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Higher Education & Student Affairs

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Program Title

Higher Education & Student Affairs

Degree Designation

EDD

Award Type

Doctorate

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

Online Exclusive - Asynchronous

Program Description

The mission of the Higher Education and Student Affairs doctoral program is to prepare higher education professionals for advanced leadership positions in a diverse array of post-secondary institutions in academic, student and administrative affairs. The program is driven by a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, leadership development and understanding of the role the academy plays in a global society for creating and distributing knowledge.

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Masters Degree

Minimum GPA in previous graduate work for admission.

3

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

72

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Demonstrate an understanding of the history of higher education, professions within the field, and the student development, organizational, and environmental theories that undergird the fundamental structures and practices within the field.

Outcome

Recognize governance structures and management practices that shape higher education organizations and apply relevant leadership and organizational behavior theories to analyze and think critically about contemporary issues in post-secondary education administration.

Outcome

Develop the technical competencies to 1) interpret, evaluate, and utilize research to inform practice, 2) proficiently assess the effectiveness of higher education programs, and 3) apply professional standards and principles of law, ethics, and finance to decision-making in post-secondary settings.

Outcome

Identify the structures and systems that facilitate enrollment management throughout the student life cycle and recognize the best practices that produce equitable student success outcomes from the point of recruitment through alumni and donor relations.

Outcome

Identify and articulate an understanding of structures and systems of power, privilege, and oppression within U.S. higher education to 1) demonstrate identity consciousness within and beyond higher education contexts and 2) identify and/or act on opportunities for and towards developing equitable higher education opportunities for all members of the academy.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8090

Program Code

7490