MHE 635 — Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
Higher Education Administration
This course provides students with an introduction to student affairs practice in higher education. The course will examine the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of the profession as well as the nature of the work student affairs professionals perform, the skills and competencies underlying the work of student affairs and the professional standards of the profession. Specifically, students will be introduced to the student affairs profession, the roles and functions of professionals in the field, the populations served, the college and university settings where the profession is practiced, the skills and competencies necessary to be a professional in the field. They will also gain awareness of current issues regarding students and student affairs in higher education.