Creating Comprehensive Course Offerings

A course is an instructional unit of study focusing on learning concepts, skills, and processes in a particular discipline. A course may be delivered through traditional classroom or seminar instruction, virtual instructor-led training (ILT), or self-paced instruction, with each format offering distinct student learning outcomes and educational environments.

Courses are the building blocks of any educational institution and a critical component to your students’ success. A well-managed and strategic approach to courses can increase student access, improve the student experience and save your college or university money in the long run.

Many institutions focusĀ on offering courses at times when they expect students to be in the classroom, typically referred to as a “prime time.” While there are multiple benefits to this, maintaining a balance of course offerings inside and outside of prime time can help you optimize your enrollment management operations and resources.

Each time a new Course is offered, it creates a unique Course Offering in your system. The course offering identifies the location, date(s) and time of the classroom or seminar instruction or the monitored exam. The system uses this information to manage the scheduling of a course or the monitoring of a self-paced examination.

You can edit and control the attributes of a course offering on the Course Catalog – Course Offering page (2 of 2). This page is also used for defining cross-offered courses, where the same course ID number exists in two different departments and each has a distinct description, requisites, academic groups, etc.

To set up an open entry/exit (OEE) dynamic date rule for this course offering, use the OEE Dynamic Date Rule field. The system uses this information to calculate significant class dates and determine whether a student is eligible for OEE enrollment.

The course focuses on understanding the various responsibilities and duties of school business administrators including an examination of administrative policies and procedures, budgetary procedures, accounting and auditing, purchasing and supply management, insurance programs, capital outlay and debt service, and school plant operation and maintenance. The course teaches how to be a valuable contributor to the success of your school district through effective collaboration with leadership and other members of the administrative team.

This course provides an exploration of the various and complex influences that external entities have on institutional policy and practice. It examines the roles of various stakeholders such as corporate partners, governmental entities, grant-making agencies and alumni. Using a systems-approach to group projects, the course examines how these stakeholder interests interact with each other and work together toward common goals in the context of the larger organizational landscape.

This course offers an overview of human resources management, examining the role that HR professionals play in the organizational contexts of today’s global marketplace. The course addresses partnering with leadership and other business units, facilitating interpersonal processes, prioritizing multiple stakeholders and being a value-added contributor in the development of appropriate business solutions. The course also explores the use of business analytics to make informed decisions regarding the design, implementation and improvement of human resource management practices.

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