Robert Leffers

Assistant Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
EDLF 5820: Organization & Management of Colleges and Universities
Credits: 3
This course introduces college and university management functions, organizational arrangement, administrative style and behavior, functional areas of administrative operations, decision-making, and long-range planning.
EDLF 5830: College Student Experience
Credits: 3
This course examines trends and changes in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend, as well as the larger social context in which they operate. It will explore emerging theories and methodologies that address student experience and research related to how college affects students.
EDLF 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 6010: Financial Management & Budgeting in Higher Ed
Credits: 3
This course examines contemporary policies and practices in the financing of American higher education. The interpretation and uses of financial data, sources and methods of securing funds, budget processes, and policies and issues regarding the financing of higher education are some of the topics covered.
EDLF 6030: Student Affairs in Colleges and Universities
Credits: 3
This course is a survey of current theory and practice in student affairs programming, organizations, and administration in institutions of higher education. It emphasizes philosophy, services provided, and trends and issues within the profession, including research and literature analysis.
EDLF 7110: Professional Seminar in Higher Ed.
Credits: 1
Orientation to graduate study, research ethics, scholarly writing, professional preparation for career paths in higher education, and analysis of internship experience.
EDLF 7120: Master's Capstone in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course is the culminating experience for the M.Ed. in Higher Education and prepares students for leadership roles in their professions by providing a high quality cumulative experience that integrates prior theory and content into practice.
EDLF 7132: Legal Aspects of College Administration
Credits: 3
This course examines the broad legal framework of higher education, including constitutional and contractual rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech; legal and policy issues regarding tenure, promotion, intellectual property, and the constitutive role of the state in higher education; and tort liability and the impact of federal statutes such as the ADA, Title IX, and FERPA on the administration of colleges and universities.
EDLF 8654: Organization and Governance in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course addresses the organization of and governance and decision-making in postsecondary institutions. Through the application of theoretical frameworks based in a variety of social theories, it focuses on the impact of politics, culture, and policy on the organization and governance of higher education.
EDLF 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.