Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Education and Human Services
Department: Ldrship, Sch Counsel, Spt Mgmt
Major: Educational Leadership
Concentration:  

Mission Statement:

The Educational Leadership doctoral program provides a unique learning opportunity for experienced educators who aspire to be leaders in their chosen clinical and administrative settings. The curricula and learning experiences are grounded in the Educational Leadership knowledge base and guided by the following tenets: 1) leaders work effectively within existing organizational structures while seeking to improve them, 2) leaders foster human development, 3) leaders value and protect differing interests, 4) leaders develop and convey a vision, 5) leaders value learning for themselves and for all other members of the organization, and 6) leaders model what they expect of others.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
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Compare, contrast, analyze, and evaluate historical as well as emerging paradigms of leadership and the leader's role in learning organizations.



    
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Develop and articulate personal leadership commitments grounded in principles of moral and ethical leadership.



    
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Develop and articulate a scholarly position regarding the nature of education, its role in society, and the socio-cultural and psychological factors that influence success in educational institutions.



    
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Effectively apply qualitative and quantitative methods of disciplined inquiry and analyze and interpret data associated with each method.



    
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Develop and articulate a scholarly position regarding the cognate/minor area of concentration that is grounded in the knowledge base for the practice of educational leadership



    
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Conduct original, independent, publishable research that exemplifies practice-centered inquiry


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

Learning outcomes are assessed in several ways. At the end of year one (18 credit hours) and year two (36 credit hours) Academic Progress Audits (APA) are completed. The APA requires the student to document mastery of content and then conference with his/her faculty advisor to collaboratively assess personal and professional growth to date. Successful performance on the written and oral comprehensive examination, as certified by a faculty examining committee, advances the student to candidacy in the 3rd year of study. Approval of a major independent research proposal, completion of the research project, and successful defense of the dissertation are certified by the dissertation committee which includes three faculty members from the College faculty and a member of UNF Graduate faculty from outside the College. The dissertation is also reviewed and approved by the Department Chair or Program Director, College Dean, and Dean of the Graduate School.