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EdD in Higher Education Administration (72 credits)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professional appearance, maturity, self-monitoring, and control of emotions and behavior. Display commitment to the field of higher education administration. Display positive attitude and affect.
  • Follow applicable legal and ethical guidelines, including confidentiality. Exhibit sound judgment, trustworthiness, and honesty.
  • Express, demonstrate, and enact inclusivity and cultural sensitivity in behaviors and language. Display the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Foster collaboration and good will among and between constituents and stakeholders, and seek win-win solutions to problems. Use communication behaviors that are appropriate to the setting and to the interpersonal relationships of the communication partners.
  • Respect and maintain boundaries of self and others. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, and vision.
  • Delegate responsibilities and authority judiciously and fairly. Reflect independently and incorporate reflective insights into practice.
  • Integrate theories of leadership for higher education institutions and develop a personal synthesis for practice. Recognize missions and visions appropriate for a variety of higher education institutions, divisions, departments, and programs, and tie the work of institutions to the missions.
  • Understand, explain, and apply the legal and ethical aspects associated with decision-making and problem solving. Demonstrate the ability to lead strategic planning, evaluation, accreditation, and assessment initiatives. Demonstrate a variety of conflict resolution strategies helpful in human resource management.
  • Develop financial and accounting plans for budget development and control, and use budgets to accomplish organizational goals. Function as a change agent capable of managing organizational change using a variety of theories and approaches.
  • Contribute to organizational culture and climate that encourages positive and productive work. Communicate effectively with internal and external constituents and demonstrate appropriate verbal, written, interpersonal, and electronic communication skills.

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