Student Advisory Committee Report from Tenure Review
Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) Survey Results
Every year, I update the course policies that govern my classes. Of course, these policies cover perfunctory information such as class absences, assignment grading, and campus resources. However, the document also provides a land acknowledgement, discusses student mental health, includes my personal diversity statement, and gives guidance on the ways Students of Color are described in higher education scholarship.
SAA 510 – Introduction to Student Personnel Services
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with basic information regarding student affairs education, while enhancing skills related to written communication and goal setting
SAA 513 – Organization and Administration in Higher Education
This course will focus on the organization and administration of higher education. The course is designed to provide basic information about the organization and function of major administrative units and administrators in institutions of higher education.
SAA 515 – Research Methods in Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with research methods commonly employed in higher education, while providing skill development in survey item design and basic statistics, guiding future development in research skills and implementation of scholarship in practice.
SAA 527X – High-Impact Practices in Higher Education
SAA 580c – Finance in Higher Education
SAA 580g – New Student Affairs Professionals
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a structured opportunity to reflect on and synthesize your learning in the SAA master’s program and to prepare you for the transition to a professional role. Emphasis will be placed on reflection and synthesis, understanding your professional strengths and interests, the student affairs job search, and transition from a student role to a professional role.
SAA 580z – Critical Quantitative Research in Higher Education
Students will learn how to use critical quantitative skills, such as disaggregation and effect coding, to examine inequities within higher education. Laboratory time will include working with actual higher education data to learn about diverse, and often overlooked, student populations. Statistical techniques developed during these sessions will include descriptive statistics, T-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and multiple regression. Class conversations will include the lensing of research design through critical theoretical frameworks. As a course prerequisite students need to have completed SAA 515 - Research Methods in Higher Education or an equivalent course approved by instructor.
SAA 581c – Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education
We live in extraordinary times and higher education needs student affairs educators prepared for them. This course is focused on the intersection of student affairs with current higher education issues.
SAA 581d – Disability in Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental knowledge to understand disability in higher education. During the course, students will explore theory, legal issues, and educational practice related to this topic, while hearing from experts in the field about disability in higher education. Students will also use NSSE data to create a research poster on this topic.