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2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HEA 5001 - Introduction to Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration (3)

This course provide an introduction to the roles of student affairs educators, the history of the student affairs profession, and trend in contemporary student affairs divisions on college and university campuses. The course is principally designed for graduate students who aspire to serve in professional staff and administrative positions in student affairs. Such work is performed in the midst of complicated interactions among diverse groups of people, complex organizational structures, and key events that are shaped by an institution’s mission, history and traditions, current exigencies and priorities, and evolving student characteristics. Knowledge and appreciation of the historical and philosophical underpinning of the field, as well as current and forthcoming issues facing higher education will enable one to productively navigate complex organizational settings and contribute to learning, student development, and institutional effectiveness. This introductory course serves as a foundation for lifelong learning about college students and student affairs practice.

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