This course focuses on the governance and management issues of higher education and the interface between the social and political forces. It will develop the context for understanding public and private institutions, academic and administrative organization, and governance generally and as these affect student-institution relationships. Emphasis will be placed on connecting the historical perspectives of higher education with the current leadership/governance issues of today. Theoretical frameworks and organizational models will be used for analysis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate American higher education as an entity and industry through examination of historical foundations and current social/political contexts.
  2. Explain Carnegie classifications and governance at various institution types.
  3. Analyze the relationships and connections between students, institutions, and society, focusing on such topics as diversity, career trends, legal issues, etc.
  4. Apply content, theory and models to real world experiences.

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