EDACE 875: Program Evaluation in Adult Education
Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes
Dates: 1/11/16 – 3/4/16
KSIS#: 16718
This course examines the foundational elements and key ideas associated with the process and practice of program evaluation. Various approaches to program evaluation, program evaluation models, data collection and analysis practices are discussed. Participants are given opportunities to review and critique current literature concerning program evaluation and to develop a basic individualized framework for program evaluation. Multiple opportunities for discussion and analysis of class concepts and the implications for the improvement of instruction and educational practice are included in this course.

*EDACE 818: Social Foundations of Adult Education
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 1/11/16 – 3/4/16
KSIS#: 16689
This course is designed for adult and continuing education students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults. It is based on the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics. Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adult education and culture.

*EDACE 790: Characteristics of the Adult Learner
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 1/11/16 – 3/4/16
KSIS#:  16686
The purpose of this course is to help the student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning. Students will be asked to develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research. Lastly, they will develop a better understanding of themselves as an adult learner.

EDACE 837: Quality Programs and Staff Management
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
Dates: 1/11/16 – 3/4/16
KSIS#: 16912
This course will explore some leadership and management skills critical to building a quality program. Students will identify their leadership and management skills and strengths, how to solve problems and delegate responsibility, how to deal with conflict and problem employees, how to deal with dysfunctional staff and teams, and what are some basic legal issues that need to be considered.

*EDACE 847: Adult Learning and Motivation
Instructor: Dr. John Persyn
Dates: 3/7/16 – 4/29/16
KSIS#: 16690
This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class.

EDACE 836: Group Dynamics in Adult Education
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
Dates: 3/7/16 – 4/29/16
KSIS#: 16729
The course focuses on group behavior and group processes in organizations. Ways individual and leader characteristics impact group processes will be addressed. In addition, behavior and productivity will be examined. Finally, the structure, management, and facilitation of groups to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish group tasks, and fulfill individual members’ needs will be addressed.

EDACE 886: Social Media in the 21st Century
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 3/7/17 – 4/29/16
KSIS#: 16678
This course exposes students to the most popular social media and helps them understand the promise and challenge that social media has brought to 21st century working adults. Example topics include but not limited to Social Media and adult learning, Social Media in the workforce, new technology literacy in 21st century, etc. Students will have opportunity to experience the use of some of the social media covered in the class and will also be given guidance on how to conduct research on current social media.

*required courses for the master’s degree

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