Course Description

EPS

8500 The American College 4 Cr.

Survey of higher education in the United States today. Examination, through extensive reading, lecture and discussion, of the types of institutions, purposes, programs, organization, governance and control, planning, institutional life, role of faculty and administration, financing, and current trends. (I)

8530 Seminar in the History of Education 4 Cr.

(EHP 7670) (HIS 8110)

The growth and development of American education K-16, including events, circumstances, and influential ideas. Emphasis on the relationship between social, political, and economic change and the evolution of education. (I)

 

8550 Government and Higher Education 4 Cr.

Examination of the role of government and politics in effecting higher education policy, structure, governance, and finances. Exploration of planning and coordination arrangements, and the function of various governmental agencies. (I)

 

8560 Administration in Higher Education 4 Cr.

Examination of alternative theories of organizational and administrative behavior as these relate to colleges and universities. Consideration of the issues of academic governance and college bargaining as they impact on the role of the administrator. Special projects according to positions held and particular interests of students. (I)

 

8570 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education 4 Cr.

Seminar for advanced doctoral students. Intensive exploration of major issues and problems confronting higher education. (I)

 

8680 Seminar in Administrative and Organizational Behavior 4 Cr.

Research and literature related to formal organizations; administrative activity which guides behavior of people in organizations; organizational theory as it relates to group interaction. (I)

 

8710 Readings in General Administration 4 Cr.

Prereq: admission to doctoral program. Directed readings in the principles underlying administration in education, government, business and social agencies and other major areas. (W)

 

8880 Workshop in Administrative and Organizational Studies 1 - 10 Cr. (Max. 10)

Offered for S and U grades only. Practicum in the study of current problems affecting administrative and organizational studies. (I)

 

9600 Seminar in Research and Theory of Administration 3 Cr.

 

(EDA 9600)

Prereq: EDA 7620. Research and theory relating to administration. Examination of textbooks, journals, and associations which promote educational administration research; review of the focus of inquiry and methodology for research in educational administration. (W)

 

9610 Seminar in Educational Policy Development 4 Cr.

Prereq: EPS 9620. Role and nature of educational policies; observation, assessment, reporting, and discussion of policy-making bodies; review of policy research method; relationship of public values and public school policy. (W)

 

9620 Seminar in Educational Policy Initiatives 4 Cr.

Recent policy initiatives in elementary and secondary education, with some attention to higher education. Techniques of policy analysis are utilized. (F)

EDA

8990 Internship in Administration 2 - 8 Cr. (Max. 8)

Offered for S and U grades only. Supervised experience in administration of public education, government, business, and social agencies. Internship in cooperating school system. Includes seminar. (T)

EER

7630 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 Cr.

Review of mathematics essential for statistics, sampling, computer use. Basic patterns of statistical inference, confidence estimation and significance testing regarding measures of averages, dispersion, correlation, and selected non-parametric statistics. One-way and two-way analysis of variance. (T)

 

7650 Computer Use in Research 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630. Introduction to computer use in educational research with emphasis on using statistical packages (MIDAS and SPSS, BASIC programming language); writing statistical programs. (T)

 

7900 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research 3 Cr.

Fundamentals of epistemological issues, educational perspectives of qualitative research and research design. Readings in qualitative research. Conducting the case study, personal history, and cognitive study. Overview of methods for analyzing talk, text, and interaction. (F,W)

 

8800 Variance and Covariance Analysis 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630 or equiv. Coreq: EER 7660. Multiple, partial, canonical correlation: variance and covariance analysis; Models I and II. Statistical analysis in experimental designs; Random Blocks, Latin Squares, Greco-Latin Squares, simple and complex factorials, confounding, fractional and split-plot designs. Supporting topics and techniques; missing observations; adjustment of means; probing the homogeneity of means and variances; study of contrasts; orthogonal polynomials and computer usage. (Y)

 

8820 Multivariate Analyses 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630 or equiv. Coreq: EER 7660. Discriminant analysis, profile analysis; placement and classification problems; component and factor analysis. Supporting topics and techniques; transformation of variables, computer usage. (Y)

Research Technique Courses EER

7630 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 Cr.

Review of mathematics essential for statistics, sampling, computer use. Basic patterns of statistical inference, confidence estimation and significance testing regarding measures of averages, dispersion, correlation, and selected non-parametric statistics. One-way and two-way analysis of variance. (T)

 

7650 Computer Use in Research 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630. Introduction to computer use in educational research with emphasis on using statistical packages (MIDAS and SPSS, BASIC programming language); writing statistical programs. (T)

 

8800 Variance and Covariance Analysis 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630 or equiv. Coreq: EER 7660. Multiple, partial, canonical correlation: variance and covariance analysis; Models I and II. Statistical analysis in experimental designs; Random Blocks, Latin Squares, Greco-Latin Squares, simple and complex factorials, confounding, fractional and split-plot designs. Supporting topics and techniques; missing observations; adjustment of means; probing the homogeneity of means and variances; study of contrasts; orthogonal polynomials and computer usage. (Y)

 

7900 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research 3 Cr.

Fundamentals of epistemological issues, educational perspectives of qualitative research and research design. Readings in qualitative research. Conducting the case study, personal history, and cognitive study. Overview of methods for analyzing talk, text, and interaction. (F,W)

Or

 

8820 Multivariate Analyses 3 Cr.

Prereq: EER 7630 or equiv. Coreq: EER 7660. Discriminant analysis, profile analysis; placement and classification problems; component and factor analysis. Supporting topics and techniques; transformation of variables, computer usage. (Y)

 

8180 Research Seminar 2 - 6 Cr. (Max. 8)

Prereq: admission to doctoral program. Students develop research proposals, evaluate each other's research designs, and conduct any necessary pilot studies. (F)

Or

 

IT 9110 Advanced Research Seminar and Practicum 3 Cr.

Prerequisite: doctoral student near completion of content major and research methods courses. Major types of research and their roles in instructional technology; includes qualitative, quantitative and developmental methodologies. Analysis of key research issues and concerns. Students draft a dissertation research proposal, application for human subjects review, and a timeline for degree completion.

 

ED 9999 Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction: (20 semester hours)

Offered for S or U grade only.