Summer 2019 Course Schedule

*EDACE 818: Critical and Social Issues in Adult Learning
Date: 5/6/2019 – 6/21/2019
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
KSIS# 11920
Designed for adult learning and students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults, this course focuses on the economic historical and sociocultural context in which learning takes place. Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adult learning and culture.

EDACE 824 Teaching Online in Adult Learning
Date: 5/6/2019 – 6/21/2019
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
KSIS# 11969
This course examines online adult learning theories, online pedagogies, current research, and trends in e-education for the workplace and higher education.

++EDACE 785: Designing Curriculum and Classroom Instruction for Adult Learners
Date: 5/6/2019 – 6/21/2019
Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins
KSIS# 11863
This course focuses on the systematic approach to instructional design for adult learners. A comprehensive discussion of all major components of curriculum design from instructional objectives, course sequencing, instructional strategies, formative assessments and summative evaluations will be included. A major focus will also be on transfer of learning.

+EDACE 836 Group Dynamics in Adult Learning and Leadership
Dates 6/24/2019 – 8/9/2019
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
KSIS# 11957
This course focuses on group and team behavior and processes in the adult education environment. Various factors that impact group behavior, processes, and effectiveness will be examined and participants will learn skills needed to more effectively manage and facilitate groups and teams of adults to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish tasks, and fulfill individual members’ needs.

*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education
Date: 6/24/2019 – 8/9/2019
Instructor: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis
KSIS# 11939
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 830: Program Planning
Dates 6/24/2019 – 8/9/2019
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
KSIS# 11967
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.

Doctoral Courses

Summer Residency course
EDACE 986 Conceptual Framework and Academic Writing
Online: 6/10/2019 – 8/02/2019
Face-to-Face: 6/24/2019-6/28/2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at K-State Olathe facility.
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
KSIS# 11256
This doctoral seminar will focus on the analysis and creation of conceptual frameworks, essential for academic writing. Participants will actively construct, present, and critique conceptual frameworks in the literature as well as those they develop. By the end of the course, doctoral students should have a product that informs the conceptual framework for their dissertation and/or a product which can inform an academic presentation or publication.

This will satisfy one of the residency requirements.  Doctoral students must complete two summer residency courses during their program of study.

Doctoral students just beginning the program (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) should consult with their major professor as the appropriateness of taking this course early in the program of study.

* required courses for the Master’s degree
+ required courses for Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate
++ required course for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate

Fall 2018 Online Courses

*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

Summer 2018 Online Courses

EDACE 816: Foundations of Social Justice Education
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates 5/21/2018 – 7/6/2018
KSIS: 12001
This course introduces the concept of social justice education (SJE) and focuses on the various theoretical lenses from which SJE can be viewed. The course introduces the principles of social justice education that promote equitable, sustainable, and transformative change in various formal and non-formal educational settings across the lifespan. The course integrates theoretical and practical aspects of social justice in local, national and international settings such as K-12 formal education, higher education, adult education, community development, and family education, agricultural education, and many more. (this is not the required course for the M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership)

+EDACE 836: Group Dynamics
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
Dates: 5/7/2018 – 6/22/2018
KSIS: 12196
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. ~This course will require some synchronous online sessions with instructor and other students~.

EDACE 886 Teaching and Leading Multigenerations of Adults
Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins
Dates: 5/7/18- 6/22/18
KSIS: 11815
This course will examine the traits of generations as defined as an age cohort that shares unique formative years. The context of teaching and leading multigenerations will be addressed. Students will learn how to apply concepts to foster communication and collaboration of all generations present.

*EDACE 830 Program Planning
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 5/7/18 – 6/22/18
KSIS: 11843
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 824 Teaching Online
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 6/25/18 – 8/10/18
KSIS: 11873
This course examines online adult learning theories, online pedagogies, current research, and trends in e-education for the workplace and higher education.

EDACE 937 Organization and Administration of Adult Education
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
Dates: 6/25/18 – 8/10/18
KSIS: 11912
Included in this course will be a critical study of organizational procedures and administrative practices as related to the implementation and maintenance of an effective program in adult education.

*EDACE 818 Social Foundations
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 6/25/18 – 8/10/18
KSIS: 11875
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 785 Designing Classroom Instruction and Curriculum
Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins
Dates: 6/25/18 – 8/10/18
KSIS: 11848
In this 8-week course, you will learn how to design and deliver curriculum for adult learners to enhance transfer of learning. This systematic approach will help you improve your skills in overall instructional design, including writing instructional goals and objectives, determining an appropriate context for instruction, creating formative and summative assessments, and assessing learning outcomes. You will also have an opportunity to develop or redesign a course.

*Required core course for M.S.
+Required for Leadership Dynamics Certificate
**Required for Adult Learning Certificate