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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. For course descriptions, refer to the SAA course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog. You can also refer to the Timetable.

    *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 Administration in Higher Education (Jan. 12th - Feb. 27th)
    • SAA 720 Special Topics - 1-2 credits (TBD)
    • SAA 790 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 University Finance & Governance
    • SAA 780 Applied Research Project
    • SAA 790 Capstone

    Spring 2014 720 Options:

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


    Section 01 - Men and Masculinities in Higher Education (on-campus):  This course will focus on concepts of male identity development (e.g., masculinity, gender role socialization, gender role conflict), men's behavior on college campuses (e.g., alcohol, sexual assault, conduct issues), men's health and wellness (e.g., health behaviors, body image), and men of color (e.g., intersection of race and gender).  A main theme of the course will focus on how student affairs professionals can help men overcome stereotypical concerns connected to hegemonic masculinities.  The main assignment of the course will be a combination literature review and developmental intervention for college men.  This provides an implementable theory-to-practice strategy to help men transcend potential issues and concerns they face in college. This course is not intended to be a male-only space.  Women are essential to this discourse and this work with college men.  

     

    Section 411 - Retention (online): Nationally, an average of about 1/3 of students who start college don't return for a second year. This figure appalls the public and most legislators, but some in higher education have simply come to accept it as normal. Many theories exist regarding why students choose to leave college, but in this course, we will study why students choose to stay. Seidman (2012) suggest the formula for improving the retention of students is simple: Retention = Early Identification + (Early + Intensive + Continuous) Intervention. The main assignment of the course will be a combination literature review and program proposal for retention strategies on your campus.


    Section 412 - White Privilege Conference (online): Student affairs educators value diversity and actively work against racism and other forms of oppression. However, we often focus on the "targets" of a particular oppression (e.g., persons of color, women, LGBT persons) without paying attention to how each system that disadvantages one group also privileges another (even when members of that group do not feel particularly privileged). In this course, we will explore the topic of White privilege, focusing on how it operates in the lives of college students as well as in the profession of student affairs. The course includes attendance at the White Privilege Conference (whiteprivilegeconference.com) from March 26-29, 2014, in Madison, WI. We are working to secure funding to help offset the costs (registration is typically around $180 for students).


    Section 413 - Academic Advising (online): This course will introduce you to the field of academic advising through a study of the historical, theoretical, ethical and philosophical concepts related to academic advising. You will learn about the difference advising models employed in academic advising and will develop a core set of values to use in academic advising.

     

    Section 414 - Internationalization of Student Affairs (online): The traditional work and world of student affairs professionals in higher education is changing rapidly with new global trends and developments of the 21st Century.  In fact, the internationalization of student affairs represents one of the most significant developments in the profession over the past three decades.  This course will examine (1) student affairs involvement in international activities; (2) the factors driving international involvement; (3)  internationalization in a time of terrorism; (4) building bridges to new places and people; (5) the benefits of international experiences; and (6) implications of internationalization on the future of student affairs.  Students will have the opportunity to enhance their expertise about student affairs in a country of their choice.

     

    Section 415 - Disability Issues (online): Students with disabilities are arriving on college campuses in unprecedented numbers.  This course will help the student affairs practitioner learn more about the history of disability services in higher education and explore the multiple intersecting identities of students with disabilities. There will be a strong focus on understanding what current accommodations are provided for students with disabilities as well as learning about future trends in the area of adaptive technology. Students will also learn about the impact of Universal Design on campuses as well as future trends for student affairs professionals in the area of disability services.

     

    Section 416 - Academic Advising (online):  See description above (section 413)

    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 History of Higher Education (Jan. 12th - Feb. 27th)
    • SAA 720 (choose 1) Special Topics
    • SAA 730 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.