EDUC: ED LEADERSHIP (ELOC)

ELOC 401 - DATA ANALYSIS/ACTION RESEARCH

The major goals of this course are to develop competencies in data analysis and action research methods. regarding the former, students gain the ability to interpret the results of testing and research. To this end, the course covers how to examine trends in results with a view toward using information to provide direction for school improvement initiatives taken by school leaders Being adept at such examination increases effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out improvement projects. Students learn how action research can be applied as a systematic approach taken by practitioners to solve real-world problems. In this regard a problem situation is analyzed from which an intervention (action) is planned, implemented, and assessed with respect to its effectiveness in solving the problem. The knowledge and skills gained through instruction in data analysis complement the action research process. 200720

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admission to MA Program in Educational Leadership.

ELOC 411 - DIVERSITY, SCHOOLS, & COMMUNITY

Social problems of education from a sociological, social psychological, and anthropological perspective. Emphasis on key concepts derived from these disciplines as they apply to problems faced by teachers, counselors, and administrators with an analysis of implications for a diverse community. Interpersonal communications within the school and between school and community. Clinical experiences.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm to M.A. Prog

ELOC 412 - SCHOOL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

This course is designed to prepare educational decision makers to be able to deal with the development of school, family and community relations and partnerships which will have the result of community understanding of the schools vision, purpose, functions, achievements and needs. Students will examine how educational leaders can partner with families and communities to improve school programs and increase students? success. The relationship among school administration, community, and teachers will be explored, and strategies for nurturing productive working relationships among these and other involved groups will be discussed as they relate to the ultimate goal of school improvement. Topics include open school and healthy school issues, techniques and instruments for evaluation of school climate, organizational theory and culture, educational planning and change strategies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admission to Educational Leasership Prog.

ELOC 430 - THEORY & PRACTICE EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Organization, administration, supervision, and governance of schools. Theories, research, principles, and practices that facilitate the leader's management and evaluation of school personnel as well as interaction with the community. Theories of transformation leadership, organizational development, open social systems, shared decision making, and the school as a learning organization. Analysis of societal, political, and technological trends that impact the delivery of effective school programs. (3)

Credits: 3

ELOC 432 - SCHOOL FINANCE AND BUDGET

In this course students will explore the historical, philosophical and political underpinning of the financing of U. S. public education. In addition, they will explore both the state and local public school funding systems including how to prepare and manage district as well as local schools budgets. Particular attention will be given to the role of politics and the legal requirements which impact school funding. 200720

Credits: 3

ELOC 433 - EDUCATIONAL LAW

In this course students will explore the historical, philosophical and political foundation of public education and they relate to the legal aspects of school administration. Students will not only develop an understanding of important legal requirements necessary to administer public schools but will also learn how to apply their new knowledge in the daily operation of the school. Through a variety of instructional approaches including case study analysis, student will explore in-depth each of the course topics listed.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admission to Educational Leadership Prog.

ELOC 440 - LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES

During this course students will understand the historical role of the educational leader in supervision and personnel management, understand the significant supervision and teaching research initiatives in public education over the past 40 years, recognize the role politics plays in school supervision and personnel management, and know the legal requirements for teacher evaluation and collective bargaining processes in Illinois. Students will also understand the latest trends and best practices in teacher evaluation and supervision, recognize how successful educational administrators positively impact school improvement and student learning and understand employee recruitment and selection processes.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admission to Educational Leasership Prog.

ELOC 451 - THE LEADER'S ROLE IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Multiple and competing conceptions of curriculum; practices, principles, and procedures of elementary and secondary school supervision of personnel; curriculum development; and examination of academic achievement and school improvement. Analysis of research and evaluation data to improve curriculum planning.

Credits: 3

ELOC 463 - INTERNSHIP IN SCHOL LEADERSHIP: PART I

Theoretical bases of educational leadership, selecting a site for the internship, developing a plan, and making agreements for the work to follow. Written documentation, rubrics, and methods of evaluation are established. Students select the theory which informs their work. Working with a local educational leader, multiple projects may be selected. Emphasis on connecting theory to practice, communication with parents and community stakeholders, and supervisory skills.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELOC 430

Course Notes: Written consent. 18Hrs. min. completed in ELOC

ELOC 464 - INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: PART II

Working with a local educational leader, the student develops the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for coping with the problems of educational leadership; a variety of projects related to educational leadership and organizational change; curriculum development; staff supervision and development; the financial and legal management of schools; communication with personnel, parents, and the community; and long-range planning.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELOC 463

ELOC 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (M.A.LEVEL)

Independent study under the guidance of College of Education faculty member. Proposal must state purpose of study, problem, methods of approach, and evaluation. Used only under special circumstances and never if a course in that topic area exists.

Credits: 1-6

ELOC 534 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Introduction to quantitative research methodologies and philosophies and statistical analyses related to higher education settings. Develop an understanding of survey and other higher education data (e.g., financial aid, enrollment data, admissions). Problem-solving and decision-making skills required in educational leadership applied to organizational development and performance. Students will conduct an authentic quantitative research project and learn to apply findings from research.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm. to Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 535 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Introduction to qualitative research methodologies and philosophies related to higher education settings. Develop understanding of diverse approaches of qualitative data collection for organizational problem-solving and decision-making. Students will conduct an authentic qualitative research study and learn to apply findings from research.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm to Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 536 - THE DYNAMICS OF MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Educational leader's role as mediator, negotiator, problem solver, shared decision maker, and strategist in creating a positive organizational culture. Emphasis on the leader's role as change agent and interpreter of policy to the community and the public. Strategies for creating a culture among all stakeholders that promotes student learning and organizational improvement. Topics include organizational culture, organizational theory and culture, educational planning, and change strategies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm. to Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 537 - LEGAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION

State and federal legal issues and interpretations by recognized authorities; recent case law; federal, state, and municipal regulations; faculty and student rights and responsibilities; collective bargaining and personnel evaluation. Students connect law and finance to cases analyzed with reference to issues and problems in the political and social context of postsecondary education. Cases will be highlighted to illuminate expose students to a range of administrative issues in higher education.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm.to Ed.D Prg.

ELOC 538 - THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION

Political dimensions of educational institutions in an open-systems context including authority, governance, influence, negotiation, lobbying, power and policy development. The influence of the educational leader on the political environment at the local, state, and national levels, and the role and relationship of higher education with intergovernmental agencies. Political social policy, and social justice issues and their impact on educational institutions examined through case studies, simulations, and research studies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm. to Ed.D. Prg.

ELOC 555 - AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT

The assessment of learning is one of the most difficult and important of all tasks performed by educational leaders and must be ongoing as well as proactive in nature. It begins with the identification of learning goals and subsequently involves diagnosis of student needs, provision for effective instruction with feedback, and use of assessment results to improve teaching as well as learning. This course will provide candidates with the assessment tools necessary to enhance learning for diverse student populations.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Requires admission to doctoral program.

ELOC 556 - EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON HIGHER EDUCATION

In an ever changing environment, higher education experiences accountability issues related to the global workplace. Internal and external constituents, policymakers, families, and professional associations that impact U.S. higher education are considered. The impact of changing values that affect institutional decisions related to central questions about the value, role and control of higher education.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm.Ph.I Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 589 - RESEARCH WRITING I

Models of good research writing for research papers. All aspects of writing including structure, grammar, and proper APA style with extensive feedback. Development of research reading skills by learning to summarize, analyze, synthesize and critique research articles that align with different research methodologies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm.to Ed.D.Prog.

ELOC 594 - CURRENT TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Current topics of interest to educational leaders in a seminar format. Recent developments and projections for the future of various aspects of higher education, including its missions, purposes, students, faculty and staff, administration, finance, organization, governance, and role in American society.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm.Ph.I Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 595 - INDEPENDENT STUDY(ED.D.LEVEL)

Independent study conducted under guidance of College of Education faculty member. Proposal must state purpose of study, problem, methods of approach, and evaluation.

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Adm.Ph.I Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 596 - STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

This course will provide a holistic understanding of student affairs and enrollment management and will consider recruitment, college choice, marketing, admission, financial aid, tuition planning, and retention of students. There is a demographic shift occurring in the United States and the affordability of post-secondary education and competition for students and disparities that exist with who attends college will also be a major component in this course.

Credits: 3

ELOC 597 - HISTORY, ORGANIZATION & OPERATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

The course provides an overview of American higher education’s growth from colonial colleges to a complex system of research universities, community colleges, professional schools, liberal arts colleges, and virtual universities. A major goal is to explain the antecedents and evolution of the higher education’s organization and operation of teaching, research, and service across the diverse higher education landscape.

Credits: 3

ELOC 598 - STRATEGIC PLANNING & MARKETING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The course is designed to develop a working knowledge of strategic planning and marketing in colleges and universities as processes that guide and shape objectives to achieve a preferred future. The emphasis will be on pragmatic knowledge, skills, and tools relevant to practitioners in academic and/or administrative areas. Effective planning for developing, adapting, and aligning organizational vision, mission, beliefs, and goals to achieve and sustain a strategic advantage will be considered.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Doctoral Prog. Only

ELOC 599 - HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & FUNDRAISING

The course covers major elements of finance and fundraising in higher education, as well as the impact of budget activities on planning and operations within an institution. Financial management, planning and budgeting, fund accounting, auditing, risk management, and fundraising will be considered to examine how colleges allocate resources and consider trade-offs necessary to balance the budget and plan for unforeseen contingencies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admin. Ed.D. Prog.

ELOC 600 - ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

This course will enhance the understanding of the processes and structure by which college and universities are governed. Theoretical perspectives on the unique character of higher education organizations and norms of practice will be considered to illuminate the nature of shared leadership in colleges and universities. Special attention will be paid to academic leadership in the development and approval of curriculum design, implementation, and assessment.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Admin. Ed.D. Prog.

ELOC 661 - HUMAN RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The course focuses on the complex decision-making processes involved in the management of human resources within a postsecondary environment geared to meeting both individual needs and organizational objectives. The role of hiring and retaining talented employees in higher education will be a critical element in this course.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 664 - INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

Working with a local educational leader, students develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for coping with the problems of higher educational leadership at an actual site with a site supervisor. Variety of projects related to educational leadership and organizational change; curriculum development; staff supervision, evaluation and development; the financial and legal management of educational institutions; long-range planning; communication with parents and the community.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELOC 663

Course Notes: Adm. to the EdD Prog.

ELOC 675 - SEMINAR IN LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR FOR EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Development and integration of human and technical skills needed to implement planned change. Conflict management, shared decision making, interpersonal communications, group processes, and transformation of staff; relationship to improving organizations as open systems. Classic and current leadership theories and practice.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm to Ed.D. Prog

ELOC 680 - SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & ETHICAL ISSUES

Critical and pragmatic examination of ethical leadership and administration within postsecondary institutions focused on theoretical, philosophical, and moral standards related to educational leadership. An understanding of ethical decision-making underscored by social responsibility will provide a framework for determining the relationship between one’s values and decision making. At the end of this course, students should be able to translate theories into more specific competencies that will improve their ability to lead and manage in a higher educational setting.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Adm to Ed.D.Prg.

ELOC 686 - RESEARCH WRITING II

Advanced models of good research writing and for research papers. Advanced rhetorical and reading structures and frameworks.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: and Adm to Ed.D. Prog.

ELOC 689 - DISSERTATION WRITING

Development of a proposal for the EdD dissertation. Peer-to-peer advising, feedback, and critical reading skills. Logistics and procedures related to the dissertation process, including Institutional Review Board. Develop a coherent proposal document.

Credits: 3

ELOC 690 - DISSERTATION

Research and writing of dissertation under individual direction. Student defines, designs, and implements original research project. Minimum of three credit hours required upon passage of the dissertation proposal and one credit hour thereafter until student completes the final defense of the dissertation.

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Admission to candidacy for the Ed.D. in Educational, Leadership.

ELOC 690Y - DISSERTATION CONTINUATION

Credits: 0

ELOC 690Z - DISSERTATION COMPLETION

Credits: 0