If you are new to the unique world of higher education, it’s crucial to understand how it works.
You need to understand its culture, governance, and funding. You need to understand the importance of Indigenization, and the students you serve. You need to understand your role, where you are, and where you want to go.
Higher Education Administration has all of these important things covered. This program includes four courses, to introduce you to the unique world of higher education and show you how higher education works. It’s the perfect complement to the onboarding you receive at work.
Meet your leaders
Your instructors and consultants for Higher Education Administration are your experienced guides to the world of post-secondary education. These experts from across Canada are here to show you the ropes, and provide you with insight as you learn about the realities of university, college, and polytechnic administration and its possibilities. Stay tuned. More information will be announced soon.
Quick facts about Higher Education Administration
What it is
Higher Education Administration is a new online program designed by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) at the U of M. CHERD is nationally recognized for its quality professional development programs for university, college, and polytechnic administrators and managers including the University Management Course (UMC), the Senior University Administrators Course (SUAC), and the highly anticipated new Women in Academic Leadership program.
Now CHERD has a program for entry level administrators and those who are new to the higher education environment.
Higher Education Administration is the new online professional development opportunity designed to be a guided introduction to the unique world of higher education in Canada including its history and its complexities.
It’s for you
If you are new to working in a university, college, or polytechnic, this is the program for you.
With this program, you will take the initiative to learn more about your workplace including its history, culture, students, and important topics like Indigenization. You will also work on your leadership skills and network with colleagues. Apply for this relevant professional development program.
Higher Education Administration was designed for you to learn what you need to know to build a strong foundation for your career.
It’s for your team
If you are a manager or human resources professional working in a Canadian university, college, or polytechnic, this is the program for your team.
With this program, you will give the members of your team that extra edge and help them build their knowledge and confidence in their new workplace. They will learn about the complexities of higher education including its history, culture, and students. They will consider the importance of Indigenization, and they will start to develop their leadership skills. Support them with this relevant professional development program.
Higher Education Administration was designed to be the perfect complement to your institution’s onboarding efforts.
What you get
A university credential- a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) from CHERD
Experienced higher education professional instructors from across Canada
Insight into the unique world of higher education including its history and complexities, and the student population your institution serves
A look at Indigenization and how you can contribute to the process
The opportunity to build on your leadership skills
Networking with your colleagues from across Canada
Higher Education Administration is offered entirely online. Study at your convenience from wherever you are and earn your credential in as little as six months, no commute required.
Build your professional network
Higher Education Administration is an excellent opportunity for professional networking. Connect with your colleagues from across Canada and network.
The Higher Education Administration program includes four courses. Courses are offered sequentially. In order to be eligible to receive your Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) credential, you must apply to the program AND register for the courses.
Register for the courses
Indigenous Perspectives in Higher EducationOct. 15 to Nov. 9, 2018, $320 (12 contact hours) Indigenization is very important in higher education. Explore related topics through the lens of history, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Consider how you can contribute to the process.
The Higher Education Administrative ProfessionalJan. 7 to March 22, 2019, $560 (36 contact hours)
Develop the skills to be successful in your position. Learn through practical activities to effectively use technology to communicate well. Consider case studies and exercise critical thinking to create sensible solutions. Assess your abilities and set your goals. Start to develop your own personal approach to leadership.
Heather Stamp Nunes
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