Higher Education Courses

HIED 513 - Secondary Sch Curriculum
Hours: 3
The Secondary School Curriculum. Three semester hours. Focuses on descriptions and analyses of models of curriculum theory and curriculum development. Specific emphasis will be placed on philosophical and social forces which affect the design, implementation, and assessment of the curriculum. Particular attention will be given to practical applications of curriculum design and evaluation and leadership efforts necessary for overcoming individual and organizational resistance to change.

HIED 528 - Philosophy of Education
Hours: 3
Includes a study of systematic philosophies of education and their views of the learner, learning process, curriculum, instruction, and leadership. Particular attention will be given to the use of philosophical techniques and concepts for solving problems.

HIED 540 - American Community College
Hours: 3
The American Community College. Three semester hours. Provides an overview of the community college with particular emphasis on the history, philosophy, and uniqueness of the institution. State and local governance and finance are also examined.

HIED 541 - Community College Curriculum
Hours: 3
The Community College Curriculum. Three semester hours. Furnishes an examination of trends and issues in the community college, and an evaluation of major community college curriculum areas. Changes in the community college curriculum will be analyzed to suggest future planning strategies.

HIED 542 - Analysis of Teaching in High Education
Hours: 3
Provides an analysis, comparison, and contrast of a range of teaching styles and models available to community college and university faculty. Particular emphasis will be directed toward teaching improvement models and assessment skills.

HIED 543 - Issues in Adult & Dev Ed
Hours: 3
Issues in Adult and Developmental Education. Three semester hours. Exploration of adult and developmental education including analysis of nontraditional learners in higher education. Emphasis is placed on history, social impact, current practices, and research in the areas of basic education, developmental education, and customized training.

HIED 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of Program Coordinator.

HIED 595 - Research Methodolgies
Hours: 3
Research Methodologies. Three semester hours. Provides a study of research methodologies with appropriate practical application in relevant problem solving. Specific research types, including action research, will be emphasized. The student is required to demonstrate his or her competence in the investigation and formal reporting of a problem.

HIED 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics

HIED 615 - Introduction to Higher Education
Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation for understanding how institutions of higher education in America function. Includes a study of systematic philosophies of education and their influence on instruction and administration in higher education.

HIED 617 - Stat Proc for Edu & Rese
Hours: 3
Statistical Procedures for Education and Research. Three semester hours. (Same as HHPK 617). An introduction to statistical methods and their implications for educators and educational researchers. Appropriate computer applications will be integrated with classroom content relating to populations and samples; organizing, displaying, and summarizing data; probability; normal distribution; tests of significance; correlation and simple regression; Z and T tests; and the chi square test. Meets requirements for a Level II research tool course.

HIED 619 - Advanced Statistical Procedures for Education and Research
Hours: 3
Advanced Statistical Procedures for Education and Research - Three semester hours. Includes a review of introductory statistics, presentation of basic concepts of analyses of variance, advanced correlation methods, and multiple regression, as well as other advanced statistical methods. Focuses on use of the computer for data. Prerequisites: HIED 695 and HIED 617.

HIED 620 - The Adult Learner
Hours: 3
This course examines the unique nature of the adult learner in higher education in contrast with young learners in K-12 classrooms. Emphasis will be placed upon theories of andragogy and practices in adult learning.

HIED 621 - Eff Tch/Learning Higher ED
Hours: 3
Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Three semester hours. Consists of a study of diverse teaching strategies and the learning paradigms on which they are based. Also included will be an analysis of special problems encountered by the professoriate.

HIED 622 - Internship
Hours: 3
Internship. Three semester hours. Provides supervised experiences in a setting appropriate to the student's projected career aspirations and areas of specialization. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HIED 627 - Hist HIED in US
Hours: 3
History of Higher Education in the United States. Three semester hours. Examines the origin, development, and distinctive features of American higher education. Special emphasis is given to the traditional and contemporary roles of post-secondary institutions, and how political, economic, and social forces have altered the public and private college and university landscape

HIED 628 - Survey of Dev ED
Hours: 3
Survey of Developmental Education - Three semester hours A survey of best practices and current and emerging trends in the administration and delivery of effective developmental education programs.

HIED 637 - Inst Eff & Outcomes Assessmt
Hours: 3
Institutional Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment. Three semester hours. Examines the application of a variety of institutional assessment processes to the development, or improvement, of the organization and to the measurement of accountability. Special attention will be devoted to strategic planning as a necessary foundation for both assessment and development.

HIED 639 - Seminar in Supervision
Hours: 3
Seminar in Supervision. Three semester hours. Provides a study of various supervisory models utilized in the improvement of instruction. Particular attention will be devoted to identifying and solving on-going problems as they impact the enhancement and delivery of effective programs.

HIED 640 - Policy Making in Higher Edu
Hours: 3
Policymaking in Higher Education. Three semester hours. Examines the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies by institutions of higher education, state higher education agencies, governing boards, and the government. Emphasis is placed on the impacts of policies on institutions and students.

HIED 650 - Doctoral Research Practicum
Hours: 3
Doctoral Research Practicum - Three semester hours This course includes individualized research that culminates with a significant foundation for the dissertation proposal, as demonstrated by an extensive review of the literture related to the student's selected topic.

HIED 651 - Curr Dev High Ed
Hours: 3
Curriculum Development in Higher Education. Three semester hours. Provides a study of the factors and influences which have affected the development of the curriculum in higher education. Procedures for designing, implementing, and evaluating curricula at the senior college level will be examined. In addition, trends, issues, problems, and variations in general education programs in colleges and universities are studied. The objectives of general education in all post-high school curricula are emphasized.

HIED 653 - Com Col Instr Lead
Hours: 3
Fundamental Theories in Community College Instructional Leadership. Three semester hours. Introduces prominent theories of administrative thought, including the theories of change, communication, role, and evaluation of personnel. Practical applications of these theories will be studied; and leadership strategies for the dean, division chair, and department chair will be emphasized.

HIED 654 - Sem Inst Leadersh
Hours: 3
Seminar in Instructional Leadership. Three semester hours. Curriculum development, organizing for instruction, evaluation, and other community college leadership skills will be emphasized, particularly as they apply to strategies for faculty development to enhance teaching and learning.

HIED 655 - GLB/Issues Higher Education
Hours: 3-6
Provides an in-depth analysis of prevalent issues unique to both community colleges and to senior institutions, as illustrated in the higher education literature. Emphasis is placed on the effects of these factors on the total institution.

HIED 656 - Higher Ed & Law
Hours: 3
Higher Education and the Law. Three semester hours. Organic structure of the law, how to use legal resources, and significant issues and trends, past, present, and future, in higher education law.

HIED 657 - Org & Govern in HIED
Hours: 3
Organization and Governance in Higher Education - Three semester hours Examines organizational theories, models, policies, and cultures; external and internal governance and management processes; leadership theories and practices; and critical roles and responsibilities affecting a variety of college and university administrative and instructional units.

HIED 658 - Admin of Stu AFF in HIED
Hours: 3
Administration of Student Affairs in Higher Education - Three semester hours Examines organizational structures and leadership and management processes associated with college and university student affairs administration. Special emphasis is given to institutional policies, planning, and coordination to support enrollment management, housing and dining, recreation services, and career services, and how these key processes contribute to the mission of public and private 2- and 4-year institutions.

HIED 659 - HIED Finance
Hours: 3
Higher Education Finance - Three semester hours Examines the complexities of higher education finance and how political, economic, and social forces impact budgetary decisions. Provides an overview of financial administration in public and private colleges and universities, with special emphasis on funding theories and strategies, governmental and private-sector programs and initiatives, resource allocation concerns, and institutional fund-raising activities.

HIED 670 - Diversity in HIED
Hours: 3
Diversity in Higher Education - Three semester hours Provides historical and modern-day contextual frameworks for studying the presence, promotion, and refinement of diversity programs in American colleges and universities. Examines best practices employed by institutions of higher education to address challenges and opportunities in planning for and implementing diversity programs and related activities.

HIED 689 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of Program Coordinator.

HIED 695 - Research Methodology
Hours: 3
Research Methodology. Three semester hours. An overview of research methodology including basic concepts employed in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Includes computer applications for research. Meets requirements for a Level I research tool course. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program.

HIED 696 - Advanced Research Methodolgy: Interpretive Inquiry
Hours: 3
Advanced Research Methodology: Interpretive Inquiry. Three semester hours. This is a Level IV doctoral research tool course that provides a background and analysis of the interpretive act in all educational research. Designed to provide an in depth study of the process of conducting research in the naturalistic paradigm, the course focuses on an examination of the major methodological traditions of this approach. Also included is terminology and consideration of the distinctions between the naturalistic and rationalistic, or quantitative methods of inquiry. Prerequisites: Completion of HIED 695.

HIED 697 - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics Hours: One to Four Organized class. Prerequisites HIED 595 or HIED 695 Note May be repeated when topics vary.

HIED 698 - Advanced Qualitative Research
Hours: 3
Advanced Qualitative Research - Three semester hours. An intensive analysis of the theory and practice of qualitative research in Higher Education, including a review of primary methods such as grounded theory, case study, and ethnography and an examination of additional methods such as connoisseurship, ethnomethodology, and symbolic interactionism. Emphasis will be placed upon practice in research design, multiple methods of data collection, and exhaustive data analysis. Prerequisite: Completion of HIED 695 and 696 with grade of B or better

HIED 710 - Research Colloquium
Hours: 3
Research Colloquium. One to three semester hours. This course is a forum for the search of knowledge and understanding of contemporary and historical issues concerning education. The student will demonstrate his/her competence in using systematic research procedures through preparation of a doctoral proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of four research tools with grade of B or above.

HIED 718 - Doct Dissertation
Hours: 3-12
Doctoral Dissertation. Twelve semester hours. A candidate must present a dissertation acceptable to the student's advisory committee and the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research on a problem in the area of his specialization. To be acceptable the dissertation must give evidence that the candidate has pursued a program of research, the results of which reveal superior academic competence and a significant contribution to knowledge. Graded on a (S) satisfactory or (U) unsatisfactory basis.