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Student Affairs Administration

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This course will explore the history, philosophy, and purposes of student affairs administration, examining both its theoretical and practical foundations. Learners will investigate issues and problems currently facing student affairs administration in the ever-changing educational climate and focus on the future of the profession.

Course Competencies:

  • Summarize historical and philosophical underpinnings of student affairs administration.
  • Identify critical student affairs components and relationships.
  • Apply theory and research to student affairs.
  • Determine leadership and community-building practices to improve student affairs administration.
  • Evaluate ethical and legal implications for student affairs professionals around the globe.
  • Examine current issues and subsequent changes affecting student affairs administration.
  • Conduct independent research in comparative higher education. 


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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