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HIED 5300   (3-3-0)   College and University Administration
An overview of the various types of institutions of higher education and their organization and roles on a national scope; their principal administrative functions, including faculty personnel, business management, public relations, and the liaisons of student personnel with other administrative functions.  Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 5320   (3-3-0)   Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
A study of education administration focusing on practical techniques regarding organizational skills, relationship building, time management, and evaluation techniques related to education administration, particularly at Christian colleges and universities.  
Prerequisite: None


HIED 5380   (3-3-0)   Readings in Higher Education
Guided individual study in consultation with a higher education faculty member; study designed to provide the student with a more in-depth analysis in a specific area of interest or expertise.  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of HIED courses.


HIED 5381   (3-3-0)   Readings in Higher Education
Guided individual study in consultation with a higher education faculty member; study designed to provide the student with a more in-depth analysis in a specific area of interest or expertise.   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of HIED courses.


HIED 5390   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Higher Education
Current issues, developments, and concerns bearing upon higher education. Specific topics will vary.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6310   (3-3-0)   Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
An analysis of case law on issues of access, student rights, employment, church and state, private sector, liability, academic freedom, and civil rights. Additionally, this course examines revenue, fund-raising and development, types of expenditures, tuition and financial aid policies, budgeting and accounting practices.  Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6320   (3-3-0)   Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)
Practical application of learning and skills developed during course work by serving in a particular higher education department/office. One practicum experience required for the M.Ed. in Higher Education degree (Administration Track).   This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: A minimum of six hours of completed HIED courses, excluding HIED 5380, is required as well as approval of M.Ed. in Higher Education Program Director.


HIED 6321    (3-3-0)   Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)
Practical application of learning and skills developed during course work by serving in a particular higher education department/office. One practicum experience required for the M.Ed. in Higher Education degree. Approval of M.Ed. in Higher Education Program Director required.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: A minimum of six hours of completed HIED courses, excluding HIED 5380, is required as well as approval of M.Ed. in higher Education program director.


HIED 6330   (3-3-0)   Research Methods in Higher Education
Examination of quantitative, qualitative, historical, and other research designs and methods to enhance the evaluation of higher education research and to prepare students for studies in research design.  Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6340   (3-3-0)   History and Philosophy of Higher Education
An examination of the development of American higher education against the background of influential social, political, economic, and intellectual issues.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6345   (3-3-0)   Ethics and Leadership Theory: Servant Leadership
A study of the principles and practices of servant leadership as it relates to both the individual and the administration of the institution of higher education. Servant leadership will be examined in relation to other leadership theories in the context of the Christian value system.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6360   (3-3-0)   Adult Higher Education
An introduction to the study of adult higher education: major theories, philosophies, models, providers, and organizations.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6361   (3-3-0)   Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
A study of teaching and learning/development theories related to higher education. Teaching methods, lesson design, and learner-faculty relations are introduced.  Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6362   (3-3-0)   Curriculum/Program Planning
Study of theoretical foundations, models, methods, and evaluation in planning curriculum/programs for adult and higher education.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6364   (3-3-0)   Campus Community Design and Development
A study of the insights, understandings, and practices of developing effective learning communities at colleges and universities.   Fall.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6370   (3-3-0)   The College Student
Today's college student can be defined as diverse. Each element of this demographic may present a unique challenge for higher education faculty and administrators. This course provides a survey of the key components of student development, cognitive and intellectual growth, changing attitudes, values and moral development of the college student.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6371   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Student Affairs Work
An overview of basic functions and professional issues in student affairs work. Pertinent concepts of administration and student development are introduced. The functions of and relationships between various student services departments are discussed.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6372   (3-3-0)   Principles of Co-Curricular Learning
Co-curricular learning is a holistic process that integrates academic pursuits and student development in one cohesive and intertwined unit. The course explores the basic concepts and practices of a transformational education model that moves from simple information transfer to a more reflective cognitive, affective, behavioral, and spiritual development.   Fall.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6373   (3-3-0)   Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
A study of education administration focusing on practical techniques regarding organizational skills, relationship building, time management, and evaluation techniques related to education administration, particularly at Christian colleges and universities.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6374   (3-3-0)   Academic Affairs in Higher Education
This course studies the functions of administrators of academic programs in institutions of higher education. Emphasis is given to philosophy, administrative issues, and curriculum development in academic programs.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6375   (3-3-0)   Issues and Problems in Higher Education Administration
An in-depth analysis of contemporary issues and problems specific to managing institutions of higher education.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


HIED 6377   (3-3-0)   Organizational Theory and Higher Education
Application of social science theory and research to post-secondary education organizations and administration; use of research in administrative practice.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


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