Agenda Item FA 17-63

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education & Human Services (Graduate) – (Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management)

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study Changes (3 packages)

12/07/17: Passed

12/14/17: Approved

Log Number: 201701-68

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management– Graduate


Add a new degree-major program                       
Master of Science- Higher Education Administration Major


Summary of the Changes:
This is the implementation of the previously approved M.S. in Higher Education Administration proposal (attached). This degree program was approved as FA 16-44, Log No. 201608-17 by the BOT on 1/10/2017. This degree will allow students currently in the HEA track of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership to receive a profession-specific degree in HEA with specialization tracks in General HEA, Student Affairs, or International Higher Education Programs (each track is 36 credit hours to completion.) This will make the masters in HEA program compatible with similar programs in the SUS and nationally. It will also enable the separation of the HEA program from the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, thus resolving accreditation and program consistency issues with what is otherwise a PK-12 program. This action also requests the creation of seven new courses with the EDH prefix to implement the approved M.S. degree. Additionally, this action requests the re-designation of five courses (SDS6646, SDS6700, SDS6645, SDS6640 EDA6930) that are taught within the current tracks and future M.S. degree to the EDH prefix. Each of these classes were originally developed under other prefix codes for various reasons but are only taught by HEA faculty. The change will align these courses with the other HEA courses for administrative and student registration ease and remove them from catalog programs that do not teach or control them.
In the initial degree program request to the BOT, financial resources were requested for an additional program faculty line. Subsequently, the need for additional faculty resources has already been met with the hiring of a new HEA professor fall 2017.  Due to this, no further additional resources are now requested.

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Add a new course

Comparative Higher Education (3crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This seminar focuses on international Higher Education by surveying post-secondary systems and institutions in a broad variety of countries and regions. The course will comparatively examine institutional and national policies related to accessibility, mission, curriculum, organization, institutional leadership, student life, and finances. The course will also discuss the development and planning of study abroad programs, with an emphasis on the countries surveyed.

 

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Higher Education Advancement (3crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This course addresses the role of institutional advancement, development, and alumni engagement in Higher Education. Topics covered will include giving campaigns, donor relations, planned giving, alumni organization and communications, and endowment management.

 

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College Student Counseling (3crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This course is designed to help students develop a comprehensive overview of key concepts and theoretical underpinnings of counseling for application in higher education administration and student affairs settings, as well as opportunities to develop skills in using basic counseling techniques and procedures. This course is not designed to prepare professional counselors, but rather to prepare Higher Education Administration and student affairs professionals to understand and demonstrate effective helping skills in order to best meet student and institutional needs.

 

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Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education (3 crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EDF6480: Foundations of Educational Research"
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This course provides basic knowledge and the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in the evaluation of higher education and student affairs programs. Greater calls for higher education accountability have placed renewed focus on successful demonstration of program effectiveness. Thus, the focus of the course is on the evaluator's responsibility for designing and implementing a program evaluation, conducting data analysis, and reporting evaluation results. Emphasis is on performing high quality and effective program implementation, outcomes assessment and impact. This course also examines applications for higher education practice and policy development.

 

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Study Abroad in Higher Education Administration (3 crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EDH6xxx: Comparative Higher Education"
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
An opportunity for students to live and study in residence at an international college or university. The course will include lectures and seminars conducted by international faculty; opportunities to observe and interact with local administrators; and, to observe students, staff, and facilities in a variety of settings. The course will also allow students to observe and model best practices for planning and conducting study abroad programs.

 

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Career Services in Higher Education (3crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Career Services in Higher Education provides students with the broad-based theoretical foundations of this discipline as well as practical knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will prepare them to function effectively as employees or managers of career services in institutions of higher education.

 

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Personnel Management in Higher Education (3 crs)

EDH

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This course provides an examination of personnel management in higher education. Topics include talent acquisition, retention, and development. A major focus of this course is how higher education institutions can strategically use human resources to advance their mission. A number of curricular, administrative, and policy issues related to human resources will be examined and selected current problems related to human resources will be discussed in greater depth throughout the semester.

 

Change an existing course

Grants Development and Project Design

EDA

Graduate (6xxx)

930

 

This is a Higher Education program course previously classified under Educational Leadership (EDA 6930). This action is to align it with the EDH prefix used by all other program courses.
New Course Description:

This course addresses all aspects of grants development, from the germination of ideas to preparing a competitive proposal. Topics include needs assessment, problem statement development, funding searches, literature review, methodology, performance objectives, evaluation design, and budget planning. The course emphasizes resource development for educators and human service professionals in a variety of settings. This course has no pre- or co-requisites. It may also be taken by graduate and post-baccalaureate students in related disciplines.

 

 

Change an existing course

Diversity in Higher Education

SDS

Graduate (6xxx)

700

 

This is a course originally designed as a shared course with School Counseling. Course has never been shared and is only taught in the HEA program by HEA faculty. Change in course prefix is requested to standardize all Higher Education Administration courses under a single prefix. This change will not affect other programs.

 

 

Change an existing course

Leadership of Student Affairs

SDS

Graduate (6xxx)

640

 

This is a course originally designed as a shared course with School Counseling. Course has never been shared and is only taught in the HEA program by HEA faculty. Change is requested to standardize all Higher Education Administration courses under a single prefix. This change will not affect other programs.

 

 

Change an existing course

Student Development in Higher Education

SDS

Graduate (6xxx)

645

 

This is a course originally designed as a shared course with School Counseling. Course has never been shared and is only taught in the HEA program by HEA faculty. Change is requested to standardize all Higher Education Administration courses under a single prefix. This change will not affect other programs.

 

 

Change an existing course

Foundations of Student Affairs

SDS

Graduate (6xxx)

646

 

This is a course originally designed as a shared course with School Counseling. Course has never been shared and is only taught in the HEA program by HEA faculty. Change is requested to standardize all Higher Education Administration courses under a single prefix. This change will not affect other programs.

 

 

Log Number: 201708-7

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management– Graduate


Add a new degree-major program                       
Specialist in Educational Leadership – Specialist in Educational Leadership Major


Summary of the Changes:
The proposed Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership program is a graduate level program (a). It is proposed to provide students with curricular flexibility allowing for students to develop a concentration based on their own particular developmental needs and leadership contexts (b). The degree was approved by the BOG in 2016 (FA 16-45, Log No. 201608-19 by BOT on 1/10/2017). Because the courses already exist and are being taught by program faculty and/or adjuncts, no new resources are required.
The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership would include a total of 36 credits above the masters’ level (c). Specifically, it would offer a common core set of 11 courses plus a directed capstone individualized Independent Study and Research course (EDA 7905) which would be planned with a faculty advisor and designed to nurture student development as leaders who can better support changes within themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
The overall purpose of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is the development of leadership knowledge, theory, and practice situated around local community and organizational contexts. As a program nested within the existing Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership, this Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program is developed for students who currently hold leadership positions within their organizations and/or communities and are interested in a rigorous practitioner-oriented, post-masters degree to enhance their effectiveness in their organizations and communities. More specifically, the Ed.S. in Leadership program is designed to: 1) support the development of student understanding of how change occurs for individuals, organizations, and communities; 2) deepen student practical, theoretical, and research knowledge regarding how leaders can work effectively with others to support those change processes; and 3) nurture student development of skills and practices needed to support and lead efforts for organizational and community change. The program will provide opportunities for students to develop in-depth understanding about leadership roles and responsibilities that lead to sustainable change in organizations and communities; the development of relationships necessary to lead in organizations and communities; policy development; organizational behavior; contemporary educational and social issues; and the attitudes, dispositions, skills, practices, and behaviors necessary to be effective leaders (d).

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Log Number: 201708-17

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management– Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Master of Education - Educational Leadership Major 


Summary of the Changes:

This program change is needed for a few reasons: change in educational leadership courses and a change in student population. First, the FL DOE changed elements on the state educational leadership exam for certification (FELE). As a result of the test changes, changes were made to leadership courses to meet the new FELE associated standards. Because of these changes, many of the educational leadership courses are no longer appropriate to the educational technology students’ program needs concerning people who do not work in K12 educational administration. Additionally, there has been a change in the program student makeup, in that it has expanded into higher education students and corporate trainers, which would make many of the K12 educational leadership courses inappropriate by their focus. The requested course changes to the program make the program more appropriate for those who are getting their degree for business/corporate training and higher education positions as compared to those working in the K12 educational administration environment. COURSE HOURS, this course change also reduces the total number of hours in the program from 39 to 36.
Summary of changes:
College Core: changing from a choice of just EDF6607 Ed in America or EDF6687 Multicultural/Urban to also include EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed and EDG6626 C & I for Adult Learning - as the original courses are very K12 focused which decreases appropriateness for the training and the international (visa) population.
Major Requirements: Removal of the following highly focused (K12 Principal) courses: EDA6061 Intro to Ed Leadership, EDA6196 Leadership Learning Organizations. Moving of EDA6191 Team Leadership courses from Major to Content Specialization (elective).
Major: Adding EDA6903 Grants Development & Project Design; adding as an option to EDG6285 Fund of Program Eval the course EDG6287 Principles of School accountability and Assessment. Moving the EME6601 Instructional Design and Applications from a Content Specialization to a Major Req.
Content Specialization (Electives): Adding EEX5767 AT for Students with Autism. Moving in the EME6991/EDA6191 Team Leadership and Development from Major Req.
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