Course Description for Organization and Leadership in Higher Education
Organization and Leadership in Higher Education
Description: This course explores issues of organization, governance, and leadership practice in two and four-year colleges and universities. The diverse types of American institutions of higher learning are examined in the context of mission and purpose, programs and services, and the needs of both external and internal constituents. The roles of specific leaders are examined, giving attention to the current issues and challenges that each functional unit in an institution must face. This micro-view of leadership roles is framed by examination of the broader issues of mission, administration, governance, and responsiveness to social change that influence the evolving concept of higher education in American culture.