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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 UW-L.

    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

    2013-2015 Online:

    Summer 1: 2013 - 7 credits

    • SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs (May 13th - June 28th)
    • SAA 701 Student Affairs & Technology (May 13th - June 28th)
    • SAA 702 Student Development Theory (July 1st - Aug 16th) Fall 1: 2013 - 6 credits
    Fall 1: 2013 - 6 credits
    • SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education (Sep 3rd - Oct 18th)
    • SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education (Oct 21st - Dec 6th) Spring 1: 2014 - 7 credits
    Spring 1:  2014 - 7 credits
    • SAA 705, section 411,  History of Higher Education (1st 7  weeks)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 730, section 411,  Legal Aspects of Student Affairs (2nd 7 weeks)

    Summer 2: 2014 - 7 credits

    • SAA 706, section 412, Helping Relationships & Crisis Management (May 19th - July 4th)
    • SAA 761, section 411,  Applied Research (May 19th - July 4th)
    • SAA 780, section 411,  Applied Research Project (June 30th - August 15th)

    Fall 2: 2014 - 6-9 credits

    • SAA 745 University Finance and Governance (Oct. 20th - Dec. 5th)
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project - 3 credits (Sept. 2nd - Dec. 5th)
    • 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: 2015--7 credits

    • SAA 710, section 411, Administration in Higher Education (Jan. 12th - Feb. 27th)
    • SAA 720 Special Topics - 1-2 credits (TBD)
    • SAA 790, section 411, Capstone (Jan. 12th - April 17th)

    2013-2015 SAA at UWRF:

    Fall 1: 2013 - 10 credits

    • SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs - 1 credit (Sept. 3 - Oct. 18)
    • SAA 702 Student Development Theory (Sept. 3 - Oct. 18)
    • SAA 705 History of Higher Education (Oct. 21 - Dec. 6)
    • SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education (Oct. 21 - Dec. 6)

    Spring 1: 2014 - 10 credits

    • SAA 704, section 431, Leadership in Higher Education
    • SAA 710, section 431, Administration in Higher Education
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics - 1 credit
    • SAA 761, section 431, Applied Research
    • SAA 781 Internship (waived via GSI - do not register)

    Fall 2: 2014 - 10 credits

    • SAA 706, section 431, Helping Relationships & Crisis Management - 1 credit (September 2nd - October 17th)
    • SAA 730, section 431, Legal Aspects of Student Affairs (October 20th - December 5th)
    • SAA 780, section 431, Applied Research Project (September 2nd - December 5th)
    • SAA 781 Internship, section 431, (September 2nd - December 5th)

    Spring 2: 2015 - 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

    Spring 2015 720 Options:

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

    Section 411 - SA in a German Context with Dr. Jörg Vianden (Mar 2 - Apr 17)
    The purpose of this course is to prepare us for our group study visit to Germany in April of 2015. We will focus on the German higher education systems, including its organization and structure, its highlights and challenges, its approaches to teaching and learning, roles of faculty, and specifically its perspective on providing services for university students. A main theme of the course will focus on how student affairs professionals understand student services from a German perspective and how that perspective can be applied American student affairs in a comparative way. Beyond the primary purpose of setting the stage for our visit, the course aims to introduce Germany and its people culturally, socially, economically, or politically so you can begin to understand why higher education works the way it does in Germany.

    The actual visit is enveloped in this course as the course goals extend to us actually being in Germany and witnessing first hand what the readings, videos, and class discussions began to uncover.

    Section 412 - Mental Health Trends with Dr. Jeannie Hanley (Mar 2 - Apr 17)
    This course will explore the rising prominence of college and university mental health issues and how such issues impact student development and success.  Specific populations and issues will be considered and particular attention will be given to general warning signs of student distress, symptoms of specific psychological problems, as well as guidelines for intervention and referral for professional counseling.  Within the context of mental health issues, associated campus policies and procedures will also be addressed.
    Section 413 - Social Justice/Social Class with Dr. Tori Svoboda (Jan 12 - Feb 27)  
    Social Justice
     is a widely used but often misunderstood term.  In this special topics course, we will explore the social justice concepts of recognizing, responding, and redressing inequities as they relate to social and socio-economic class.  Students will learn about social class from multiple perspectives, explore the impact of social class on educational attainment, and identify ways in which our daily practices in student affairs may unintentionally further class divides rather than disrupt them.  Beyond just studying student experiences and systemic inequalities, we will also explore our own class identities and how those shape our ability to serve all students.

    Section 414 - Career Services with Dr. Jodie Rindt & Karolyn Bald (Jan 12 - Feb 27)
    This course will focus on Career Advising.  Full course description coming soon.

    Section 415 - Academic Advising with Dr. Jörg Vianden (Jan 12 - Feb 27)
    This course provides an overview of the functional area of academic advising in institutions of higher education.  Together, we will review historical and theoretical foundations of academic advising, different organizational structures and models within which academic advising functions, as well as issues that help guide the daily practice of academic advising (e.g., legal, technological, equity and inclusion, collaboration between faculty and student affairs educators).
    Section 416 - Gender Equity with Dr. Tori Svoboda & Nizam Arain (Jan 12 - Feb 27) 
    Research indicated over 80% of those entering student affairs graduate preparation programs are women, and on a national level, 60% of those entering college are women.  Does that mean we have achieved gender equity in higher education?  In this course, we will explore the social construction of gender, how it impacted the evolution of student affairs as a pink collar profession, and how it continues to shape student, faculty, and staff experiences in higher education.  Key components of the course are understanding the culture(s) of gender, the intersections with other idetities, evolving policy frameworks affecting gender equity, and the specific structural outcomes. 

    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 - 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 - April 17th)
    Summer 2:  2015 - 6 credits
    • SAA 761 Applied Research (May 11th - June 26th)
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project (June 29th - Aug. 14th)
    Fall 2:  2015 - 6-9 credits
    • SAA 745 University Finance and Governance
    • SAA 780 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:  2016 - 7 credits
    • SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 790 Capstone

     


    Please note the following UW-L 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.