Community Development in HE

Course Description

This course is an examination of the literature on theories related to interaction with the cultures found within a higher education community and the community in which the institution sits. Strategies for effective communication with various entities within the organization such as students, faculty, staff, and administration are gained, as well as engaging with the external community, local, state, and regional.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the impact various elements of the local and larger communities have on the higher education institution.
  • Analyze ways in which higher education institutions have excelled in reaching out to their communities.
  • Summarize effective communication strategies to be used in community outreach.
  • Outline an effective communications plan.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Sanford College of Education
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019