Doctor of Education: Higher Education Strand

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Learning Outcomes

Eight learning outcomes provide the overall conceptual framework for the Higher Education Strand of the Ed.D. Program.

Learning Outcome One

Effective educational leaders demonstrate an ethical and moral commitment to collaborative work that promotes positive learning for all members of the organization.

Learning Outcome Two

Effective educational leaders understand teaching and learning is at the heart of the organization and demonstrate the ability to foster best practice.

Learning Outcome Three

Effective educational leaders connect the immediate work of organizational improvement to the larger philosophical, political, and historical context, and the organization's mission.

Learning Outcome Four

Effective educational leaders establish a commitment to social justice through their work and act in ways that promote social justice in their organization

Learning Outcome Five

Effective educational leaders utilize evolving technologies to improve organizations, enhance learning, and build institutional identity.

Learning Outcome Six

Effective educational leaders foster continuous organizational improvement grounded in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and application of data.

Learning Outcome Seven

Effective educational leaders locate, interpret, and assess relevant educational research and apply it to both practice and the design and conduct of research.

Learning Outcome Eight

Effective educational leaders can apply theories of higher education to a problem of practice in a specific administrative area of an institution. These leaders understand the broader culture and context of the problem and decisions reflect careful considerations of potential impacts (i.e., ethical, political, financial, structural) to a broad array of constituents.

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