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Higher Education: Controversies of the Academy

EDHI 363 Z1 (CRN: 60195)

3 Credit Hours

About EDHI 363 Z1

Critical and timely look at challenges confronting campus leaders. Implications for administrative practice shape seminar conversations of readings and case studies. Pre/co-requisite: Graduate standing or permission.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; HESA only; Course meets in person on TWR from 1 pm to 4:45 pm. The remainder of the course is held online.

Section Description

Despite popular notions to the contrary, the Academy has never been exempt from the turmoil that characterizes a democracy. As the history of higher education reveals, the meek do not survive long as campus leaders. But, more important than just bravely holding fast, the Academy’s leaders must grapple with needed changes while honoring discourse and the search for new understandings.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to complete 3 sets of activities over the course of the summer: *Engage in and reflect upon "13 Haunting Conversations" *Select, read and review 5 Provocative Higher Education Texts *Complete a Big Project: (e.g., research manuscript; conference proposal submission; design professional development workshop)


Final Grading is based upon the following: Reflections on 13 Haunting Conversations 30%, Write-ups of 5 Provocative Texts 30% “Big” Project 40%




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