Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession


Your level of participation is completely up to you as there are no formal grades. The Exploring Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course is divided into eight modules. You have the ability to move through all of the modules to complete the course in full, or pick and choose which individual modules most interest you, and complete only those.

  • Foundations
    • History
    • Types of institutions
    • Guiding documents
    • Types of student affairs areas and departments
  • Theoretical
    • Theory to practice
    • Student development theory, involvement theory, identity
    • Ethics
    • Learning outcomes
  • Professional Connections and Opportunities
    • Professional associations
    • Internships
    • Opportunities on campus and through organizations
    • Mentors
    • Social media
  • Student Success
    • Retention and persistence programs
    • Access to higher education
    • Learning communities
    • Faculty with program development
    • Assessment
  • Next Steps
    • Graduate programs
    • Job search
    • Applications and interviewing
  • Transitions
    • Leaving current employment/graduating
    • Preparing for a new opportunity
    • Networking and relationship building
    • Professionalism
  • Globalization and International Impacts
  • Future of Student Affairs
    • Technology and mobile
    • Online learning engagement

Students who wish to be recognized for completing activities and other projects can receive a Statement of Accomplishment upon request based on a minimum level of competencies achieved.

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