HESA Mission Statement and Desired Outcomes

Desired Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the HESA master’s program at IU will demonstrate a capacity for integrative learning and application that makes possible creative solutions to persistent and unanticipated problems that affect student and institutional performance through:

Essential knowledge based on research, theory, and assessmentPhoto of three graduates

  • student and organizational learning and development
  • promising educational, teaching, and leadership practices
  • resource management associated with supervision and advising students
  • institutional environments and cultures
  • conditions on and off the campus that affect how colleges and universities function and shape who students are and influence what they do

Intellectual competencies and practical skills

  • critical thinking
  • written and oral communication
  • ability to work in groups and develop professional relationships
  • use of technology in the learning process and daily work life
  • planning, budgeting, and decision making
  • managing the complexities of working with multiple identities and perspectives of students
  • understand and navigate a variety of institutional missions and educational programs
  • using and critiquing research

An integration of professional and personal philosophies

  • informs and guides student affairs practice
  • represents active and responsible engagement with diverse communities that promote equitable environments
  • ethical practices that are aligned with professional associations in the field