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ADHE601 - Introduction to Higher Education Administration

Course Details

Course Code: ADHE601 Course ID: 5131 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides a starting place to introduce the primary areas of responsibility for higher education administration with the various contexts in which higher education is situated, whether public or private, for-profit or non-profit, or onground or online. Students learn about the essentials of institutional mission, organizational structure, institutional evaluation and assessment, human resources, governance, financial and budgeting oversight, resource management, decision-making, internal and external constituencies, culture, student services, student outcome assessment, program evaluation, and organizational change associated with university leadership. The course will present and connect organizational theories for higher education administrative practice and delivery that relate to university student persistence, retention, and success.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1. Differentiate unique features of higher education administration from other forms and types of educational leadership. (PLO1)

CO2. Evaluate institutional mission and organizational structure and change related to higher education administration. (PLO1; PLO3)

CO3. Critique institutional assessment and evaluation processes. (PLO6)

CO4. Assess comprehensive disciplinary procedures for employees (including faculty). (PLO7)

CO5. Analyze key elements of administration in relation to university leadership, human resource development, governance and decision-making, financial oversight, working with stakeholders, organizational culture, and student services. (PLO3)

CO6. Design a theoretical high performing university leadership team (PLO3; PLO7)

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.