ADHE611 Technology, Curriculum, and Instruction for the Online Campus (3 semester hours)
Recognizing the constantly-morphing role that technology and innovative online campus platforms play in the landscape of education requires higher education administrators to stay in tune with current trends and emerging modalities. This course explores emerging trends with regard to classroom management systems and best practices in curriculum and instruction for the online institution of higher education. Students will discuss topics involving innovative online and classroom technologies, course management tools, cyber-ethics, instructional practices, curriculum development, classroom support services, and integration of various adjunct platform applications that support student learning in an online campus.
ADHE613 Communication Strategies for Online Higher Education Administration (3 semester hours)
This course examines the essential approaches and policies related to effective communication in the online administration of higher education involving both internal and external stakeholders. Key topics include communication theory and best practices in a virtual campus environment; identifying differences in onground and online administration; developing, maintaining, and coordinating a remotely working team and support staff; establishing and implementing faculty online teaching practices and accountability; working with disciplinary issues involving online students and faculty; communication issues for human resource development in an online institution; working with staff and faculty expectations across time zones and cultural variances; and, campus/student life in an online environment.
ADHE621 Online Campus Compliance Issues and Accreditation (3 semester hours)
The unique and emerging issues surrounding government, military, and industry-related compliance in an online context are compounded by the challenge of identifying, implementing, and verifying accreditation standards in a virtual campus. This course prepares students to develop and administer a plan to fulfill current and prevailing standards in higher education. With unique differences in performance expectations across sectors and accrediting bodies, students will examine the development of a process and teams in order to address the array of associated issues of compliance and accreditation in an online context.
ADHE649 Critical Issues in Higher Education (3 semester hours)
This course examines acute current and future issues and trends that face higher education in America and abroad in a variety of college and university contexts, both onground and online. Students will examine the changing scene of higher education in terms of for-profit and non-profit settings amid the marketing and financial realities that challenge the future realities of public and private universities and colleges. Special focus will be given to current events and controversies. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: the changing demographics of the college and university scene; campus politics, clubs, and campus culture; the impact of technologies and online learning strategies on access to education; the increasing competition and related ethics discussions concerning public/private, for-profit/non-profit, and onground/online universities; and, the prospective direction of higher education within a global and virtual student body. What are the higher educational needs of the student of the future, and what will universities need to consider in order to meet those needs?.
ADHE695 Capstone (3 semester hours)
The Capstone is the culminating required course for the student who already works in a higher education administration-related role and desires to advance their career. The course exhibits the capability of the student within higher education administration through the demonstration of their synthesis of the related theory and practice. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a comprehensive proposal and conduct an action research project (or equivalent) or case study focusing on a problem, issue, or needed improvement facing higher education administration in their individualized context. The Capstone culminates with an E-Portfolio and/or Oral Presentation. This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.
ADHE698 Practicum (3 semester hours)
The Practicum is the culminating required course for the student who is preparing to enter a higher education administration-related role. Students will take theory to practice during practicum and gain supervised professional experience in their concentration. Students will complete 150 hours at an approved practicum site. This course includes a practicum seminar during which students will reflect on their practicum experiences and connect these to the virtual classroom learning they have had in their graduate program. Approval of practicum site and position are required before students can begin their compulsory 150 hours. The Practicum culminates with an E-Portfolio and/or Oral Presentation. This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.