Higher Education Leadership (HELEAD)

Courses

HELEAD 700   INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS   3 Units

This course provides students with a brief history of higher education as an industry quickly moving from the colonial colleges to present-day colleges and universities. Moreover, this course helps students to understand the history and philosophy of student affairs, and its role in the educational mission of higher education.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 702   ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND RECREATION   3 Units

This course examines the organizational structures of intercollegiate athletics, professional and non-profit sport/recreation organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on merging theory and practice through differentiated learning activities to promote a holistic understanding of administrative leadership in complex organizations.
CROSS-LISTED: HEALEAD/RECREATN/COACHING 702

HELEAD 710   COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION   3 Units

This course helps students to understand various theories related to growth and development during the college years: learning and meaning making, identity development, moral development, and psycho-social development. Equally important, students will discover the implications these theories have for the design of educational practice on the college campus.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 715   ASSESSMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS   3 Units

This course provides students with an overview of the assessment and evaluation processes that allow Student Affairs professionals to develop assessment approaches that gather, analyze, and interpret information to improve institutional, departmental, and divisional effectiveness. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment will be examined with an emphasis on pragmatic application.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 720   LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION   3 Units

The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the American legal system so that they can identify the history and sources of law, read and interpret laws and relevant cases, understand how the court systems work, and understanding of personal and institutional liability. Emphasis will be placed on issues and laws likely to be encountered by Higher Education practitioners.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 723   ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION   3 Units

This seminar will provide an introduction to contemporary issues in higher education, with a specific focus on understanding diverse student characteristics and subsequent issues faced in higher education settings at public, private and two year institutions. Students will learn to use research to support practice through and investigation of essential philosophical questions and current issues in higher education leadership settings. Students will apply reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.

HELEAD 725   DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION   3 Units

This course emphasizes personal awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for ongoing development of a personal intercultural framework for student affairs practice. Theories related to domestic and international dimensions of diversity, interactional diversity and the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression will be explored in university contexts. This course will examine challenges and opportunities for creating inclusive and affirming campus communities.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 729   ORGANIZATION AND GOVERANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION   3 Units

Colleges and universities have an important societal role now and have had for many centuries. It is important that those who wish to pursue careers in higher educational administration understand and appreciate the traditions, goals, mission and organization of that structure. The goal of this course is to introduce students to college and university administration, to encourage analysis of segments within these institutions and to gain an appreciation of the role various elements play within these complex organizations. The outcome should be that the student would be cognizant of the myraid of issues involved within the administration of colleges and universities.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

HELEAD 730   NCAA GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE   3 Units

The course will introduce students to the governance and compliance structures of intercollegiate athletics including NCAA Divisions 1, 2 and 3. Students will apply athletic conference rules, NCAA rules and institutional policies to practitioner settings in higher education athletics leadership.

HELEAD 731   BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS AND HIGHER EDUCATION   3 Units

This course will introduce students to intercollegiate athletics and higher education budget and finance including NCAA Divisions I, II and III financial models. Students will understand and apply how to implement financial models. Students will examine budget challenges and develop proposed solutions, underscoring the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

HELEAD 732   EVENT MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP IN ATHLETICS   3 Units

This course introduces students to event management, marketing and sponsorship in athletics and higher education. Students will understand how to foster and maintain strategic relationships to support programmatic growth and event implementation across divisions. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing and sponsorship plan that can be applied to future practice.

HELEAD 779   CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES   3 Units

Students will apply career and professional development theories to practice to inform professional advancement. Students will develop an understanding of networking and branding strategies for personal career advancement as well as methods to facilitate continuing education for employees within an organization. Cross-Listed: HEALEAD/PEPROF/HEALTHED/RECREATN/COACHING 779

HELEAD 780   READING, ANALYZING AND EVALUATING HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH   3 Units

This course provides scholar-practitioners with foundational knowledge on the processes of reading, analyzing, and evaluating research in the higher education. Students will develop an understanding of the inquiry process and apply this knowledge to develop an independent research question and study. Students will read and analyze educational literature from a P-20 perspective to inform their inquiry process as a scholar-practitioner.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STATUS

HELEAD 781   CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION   3 Units

This course will introduce and apply foundational theories of career development and methods of career assessment to assist with personal career planning. Students will complete a formal professional vision and portfolio utilizing artifacts from courses completed during their core and emphasis area courses. Cross-Listed: HELEAD/PEPROF/HEALTHED/RECREATN/COACHING 781

HELEAD 790   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.

HELEAD 791   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

HELEAD 793   PRACTICUM   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable Topics

HELEAD 794   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

HELEAD 796   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

HELEAD 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

HELEAD 799   THESIS RESEARCH   3-6 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.