Below is a listing of core courses and elective courses for the HESAA program. Pleas scroll down to find listings for each course organized by course number.
Purposes, functions, and characteristics of the community/two-year college: profile of student populations; historical and philosophical evolution; organization and leadership; finance, governance, and management of academic and support services; and relationship to the surrounding community.
HESAA program faculty member approval. Involvement in scholarly and special project/program development.
This course provides an applied approach to examining the presence of women in higher education within the larger constructs of race, ethnicity and gender. Analysis of the socialization of women in higher education at the student, faculty and administrator level will expand understanding of the barriers and opportunities for success of women in the academia.
Evolution of American higher education: its history and philosophy; faculty and students; curriculum; governance; and the impact of race, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation.
Assessing and meeting the needs of diverse student populations; theories of college student development and learning; college student characteristics, attributes, values, and learning styles; impact of the college experience on students; designing educational and programming interventions to directly enhance the student learning environment.
Philosophy, organization, management, and emergence of student services; evolution of specialized student affairs programs and their impact on institutional culture and campus ecology; "model" student affairs programs in four-year and two-year, public and private, religious and secular, large and small colleges and universities.
Prerequisites: HEA 618 recommended. Management systems theory and practice in higher education and academic and student affairs; partnerships; organizational culture; motivation and evaluation; authority and leadership. Students apply course concepts to institutional situations and problems faced in the day-to-day administration of services, programs, facilities, and staff.
Fundamentals of college and university finance and economics; underlying decision support systems; institutional research in the policy-making and planning processes in higher education; strategic budgeting; resource allocation; assessment; research; new trends in grant development; alternative financing; external relations.
This course focuses on theories of counseling, developing basic and intermediate helping skills, intentional interviewing, conflict resolution, and self-assessment for the helping professions. Theories of counseling, developing skills and strategies for effective listening, assertion, individual and group facilitation, supervising, interviewing, self-assessment, and individual problem solving are examined.
This course is designed to provide the application and integration of basic counseling skills appropriate for diverse groups and cultures. Factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, family structures, religion/spirituality, disability, class, competency development, self-assessment, intervention strategies and future trends are examined.
Administrative-based internship or supervised counseling practicum; seminar in contemporary issues/trends in college student personnel administration. All HESAA majors are required to complete both internship/practicum courses with a total of 300 internship/practicum hours in their fieldwork.
Prerequisite: CSP 624.Administrative-based internship or supervised counseling practicum; seminar in contemporary issues/trends in college student personnel administration; critical issues in society and higher education today, utilizing the case study method of instruction. All HESAA majors are required to complete both internship/practicum courses with a total of 300 internship/practicum hours in their fieldwork.
Group counseling theory, research, and practice; group dynamics; psychological processes operating in groups; leadership styles; therapeutic interventions and techniques as applied in various staff, team, and group settings; applications of theories and methods for effective group functioning and counseling leadership.
Theories of career development and occupational decision making through the life span; career patterns and school-to-work transitions; administration of career information resources and specialized client services; computers and career-related assessment instruments for career counseling in educational and community settings.
Basic appraisal techniques, including qualitative and quantitative methods, ethical principles, rating scales, survey instruments, and educational testing; descriptive statistical principles of student evaluation; uses of computers and tests in outcomes assessment, and research.
College students and the law; academic freedom and First Amendment issues; trends in contemporary litigation; risk management; legislative, regulatory, and compliance issues; affirmative action, equal education and employment opportunity; real and simulated administrative situations; legal potentialities and implications for liability; ethical practice in serving student and institutional interests.
Overview of the history and linkages among the American college student, civil, and human rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. This pedagogical perspective can be applied to American history, educational history, rhetorical studies, American higher education, women's studies, African American and Latino studies, and other areas concerned with the social sciences and the humanities.
Prerequisites: HEA 650. Background of educational research; selection and development of research problems; sources of information and data; methods of educational research; tools and techniques of educational research; collection, treatment, application, and interpretation of research data; organizing and writing a research report. Research techniques and methods emphasize higher education and student personnel administration application.
A study undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School.
This course focuses on current issues in higher education and student affairs administration. Through this course, students will develop an understanding of the ever changing landscape of higher education and the skills necessary to meet current challenges in higher education administration.
Individual investigation of an original problem, submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School.
Communication skills in diverse settings for professionals in higher education; Discourse facilitation and conflict resolution; examination of the intersection of social justice education and professional practice based on current social justice and social agency issues; and the integration of action theories and reflective practice in daily professional life.
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