2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    Jan 18, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honorary Degrees


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Nominations for Honorary Degrees

Any Walden faculty, staff, student, or alumni can make recommendations for an honorary doctorate to the Office of the President, but only the University President can submit a nomination to the board. The nominator may submit a letter of recommendation to the Office of the President with or without additional supporting materials. The University President submits a letter of recommendation to the Walden Board outlining the background and accomplishments of the proposed recipient of the honorary doctorate. Nominations may be made to the board at any time. The Walden Board will then approve the recommendation at a board meeting or by electronic vote between meetings.

Guidelines for Using Honorary Degrees

Honorary doctorates are listed as an honor or award on the résumé or CV, rather than part of education with earned academic degrees. Thus, the honorary degree should come after one’s name on the résumé or CV, e.g., Paula Singer, LHD (Honorary). Holders of honorary degrees do not sign documents to external recipients with “Dr.” By convention, recipients of honorary doctorates do not use the title “Dr.” in general correspondence, although in formal correspondence from the university issuing the honorary degree, it is normal to address the recipient by the title.