Learning Outcomes

BSB

Baylor's Master's program in Higher Education & Student Affairs emphasizes learning outcomes associated with 2 theoretical areas - 1) Student Development Theory, and 2) Organizational and Administrative Theory - and 1 content area (Faith-Based Higher Education). Each of these areas and associated outcomes are provided below:


I. Student Development Theory

Students in the Master's in Higher Education & Student Affairs Program will apply theories of college student development and their environments to their analysis of field-based experiences. Specifically, students will apply a minimum of three theories from the following theoretical families:

1) Psychosocial Development (Including subcategories: career and adult development )

2) Cognitive-Structural Development (Including subcategories: moral and faith development )

3) Development of Social Identities (Including subcategories: Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, Gender, and Religious identities)


II. Organizational & Administrative Theory

Students in the Master's in Higher Education & Student Affairs Program will apply theories of organization and administration for colleges and universities to their analysis of field-based experiences. Specifically, students will apply a minimum of three theories from the following theoretical families:

1) Organizational Theories

2) Campus Environments

3) Theoretical Applications

4) Student Success


III. Faith-Based Higher Education

Students in the Master's in Higher Education & Student Affairs Program will be able to articulate the role of faith-based colleges and universities in American higher education.

Specifically, students will demonstrate knowledge about:

1) The history of American higher education and its faith-based heritage

2) Approaches to faith-based education in higher education

3) Critical issues specific to faith-based institutions of higher education