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As part of Academic Affairs, Academic Residencies coordinates all university residencies and answers questions related to academic residency policies, locations, dates, and reservation procedures.
Academic residencies are face-to-face or virtual learning experiences held throughout the year at various locations for students to meet with college faculty, administrators, and representatives from the Center for Student Success (Walden Library, Writing Center, Career Center), Center for Research Quality, and academic advisors and student support staff. They also provide a foundation on which students can progress through the process of completing the research degree by developing scholarly research and professional skills that reflect the university’s mission of positive social change.
The following core goals guide the student experience during residencies:
- Socialization into degree program expectations and the professional community
- Development of graduate research skills
- Promotion of scholarship and professional skills
- Discussion of the role that scholarly research and professional skills can play in the university’s mission of positive social change
See the Residency Requirements .
Technology Requirements for All Residencies
Students participating in face-to-face academic residencies are required to use a personal computer (laptop), tablet, or mobile device for their work at the residencies. The personal computer, tablet, or mobile device must meet Walden University’s minimum technical requirements.
For students attending a virtual residency, in addition to the standard Walden technical requirements, their computers must meet these technical requirements:
- Have speakers or headset
- Have a microphone
- Have a webcam (minimum resolution at 640 x 480 standard definition)
- Have high-speed Internet (strongly preferred due to streaming media needs)
Registration and links to residency information are through the myWalden university portal and the Walden Residencies website.
Residency Descriptions, Learning Outcomes, and Session Abstracts
Current information about Academic Residencies, including schedules and locations, can be accessed on the Walden Academic Residencies website.