EDUC604 - Leadership in Higher Education

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC604 Course ID: 5057 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In Leadership in Higher Education, students thoroughly examine various leadership theories and develop the ability to draw upon multiple paradigms and perspectives to improve their practices as leaders. Students will analyze current challenges in Student Affairs and discuss the leadership skills needed from all administrators involved. Throughout the course, students will reflect on how their values and philosophical perspectives influence their day-to-day leadership decisions and practices and how they respond to crises. (Prerequisites: EDUC511 and either SAHE510 or ADHE601)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024 03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024 March Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Apply major theories of leadership to various contexts and situations in higher education.

2. Assess various ways in which leadership is defined and the expectations those definitions create

3. Examine multiple and diverse perspectives while examining the theory and practice of leadership

4. Assess one's own leadership style and focus on areas for development

5. Distinguish how leadership differs at various levels and different types of institutions

6. Weigh ethical issues and considerations in leading institutions of higher education

7. Summarize several models of leadership development

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00%
Week 1: Introduction to Leadership & History of Leadership Theories 2.50%
Week 2: The Role of the Academic Leadership 2.50%
Week 3: Social and Cultural Theories of Leadership 2.50%
Week 4: Group Development 2.50%
Week 5: Diversity & Emotions In Leadership 2.50%
Week 6: Social Change & Social Movements 2.50%
Week 7: A Good Leader . . . 2.50%
Week 8: Wrap Up & Reflection 2.50%
Assignments 40.00%
W2 - Project Proposal 13.33%
W4 - Group Leadership Assignment 13.33%
W5 -Literature Review 13.33%
Final Assessments 40.00%
W7 - Final Paper 20.00%
W8 - Final Project Presentation 20.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.