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Core Functions Of Higher Education Administration

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Course Description

 This course examines the major features of the three core functional areas of modern higher education. The course focuses on the administration of higher education institutions and includes the 1) student experience, including student development and learning; 2) faculty and staff issues, including RPT (retention, promotion, and tenure), faculty and staff development, curriculum, governance; and 3) infrastructure concerns, including planning, technology, and facilities

Course Competencies

  • Synthesize the diversity of postsecondary institutions including their mission, organizational structure, governance, clientele, and leadership practices.
  • Summarize the roles that faculty, administrators, students and external constituencies play in the operation of postsecondary institutions.
  • Analyze postsecondary institutions according to their organizational structure, administrative functions, governance model, leadership practices, and student support.



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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