Higher Education Professionals

Designed for Scholars and Practitioners

Our engaging, practice-oriented summer short courses are geared towards higher education scholars, professionals, and graduate students seeking professional renewal, new skills, knowledge, and career advancement. From crisis management to activism, from inclusive practices to quality assurance, our offerings cover the leading topics in higher education. Check back in Spring 2022 for our summer offerings!

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Applied Professional Certificates in Instructional Design
<p>These part-time, online certificates are for those looking to learn emerging practices in pedagogy, course design, educational technology, and interactive content development. One certificate can be earned in six months, or both in just over a year.</p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/professional-continuing-education/learners/higher-education-/applied-professional-certificates-in-instructional-design.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon">Learn more</span></a></p>
<p><b>Online Certificates</b></p> <p>These two online non-credit certificates prepare you to lead change in K-12 systems, higher education, educational technology, corporate training settings and beyond.</p>
Recent College Graduates Career Changers Experienced Instructional Designers
Crisis Management in Higher Education
<p>Effective crisis management goes beyond a manual and a checklist. Leaders who are equipped to handle crisis share certain qualities, specifically communication, strategic management, and collaboration. Without these skills, the crisis can become the focus, rather than the community that is being served. This mini-course will focus on how crisis management can become a tool to strengthen organizations, despite trying times. Interviews with crisis leaders as well as case studies will be used to provide students with contemporary examples. The instructor will provide students with live synchronous classes as well as asynchronous opportunities for learning. An experiential learning activity will provide the final capstone for learners.</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-cihe.catalog.instructure.com/courses/crisis-management-in-higher-education-s22">Learn more</a></span></p>
<p><b>Laura De Veau<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!<br> </b></p> <p>This mini-course will focus on how crisis management can become a tool to strengthen organizations, despite trying times. Interviews with crisis leaders as well as case studies will be used to provide students with contemporary examples.<br> </p>
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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education
<p>Intercultural competence is often viewed as core to international higher education. Moreover, intercultural competence stands at the intersection of international education and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion). This course explores key definitions and concepts related to intercultural competence, as well as practical application including development and assessment of this key concept.</p> <p><a href="mailto:internationalhighered@bc.edu">Contact CIHE</a></p>
<p><b>Darla K. Deardorff <br /> Online Workshop<br /> Inquire for more information!<br /> </b></p> <p>This course explores key definitions and concepts related to intercultural competence, as well as practical applications including development and assessment of this key concept.<br /> </p>
Higher Education Professionals Lifelong Learners
Marketing and Branding in Higher Education
<p>In an environment of global competition, universities have become global brands. At all levels of the organization, higher education leaders need to demonstrate the ability to communicate the value of their institutions to different constituents. This course explores university brands from a global perspective and introduces key concepts related with the marketing functions within higher education. The course is a intended for new, aspiring, and established professionals in higher education interested in deepening their understanding of marketing and for those communication and marketing professionals interested in entering higher education. </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-cihe.catalog.instructure.com/courses/marketing-and-branding-in-higher-education">Learn more</a></span></p>
<p><b>Gerardo Blanco<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!<br> </b></p> <p>This course explores university brands from a global perspective and introduces key concepts related with the marketing functions within higher education.<br> </p>
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