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EDA 6061: Educational Organization and Administration

Professor

Dr. Chris Redding

Periods

Offered asynchronously online during Summer C

Description

A school is a world in which people live and work. Like any other social organization, the world of school has a system of power, defined/undefined structure, logic, ethics and values which influence the way individuals behave or see the world, interpret it and respond to it. The behavior of people at work in an educational organization, individually and as a group, is significantly shaped and molded by the social norms and expectations of the culture in the organization. This interplay between the individual and the social environment of the educational organization is the underlying concept influencing the behavior of people in the educational organization. Those who desire to be effective educational leaders must have a clear understanding of the concepts of organizational behavior to decide how to practice leadership and bring about educational change, change of the status quo, achievement enhancements, teacher development, and student learning.

This course is an introduction to organizational behavior and related elements and activities to examine the role of the educational administrator as a strategic partner in leading today’s schools. Key concepts such as diversity, attitudes, job satisfaction, motivation, decision making, group and work teams, leadership, and culture are examined.


EDH 6053: The Community College in America

Professor

Dr. Lindsay Lynch

Periods

Offered synchronously online during Summer C, Times TBD.

Description

Graduate course exploring the history, mission, purpose, trends, and emerging issues facing America’s two-year colleges.

 

EDA 6370: Mentoring for Career Development

Professor

Dr. Linda Searby

Periods

Offered 100% online and in a face to face section (TBA, but likely Tuesday 5 – 8 p.m.)

Description

This course is offered to any graduate student in any major on campus.  This course is an overview of mentoring, from both a research and a practitioner perspective.  Students will learn what constitutes effective mentoring, the elements of effective mentoring programs, and how to find a mentor for themselves for career enhancement.


EDH 6006: The College Student

Professor

Dr. Cliff Haynes

Periods

Wednesday, 10-E1 (5:10pm-8:10pm)

Description

This course examines the various educational and societal outcomes associated with college attendance, including intellectual development, psychosocial change, moral development, and career and economic impacts after college. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify various factors and forces which influence student learning, development, and outcomes
  • Discuss and distinguish between individual, institutional, and societal outcomes associated with college attendance, activities, and achievement
  • Examine differences and similarities between the needs, experiences, and outcomes of students from various socio-identity groups