November 9, 2015 | noon
By Erik Gruber '06, GS'14
Bethel’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership in Higher Education program has partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education to offer the new Emerging Leaders in Private Colleges certificate.
This four-course online certificate program, taught through the University of Minnesota, will prepare students interested in the unique challenges of small to medium-sized private college leadership—such as financial uncertainty, rapidly changing market conditions, limited succession planning, and emerging college alternatives—with knowledge and skills in organizational development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and decision making.
"We're excited to partner with the Jandris Center of the University of Minnesota to offer students an innovative option for pursuing their personal and professional goals,” says Ed.D. program director Craig Paulson. “This type of partnership between a land grant university and a private college is the first of its kind. We look forward to the possibilities this program will provide for students."
Each course will be taught by a highly-qualified faculty member with extensive experience in private college senior leadership, giving students the opportunity to learn from their wisdom and insight. The courses were designed and the professors selected based on their relevance to issues faced by leaders in private college settings. After completing the certificate, students will be equipped to find and implement innovative solutions for the real-world challenges of private higher education.
The certificate program was designed to complement the elective requirements of Bethel’s Ed.D. program, meaning students can earn the certificate without significantly increasing the cost or length of their doctoral program.
Learn more about the Emerging Leaders in Private Colleges certificate.