Course Descriptions

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration Online Degree

ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

- Emphasis given to historical, empirical, and experimental methods of research; to techniques of research design and statistical analysis; and to skills in writing reviews and critiques of research literature.

ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership for Higher Education

- Examines concepts, analytical tools, case material, and organizational theories from the public, business, and educational administration sectors.

ELFH 659 Strategic Planning

- Focuses on the development of planning, implementation, and leadership skills needed to direct strategic decision-making.

ELFH 678 The American College and University

- Examination of historical development of the American college, community college, and university, including major ideas and concepts underlying these developments and major problems affecting present institutions of higher learning.

ELFH 680 Legal Issues in Higher Education

- Examination of constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions affecting educational leadership in postsecondary education.

ELFH 681 Philosophy of Higher Education

- Analyzes competing philosophies of higher education, with the purpose of helping students construct consistent sets of beliefs about values in higher education as a guide to administrative and academic decisions.

ELFH 682 Organization and Administration of Higher Education Institutions

- Exploration of organizational and administrative theory as related to colleges and universities and assessment of the roles of major administrative units of the institution.

ELFH 684 Educational Resource Management in Postsecondary Education

- Study of resources, practices and procedures of finance and economics as related to postsecondary education. Provides investigation of specific and current educational finance issues affecting educational institutions.

ELFH 690 Internship in Postsecondary Education

- Provides on-the-job learning and professional development for current and future postsecondary administrative personnel. Pass/Fail grading – all students must complete an internship.


ELFH 693 College Students in the United States

- Provides a comprehensive examination of the changing demographics of undergraduate students, the issues undergraduate students bring to institutions of higher education, as well as the educational outcomes of college attendance as it relates to educational policy.

ELFH 694 Diversity and Higher Education

- Explores the relationships among major forms of diversity (e.g., religion, class, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, nationality, nativism) and higher education. Specifically, students will consider how diversity has shaped and continues to impact various higher education domains (e.g.,history, students, faculty, organization and governance, policy) and how leaders within higher education institutions can be positive change agents regarding the diversity agenda. We will consider how diversity has shaped higher education institutions as well as how individuals and groups have influenced higher education institutions. Particular attention will be paid to issues of power, oppression, (dis) privilege, equity, and educational attainment.

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