EDUC 759 College and University Administration

A study of the administrative and organizational aspects of colleges and universities with emphasis on principle organizational components, and contemporary leadership issues.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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The purpose of this course is to broaden the candidate’s understanding of higher education, its history, current challenges, and organizational structure with emphasis being placed on effective higher education leadership. The distinctive leadership challenges and organizational procedures of Christian colleges, private colleges, community colleges, and state university systems will be addressed. In addition, the administration of academics, athletics, and student life will be addressed.

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Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate will complete 2 Discussions throughout this course. The candidate will create a thread of 450–550 words with a minimum of 2 citations in current APA format. The candidate will also reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 100–200 words with a minimum of 1 citation in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, E, D, F)

Media Analysis Paper Assignment

The candidate will compare coverage of his/her selected college administration topic in 3 different types of media sources. The candidate will determine what perspectives are present or absent and assess sources for bias. The candidate must identify relevant scriptural principles and perspectives from a biblical worldview, including at least 1 relevant Bible verse. This assignment must be a minimum of 4 pages and requires citations from 3 sources in current APA formatting. (CLO: B, D, E, F)

Journal Critique Assignments (3)

The candidate will write 3 journal critiques based on research articles from various professional journals. Each critique must follow current APA format and must be at least 700 words, not including the title page and reference page. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Contemporary Trends and Challenges in Higher Education Administration Assignment

The candidate will conduct a detailed analysis of the evolving trends and challenges in college and university administration. This report must follow current APA format and must be a minimum of 2,000 words (not including the title page, abstract, or the reference page). A minimum of 4 references is required. (CLO: B, D)

Personal Administrative Project Assignment

The candidate will develop and report on a personal plan of action. This project requires research, including personal interviews. The project must follow current APA format and must be 8 pages and include a title page, abstract, and reference page. A minimum of 8 sources published within the past 5 years are required, including at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles. (CLO: A, E, F)

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