Due to COVID-19, our physical office is closed. However, all classes will be held online and instructors and staff are working remotely. We recommend email or Canvas to reach instructors and email or phone for departmental business.

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The SAA office in Morris Hall is closed, although our faculty and staff continue to work remotely.  Please email saa@uwlax.edu and you will receive a response within two business days.  Follow this site for any additional campus updates:  https://www.uwlax.edu/info/covid-19/.

A unique feature of this programs is its simultaneous focus on theory-to-practice coursework and dissertation planning and development. In the beginning of their second year, students take a dissertation planning course followed by a dissertation seminar course. Students also have the option to take 1-2 online electives with doctoral students from three other University of Wisconsin (UW) System institutions. As part of an innovative cooperative agreement, we are pleased to be working with UW-Green Bay (Ed.D. in First Nations), UW-Oshkosh (Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, and UW-Stevens Point (Ed.D. in Sustainability Education). We are very excited to offer this one-of-a-kind educational experience in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership!

Each Ed.D. course is three credits unless otherwise indicated.  Course descriptions are available in the UWL Graduate Catalog.  Dates for upcoming terms can be found in the Class Timetable.

Summer I 
   SAA 800: 21st Century Learners 
   SAA 805: Organization and Governance 
Fall I
   SAA 808: Enrollment Management
   SAA 810: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership
Spring I
   SAA 820: Critical Analysis of Systemic Inequities: Challenges of Social Justice
   SAA 830: Qualitative Research Methods
Summer II
   SAA 845: Quantitative Research Methods
   SAA 930: Dissertation Planning Workshop (2 Credits)
   SAA 931: Writers' Retreat (1 Credit - Optional)
Fall II
   SAA 840: Supervision and Human Resource Management
   SAA 950: Dissertation Seminar 
Spring II
   SAA 825: Finance and Budgeting
   SAA 835: Assessment and Program Evaluation
Summer III
   SAA 875: Organizational Communication
   SAA 855: Special Topics (partner elective)
   SAA 898: Special Elective
Fall III
   SAA 865: Strategic Planning and Managing Change
   SAA 898: Special Elective (if needed) (1-3 Credits)
   SAA 990: Dissertation I
Spring III
   SAA 870: Policy and Regulatory Compliance
   SAA 995: Dissertation II