EDHE 830: Organization, Administration, and Governance of Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to apply organization and administrative theory to understanding and analyzing post-secondary institutions of education, with emphasis on policy implementation. In this course we will ask:
• How are colleges and universities organized?
• How are colleges and universities of different types organized?
• Who controls academe? How is it administered and governed?
• How does theory help us understand and analyze higher education?
The goals of this course are to gain a deeper understanding of these questions, practically and theoretically. We will seek to understand how colleges and universities work (or don’t) by examining real-world cases and the academic literature. Students will become familiar with the literature on the organization, administration, and governance of institutions of higher education. Students will be able to apply major theoretical concepts to organizational problems and issues and be prepared to apply these perspectives to practical problems.