Course Description for Foundations of Higher Education
Foundations of Higher Education
Description: This course provides a history of higher education through an overview of American and international institutions of higher learning, a survey of the philosophical missions and purposes served by colleges and universities, and an investigation of some of the pressing challenges and emerging practice issues confronting these institutions. This course presents an overview of higher education, with an emphasis upon the development of colleges and universities, and how these developments help shape and define current institutional practices and policies. A number of curricular, administrative, and policy issues will be examined and selected current problems will also be discussed in greater depth throughout the semester.