MA HEA Accelerated Courses Deadlines

Higher Education Administration

Spring 2017 Accelerated Courses

Based on feedback from students, the Higher Education Administration program is offering three accelerated master’s courses during Spring 2017. The courses are Legal Issues in Postsecondary Education (ELFH 680), Resource Management in Postsecondary Education (ELFH 684), and Diversity and Higher Education (ELFH 694). These accelerated courses cover the same material that is regularly offered in each of these two classes, but do so in eight weeks rather than the more typical 16 weeks.

What you need to know about taking an accelerated course:

  • The first eight week course meets the first half of the semester, beginning January 9, 2017 and ending March 3, 2017.
  • The second eight week course meets the second half of the semester, beginning March 6, 2017 and ending April 28, 2017.
  • The content, instruction, and learning outcomes are the same as a 16 week course.
  • All accelerated courses are being offered as distance education classes, with optional synchronous meetings in a few courses (see below).
  • Students who received federal financial aid must be enrolled for the entire 16 weeks, meaning that if you take accelerated courses during only the first half of the semester you may jeopardize your eligibility for federal aid. Consult the Student Financial Aid Office (finaid@louisville.edu)
  • Grades for first half of term classes will not be officially posted on your transcript until the end of the regular academic semester (after May 2, 2017), but you may receive information about your grade from your instructor following the conclusion of a first half of term class.
  • The withdrawal and drop/add schedules for accelerated courses are different than for 16 week classes. See table below for specific dates.
Class DatesLast Date to Add100% REFUND, No "W" on Transcript50% REFUND, "W" on Transcript25% REFUND, "W" on Transcript0% REFUND, "W" on Transcript
Session: 1st Half of Term Jan. 9th to March 3rdJan. 9, 2017Jan. 11, 2017Jan. 19, 2017Jan. 24, 2017Feb. 10, 2017
Session: 2nd Half of Term, Mar. 6th to April 28thMar. 6, 2017Mar. 8, 2017Mar. 15, 2017Mar. 17, 2017Apr. 4, 2017
Full Term Course, Spring SemesterJan. 9, 2017Jan. 13, 2017Jan. 30, 2017Feb. 6, 2017Mar. 9, 2017

Several accelerated courses offer an on-campus or synchronous option:

  • ELFH 684-50 (Resource Management in Postsecondary Education) taught during the first half of the semester offers an optional synchronous meeting the weekend of February 3-5, 2017. Students who opt to attend this meeting (either on-campus or via synchronous videoconference) can further accelerate the course by completing much of the course content during the weekend. The instructor will provide specific details prior to the start of the class.
  • ELFH 684-51 (Resource Management in Postsecondary Education) taught during the first half of the semester offers an optional synchronous meeting the weekend of March 24-26, 2017. Students who opt to attend this meeting (either on-campus or via synchronous videoconference) can further accelerate the course by completing much of the course content during the weekend. The instructor will provide specific details prior to the start of the class.
  • ELFH 694-51 (Diversity and Higher Education) taught during the first half of the semester offers an optional synchronous meeting the weekend of January 27-29, 2017. Students who opt to attend this meeting (either on-campus or via synchronous videoconference) can further accelerate the course by completing much of the course content during the weekend. The instructor will provide specific details prior to the start of the class.
  • ELFH 694-52 (Diversity and Higher Education) taught during the second half of the semester offers an optional synchronous meeting the weekend of March 31- April 2, 2017. Students who opt to attend this meeting (either on-campus or via synchronous videoconference) can further accelerate the course by completing much of the course content during the weekend.

The optional on-campus classes will take place in the Porter Education Building at the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.