College Student Services Admin (CSSA)

CSSA 501, RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: AHE 501, ED 501

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 502, INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-16 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 502

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 503, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 503

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CSSA 505, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 505

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 506, PROJECTS, 1-16 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 506

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 507, SEMINAR, 1-5 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 507

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 508, WORKSHOP, 1-3 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 508

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 510, INTERNSHIP, 1-18 Credits

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: ED 510

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 513, RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Basic understanding of research and assessment ideas, uses, and practices in higher education and student affairs.

Equivalent to: AHE 513

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 515, ADVANCED RESEARCH LITERATURE REVIEW, 3 Credits

Provides graduate students with knowledge and experience in the advanced literature review process including construction of the literature review as product. One of the primary skills graduate students must master is advanced review of a body of literature for the research project. Mastery of the literature review process influences quality and sophistication of claims developed to justify research, with the written review clearly delineating the unique contribution of the student’s research and the knowledge gap that it fills. The literature review as a product is a strong written argument that builds a case from credible evidence based on previous research. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 515/CSSA 515/ES 515/WGSS 515.

Equivalent to: ANTH 515, ES 515, WGSS 515

CSSA 520, MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Developing understanding, knowledge, and skills of multiculturalism affecting the student affairs profession and careers in student affairs administration.

Equivalent to: AHE 520

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 530, FUNDAMENTALS OF COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Explores basic helping skills and processes appropriate in a variety of settings, specifically within the higher education arena. Instruction will focus on a variety of counseling skills and techniques through videotape and role plays. Course activities will explore ethical standards of conduct, multicultural considerations and competencies, and engage in discussions of counseling issues within higher education.

Equivalent to: COUN 530

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 535, TRAGEDY AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Introduction to the history of major incidents of college and university tragedies and best practices for preventing and responding to these crisis situations.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 548, AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

The origins and development of higher education in the United States from the colonial colleges to the present.

Equivalent to: AHE 548

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 549, GLOBALIZATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Exposes students to the multifaceted nature of global education by exploring Globalization/internationalization as it relates not only to student affairs, but to the greater higher education setting.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 551, PROGRAMS AND FUNCTIONS IN COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES, 3 Credits

Historical, philosophical, and organizational foundations; operational components and functional areas; overview and analysis of college student services in postsecondary educational institutions; leadership development.

Equivalent to: AHE 551

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 552, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, 3 Credits

Theoretical and philosophical foundations of student development; analysis of college student characteristics and the student culture; nontraditional student subgroups; student attitudes, values, and beliefs; concepts and models that promote student learning; and assessment of student growth.

Equivalent to: AHE 552

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 553, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES II, 3 Credits

Gain a deeper understanding of adult student populations and development theory (specifically, cognitive theories and typologies) and its application to practice.

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 554, LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 Credits

A comprehensive presentation and discussion of the law governing administration within public colleges and universities with a special emphasis on tort liability and freedom of expression.

Equivalent to: AHE 554

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 557, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES, 1 Credit

Self-assessment, goal setting, professional growth, and professional ethics as a practitioner in college student services administration. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 557

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 558, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES, 3 Credits

Legal foundations, governance models, planning, and goal setting, resource acquisition and allocation, personnel and financial management and administrative leadership

Equivalent to: AHE 558

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 559, CSSA TRANSITIONS, 3 Credits

First-term CSSA students will explore issues of professional transition, orientation and acculturation, including: foundational professional values that inform student affairs work; student affairs professional associations; student affairs research and scholarship; social justice in higher education; and approaches to self-care and professional well-being.

CSSA 574, BUDGET AND FINANCE, 3 Credits

Introduces budget and finance in student services. Covers topics which student affairs practitioners should be familiar, able to use, and to assess.

Equivalent to: AHE 574

Available via Ecampus

CSSA 575, INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES, 3 Credits

Develops a baseline understanding of key community college concepts. Explores an overview of history and mission, culture, governance, funding, student demographics, academic programs, and student support services.

CSSA 580, ACADEMIC ADVISING, 2 Credits

Provides an introduction to academic advising as a profession and an essential component of quality higher education. Examines the history, theory, core values and practices that encompass this dynamic functional area and considers how advising skill sets play out in other student services areas.

CSSA 599, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: AHE 599, ED 599

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus