The low-residency three‐year cohort‐based structure of this program is ideal for working professionals, and the focus on applied research allows participants to have an immediate impact on the quality of education in their work environments.
The Higher Education Administration track allows participants to develop expertise in specific settings and issues. The program will also engage students, faculty, and other members of the education community in integrated inquiry into issues that span our educational systems. This unique combination of deep understanding, expanded vision, and diverse professional networks positions participants for innovative, entrepreneurial leadership in a complex and changing world.
Students will meet during two weekends in each seven‐week course, at the end of the first and sixth weeks of each course. Each summer, the cohort will meet in August to engage in coursework, dissertation development, and comprehensive project development. Participants will display proficiency in meeting the program outcomes through the development of a capstone project, the development of a dissertation proposal, and the completion of the dissertation.
During each term, one course meets on our Henniker campus and one course is delivered 100% online, allowing learner-centered flexibility for busy lifestyles.
In this program, you will be able to
- Identify and articulate implications of contemporary issues for higher education administration
- Apply administrative, leadership, and management practices to the variety of organizational structures found in diverse institutions of higher education
- Employ a broad range of higher education resources and scholarship in program planning, implementation, and assessment
- Connect theory to practice, applying course learning to professional work experiences
- Make data-informed decisions and recommendations related to professional practice
- Develop and hone effective personal and organizational leadership skills
- Effectively advise and help students individual and in group settings
- Develop skills and knowledge required to work with diverse individuals and organizations and foster inclusive communities
- Demonstrate effective and inclusive written and oral communication skills
- Think critically to identify, strategize, and solve issues within higher education