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Certificate in Higher Education Administration (15 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Leadership - Knowledge of what leadership is, how it has been distinguished from administration, and the ability to develop a practical and personally useful definition of leadership.
  • Role Discernment - Appropriate attitudes about leaders and followers and the ability to serve as a courageous follower as well as a skillful leader.
  • Organizational Theory and Application - Knowledge of basic organizational theory and the ability to describe accurately the organization one serves, including mission, history, and current developments.
  • Relationships and Functions - Knowledge of the key administrative offices at the institution, including staff and line functions, reporting relationships, and awareness of the opportunities and limitations of ones own niche.
  • Program Planning - Ability to collaborate in program planning, including the skill to expand on ideas, keep plans realistic, use institutional goals as criteria, and build in usable assessment. Value of Learning - Awareness of what learning is and why it must be guarded as the fundamental purpose of the institution.
  • Problem Analysis and Resolution - Knowledge of rational models used for problem solving and decision making, and the ability to consider legal and ethical implications.
  • Collaboration - Skill at collaboration, including serving on and working with task forces, committees, and administrative units to help them function as high-performance teams.
  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of forms, including verbal, written, interpersonal, electronic, etc. Conflict Resolution - Knowledge of basic conflict resolution models and the ability to employ them effectively.
  • Budgeting - Knowledge of basic financial planning and accounting methods and the ability to use them for budget development and control. Agent for Change - Knowledge of change theories and skill in responding to, initiating, and managing change.
  • Work Environment - Awareness of what constitutes a positive work environment and the ability to work with others in creating such an environment. Professional Development - Positive attitudes about personal renewal and the ability to engage in perpetual learning to become more effective as a postsecondary leader.






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