HE - Higher Education

Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, Reich College of Education

Graduate Courses in Higher Education (HE)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Foundations of Education (FDN), Instructional Technology Computers (ITC), Library Science (LIB), Leadership in School Administration (LSA), and Research (RES)


Terry McClannon, Department Chair

Higher Education (HE)

HE 5050. Designing Adult Learning Experiences Using Technology (3).On Demand. This course provides a guided study and practice in the integration of technology into the design of adult learning experiences. It includes the basic principles and theories of instructional design and adult learning and an overview of instructional technologies currently used to deliver, support, manage, and facilitate teaching and learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on the students' reflective exploration, planning, and implementation of various learning technologies in authentic instructional settings.

HE 5090. Adult and Developmental Education (3).On Demand. This course introduces students to the foundations of adult and developmental education. It provides a framework for advanced study of the field by addressing its history, development, delivery methods, and models and techniques for providing adult and developmental education.

HE 5420. The Community College (3).S. An analysis of two-year colleges in the United States. Emphases include historical development, mission, student characteristics, teaching and learning, curriculum planning, governance, finance, and current trends. Attention is also given to the role of the community college in serving its community and the values that guide this endeavor.

HE 5430. Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course is a study of the concepts of organization and governance as applied to postsecondary institutions in the United States. Emphasis is placed on structure and the functions of leadership and management as well as the varied ways both public and private institutions are governed.

HE 5440. College and University Teaching (3).On Demand. This course is a study of instructional theory with an emphasis on the merger of theory with practice in the development of learning strategies at the university and community college levels of education. Emphasis will be given to adult learning styles, teaching styles and the process of course development.

HE 5500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand. Subject matter may vary depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once provided the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.

HE 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.

HE 5630. The Adult Learner (3).F;S. A study of the characteristics of adults as learners. Special attention is given to review of research on adult learning and to the role of the adult educator as a facilitator in the learning process.

HE 5635. Adult Development and Learning Theories (3).On Demand. This course is a study of major theories of adult learning and adult development and their implications for educational practice and public policy in postsecondary education.

HE 5640. College Access and Student Success (3).On Demand. This course addresses the political, social, economic, and historical context of college access and student success. It also explores ways to foster greater access and success, including policy actions, institutional conditions, and programmatic interventions.

HE 5650. Curriculum in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course examines the history, purpose, and philosophies of curriculum in universities and community colleges. There will be an analysis of selected curriculum theories and how they relate to major components of the curriculum including general education, the major, career programs, developmental education, and continuing education.

HE 5700. Leadership in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course is a study of leadership praxis with activities designed to improve skills in planning, decision-making, organizing, communication, and evaluation in higher education.

HE 5710. Teaching and Learning in Adult and Developmental Education (3).On Demand. This course addresses the theoretical approaches and practices employed to assist underprepared learners to succeed in postsecondary education. It describes research-based institutional characteristics and classroom strategies demonstrated to be effective in providing instruction and promoting learning for adult and developmental students.

HE 5720. Program Development (3).On Demand. This course examines program development from a theoretical as well as a conceptual approach. It provides an overview of the major programming models and focuses on both the administrative and instructional functions related to program development.

HE 5730. Assessment and Evaluation (3).On Demand. This course addresses assessment and evaluation policies and practices in U.S. higher education. It explores issues and practices in student assessment, outcomes measurement, evaluation criteria selection, course and program evaluations, and data analysis.

HE 5740. Learning Assistance in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course provides an introduction to the learning assistance movement in U.S. colleges and universities as well as in adult education. It addresses the philosophy, history, theory, delivery models, services, and practice of learning assistance.

HE 5780. Grantsmanship in Education (3).On Demand. A study of fiscal resources available to researchers and practitioners in professional education, involving identification of funding sources, an understanding of proposal requirements and strategies for proposal development, competence in proposal evaluation, experience in the drafting and submission of a specific proposal to an appropriate agency.

HE 5840. Higher Education Finance (3).On Demand. This course is a study of financial management principles relating to higher education. Consideration is given to sources of funds, budgeting, purchasing, and financial accountability in higher education.

HE 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. HE 5989 does not count toward a degree.

HE 5990. Ethical and Legal Issues in Higher Education (3).On Demand. An overview of ethics and of the law as it affects the administrator and teacher in higher education. The accent is on learning about ethics and the general concepts and sources of higher education law and regulations. Additionally, each student will select an individual problem area (case) for more detailed study.

HE 5999. Thesis (2-4).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.

HE 6040. Readings in Postsecondary Education (3).S. Emphasis is given to understanding the conceptual framework of adult education, community education, developmental education, teaching, and administration through the study of relevant literature. Each student will conduct a study of the literature in one of these areas.

HE 6090. Seminar in Adult and Developmental Education (3).On Demand. This course provides opportunities for students to develop their own theoretical and philosophical frameworks for developmental education and apply these to the organization, implementation, and evaluation of developmental education and learning assistance programs.

HE 6310. Critical Issues in Adult and Developmental Education (3).On Demand. This course examines social, political, ethical, and economic issues impacting adult and developmental education and helps students deepen their skills of analysis in dealing with complex problems in the field today. The course provides students with opportunities to study issues of particular interest to them at a level typically not possible in other courses.

HE 6320. Institutional Effectiveness (3).On Demand. This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles of institutional effectiveness, including the processes and implications for required accreditation strategic planning, the establishment of continuing and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes for educational programs and services that result in continuing improvement and demonstrate the effective accomplishment of mission and purpose.

HE 6330. Organizing for Learning and Diversity (3).On Demand. This course explores how universities and community colleges can become learning-centered institutions in an emerging multicultural society. It pays particular attention to the shift from diversity as an isolated initiative to diversity as a catalyst for educational excellence for all students.

HE 6340. Policy Analysis in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course is designed to help prepare leaders in university and community college institutions to understand interest groups and respond to intended and unintended external public relations issues arising from various interest groups' expectations and how these relations with interest groups translate into policy.

HE 6350. Leading Organizational Change in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course helps educators in universities and community colleges strengthen their skills in leading change at both the institutional and the departmental levels. It explores research and theory in the field, including the role of individual change to departments within the larger change process.

HE 6360. Organizational Analysis in Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course is an organizational analysis of higher education that uses various theories of systems thinking. The course explores how theory guides organizational development and behavior and informs leadership praxis in university and community college institutions. The content of the course is grounded in systems theory and thinking with a series of learning activities designed to cultivate analytical, critical, and reflective thinking regarding organizational processes.

HE 6370. Designing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments (3).On Demand. This course is designed to assist educators in including adult learners' cultural references in all aspects of learning. The course focuses on the role culture plays in how groups and individuals communicate and receive information, as well as in influencing thinking processes. It provides readings, resources, and research to prepare educators to become more culturally responsive as well as to utilize culturally responsive teaching practices.

HE 6500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand. Subject matter may vary depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once provided the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.

HE 6530-6549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Topics considered may include the following: Seminar in Educational Leadership; and Seminar in College Administration, etc.

HE 6550. Seminar in Comparative Education (2-3).On Demand. A comparative study of post-compulsory institutions in other countries. Emphasis on the governance, administrative, curricular and instructional issues, concerns, and processes as they relate to the role of post-compulsory institutions. The study of an educational system is done in conjunction with seminars and visitations to educational institutions as well as travel throughout the countries under consideration, when possible.

HE 6600. Seminar in Legal Problems (3).S. Current legal issues and problems related to organization and administration of public and private educational institutions. (Same as LSA 6600.)

HE 6631. Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education (3).S. An in-depth study of learning concepts with implications for instructional models. Special emphasis is given to the process of structuring learning experiences.

HE 6650. Seminar in Postsecondary Education (3).F. To help students integrate their personal and professional development. Particular attention is given to supporting them in developing the capacity to engage in reflective practice and to understand the connections between individual development and organizational development.

HE 6840. Personnel Policy and Practice in Higher Education (3).On Demand. The course's emphasis explores a wide variety of employment issues, including the rapidly changing areas of exceptions to the employment-at-will rule, and disability discrimination in employment. Further, the course includes a very broad range of employment law topics, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, a detailed study will be made of all aspects of personnel administration such as recruitment and selection, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, and discipline and discharge. Finally, selected sections of the ASU Faculty Handbook will be studied.

HE 6861. American Higher Education (3).On Demand. This course is specifically designed to give students a broad knowledge-base of the purpose, function, and governance of higher education in the United States. This course will explore the dynamics of American higher education through an examination of political movements, governmental processes, public administration, and socioeconomic and philosophical issues that impact university and community institutions.

HE 6900. Higher Education Internship/Field Study (2-8). On Demand. Supervised experiences of teaching and/or administration under the direction of competent personnel, or the study of problems in postsecondary educational institutions or other appropriate agencies. Graded on an S/U basis.

HE 6999. Education Specialist Thesis (2-4).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.