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HEA summer institute

The Summer Institute Combines Face-to-Face and Online Learning with Networking and Social Activities

HEA 540 Critical Issues in Higher Education

This course is designed to acquaint students with critical/emerging issues in the field of higher education, with a focus on administration. This course asks students to explore, examine and discuss challenges and concerns facing the present and future of higher education. Using several pedagogical techniques, students will be challenged to analyze different topics toward a constructively critical perspective. This course is presented in a "think tank" format that will require students to share their thoughts and reflect on their experience. May be repeated 2 times for a maximum of 6 credits.

If you are a face-to-face or online student, this is your chance to be on Stony Brook’s campus for a full week in the summer. HEA 540 Critical Issues in Higher Education  will focus on a variety of timely topics and issues.  The course will include some online components in June and July, with the class meeting face-to-face on the Stony Brook West campus from 9 am – 5 pm (with occasional evening activities). 

Previous Topics have included:

Summer 2015 - Leadership in Higher Education
Summer 2016 - Challenges & Concerns in Higher Education
Summer 2017 - College Student Wellness

Housing Options

Stony Brook Residence Halls:
$78.25 nightly rate
Includes a single room with linens and toiletries

Hilton Garden Inn (located on the Stony Brook campus)
$149 per night (single or double occupancy)
Reservations can be made by calling the front desk at  631-941-2980 and referencing the SBU School of Professional Development group or the group code SPDSI. 


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