01. Introduction-ISAAC MENTOURI

Isaac Mentouri: The courses in the Master of Education (MEd) in Higher Education Administration program have been very useful in my professional development over the past two years as a higher education administrator. Higher Education Administration is a program for students preparing for a career in post-secondary education. Through varying instructional methods, students discover historical and current issues affecting services of higher education. The program offers course work in research, law, government policy, finance, student development and educational philosophy, as they relate to differnt institutional types (vocational, technical institutes, community colleges, universities, and proprietary schools). Each course provided useful knowledge to me in its own way and allowed me to become a much better individual in the field of higher education as a result. 

EDUF 7130 Learning Theories and Applications: Studies the principles and theories of learning that serve as the basis for educational practices. Focus is given to recent empirical findings and to practical applications and theory to educational settings.
EDUR 7130 Educational Research: A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings. Focus is put on methods of quantitative and qualitative research, in regard to applied research in education.
ITEC 7530 Instructional Technology Foundations: Demonstrates the use of technology in the instructional process. Emphasis on the uses of the computer as a medium of instruction.
COUN 7132 Contemporary College Student: Studies trends in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend, research issues related to college impact research (student change) and emerging theories that regard the effects of attending college. It gives an introduction to research on students in a range of developmental and sociological areas.
EDLD 7431 Higher Education Administration: Studies the development and organization of American higher education administration. Focuses on the leadership and managerial themes affecting the nation's system of higher education. Studies administrative and management techniques that affected the structuring and management of vocational and technical schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and other universities.
EDLD 8431 Higher Education Law: Studies the legal aspect and how it applies to institutions of higher education, using the case study method and discussions. Issues such as constitutional mandates of due process and equal protection, non-discrimination in employment and educational programs, privacy and openness, contractual obligations, tenure and academic freedom, and governance.
EDLD 7430 American Higher Education: This class studies the evolution and organization of American higher education. Students examine the historical, philosophical, and social methods which impacted higher education. Consideration will be given to the roles and missions of vocational and technical schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and other universities.
EDLD 7432 History of American Higher Education: This course studies the history of American higher education. The course examines the conceptual belief that American higher education is a culmination of historical development which directly influences every aspect of higher education administration. Considers historical moments that structured the management of vocational/technical institutes, 2-year and 4-year colleges, and other universities.
EDLD 8435 Higher Education Policy: Studies policy development processes in higher education institutions. The skills of policy analysis and policy development, the identification of policy issues appropriate for study at these institutions, and the relationship of policy to all other areas of administration are reviewed.
EDLD 8434 The Community College: Studies the educational mission of the two-year college (vocational/technical institutes and community college). Particular emphasis is given to the philosophical, pedagogical and organizational underpinnings of two-year schools with concentration on their history, types of students, and mission.
EDUF 7235 Multicultural Education: This class examines underlying theoretical concepts and social assumptions that both inform and impede efforts in multicultural education.