All MSHEadlines

All MSHEadlines

MSHE Instructors and Alumni in Northwestern's Office of the Provost

Northwestern University’s Office of the Provost recently promoted several instructors and alumni of the Higher Education Administration and Policy Program (MSHE), including Jake Julia, Andrea Bueschel, and Marianna Kepka.

Sherry Vernon Discusses New Cookbook

Sherry Vernon has had a busy few months starting a new grad program...

Huynh Wins Alumnae Graduate Fellowship

Stacey Huynh (BS17) was recently awarded a 2017-18 Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship to help support her work and graduate studies in higher education administration and policy.

MSHE Students off to a Great Start in their Internships

Some of our new students began the program this summer and are already hard at work in their internships. Check out our profiles of new students Katie Welch, Stacey Huynh, and Megan Marshall to learn a bit more about their experiences thus far!

MSHE Community Members Advocate for Equity and Social Justice

Recent Higher Education Administration & Policy graduate Joanne Kang (MS16) and current student Phong Luu (MS17) teamed up recently to present “Silenced but Not Forgotten: Relating AAPI History to the Student Experience” at the 30th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) in Fort Worth, Texas.

MSHE at Northwestern's PossePlus Retreat

This year, two current MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) students, Jamie Jeune and Eric Hetland, attended the PossePlus Retreat for the Northwestern PosseScholars. 

MSHE Preview Days 2017

Each year, Northwestern University’s Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy program (MSHE) hosts a special on-campus event—Preview Days—for newly admitted students who have committed through the early admission process.  The event offers students a unique chance to secure internships, meet with program faculty, staff, and alumni, and socialize with current students and potential future classmates.

Campus Inclusion and Multicultural Student Affairs

Northwestern's MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) program recenlty hosted two campus inclusion and multicultural student affairs-related events: a dialogue in partnership with Northwestern's Campus Inclusion and Community and a webinar featuring multicultural student affairs leaders

Three Graduate Assistants, Three Unique Internships

Northwestern University’s Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) Program’s internship placement supports students’ career and professional development.

Welcoming the New MSHE Class!

Although the MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) program enrolls new students each quarter, the majority of full-time students begin each summer and fall quarter. With fall quarter 2016 underway, we wanted to profile the newest class of MSHE students.

Running for Work-Life Balance

Alongside 40,400 runners, five MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) students, alumni, and staff participated in the 39th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors alongside Berlin, Boston, London, New York, and Tokyo. The course showcases 20 of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and an estimated 1.7 million spectators cheered on runners for this year’s race. 

Don't Miss Our Upcoming Higher Ed Webinar -- The Career Coach Is In!

Join us Wednesday, October 12 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT for our latest Higher Education Administration and Policy program webinar.

MSHE Career-Launcher Graduates Go Nationwide

Several recent graduates from the MSHE Class of 2016 accepted full-time positions across the country. In this article, we feature some of our Career Launcher graduates -- those who began the program immediately or shortly after graduating from their undergraduate institutions  -- many of whom completed the program in one year.

Webinar Highlights New Higher Ed Graduate Certificate

During a free lunchtime webinar, Northwestern University administrator and faculty member Jake Julia will discuss effective leadership in higher education and the benefits of pursuing SESP’s new Higher Education Administration Graduate Certificate.

Students Honored with Campus Awards for Outstanding Contributions

We are proud to announce that two MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) students were recently awarded the Northwestern Campus Life Award and the SESP Alumni Leadership Award. 

MSHE Director Featured at Future STEM Leaders Conference

Lois Trautvetter, director of the MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program, was a featured panelist at Washington, D.C.’s "Future STEM Leaders" conference.

Course Spotlight: Law and Ethics in Higher Education

As part of its broad-based curriculum, the MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) program has all students complete Law and Ethics in Higher Education.  

Northwestern’s Higher Education Administration Certificate Can Expand Your Career Potential

Beginning this summer, SESP will offer a new Higher Education Administration certificate for professionals working in higher education who want to expand their skills, grow their network and pursue graduate-level course work. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

Internship Spotlight: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

As a current MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) student, Lorato Anderson creates new learning opportunities in her internship at the Buffett Institute of Global Engagement.

Faculty Spotlight: Interview with Andrea Bueschel, PhD

One of our program's distinctive features is that our faculty are not only researchers but also practitioners in higher education. This Q & A is with Andrea Bueschel, PhD, who is associate vice president for the Spencer Foundation and teaches the Higher Education Policy course.

Northwestern's MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program Director and Assistant Director Attend National Conference

Northwestern University’s MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program Director and Assistant Director attended the 2015 annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference.  ASHE is one of the major national conferences for research on higher education and was held in Denver, Colorado, from November 4 to 7. 

Northwestern University Homecoming 2015

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Northwestern University’s MS in Higher Education (MSHE) students celebrated the university's annual Homecoming.

90 Percent Job Placement Within 90 Days of Graduation

The MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program (MSHE) is proud of the track record of placing 90 percent of graduates in jobs within 90 days of graduation. One example of this success is graduate Anne Pugh.

MSHE Student to Present Master's Project at National Conference

I became interested in my master’s project topic from the perspective of game-based learning initiatives broadly. Having gotten my toes wet developing an online tutor training using basic game-based learning strategies for interactivity as part of my AmeriCorps VISTA project at Riverland Community College the year before, I was interested in exploring a topic related to innovative, technology-enhanced learning strategies.

Lois Trautvetter on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

Lois Trautvetter, director of the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) program, was on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” recently, commenting on controversies at the University of Illinois.

At the Cutting Edge: Global Issues and Strategic Partnerships

In summer quarter 2015, the Global Issues and Strategic Partnerships course was piloted under the direction of MSHE faculty member Joan Gillespie. 

Alumnus Pursues New Career Opportunities

Just a few weeks after graduation Nick Royal (MS15) made the trek from Evanston to Denver to start his new position as a Residence Director with the University of Denver Housing and Residential Education team. 

MSHE Master's Project Presentations: Connecting Theory to Practice

A hallmark of the MSHE program is the culminating master’s project that each student in the program completes. Open to the public, events showcasing the most recently completed projects were held on three separate evenings (May 21, May 28, and June 4) in Annenberg Hall on Northwestern's Evanston campus.

Welcome to the new MSHEadlines!

Greetings! Welcome to the new MSHEadlines page. As the title alludes, this page will feature a variety of headline-worthy news about MSHE students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the program. Please stay tuned for periodic and timely posts, as this will be an excellent way to learn more about who we are at MSHE.

Annual Higher Ed Reception

The 11th Annual Higher Ed Reception (fourth annual as a stand-alone program) was hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Annenberg Hall of Northwestern University’s main Evanston campus. Invitees included current MSHE students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the many friends of the program.

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