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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SDS6650
Tracking Number - 4792

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for C&I: CSA; required. Updated fac contact from Tom Miller to Vasti Torres; updated title. To GC. Restate 4b as outcomes. Updated 8/28/15. GC appd. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Approved eff 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-08-06
  2. Department: Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Vasti Torres
  6. Phone: 8139749084
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SDS
  9. Number: 6650
  10. Full Title: Organization and Administration of Student Affairs
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Org and Admin of Studt Affairs
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Provide a solid foundation of core competencies and skills related to management. The effective student affairs administrator is able to manage staff, systems, and activities with efficiency.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  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? This course has been a required component of the College Student Affairs curriculum for approximately seven years. The effective student affairs administrator is able to manage staff, systems, and activities with efficiency. This course will focus on those knowledge areas and give students a perspective about their future work and the setting in which it will occur.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal degree required. Instructors should have documented experience supervising professional staff members and managing critical issues within the context of student affairs administration.
  29. Objectives: This course will introduce students to management issues in directing student affairs departments and programs. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of practices and procedures that enhance quality and effectiveness in student affairs programs. An aspect of course material will relate to broader contexts of higher education as they relate to the perspective of student affairs administration.
  30. Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of this course, students will:

    1) Understand and be able to apply a specific set of management principles in the operation of higher educational institutions;

    2) Understand the ways in which management issues affect the relationships between students and institutions and know how staffing, organization, budgets and other management perspectives affect student affairs in higher education; and

    3) Be familiar with broader contexts in American higher education and be able to relate how those contexts affect student affairs administration.

  31. Major Topics: Student Persistence, Staffing Issues, Office Culture & Politics, Budgets, Partnerships with Faculty and Academic Administrators, Crisis Management, Media Relations, Fund Raising, Parent Relations, Strategic Planning & Goal Setting, Ethical Issues in Student Affairs, Professional Associations and Professional Development
  32. Textbooks: None. Readings as assigned by instructor.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: About Campus

    American Educational Research Journal

    Black Issues in Higher Education

    Change Magazine

    Community and Junior College Journal

    Community College Review

    Current Issues in Higher Education

    Chronicle of Higher Education

    Educational Record

    Journal of Counseling and Development

    Journal of Higher Education

    Review of Educational Research

    Review of Higher Education

    College Student Affairs Journal

    Journal of College Student Development

    Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

    Journal of College and Character

    Journal About Women in Higher Education

    Bulletin of the Association of College Unions –International

    Journal of College Placement

    Journal of University and College Housing (ACUHO-I)

    Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

    NACADA Journal (Academic Advising)

    Student Activities Programming (NACA)

    Vocational Guidance Quarterly

    CFO (The Magazine for Senior Financial Executives)

    The International Journal of Educational Management

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Class Participation & attendance 40%

    Presentation on specific topical issue 50%

    Budget design project 10%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. Presentation on Topical Issue [approximately 90 minutes]

    There are fourteen topics that individual students will choose from and then be assigned to research (with support from the instructor), and then make a meaningful, substantial class presentation as scheduled, preferably of an interactive nature.

    2. Budget Design Project

    This will be a group project, where students will be assigned a task to build an institutional budget, based upon a previous year’s budget, in the context of new expenses and issues. The assignment will be given two weeks before the presentations are due.

    3.Participation in Class Discussion and in Electronic Blog

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Graduate students are expected to complete and submit assignments on time (11:59pm on the posted due date). Instructors may use discretion regarding this policy and determine appropriate penalties for late submissions.

    Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally know to the public at large must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work.

    Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an “F” with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F” shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

  38. Program This Course Supports: College Student Affairs
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Higher Education, Educational Leadership

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