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ADULT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
5043 Introduction to Research in Adult and Higher Education.
This course is an introduction to research methodology,
qualitative and quantitative methodologies related to the field of Adult and Higher Education. Specifically, the course will focus on significant concepts and issues related to experimental designs, ex post facto studies, phenomenological research, and historiography; the role of
theories and discovery of new information; the logic of research; the development of research problems; measurements; data collection; validity, reliability, and data trustworthiness; sampling and selection of cases; data analysis; and the mechanics
a research prospectus.
5143 Leadership Development in Adult and Higher Education.
This discussion-intensive course is designed to explore
the conceptual, practical, and research aspects of leadership in a variety
of organizational settings, including adult and higher education organizations, for-profit companies, governmental agencies, and social service organizations.
Topics covered include theories of organization, the evolution of leadership and management
theories (from X to Y to Z), applications of these theories
and concepts in contemporary leadership situations, and leadership
challenges for the future.
5233 Research on the College Student. The course
explores all critical research areas related to domestic and
international college students enrolled in American higher education.
Topics covered include student demographics, access,
choice, persistence and degree attainment, college environments,
cognitive and affective development, after-college effects,
and student assessment. An
understanding and knowledge of these topics is considered a
precursor for those students interested in student personnel
administration or for those interested in pursuing advanced
research on the college student.
5243 Financial Management in Higher Education. The
course covers important aspects of finance in American higher
education. Topics covered in include history of finance, politics
of the budgetary process, state funding, student financial aid,
internal budgeting, finance management, tuition pricing, costing,
financial indicators, funding of private higher education, the
"who-pays-and-who-benefits" question, and key financial
terminology employed in higher education. Discussions of these
topics are purposely more theoretical than hands-on and more
focused at the national level than at the state or institutional
5253 Institutional Research in Higher Education. The primary aim of this course is to provide students with a
general yet integrated knowledge of institutional research.
Students are introduced to the concepts and practice of institutional
research in a variety of settings, from community colleges to
research universities. Class meetings cover the definitions
and scope of institutional research; the uses of information;
information retrieval systems, and institutional research perspectives
on students, faculty and staff, facilities, capital and finance,
environmental scanning, futures research, curriculum assessment,
institutional assessment, and student assessment. For more information about the profession of institutional research, please visit the AIR website.
5263 Planning in Higher Education. The intensive seminar focuses on varying definitions of planning, the benefits of planning, good and bad approaches to planning, ways to assess organizational readiness to plan, strategies to overcome stumbling blocks in planning, the importance and purpose of a mission statement, environmental scanning issues, the importance of writing a planning document, the role of leadership in planning, organizational theories, and ways to enhance the effectiveness of planning. Students are also exposed to relevant video presentations, role-playing simulation, and collabarative exercises.
5373 Assessment in Adult and Higher Education. The course explores the definitions and practices of assessment
in adult and higher education and introduces the student to
the issues, complexities, and procedures related to assessing
college students or adult learners in a training and development
setting, financial issues in higher education or business
and industry, college instructors or trainers in the T&D
setting, academic programs or training programs, and institutional
or organizational effectiveness.
- EDAH 5940 Statewide Coordination and Governance. This course is designed to provide the students with a working understanding of the nation's statewide governing or coordinating structures. The course will cover the historical development of statewide systems, and the roles they play in policy making, decision making, finance, and other contemporary issues. This is an experimental class offered for the first time in Fall 2005.
6970 Prospectus Development Seminar. This seminar
provides doctoral students with the groundwork and forum for
the development of their dissertation prospecti. Using intensive
class interactions, students are introduced to issues related
to research methodology, sampling, data collection techniques,
and statistics; to ideas about possible research topics in their
respective areas of interests; and to the mechanics of writing
a dissertation prospectus.