About the Program

The Assessment in Higher Education Advanced Certificate is designed to provide professionals with the necessary skills to become assessment leaders in their higher education community and beyond. The Advanced Certificate is grounded in the principles and foundations of data-based decision making, collaborative practice, and reflective learning. It is designed to equip practitioners with the skills to gather information, the ability to understand the nature and value of formal inquiry, and the opportunity to serve as change agents within their institution through assessment.

The certificate program is designed as a fully online program, making it accessible for full-time working professionals.

About the Higher Education Administration Department

214C Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3789
Fax: (716) 878-5833

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission must hold a Master’s degree or have completed 18 credits of graduate coursework. Applicants must meet the department’s overall minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

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Program Requirements

Required Courses and Suggested Sequencing (12 credit hours)
HEA 615 Survey Design for Professionals
HEA 725 Fundamentals of Institutional Research
HEA 730 Data Visualization and Storytelling
HEA 789 Advanced Data Analysis Techniques in Higher Education

Total Credit Hours 12

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