Select a University and Department of your choice. (4 pages per SLP)
Higher Education Administration EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
The Session Long Project (SLP) for this course will require the completion of a case study of a higher education department. Each SLP assignment will require the completion of a step in the process:
SLP 1: Identify and describe the department.
SLP 2: Conduct a brief organizational study to identify a current organizational problem.
SLP 3: Propose a related theory or conceptual framework to address the problem.
SLP 4: Apply the related theory or conceptual framework to the problem.
SLP 5: Project presentation
It is recommended that you carefully review the SLP assignment prompts before completing the SLP 1 assignment. This will allow you to plan ahead and select an appropriate department.
Identify the higher education department you will study to complete the SLP assignments. Briefly discuss the context of the department by addressing the following:
• Use the Education Trust: College Result Online to describe the following:
o Carnegie classification
• Institution Mission (located on the university website)
• Institution Demographics (students, staff, and faculty; the information may be available on the university Institutional Research page)
• Department mission
• Organizational chart
Discuss the following:
In your opinion, does the institutional mission align with the department’s mission? Discuss the implications of a misalignment of an institutional mission and department mission.
Chapter 2: Management
Chapter 3: Critics
Chapter 14: Regulation and Governance
Lombardi, J. V. (2013). How Universities Work. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
The Education Trust: College Results Online. (n. d.). Retrieved from
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