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    Please note that the online calendar does not always match up with the on-campus calendar. Also, course sequences are subject to change, so continue to refer to the calendar for your cohort.  Also, please be aware that courses with section numbers 411 and 412 are reserved for the online students; those numbered 431 are for the River Falls cohort; and those numbered 01, 02, etc. are for the on-campus cohort. *You must apply for graduation immediately after you register for your final semester at UWL.

    On Campus:

    Note:  on-campus courses will be section 01.
    Fall 1 - 12 credits

    • SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs
    • SAA 702 Student Development Theory
    • SAA 705 History of Higher Education
    • SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education

    Spring 1 - 13 credits

    • SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education
    • SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education
    • SAA 720 Special Topics - 1 credit *
    • SAA 761 Applied Research 
    • SAA 781 Internship (may be earned via a graduate assistantship)

    Fall 2 - 10 credits

    • SAA 706 Helping Relationships & Crisis Management - 1 credit
    • SAA 730 Legal Aspects of Student Affairs
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project I or SAA 799 Thesis 
    • SAA 781 Internship

    Spring 2 - 10 credits

    • SAA 720 Special Topics - 1 credit * 
    • SAA 745 University Finance & Governance 
    • SAA 790 Capstone 
    • SAA 780 Applied Project II or SAA 799 Thesis

    Spring 2016 720 Options:

    Note: SAA 720's are offered online and will follow the online calendar dates

    SAA 720, section 411: Community & Technical Colleges Forty percent of undergraduate students are enrolled in two-year institutions, and many of those in four-year institutions started in a two-year program.  Are you ready to serve them?  Learn about how student affairs might look different (or not) at this institutional type and connect with NASPA's Community College Division to broaden your perspective(s).

    SAA 720, section 412: Critical Theories To increase your social justice and inclusion competency, consider learning more about critical theories (critical pedagogy, hi hop pedagogy, critical race theory, feminist theories, queer theories, red pedagogy, trans*theories) and their application in student affairs.

    SAA 720, section 413: Disability Issues ADA, ADHD, ASD, ESA, IDEA, IEP, UDL. If you don't yet know what these acronyms mean, perhaps you want to learn more about disabilities, policies and laws related to inclusion and accommodation, and strategies to provide accessible learning environments for all students.

    SAA 720, section 415: Student Conduct & Judicial Affairs Student conduct has changed drastically over time.  How do campuses resolve academic and non-academic misconduct?  How do compliance issues factor in to our response?  How do we know whether our policies and enforcement perpetuate racial inequities and other forms of bias?

    2014-2016 Online

    Summer 1:  2014 - 6 credits

    • SAA 700, section 411,  Professional Practice in Student Affairs -1 credit (May 19th - July 4th)
    • SAA 720, section 412,  Retention -1 credit (May 19th - July 4th)
    • SAA 702, section 411, Student Development Theory (June 30th - August 15th)
    • SAA 706, section 411,  Helping Relationships & Crisis Management -1 credit (May 19th - July 4th)
    Fall 1:  2014 - 6 credits
    • SAA 704, section 411, Leadership in Higher Education (Sept 2nd - Oct 17th)
    • SAA 708, section 411,  Diversity in Higher Education (Oct 20th - Dec 5th)
    Spring 1:  2015 - 6-7 credits
    • SAA 705, section 411, History of Higher Education (Jan 12th - Feb 27th)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 730, section 411, Legal Aspects of student Affairs (Mar 2nd - Apr 17th)
    Summer 2:  2015 - 6 credits
    • SAA 761 Applied Research (May 11th - Aug 14th)
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project (May 11th - Aug 14th)
    Fall 2:  2015 - 6-9 credits
    • SAA 745 University Finance and Governance (Oct 27th - Dec 11th)
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project (Sept 8th - Dec 11th)
    • SAA 781 Internship.  Students are required to complete an internship experience in a student affairs setting for a minimum of 210 hours during a semester period.  Students may request a "waiver" for SAA 781 if they have worked in a student affairs position in a higher education setting for a minimum of one academic year (or equivalent).  Students who must complete the internship may do so anytime after completing the first three semesters of coursework.  Students are responsible for securing the internship and should contact the SAA Program Director for more information about this process.
    Spring 2:  2016 - 6-7 credits
    • SAA 710, section 411, Administration in Higher Education (Jan 11th - Feb 26th)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 790, section 411, Capstone (Feb 29th - Apr 15th)

    2015-2017 Online

    Summer 1:  2015 - 6 credits

    • SAA 700, section 411, Professional Practice in Student Affairs -1 credit (May 11 - June 26)
    • SAA 720, section 411, Retention -1 credit (May 11 - June 26)
    • SAA 702, section 421, Student Development Theory (June 29 - Aug 14)
    • SAA 706, section 411, Helping Relationships & Crisis Management -1 credit (May 11 - June 26)
    Fall 1:  2015 - 6 credits
    • SAA 704, section 411,  Leadership in Higher Education (Sept. 8th-Oct. 26th)
    • SAA 708,  section 411, Diversity in Higher Education (Oct. 27th-Dec. 11th)
    Spring 1:  2016 - 6-7 credits
    • SAA 705, section 411,  History of Higher Education (Jan. 11th - Feb. 26th)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 730, section 411, Legal Aspects of student Affairs (Feb. 29th - Apr. 15th)
    Summer 2:  2016 - 6 credits
    • SAA 761, section 411, Applied Research (May 23rd - Aug 12th)
    • SAA 780, section 411,  Applied Research Project (May 23rd - Aug 12th)
    Fall 2:  2016 - 6-9 credits
    • SAA 745, section 411, University Finance and Governance
    • SAA 780, section 411, Applied Research Project
    • SAA 781 Internship.  Students are required to complete an internship experience in a student affairs setting for a minimum of 210 hours during a semester period.  Students may request a "waiver" for SAA 781 if they have worked in a student affairs position in a higher education setting for a minimum of one academic year (or equivalent).  Students who must complete the internship may do so anytime after completing the first three semesters of coursework.  Students are responsible for securing the internship and should contact the SAA Program Director for more information about this process.
    Spring 2:  2017 - 6-7 credits
    • SAA 710, section 411, Administration in Higher Education
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 790, section 411, Capstone

    2015-2017 SAA at UWRF:

    Fall 1: 2015 - 12 credits

    • SAA 700, section 431,  Professional Practice in Student Affairs - 3 credits (Sept. 8th-Oct. 26th)
    • SAA 702, section 431,  Student Development Theory (Sept. 8th-Oct. 26th)
    • SAA 705, section 431, History of Higher Education (Oct. 27th-Dec. 22nd)
    • SAA 708, section 431, Diversity in Higher Education (Oct. 27th-Dec. 22nd)

    Spring 1: 2016 - 10 credits

    • SAA 704, section 431, Leadership in Higher Education (Jan. 25th - Mar 11th)
    • SAA 710, section 431, Administration in Higher Education (Mar. 21st - May 13th)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics - 1 credit
    • SAA 761, section 431, Applied Research (Jan. 25th - May 13th)
    • SAA 781 Internship (waived via GSI - do not register)

    Fall 2: 2016 - 10 credits

    • SAA 706, section 431, Helping Relationships & Crisis Management - 1 credit
    • SAA 730, section 431, Legal Aspects of Student Affairs
    • SAA 780, section 431, Applied Research Project
    • SAA 781, section 431, Internship

    Spring 2: 2017 - 10 credits

    • SAA 720 Special Topics - 1 credit
    • SAA 745, section 431, University Finance & Governance
    • SAA 780, section 431, Applied Research Project
    • SAA 790, section 431, Capstone

    2016-18 Online

    Summer 1: 2016

    •  Courses TBD. All classes will run May 23rd - Aug 12th.

     

     Please note the following UWL Graduate Studies policies:

    •Students who earn a "D" or "F" in a graduate course will be dismissed from graduate studies and the SAA program.
    •An incomplete grade ("I") is only given to a student due to illness or other unusual and substantial cause beyond the student's control.
    •All credits accepted toward a degree, including transfer credits, must be earned within a seven-year period prior to the actual date of graduation.