue presents itself in situations involving students, faculty, or administration. Equivalent to CTCH 701.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 702: Contemporary and Critical Theories in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Uses the philosophical and sociological grounding of higher education research to provide guidance on decision-making in ambiguous and complex higher education organizations. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 703: Digital Technologies and Learning (3 Credits)

Researches changing digital landscape in higher education. Combines reading, writing, viewing, and assessing hands - on learning in the digital context with speculation about future digital capabilities. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 704: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)

Overview of scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education. Focuses on ways students learn, how learning can be improved, and different methods of conducting research into teaching and learning. Equivalent to CTCH 604.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 705: Access and Social Justice (3 Credits)

Examines the inequitable structural systems that produce unequal access to higher education. Explores the meaning of social justice in higher education, and emphasizes policy, administrative processes, and educational practices. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 710: Leadership in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Focusing on the leadership of higher education and the role leaders play in institutional transformation, this course explores the complex social and political environments and the current and future trends of higher education. This focus occurs through the foundational grounding of leadership theory and research. Students will be challenged to employ multiple perspectives of leadership in higher education. Equivalent to CTCH 702, CTCH 810.
Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 711: Policy Analysis in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Intended as a toolkit for the understanding and creation of evidence-based analysis of public policy issues at all levels of governance, this course examines examples of policy research and analysis prompted from discussion around higher education policy issues. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 712: Advanced Institutional and Program Assessment in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Examines educational assessment and evaluation practices and methods. Students critique and design an evaluation study and an evaluation report. Reviews ethical issues and impact of assessment and evaluation for students, employees, and programs. Equivalent to CTCH 826.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 713: The Internationalization of Higher Education (3 Credits)

Explores the internationalization of higher education through various lenses including administration, student services, curriculum integration, study abroad, and branch campus development. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 722: Organization and Administration in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Provides concepts of organization and administration in contemporary institutions from macro to micro perspectives. Studies theory and practices of the organization as it relates to governance, structure, and management of the institution. Equivalent to CTCH 622.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 785: Research Apprentice (3 Credits)

Participation in research or assessment study under the supervision of a faculty member. Written report required. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 610.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

HE 792: Special Topics in Higher Education (1-3 Credits)

Covers current topics in higher education. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Equivalent to CTCH 792.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 798: Higher Education Project (1-3 Credits)

Under the supervision of a faculty advisor and project evaluation committee, students create a project from existing literature. Project must be a deliverable with a practical application related to student development and higher education. Equivalent to MAIS 798.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 610.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

HE 799: Higher Education Thesis (1-3 Credits)

Original research related to student development or higher education. Equivalent to MAIS 799.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 610, HE 785.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800-Level Courses in HE

HE 805: Research Methodologies in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Provides a review of sophisticated research methodologies commonly used in higher education including collection and analysis procedures, ethics, and decision-making. Alignment of research questions, method selection, data collection and analysis procedures, implications, and writing are examined. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 806: Qualitative Methods in Higher Education Research (3 Credits)

Examines the philosophical and epistemological foundations that guide qualitative inquiry. Trustworthy data collection methods and means of analysis are stressed and practiced. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 805.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 807: Quantitative Methods in Higher Education Research (3 Credits)

Develops ability to conduct applications of quantitative methods in higher education research. Reinforces skills acquired in previous research courses. Learning occurs through reading assignments, hands - on experience in using a computer program for data analysis, and application activities. Students will identify and report on quantitative methods used in published research, analyze data, and provide written results. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 805.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture

HE 821: History of Higher Education in the United States (3 Credits)

Key issues and moments in the history of higher education are examined as a way to understand current structures, cultures, policies, and purposes. Historical perspective will also be used to consider the near future of higher education. Students will examine current trends and possible futures for a specific topic by doing historical research on the issue. Equivalent to CTCH 821.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

HE 885: Doctoral Internship in College Teaching and Administration (3 Credits)

Supervised internship at a community college, four-year college or university, or nonteaching higher-education setting such as a government agency or administrative office. Develops skills applicable to college teaching or higher education administration or policy. Students must complete a minimum of 180 hours of work and participate in internship seminar. Notes: Students must contact the program at least one semester before enrolling. Equivalent to CTCH 885.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program; approval of advisor and internship coordinator, 18 credits of graduate course work.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in College Teaching, Education (Community College) or Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Internship

HE 897: Directed Reading in Higher Education (1-6 Credits)

Independent reading on topic agreed on by student and instructor. Equivalent to CTCH 897.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts degree.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

900-Level Courses in HE

HE 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-3 Credits)

Contact program for permission to register. Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. Equivalent to CTCH 998.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all course work and qualifying exams.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts degree.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

HE 999: Doctoral Dissertation (1-12 Credits)

Doctoral dissertation research and writing under direction of dissertation committee. Equivalent to CTCH 999.
Recommended Prerequisite: HE 998 and appointed dissertation committee.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education (Community College).

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Arts degree.

Schedule Type: Dissertation