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Educational Leadership and Higher Education Courses (ELHE) Lynch School of Education


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ELHE 2295 Spirituality, Religion, and College Student Experience Spring 3
Course Description

Faith, religion and spirituality have become topics of increasing interest for scholars and practitioners in higher education and student personnel development. This semester-long, upper-level, undergraduate course explores the historic, developmental, sociological, and philosophical dimensions of the college student experience at the intersection of faith life, spirituality and academic culture. This course approaches themes and readings from an ecumenical and interreligious set of perspectives. Students will engage several major texts as well as articles from scholarly journals and narratives from institutional models that attempt to integrate faith life and spirituality into the prevailing academic and student development culture.


Instructor(s): Michael James

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 3375 Educational Leadership in Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

This course will be designed to provide undergraduate students with an overview of numerous leadership concepts and theories in order to impart an understanding of how leadership is expressed within organizational contexts, specifically higher educational settings. Furthermore, students will also develop an in-depth understanding of their own personal leadership aptitudes and preferences, providing them with the knowledge and tools to further their leadership abilities as they pursue their careers within specific educational and community settings.


Instructor(s): Michele Kerrigan

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 4449 Human Resources Administration Spring 3
Course Description

Addresses fundamental school personnel functions such as hiring, retention, socialization, rewards and sanctions, and performance appraisal. These functions, however, are situated in a broader approach to the human and professional development of school personnel in a learning organization. Situates human resource development within the larger agenda of increased quality of student learning and teacher development.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 6349 Sociology of Education Fall 3
Course Description

This course presents a variety of sociological perspectives of schooling by reviewing contemporary debates in the sociology of education. Schooling reproduces cultural values and transmits cultural norms over generations. Such actions may be examined by analyzing the occupational culture of teaching, the social organization of schools, the linguistic codes, and the reproductive process of social class.


Instructor(s): Ted Youn

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: SOCY5568

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ELHE 7101 Higher Education in American Society Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to higher education in America, this course focuses on the complex relationships between colleges and universities, and the political and social systems of society. This analysis includes a historical perspective on the evolution of American higher education, and especially the development of the contemporary university since the beginning of the twentieth century. Attention is also paid to the impact of federal and state governments on higher education; the role of research in the university; issues of accountability, autonomy, and academic freedom; the academic profession, student politics and culture; affirmative action issues; and others.


Instructor(s): Ana M. Mart�nez Alem�n and Katya Salkever

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7102 Readings and Research in Educational Administration and Higher Education Administration Fall/Spring/Summer 3
Course Description

Under the direction of a faculty member who serves as Project Director, a student develops and completes a significant study.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: Faculty member approval

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ELHE 7103 Education Law and Public Policy Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course addresses the political and legal aspects of the role of education in our democratic society. Provides an introductory survey of public policy issues and laws governing preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education. Included are such topics as religious freedom, free speech, and due process; the liability of educational institutions and educators; the legal distinctions between private and public institutions; student and parent privacy rights; disability rights; and the promotion of educational equity among all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, language, race, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background.


Instructor(s): Diana Pullin, Michael Joyce, Norah Wylie and Phil Catanzano

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: LAWS7703

Comments: Registration by LSOE students is by dept. permission only. LSOE students please contact the department by email elhe@bc.edu. Law students register through the normal Law School registration process.

ELHE 7201 Philosophy of Education Spring 3
Course Description

The course will explore underlying principles of K-16 education and the nature of knowledge, and how classical, modern and post-modern theories have impacted such things as curricula, pedagogy, and research. We will consider the roots, tensions and controversies surrounding the democratic character of American education, especially as it relates to meritocratic and egalitarian principles, equality and equity, and the objectives of liberal education.


Instructor(s): Ana Martinez Aleman

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7202 Global and Comparative Systems in Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

Colleges and universities are part of an international system of post-secondary education. This course offers a perspective on the organization and structure of higher education worldwide, as well as an analysis of central issues affecting academe internationally. Examples from other countries are related to the American context. Among the topics considered are global trends in the expansion and organization of higher education, international study and its impact, the political role of universities, student activism, the role and status of the academic profession, styles of academic leadership in other countries, and others.


Instructor(s): Laura Rumbley

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7205 College Student Mental Illness: Campus Responses Summer 1
Course Description

From the groundbreaking Shin suicide case at MIT to the tragedy of the Virginia Tech shootings, issues surrounding mental health strategies and policies on college campuses have risen significantly in the past two decades. As a result higher education professionals have needed to increase their understanding to work with, and work for, a population that has surged exponentially. Unlike courses using counseling theories for clinical practitioners, this course will prepare participants for program management and policy development that meets the safety, legal, community, and individual needs related to campus mental health issues. The goal is to deliver a solid, practical foundation for administrators dealing with this complex matter.


Instructor(s): Richard DeCapua

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: APSY7205

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ELHE 7301 Organization and Administration of Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

Focuses on how the American university is organized and governed. Examines basic elements as well as structure and process of the American university. Considers such topics as models of governance, locus of control, leadership, and strategic environments for the American university.


Instructor(s): Ted I.K. Youn

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7302 Organizational Decision Making in Higher Education Fall 3
Course Description

Decision making behavior of the university is not necessarily subject to universal rules under which choices are made by willful actors with certain normative assumptions about consistency and predictability. Rethinking the approach to organizational decision making raises challenges in studying organizations and leadership in higher education. The course provides students with major studies and models of decision making from a wide range of examples such as foreign policy making organizations and corporate organizations.


Instructor(s): Ted Youn

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7303 Financial Management in Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

This course strives to provide a comprehensive introduction to modern day financial management theories and techniques in higher education. A specific focus will be placed on real life context and practical application across a broad range of specialized topics including: endowment management, fundraising, budgeting, long range planning, debt management, financial statement analysis, cash management, resource allocation and risk management. These topics will be examined through the lens of the recent economic downturn, which has structurally changed the financial and economic landscape of higher education. The tradeoff between risk and return will serve as a common framework for class discussions.


Instructor(s): John Zona

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7305 Transgender Issues in Higher Education Summer 1
Course Description

This course will provide an in-depth look at the experiences of transgender students on college campuses, as well as the institutionalize challenges that shape those experiences. Participants will be introduced to the topic through research, popular media, and case studies of individual transgender college students. Participants will then be guided through the macro, systems issues facing transgender students using an Activist-Change Framework to develop institution-specific action plans. This course will be a combination of lecture, group work, and exploratory learning to provide all learners with a deeper understanding of the experiences of transgender students. This course is ideal for mental health clinicians, educators and students and practitioners interested in creating systems change for marginalized populations.


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Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: APSY7305

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ELHE 7306 Contemporary Student Activism Summer 1
Course Description

This course utilizes experiential learning techniques to explore contemporary student activism from historic foundations, present-day causes, and possible bourgeoning motivations for student protests and activism. It describes student movements in the context of the times in which they existed and where college students served as foot soldiers for activism. Student activism is explored through use of artifacts such as video footage, pictures, documents and discussion. Students in the course will work in task groups to understand and experience administrators’ roles in addressing student activism. Students will also engage in activities such as addressing scenarios, participating in role plays and other hands-on activities that enrich their understanding and practice.


Instructor(s): Vanessa Johnson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: APSY7306

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ELHE 7401 Student Affairs Administration Fall 3
Course Description

Student affairs professionals in post-secondary institutions contribute to student learning and personal development through a variety of programs and services. This course focuses on the design of campus environments that promote student development and contribute to the academic mission of higher education. Special attention will be given to the history, philosophy, and ethical standards of the student affairs profession, and to the relation of theory to contemporary student affairs practice. In addition, the course will examine how changing forces in the demographic, social, legal, and technological environment of higher education affect fundamental issues in professional practice.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowan-Kenyon

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7402 College Student Exper: Access, Choice, & Persistence Spring 3
Course Description

This course explores the ways in which the higher education community has addressed three basic questions: Who goes to college? What sorts of experiences do students have in college? And, as a consequence of their experiences, who do they become by graduation? The course will familiarize students with the nature and characteristics of the college student population in American higher education, the variety of research methods used to study college students, and some of the many effects and outcomes of college student experiences.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowen-Kenyon

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7403 Counseling Techniques in Higher Education Fall/Summer 3
Course Description

Provides an introduction to theoretically-based counseling skills for professionals in higher education and other education and community settings. The areas of communications skills involving the use of role-playing, observation, and practice components are emphasized. Postsecondary case studies cover a range of counseling issues and are applicable to a wide range of settings involving late adolescents and adults.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Not appropriate for Mental Health or School Counseling students.

ELHE 7404 College Student Development Spring 3
Course Description

An intensive introduction to student development, this course focuses on interdisciplinary theories of intellectual and psychosocial change among late adolescent and adult learners in post-secondary education. Research on student outcomes is also covered. Special attention is paid to the implications of ethnicity, age, gender, and other individual differences for the development of students. Course projects include individual and collaborative opportunities to relate theory to professional work with college students.


Instructor(s): Karen Arnold

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Not open to non-degree students; this policy will be strictly enforced.

ELHE 7405 Assessment in Student Affairs Spring 3
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to aspects of student affairs assessment including: 1) understanding different approaches to assessment, 2)choosing appropriate research designs and methods, and 3) following professional standards and guidelines. At the end of this course students will be able to read, interpret, and critique research and assessment in student affairs and higher education, and design appropriate assessments in the field of student affairs.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowan-Kenyon

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7501 Catholic Higher Education Administration & Leadership Summer 3
Course Description

This course explores contemporary issues, organizational and governance structures and distinct characteristics of successful Mission leadership for administrators at Catholic Colleges and Universities focusing on effective campus policy development, strategic planning, and assessment. Students will engage research, historical literature, Church documents, lectures and group exercises. A unique component to this course is participation in the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE) - a four-day seminar for senior administrators and leaders in Catholic higher education where internationally recognized scholars and practitioners address the challenges and opportunities that Catholic higher education faces on a daily basis.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael James

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMRE7155

Comments: Please see website for more information on the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/cce/highered/iache.html

ELHE 7502 Institute for Administrators/Catholic Higher Ed Summer 1
Course Description

Each July, the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education hosts a five-day seminar providing a singular opportunity for administrators and leaders at Catholic colleges and universities around the globe to interact with some of the nation's most outstanding scholars and practitioners as they address issues that Catholic higher education faces on a daily basis. The seminar is designed to serve administrative leaders such as presidents, provosts, vice-presidents, deans, mission officers, major program directors, and others in positions responsible for institutional mission and identity. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/cce/highered/iache/schedule.html


Instructor(s): Michael James

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7503 Catholic Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

This course offers an historical and philosophical overview of Catholic higher education, a survey of current scholarship and related Church documents, and an examination of the role of Catholic higher education - particularly in the U.S. - and its relationship with the Church, contemporary academic culture, and the broader society. This course also engages students in an analysis of contemporary issues facing Catholic higher education particularly, faith and reason, the Catholic intellectual tradition, Catholic social thought, governance and leadership models, student development, and institutional mission, identity, and culture.


Instructor(s): Michael James

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMRE7117

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ELHE 7504 Religion and Higher Education Fall 3
Course Description

Faith, religion and spirituality have become topics of increasing interest for scholars and practitioners in higher education administration and student personnel development. This course explores the historical, sociological and cultural dynamics between religion and higher education. Topics include secularism, modernity, and challenges to the integration of faith and intellectual life. Additional topics include: religious pluralism; religion in secular higher education; legal issues surrounding religion and higher education; academic freedom; constitutional matters; modernism, post-modernism, post-secularism and the tensions and opportunities that these cultural/intellectual movements pose for religion and higher learning in a modern, democratic, pluralistic society.


Instructor(s): Michael James

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMRE7119

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ELHE 7505 Transforming the Field of Catholic Education Fall 3
Course Description

This course explores the history, purpose, current status, and possible futures of Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Students will become conversant with the body of scholarly literature, theoretical and empirical, that defines the field of Catholic education. Though the primary focus will be on Catholic schools in the United States, the course will explore how we can learn from the experience of other religiously affiliated schools here and abroad, and from the experience of Catholic educators worldwide. Special attention will be devoted to how the Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy can be a resource for educators in Jesuit and non-Jesuit schools.


Instructor(s): Martin Scanlan

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMRE7104

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ELHE 7602 Topics: Global Citzenship & Higher Ed Fall/Summer 3
Course Description

Higher Education the world over is coming to terms with a growing need to think "globally" and act accordingly. One key aspect of this emerging awareness is the notion of "global citizenship." ELHE760201 "Contemporary Issues: Global Citizenship & Higher Education" provides a forum for the exploration of definitions of this evolving concept; examines the reasons why global citizenship has become important in recent years and what's at stake in this discussion; and looks how the global citizenship discourse plays out in both policy contexts as well as in the practical life of higher education institutions.


Instructor(s): Karen Arnold

Prerequisites: EDUC7404

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ELHE 7603 Internationalization of Higher Education Fall 3
Course Description

Higher education around the world today is increasingly affected by the forces of internationalization. Professionals working in postsecondary education in the United States and elsewhere must have a clear understanding of the range of opportunities and challenges presented by the evolution of this phenomenon. This course has two main objectives. The first is to introduce students to the central issues relevant to the international dimension of higher education in different national contexts. The second objective is to promote students' understanding of the practical implications of internationalization for their own work in higher education administration and/or policy-making contexts


Instructor(s): Hans de Wit

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7604 The Community--Junior College Spring/Summer 3
Course Description

Examination of the history, values, functions, and purposes of the community-junior college, with attention given to the relationship of the community-junior college to higher education and American society.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7605 Public Policy, Politics, and Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

This course will examine how policy design, policy contexts, and dynamic processes in higher education work. It focuses on several contemporary public policy issues in higher education such as unequal access to higher education, affirmative action in higher education, federal funding of scientific research, and others.


Instructor(s): Ted Youn

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7606 Diversity in Higher Education: Race, Class, and Gender Summer 3
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to examine the theoretical scholarship and empirical research on race, class, and gender in American higher education. The course readings are interdisciplinary in nature and require students to identify research claims and their relationship to higher education practice and policy in the U.S. We explore such issues as admissions and affirmative action policy, sexual harassment, access and financial aid practices.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7607 Seminar on Law and Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

The Law and Higher Education seminar covers a broad range of pressing contemporary topics impacting institutions of higher education. Topics range from First Amendment concerns on campus, to the business of higher educational institutions (e.g., intellectual property protections and high profile athletic programs), to the impact of government and non-governmental actors on the university, to the future prospects of the American higher education model. The legal, historical, and theoretical underpinnings of each issue are covered, but the focus of the seminar is on the practical decision-making of general counsel, administrators, students, and others who coexist in the university context.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Philip Catanzano

Prerequisites: ELHE7103/LAWS7703 Education Law and Public Policy or 2L or 3L status at BC Law School

Cross listed with: LAWS7706

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ELHE 7608 Gender and Higher Education Spring/Summer 3
Course Description

Topics include the history of women in higher education, gender and student development, gender and learning, the campus and classroom climate for women, women's studies and feminist pedagogy, women in post-secondary administration and teaching, and the interrelation of race, class, sexuality, and gender. Contemporary theory, research, and critical issues will be considered as they apply to diverse groups of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators, and student affairs practitioners.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ana M. Mart�nez Alem�n and Susan Marine

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7609 Seminar in Law and Education Reform Spring 3
Course Description

This interdisciplinary seminar addresses the role of law in education reform and the relationship between law and social science in efforts to promote educational attainment in the nations elementary and secondary schools. The primary focus will be contemporary education reform issues, including educator quality, access to meaningful opportunity to learn, curriculum control, and student, teacher, administrator, and parental rights. The focus of the course will be inquiry on the role of law in school reform, the limits of law-based education reform, and the consequences of statutory requirements for scientific evidence-based approaches to education programs.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Diana Pullin

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: LAWS4492

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ELHE 7701 Introduction to Educational Leadership & Change Fall 3
Course Description

Brings a foundational focus to the work of educational administration, centering on the core work of teaching and learning and exploring how that central work is supported by the cultural, technical, political, and ethical systems of the school. That work is deepened as administrators support learning as meaning making, as involving a learning and civil community, and as involving the search for excellence. Students are asked to research the realities at their work sites using the concepts and metaphors developed in the course and, through discussion and the utilization of case studies, to propose improvements to those realities.


Instructor(s): Lauri Johnson

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7703 Education Law for District Leaders Fall 3
Course Description

This course addresses the political and legal aspects of the role of education in our democratic society. Provides an introductory survey of public policy issues and laws governing preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education. Included are such topics as religious freedom, free speech, and due process; the liability of educational institutions and educators; the legal distinctions between private and public institutions; student and parent privacy rights; disability rights; and the promotion of educational equity among all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, language, race, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background.


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Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only

ELHE 7704 Ethics and Equity in Education Fall 3
Course Description

The course explores how schools are used as a vehicle of the state to de-culturalize various communities of people throughout the country's history. Students will explore how schools can more appropriately promote respect for valuing diversity as a generative source of the country's vitality and its relationship to the global village. The role of educators is not only to act ethically in the many individual situations of their daily professional lives, but more importantly to see that the institutional structures and processes of the school system are themselves reflections of a system of justice and care.


Instructor(s): Robert Starratt

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7707 Leadership for Social Justice Spring 3
Course Description

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of leadership for social justice at the school and district level. Definitions, approaches, and controversies in this emerging field will be examined. Readings, films, class discussions, and case studies related to the topics of race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability will focus on how these issues affect educators, students and their families in today's K-12 schools. In particular, students will learn about leadership which is culturally and linguistically responsive; strengthens parent-community-school relationships; and formulates diversity policies to promote educational equity for students from diverse groups.


Instructor(s): Lauri Johnson

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7708 Instructional Supervision Spring 3
Course Description

Introduces students to many of the contested issues in the field of supervision, such as the relationship between supervision and teacher development, teacher empowerment, teacher alienation, learning theories, school effectiveness, school restructuring, curriculum development, and scientific management. Supervision will be viewed also as a moral, community-nested, artistic, motivating, and collaborative activity. Will stress the need for a restructuring of supervision as an institutional process.


Instructor(s): Irwin Blumer

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7711 Using Data and Evidence for School Improvements Fall 3
Course Description

This course prepares leaders to manage initiatives around continuous improvement and data-informed inquiry. On one hand, students will develop basic research skills that will contribute to evidence-based school improvement, including action research. On the other hand, students will explore the landscape of supports and barriers to using data and other evidence effectively in schools. In particularly, students will explore the role of leadership in: the appropriate use and design of assessments; fostering a positive cycle of inquiry among educators; and the effective use of information systems and other technologies.


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ELHE 7712 School Leadership for English Learners: SEI, Bilingual, and Integrated Service Delivery Summer 2
Course Description

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ELHE 7726 Organizational Theory and Learning Spring 3
Course Description

Rather than focusing on traits of the individual leader, this course focuses on the dimensions of organizations and teams that both facilitate and complicate leadership. Examples include managing conflict, developing a shared vision, and differentiating between technical and adaptive change. Students will apply various organizational theories in order to understand group- and system-level patterns in “how groups get things done” (e.g., structures and resources, symbols and values, power and politics). Ultimately, students leave the course better able to plan and evaluate school improvement through the lenses of organizational theory.


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ELHE 7727 Family and Community Engagement Spring 3
Course Description

This course will explore the theory and practice of family-school-community relationships with a particular focus on the role of school leaders in enacting organizational models, educational programs, and political strategies designed to increase authentic parent and community participation in schools and other educational organizations. Topics include community schools/full service schools, parent involvement models, increasing the involvement of diverse families, grassroots organizing for community development, after school/OST (Out of School Time) programs, and school board-community relations


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ELHE 7740 Ethics for District Leaders Summer 3
Course Description

The course explores how schools are used as a vehicle of the state to de-culturalize various communities of people throughout the country's history. Students will explore how schools can more appropriately promote respect for valuing diversity as a generative source of the country's vitality and its relationship to the global village. The role of educators is not only to act ethically in the many individual situations of their daily professional lives, but more importantly to see that the institutional structures and processes of the school system are themselves reflections of a system of justice and care.


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Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only

ELHE 7753 Organizational Analysis Fall 3
Course Description

The objective of this research is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to conduct research in organizations. To accomplish this objective, this seminar will present principles of theorizing of formal organizations, so that students learn to conceptualize from the assigned readings and develop theoretical explanations. The readings will introduce basic concepts that guide a broad level of understanding of formal organizations and at the same time give practice in applying them to analyses.


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Cross listed with: SOCY7753

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ELHE 7760 Seminar on Education Reform Spring 3
Course Description

This interdisciplinary seminar addresses the role of law in education reform and the relationship between law and social science in efforts to promote educational attainment in the nation¿s elementary and secondary schools. The primary focus will be contemporary education reform issues, including educator quality, access to meaningful opportunity to learn, curriculum control, and student, teacher, administrator, and parental rights. The focus of the course will be inquiry on the role of law in school reform, the limits of law-based education reform, and the consequences of statutory requirements for scientific evidence-based approaches to education programs.


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Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only

ELHE 7780 Theories of Leadership:District Focus Fall 3
Course Description

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ELHE 7801 Regional Perspectives on Higher Education in Asia and Latin America Spring 3
Course Description

This course—which features extensive input from national and regional experts from Latin America and Asia, and may be completed fully online or in a hybrid fashion—builds on ELHE 7202 Global and Comparative Systems of Higher Education. It provides students with the opportunity to explore the way higher education systems and institutions in Asia and in Latin America have developed and are positioned in the international higher education context, through an exploration of key historical and contemporary higher education issues across these two regions.


Instructor(s): Kara Godwin

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7803 Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Spring 3
Course Description

Whether you are an administrator, policy maker, faculty, or researcher, all professionals in roles related to higher education are educators. To be a positive agent in the education venture is to ensure learning that is meaningful, empowering, and just -- for students, colleagues, and external stakeholders. In this course—which may be completed fully online or in a hybrid fashion—we strive to understand the contours of learning, teaching, and curriculum with a critical lens and from an international perspective, through an exploration of key trends and relevant issues in higher education institutions and systems around the world.


Instructor(s): Hans de Wit

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7900 Internship in Higher Education Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A guided practicum experience for students enrolled in higher education programs, the internship requires supervised field work in a higher education institution or agency and participation in a bimonthly internship seminar. Field work is overseen by program faculty and supervised by a professional administrator at the internship site. The seminar covers practice issues and professional skills development, and related field work issues to theory and research in higher education.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Paul Brown and Michelle Brown

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Restricted to M.A. students in the Higher Education program.

ELHE 7901 Field Experience in Higher Education Fall 2
Course Description

A guided practicum experience for students enrolled in higher education program, the field experience requires supervised field work in a higher education institution or agency and participation in a bimonthly internship seminar. Field work is overseen by program faculty and supervised by a professional administrator at the internship site. The seminar covers practice issues and professional skills development, and related field work issues to theory and research in higher education.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Paul Brown and Michelle Brown

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Restricted to M.A. students in the Higher Education program.

ELHE 7902 Advanced Field Experience in Higher Education Spring 1
Course Description

A guided practicum experience for students enrolled in higher education program, the field experience requires supervised field work in a higher education institution or agency and participation in a bimonthly internship seminar. Field work is overseen by program faculty and supervised by a professional administrator at the internship site. The seminar covers transition into the workforce and relating field work issues to theory and research in higher education.


Instructor(s): Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Paul Brown and Michelle Brown

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Restricted to M.A. students in the Higher Education program.

ELHE 7903 Field Experience in International Higher Education Spring 4
Course Description

This course—which may be completed fully online or in a hybrid fashion—provides a framework for a “real world” experience for students interested in international higher education, in combination with an in-depth research project. This combination of practical experience with research gives students an appreciation for the ways that the daily work of different kinds of organizations—higher education institutions, individual programs and offices, policymaking organizations, governmental units, and professional associations—are framed by questions and concerns that require the ability to undertake a significant exploration of information and ideas in order to inform practice.


Instructor(s): Laura Rumbley

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 7952 Practicum in School Principalship Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A 500-hour, field-based experience designed to enable the student to develop the competencies required to be an effective assistant principal/principal. The practicum is supervised jointly by a University representative and a cooperating practitioner. The student is expected to engage in a variety of experiences defined in the state standards for certification and to provide leadership to a major administrative project. The student will maintain a reflective journal of experiences and develop a portfolio that demonstrates the learning and insights gained during the practicum.


Instructor(s): The Department and Vincent Cho

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 8100 Master's/Caes Comprehensive Exam Fall 3
Course Description

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ELHE 8101 Interim Study:Master's/Caes Students Fall 3
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ELHE 8703 Dissertation in Practice Seminar Fall 3
Course Description

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Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lauri Johnson, Rebecca Lowenhaupt and Vincent Cho

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 8704 Dissertation in Practice Direction Fall 3
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ELHE 8705 Design of Quantitative Research Spring 3
Course Description

Offers theoretical and practical experience in planning and conducting a quantitative research study. Extends research methods ideas of ERME/APSY 7460, and statistical techniques of ERME/APSY 7468 and ERME/APSY 7469 by combining that material into a proposed research project of the student's choosing ideally, one's doctoral dissertation.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: ERME/APSY 7469

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ELHE 8806 Lynch Leadership Academy Fall/Spring 3
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ELHE 8820 Research Design I Spring 3
Course Description

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of designing and reporting research. Our level of focus is the skills and knowledge necessary for conceptualizing and crafting research projects. This includes developing familiarity with a variety of methods and designs, selecting researchable problems, and prototyping study designs in accord with particular theoretical lenses.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rebecca Lowenhaupt

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only.

ELHE 8821 Research Design II Spring 3
Course Description

In this course, students will learn about the design of research studies. Building on an introduction to methods presented in Research I, this course will walk students through the proposal writing process. Students will learn about a range of research designs, the ethics of human subjects research, and the initial stages of data collection. In addition to drafting their dissertation proposal during the course of the semester, students will learn about the IRB process, negotiating entry to a research site, and approaches to data collection. They will continue to develop skills in multiple methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rebecca Lowenhaupt

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only.

ELHE 8823 Research Design III Fall 2
Course Description

This course aims to support PSAP students during the data analysis phase of their dissertations in practice. These projects may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. Accordingly, this course is structured in a seminar or workshop format. Although some time is allowed for data collection, the course assignments are geared toward helping students develop, report, and present research findings.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Vincent Cho

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is for PSAP students only.

ELHE 8833 Leadership for Social Justice:District Focus Fall 3
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ELHE 9501 Doctoral Proseminar in K-16 Administration Fall 3
Course Description

This seminar is a required cornerstone course for doctoral Ph.D. students in the Educational Administration Program and the Higher Education Program. In addition to orienting students to doctoral studies and research, the course is designed to develop students' critical analysis of theoretical and empirical literature in their field, and to advance their knowledge of key concepts, issues, and theories in the field. Course activities include bibliographic research and skills development in conducting individual inquiry and analyzing scholarly literature.


Instructor(s): Karen Arnold and Ana Martin�

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Ph.D. students in Ed Admin or Higher Ed only.

ELHE 9502 Seminar in Research in Higher Education Fall 3
Course Description

This seminar considers a variety of research issues in higher education. Each year, the topic of the seminar will be announced by the faculty member who will be teaching the course. Students enrolled in this seminar are expected to write substantive papers that might lead to actual research products.


Instructor(s): Karen Arnold

Prerequisites: ELHE7301 and Doctoral Standing

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Comments: Open to advanced doctoral students. Prior consultation with the faculty member regarding research interest is encouraged.

ELHE 9901 Doctoral Comprehensives Fall/Spring/Summer 1
Course Description

All doctoral students who have completed their course work, are not registering for any other course, and are preparing for comprehensive exams must register for this course to remain active and in good standing.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Sparks

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 9903 District Level Instructional Leadership Fall 3
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ELHE 9911 Doctoral Continuation Fall/Spring 0
Course Description

All students who have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree are required to register and pay the fee for doctoral continuation during each semester of their candidacy. A formal petition for extension of time must be submitted and permission granted to continue in a doctoral program beyond the eight year period. Students are expected to work on their dissertation at least 20 hours per week.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ELHE 9988 Dissertation Direction Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

All advanced doctoral students are required to register for six credit hours of dissertation related course work, at least three of which are 988. The other three are usually the Dissertation Seminar for the student's area of concentration. Students are expected to work on their dissertation at least 20 hours per week.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: Consent of academic advisor

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