Courses

Please plan your schedule in advance. Not every course is offered every semester.

The Course Schedule is available on the K-State web site at http://courses.k-state.edu/. This schedule provides a listing of all classes offered during the semester, a description of enrollment procedures, an academic calendar, and other useful information.

The Course Schedule will provide the class number, which is needed to enroll in the course through KSIS. Academic Advising courses can be found by clicking on the term one is registering for, then the College of Education, and then Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. Courses are listed in numerical order and have the same numbers as stated below in the course offerings.

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Course Offerings for Fall 2018
EDCEP 812 History and Philosophy of Higher Education
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 836 Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development

Fall enrollment is March 26, 2018 to August 20, 2018.

Course Offerings for Spring 2019
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory
EDCEP 839 Assessment of Academic Advising
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development
EDSP 853 College Students with Special Needs

Enrollment for Spring is Oct 22, 2018 – Jan. 15, 2019

Course Offerings for Summer 2019
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 836  Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising
EDCEP 838  Student Development Theory
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development
EDCEP 864 Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
EDSP 853 College Students with Special Needs

Enrollment for Summer 2019 is March 25 – May 17, 2019

Course Descriptions
There are no prerequisites for any of the academic advising courses and there is no specific order in which the courses must be completed. Courses are offered on a rotational basis. Students may take the courses in the order that works best for them. However, it is recommended that all students take EDCEP 835 – Foundations of Academic Advisingduring the first or second semester in the program.

EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education – History and development of higher education with a study of the philosophy, objectives, and functions of various types of institutions. Master’s elective – Fall

EDCEP 816. Research Methods. (3 hrs) This course is a survey of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods. It is practitioner centered and provides a critical analysis of published research and action research to foster research-enlightened decision-making in professional practice.

EDCEP 829. Learning Principles. (3 hrs) Exploration of learning theories and an overview of research on factors that enhance academic performance, including psychosocial variables, learning styles, and learning strategies. The course covers strategies for enhancing student academic performance, ranging from assessment to implementation. Certificate course

EDCEP 835. Foundations of Academic Advising. (3 hrs) Examines the foundations of academic advising as essential components of student success and retention in higher education. Topics include developmental advising; research on academic advising; models and delivery systems; advising skills, including diverse populations; and evaluation, assessment, and reward systems for advisors and advising programs. Certificate course

EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising – The role of quality academic advising is key to student success, graduation, and completion as identified in the research and literature on the undergraduate student experience. However, the quality and the effectiveness of the academic advising experiences must be assessed. This course will focus on a review of the foundations of academic advising, the key terms and processes of assessment, and the strategies and processes used to assess academic advising. Master’s elective – Spring

EDCEP 836. Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising. (3 hrs) This course focuses on developmental communications/interpersonal relations skills. Topics to be addressed include influences on the helping process such as personal characteristics, verbal and nonverbal responses and behaviors, and ethical considerations.

EDCEP 838. Student Development Theory. (3 hrs) This course is designed to introduce students to the major human development theories involving college students in American higher education. Special attention will be given to contemporary student development theory and research. Focus will also be directed toward understanding how this body of theory and research can be used to guide the design of policies and practices in higher education. Beneficial to advisors, counselors, and student affairs professionals. Certificate course

EDCEP 851. Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising. (3 hrs) This course introduces students to the various cultural, ethnic, racial, and linguistic issues associated with advising practice. Certificate course

EDCEP 854. College Student Athletes. (3 hrs) Study of college student athletes. Topics include the role of intercollegiate athletics, pressures and challenges on student athletes, student development theory, life skills programming, National Collegiate Athletic Association policy, diversity, and gender issues.

EDCEP 863. Trends in Career Development. (3 hrs) This course addresses the role of work in people’s lives across the life span, with an emphasis on the application of career development theories, research, practice, and resources to higher education. Topics are presented to help professionals in higher education facilitate students’ academic and career development, planning, and decision-making within the context of the changing world of work. Certificate course

EDCEP 864. Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. (3 hrs) Examines policies and procedures of the NCAA, roles and responsibilities within a department of intercollegiate athletics. Topics include marketing, fundraising, external relations, sports information, coaching, academic support, among others. Master’s elective – Summer

EDSP 853. College Students with Special Needs. (3 hrs) This course focuses on college students who have disabilities. Topics to be addressed include: who are the students with disabilities; disability as culture; historical, legal, and ethical considerations; equity and access to campus; universal design/technology issues; academic, social, emotional, and mental health issues; and services and supports.

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