ADHE649 - Critical Issues in Higher Education

Course Details

Course Code: ADHE649 Course ID: 5082 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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?

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Discussions 30.00%
Welcome Discussion 2.50%
W1 Forum 1: Closing the Gap 2.50%
W1 Forum 2: Competition in Higher Ed 2.50%
W2 Forum 3: Culture and Diversity 2.50%
W3 Forum 4: Student Issues 2.50%
W3 Forum 5: Campus Safety 2.50%
W4 Forum 6: Ethical Challenges 2.50%
W5 Forum 7: Kolb's Inventory 2.50%
W5 Forum 8: Instructional Design 2.50%
W6 Forum 9: Technology and Ethics 2.50%
W7 Forum 10: Future Trends and Issues 2.50%
W8 Forum 11: Current Events 2.50%
Review and Analysis 25.00%
W2 Journal Article Review 12.50%
W4 Comparative Analysis Essay 12.50%
Case Study 40.00%
W6 Case Study Analysis Part 1: Case Study Paper 25.00%
W7 Case Study Analysis Part 2: Case Study Presentation 15.00%
Reflection Assignment 5.00%
W8 Personal Knowledge Strategic Plan 5.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.