Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

  
  
  • ELPA 6561 - Organization Development

    (3 credits)
    The principal purpose of this seminar is to show the process by which planned change occurs in educational organizations through the application of behavioral science knowledge. The focus of organizational development is on the ability of organization members to diagnose and solve their own problems. Organizational development addresses a broad range of topics, including the effects of change, the methods of organizational change, and the factors influencing organizational development success.


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  • ELPA 6820 - Law for Organizational Leaders

    (3 credits)
    Includes history of legal provisions for public education in the United States and school legislation in Tennessee. In a seminar setting, the class identifies and analyzes trends in legislation, case law, precedent, and interpretation as these factors influence and are influenced by the changing role of education in modern life. Emphasizes, but is not limited to, the school law of Tennessee and neighboring states.

    When Offered: Summer.


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  • ELPA 6953 - Policy Analysis

    (3 credits)
    The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the process by which policy is formulated, analyzed, implemented, and evaluated. The focus will be on such actions as undertaken by policy analysts in and out of government. The methodological issues and techniques used to accommodate the major social, economic political, and behavioral aspects of policy analysis in an organizational context will be discussed.

    When Offered: Fall.


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  • ELPA 6954 - Educational Program Evaluation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EDFN 5950  or equivalent.

    This course prepares students as critical, reflective evaluators of educational programs. Students are provided an introduction to the many activities associated with development, implementation, and assessment of educational program evaluation. They subsequently demonstrate their knowledge of evaluation methodology and design by formulating and implementing an evaluation plan for an existing educational program. Students present their evaluation plans and outcomes during class for critical analysis and assessment.


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  • ELPA 6955 - Grant and Proposal Development

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the possibilities for additional funding through grant development. Students use newsletters, foundation and government publications, as well as the Internet, to locate sources of funding. Interviews are conducted with persons who have had previous success in receiving grant funding. The course also emphasizes refinement of writing skills, development of an organizational vision, goal-setting, political realities, and public relations techniques. Budget development with software options as well as audit protocol will also be explored. Presentation and team-building skills are another critical dimension to successful grant funding and implementation.

    When Offered: Spring, Summer.


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  • ELPA 7812 - Qualitative Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EDFN 5950  or equivalents.

    This course provides an introduction to the qualitative research process. Qualitative research is examined in this course through 1) reading 2) personal reflection, and 3) inquiry activities. The basic concepts and methods of qualitative research are studied through collaborative, constructivist activities. The qualitative research process is presented as a series of ongoing and overlapping activities. Topics include the identification of the assumptions that support the qualitative research, the identification of research questions, the use of theory in the research process, participant selection, methods of data collection, data analysis strategies and tools (including the use of microcomputers), and the reporting of results.


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  • ELPA 7822 - Higher Education Law

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an examination of the legal issues that impact and influence American higher education. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the subject areas of law most relevant to higher education and to introduce students to methods of legal analysis and decision-making. The course will emphasize the legal environment of postsecondary institutions, legal processes, analysis, and problems incurred in the administration of colleges and universities.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • ELPA 7990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a course that is required of all students who have completed the number of credits of Dissertation (7960) specified in their program of study but have not completed the dissertation and MUST be taken each semester (three credits) until the dissertation is approved. Additionally, students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus, thesis, or dissertation MUST enroll for three credits of Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by the student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to receive credit for such activities as preparation of designated papers or development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.


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Engineering Technology

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • ENTC 5080 - Strategic International Experience

    (3 credits)
    This is a project-based course which analyzes international environments in regard to environmental sustainability. Project topics addressed could include: site adaptation by buildings and cities, health and architecture, related cultural and social aspects, globalization of trade in antiquity and the Renaissance, medieval adaptive reuse, energy conservation in design, environmental economics and the green economy in contemporary Europe.


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  • ENTC 5640 - Innovative Entrepreneurship

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.

    Focus on new business creation based on technology innovation. Provides the innovative prudent risk taker with a practical approach for converting brilliant ideas into wealth. Fundamental methodology is applicable to all who have the desire and drive to start their own business. Lecture with emphasis on teamwork, team exercises, and presentation. This course is helpful to those having new business and/or product innovation responsibility within existing industry.


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  • ENTC 5717 - Computer Assisted Numerical Control Programming

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 3710.

    Studies computerized methods for generating numerical control (N/C) programs utilizing (1) tool path definition software applicable to CADD drawing data bases and (2) N/C programming languages including APT and COMPACT II. Source program structure including initialization, geometry definition, cutter path definition statements, links, post processors, Syntax conventions, writing, running, and debugging source programs to generate list/cutter location files and tape files. Lecture and lab.

    Dual Listed With: ENTC 4717.


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  • ENTC 5757 - Lean Six Sigma

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 3030 or equivalent.

    Studies productivity concepts and management case study demonstrations, examining best practices in area enterprises, with emphasis on problem identification, defects analysis, statistical process control, lean operations, and Six Sigma Quality. Lean and Six Sigma enhances company operations by assessing productivity, improving design, reducing cycle time, improving workflow, maximizing quality, increasing reliability, and increasing profits. On-site company demonstrations of best practices, group problem solving, and case studies are emphasized.

    Dual Listed With: ENTC 4757.


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  • ENTC 5800 - Strategic Experience

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: All graduate coursework in Technology concentration completed.

    Course is designed to be taken last semester of program. Requires graduate committee chair approval. This course is designed to provide the Technology student with an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and experience gained in the program in a realistic problem solving environment. It concludes with the concentration written and oral final examination.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • ENTC 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received will not apply to degree requirements. Students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • ENTC 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • ENTC 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received will not apply to degree requirements. Students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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