Higher Education Administration (EDH)

EDH 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 5250 - History of American Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Historical trends and theoretical foundations that gave rise to modern American colleges and universities. Offered every Fall semester.

EDH 5350 - Student Development Theory I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will introduce you to the exploration and analysis of attitudes and characteristics of the college student population in context of higher educational institutions in the United States. Theoretical concepts and empirical findings will be examined that help to describe the college student in relation to changing demographics, culture, and development. The intent of the course is to familiarize you with today's higher education setting and strategies for enhancing these environments to maximize student learning and development. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the impact of learning and development. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the impact of the campus environment on diverse student populations and a variety of student groups.

EDH 5360 - Student Development Theory II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

EDH 5400 - Law and Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Exploration and analysis of selected problems involving legal restrictions and/or protections for colleges and universities.

EDH 5470 - Legal and Ethical Issues

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is intended to provide students pursuing a degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education with a background in legal and ethical issues confronted by practicing professionals. A lecture, discussion and problem solving format is used in studying the course material. The course includes a discussion of selected law cases and ethical principles and their interrelation with the American College Personnel Association Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards.

EDH 5500 - Catholic Higher Education Administration and Leadership

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course offers an overview of leadership and student affairs administration within Catholic higher education. Through a review of literature, as well as in-class discussions, students will understand the unique aspects of working at a Catholic institution. Students will also critically examine and reflect upon various contemporary issues pertaining to student affairs administration at Catholic colleges and universities. Offered fall and spring.

EDH 5600 - Student Personnel Administrati

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Survey of patterns, problems and trends in student personnel.

EDH 5640 - Student in Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Exploration and analysis of attitudes and characteristics of the college student population in context of the institutional climate.

EDH 5650 - Intervention Skills

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to promote an understanding of strong interpersonal communication skills among student personnel administrators. The course will focus on developing skills necessary for facilitating career and educational decision-making, conflict management, and promoting the development of interpersonal relationships and healthy lifestyle habits. This course also focuses on goal-setting and creating strategies for behavior change, and developing an understanding of the kinds of issues that often affect college students.

EDH 5750 - Current Issues: Higher Educati

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Survey of recent significant developments, trends, and analysis of differing points of view concerning policies and practices of American colleges and universities.

EDH 5910 - Internship: Higher Ed Admin

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Supervised experience in appropriate administrative offices. Permission of Instructor required. Offered every Fall and Spring Semester.

EDH 5915 - Intern: Student Personnel Admi

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Supervised experience in appropriate student personnel administrative offices. Permission of instructor required.

EDH 5916 - Internship: College Teaching

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 5950 - Special Study for Written Comprehensive Exams

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 5980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 6010 - Doctoral Residency

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 6040 - Universal Design in Higher Education: Principles and Practices

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces basic concepts, issues, principles, approaches, practices, beneficiaries, institutionalization, and resources regarding the application of universal design (UD) of instruction, technology, physical spaces and student services for making postsecondary educational products and environments welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by everyone, including students with disabilities.

EDH 6050 - Disability in Higher Education & Society

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This theory-to-practice course provides graduate students with a multi-dimensional understanding of disability, particularly as it intersects with higher education and student development. Focus will be on the social construct of disability and creating an inclusive educational environment.

EDH 6060 - Disability Administration in Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This pragmatic course explores the field of disability education and students with disabilities in higher education as related to disability services administration. Students will engage in practical lessons from this discipline, experience disability administration roles and responsibilities, and explore ways to create access and inclusion in the higher education setting. Offered in spring.

EDH 6080 - Disability Social Justice Theory in Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A social justice approach to disability in higher education begins with the assumption that all faculty, staff, and students’ abilities contribute to the mission of the institution regardless whether their bodies or psyches conform to majority norms. Yet, in higher education, this ideal of social justice is challenged by barriers, residing in the attitudinal, organizational, and physical aspects of the college or university, which limit all to succeed in achievement of goals and contributions to the mission. This course examines the various ways individuals with and without disabilities creates and sustains systems which limit the personal and professional experience of college faculty, staff and students with disabilities. In addition, the course will address how these barriers can be reduced or eliminated by all college stakeholders with and without disabilities.

EDH 6150 - Organization and Administration of Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Designed to improve the student's ability to conceptualize the total field of administration through studies of administrative theory, behavior, processes, organization, and current research.

EDH 6160 - Global Perspectives: Comparative Systems in Higher Education

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This 1-3 credit hour course provides graduate students in Higher Education Administration and related fields opportunities to explore trends and issues of global higher education including faculty roles and responsibilities, organization and structure, student demographics, academic programs and more. Participants will attend seminars and visit selected partner universities in Spain and possibly other countries. Offered in spring.

EDH 6580 - Financial Admin in Higher Educ

Credit(s): 3 Credits

General introduction to the multiple aspects of financial administration in higher education including administrative organization budgeting and financial reporting, fund accounting, purchasing, management of endowment funds, loan funds.

EDH 6600 - Curriculum in Higher Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Survey of practices and problems in the development of curricula in American colleges and universities. Offered in spring.

EDH 6700 - College Teaching

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Critical analysis of practices, expectations, strategies, and responsibilities of the college teacher based on an analysis of the teaching-learning situation.

EDH 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 6950 - Special Study for Written Comprehensive Exams

Credit(s): 0 Credits

EDH 6960 - Project Guidance

Credit(s): 0-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 6970 - Research Topics in Higher Ed

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Discussion of theories of research and the process of hypothesis development. Offered every Spring semester.

EDH 6980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

EDH 6990 - Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)