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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDH7632
Tracking Number - 1773

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-03-20
  2. Department: Adult, Career & Higher Education, COE
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1731
  5. Contact Person: Donald A. Dellow
  6. Phone: 8139749696
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EDH
  9. Number: 7632
  10. Full Title: Leadership in Higher Education
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Leadership in Higher Education
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Previous graduate work at the Master's level
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course will inform current and prospective educational leaders about leadership practices in higher education. Students will study theoretical perspectives that have some research and practical credibility with higher education leaders.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Many, if not most of those seeking degrees in Higher Education have a career goal of becoming an administrator in an institution of higher education. This course will provide an overview of the knowledge, theoretical basis and skills identified by educat
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course will be a required course in the following USF programs: Ph.D. in Community College Teaching, Ed.D. in Leadership Development-College Leadership Emphasis, and the Ph.D. in Higher Educational Administration.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Three (3)
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The faculty member should be a member of the Higher Education Department with a degree in Higher Education or a related field. Administrative experience in higher education at the dean's level or higher is preferred.
  29. Objectives: 1. Describe at a general level some of the classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to leadership.

    2. Describe the literature relative to current leadership issues in higher education.

    3. Describe how the concept of leadership is perceived in different cultures around the world.

    4. Describe how the changing global economy and cultural diversity in the U.S. may be impacting leadership roles.

    5. Understand how some current leaders describe their own leadership development experiences.

    6. Describe the validity, reliability and purposes of at least five instruments that purport to measure some aspect of leadership.

    7. Articulate, in writing, a personal leadership philosophy and leadership development plan.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe verbally and in writing the major classical and contemporary approaches to leadership in a global society.

    2. Describe verbally and in writing how current economic, political and cultural conditions may impact leadership in the United States and other regions of the world.

    3. After interviewing higher education leaders, describe verbally and in writing the major issues confronting those leaders.

    4. After personally completing five instruments purporting to measure leadership characteristics, describe verbally and in writing the validity, reliability and purposes of those instruments.

    5. Using the information from the course readings and personal interviews with leaders, the analyses of the leadership characteristics measurement instruments, and insights gained from interactions with class colleagues, describe in writing key areas of potential growth in personal leadership skills.

    6. Describe in writing a personal leadership philosophy and leadership development plan for the future.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Definition of leadership

    2. Leadership theories

    3. Leadership measurement instruments

    4. Leadership issues in higher education

    5. Leadership perspectives from around the world.

    6. Strategies for personal leadership development.

  32. Textbooks: Bennis, W. (Most recent edition) On Becoming A Leader. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.

    Kouzes, J. M. and Posner, B. Z. (1990). The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Northouse, P.G. (2004). Leadership: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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