The Assessment in Student Affairs Advanced Certificate is designed to provide professionals with the necessary skills to become assessment leaders in their higher education community and beyond.
The advanced certificate is grounded in the principles and foundations of data-based decision making, collaborative practice, and reflective learning. It is designed to equip practitioners with the skills to gather information, the ability to understand the nature and value of formal inquiry, and the opportunity to serve as change agents with their institution through assessment.
The certificate program is designed as a fully online program, making it accessible for full-time working professionals. Students may begin the program in the spring or fall term.
214C Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3789
Fax: (716) 878-5833
Students applying for admission must hold a Master’s degree or have completed 18 credits of graduate coursework. Applicants must meet the department’s overall minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Applicants will also be required to submit a written application and a resume.
Required Courses and Suggested Sequencing (15 credit hours)
HEA 650 ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 3
HEA 689 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 3
HEA 725 FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA MANAGEMENT AND DECISION SUPPORT IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HEA 789 ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HEA 750 STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT CAPSTONE 3
Total Credit Hours 15
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