This schedule subject to change
AHE 643 Organization Theory-Higher Education (3 credits)
An introduction to organizational theory (OT). The texts allow us to explore how systems thinking is applied to our world, and how we can use it to better understand the nature of human social engagement. Both OT and living systems theories are deeply associated with improvement and change theories in higher education settings and business.
AHE 517 Education and Work (3 credits)
Issues related to work in the U.S. and other countries. The role of public, private, corporate, government, military and other education and training programs in meeting changing individual, corporate, and community work-related needs.
AHE 638 History of Higher Education (3 credits)
Surveys American higher education across 200-plus years of American history, with specific emphasis in this section on the American community college.
AHE 653 Instructional Leader I (3 credits)
Course is intended to develop theoretical principals that will assist the learner in the understanding and development of systemic frameworks for instructional leadership. This course is designed to inform participants of the major theories and theorists who have contributed to the understanding of learning, in general, and to the application of adult learning and training, in particular. From such theoretical frameworks, participants will identify those theories and approaches which support a personal philosophy of teaching and learning and which provide applications of principals and concepts for managing learning and successful performance of faculty and students.
AHE 621 Leadership in Student Services (3 credits)
Students in this course will be afforded an opportunity to explore significant issues in the design and delivery student services in community college settings. The focus of the course will be on group discussion, group model building, problem posing and issue analysis, and philosophy development. The course will serve to help course participants think about current and future practices in student services.
AHE 654 Instructional Leader II (3 credits)
Focuses on the current realities of instructional leadership in community and technical colleges at the present.
AHE 612 Research Perspectives in Education (3 credits)
Research perspectives, how they are influenced by world views, and how these world views influence research. PREREQ: AHE 562 or AHE 565. COREQ: Introductory statistics course.
AHE 582 Legal Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
A comprehensive presentation and discussion of the law governing administration within community colleges and college/universities with a special emphasis on student services administration.
AHE 599 Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research I (3 credits)
AHE 613 Research Analysis & Interpretation I (3 credits)
Critical analysis of scholarly studies in education from a variety of research perspectives. PREREQ: AHE 612. COREQ: Intermediate statistics course.
AHE 599 Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research II (3 credits)
AHE 614 Advanced Research Methods in Education (3 credits)
Selected topics in research methods as appropriate for research perspectives in education. May be repeated. PREREQ: AHE 613. Students will increase their competence in the role of scholar/researcher.
Particular emphasis during this course will be given to designing and conducting educational research using appropriate methods.
AHE 575 Educational Finance (3 credits)
Provides an overview of financing of post-secondary education, with an emphasis on community college finance issues. The goal of the course is to provide students an understanding of local, state and federal financing issues, and institution level operational issues of budgetary planning and control. Special attention will be paid to those administrative operations of the community college that affect the college’s fiscal health.
AHE 615 Research Issues (3 credits)
This course is a core course in the School of Education’s doctoral programs. Students will increase their competence in the role of scholar/researcher.
Particular emphasis during this course will be given to developing the dissertation research proposal.
AHE 640 Community College Administration (3 credits)
This course addresses current leadership/management theories and issues, systems or organization, patterns of internal and external governance, institutional planning, and issues of institutional advancement directed specifically at community colleges.
AHE 645 Ethical Dimension of Professional Practice (3 credits)
Review major ethical theories with an emphasis on practical applications related to community college professional practice.
AHE 610 Internship (3 credits Ph.D.; 6 credits Ed.D.)
AHE 603 Thesis (6 credits)
(NOTE: Thesis credits are always with your major professor)
AHE 603 Thesis (3 credits)
AHE 603 Thesis (3 credits)
AHE 603 Thesis (3 credits)
AHE 603 Thesis (9 credits)
EdD students register for AHE 607 (3 credits) each term until you have successfully defended your dissertation.
PhD students continue to register for at least 3 credits of AHE 603 Thesis each term until you have completed 36 credits of Thesis. Once you have completed 36 Thesis credits register for 3 credits of AHE 607 Seminar Research each term until you have successfully defended your dissertation.