Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDL 701 - History and Administration of Small Colleges

This overview course will cover the history and administration of higher and postsecondary education in the United States. The focus will be on the last half of the twentieth century and the current status in early twenty- first century. Topics include the background of higher and postsecondary education, the changes that have taken place over the last century, the relationship to the United States government and regulatory bodies, and the influence of societal factors. Students will also explore the economic, political, and social changes that are transforming the nature and structure of higher education. Students will examine leadership in their own and contemporary sites of education, through the lens of adult learning history, including marginalized communities and diverse cultures. Using case studies, students will be encouraged to place their current institutions in an historical and societal context.

Credits: 3