*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Learning and Leadership
Instructor: Dr. Jeffery Zacharakis
Dates: 08/20/2018 – 10/12/2018
KSIS: 17703
This is a foundation course that acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult learning and leadership. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult learning.   The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. The student should leave this course with the beginning perspective of how adult learning emerged, how it is presently changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines.

EDACE 880: Significant Literature of Adult Learning
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 08/20/2018 – 10/12/2018 (master’s students)
08/20/2018 – 11/02/2018 (doctoral students)
KSIS: 17592
In this course, participants will interpret and critique significant literature of adult learning and leadership from current and historic perspectives. Particular attention will be given to analyzing major philosophical frameworks within adult learning. Based on individual or research interests, each participant will construct an adult learning and leadership proposal or paper for a conference or journal.

*EDACE 830: Program Planning
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 08/20/2018 – 10/12/2018
KSIS: 17661
This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of a systematic planning process.

EDACE 886 Volunteer Leadership Education
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
Dates: 10/15/2018- 12/7/2018
KSIS: 17701
Many professionals today work with a variety of volunteer adult learners throughout the scope of their daily work. Some examples of organizations that depend upon volunteers include Cooperative Extension, hospitals, community centers, and Red Cross. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of volunteer leadership educational theory, and introduce practical skills and practices, including planning, management, coaching, training, and adult learning principles.

EDACE 834: Leading Adults in a Globalized and Diverse World
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 10/15/2018- 12/7/2018
KSIS: 17580
This course provides an introduction to the foundations of adult leadership in the context of managing a culturally diverse workforce. Concepts of globalization as well as cross-cultural and international environments as they relate to adult leadership are emphasized through theory to practice projects and research.

*required courses for the Master’s degree

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