Apr 04, 2020  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog 
  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog

Higher Education Leadership, M.A.


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Available in Adrian, Battle Creek and Online.

The Higher Education Leadership program is designed to provide high-quality professional education to students who are currently employed in, or pursuing a career in high education. The focus of the program is the personal and professional development of the individual as a leader/administrator in post-secondary institutions today. Specific emphasis is placed on student development, effective instruction and assessment, and using technology in higher education to support instructional and administrative tasks. Furthermore, policies and procedures will be examined, along with the planning and evaluation of programs, to ensure organizational and student success.

Course Requirements


Total for Major: 36 credit hours


As part of the graduate program in Higher Education Leadership at Siena Heights University, students will:

  1. Explain how economic, political, and social content has framed higher education developments over time.
  2. Recognize changes in American higher education that have occurred during the past four centuries that have transformed institutional awareness, their mission, scope, populations, financing, and governance.
  3. Explore how participation in higher education has been impacted by issues of class, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation.
  4. Assess the historical dynamics that have nurtured the academic values of teaching, research, and service in changing the American culture in regard to higher education.
  5. Describe the key areas of higher education history, including: the colonial colleges, republican higher education, the Jacksonian era, higher education innovation in the mid-1800s, the rise of the university, the expansion of institutions and enrollment of the early 20th century, and higher education since World War II.

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