About the Program
The Knowledge to Lead
Graduate students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge to lead educational organizations. Knowledge in different leadership styles will prepare tomorrow's change agent to adapt to the postsecondary educational setting in a variety of areas in the academy, including (but not limited to)
- Leadership in complex organizations
- Small group/team leadership
- Staff supervision
- Working with divers e populations (students, faculty, staff)
- Managing & facilitating change
- Politics of higher education
- Program planning & evaluation; leadership uses of data
- Budget & finance in higher education
- Student services, i.e., academic advising, peer support services, and residential living.
The program seeks to develop aspiring leaders by providing opportunities to identify and begin to implement leadership skills and competencies. Refining these attributes in an educational setting allows graduate students to reflect on different leadership styles in diverse environments. Within the Higher Education Leadership program, the faculty provide their practical expertise and scholarly experience to enrich teaching and learning in the classroom. The faculty challenges cohort members to think critically about issues impacting higher education and to explore solutions.