2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2021) 
    Jun 19, 2021  
2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2021)

CAEX Program

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The Center for Academic Excellence offers the CAEX program of courses and workshops designed to improve Walden University students’ knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking.

The CAEX program houses student success courses and doctoral capstone revision workshops. The goal of the CAEX courses, workshops, and seminars is to promote students’ scholarly skill development primarily using course­-based instruction in support of their academic degree program. Course topics range from academic writing and critical thinking to academic integrity and statistics. The courses vary in length from 4 weeks to 8 weeks and are available for students on both the quarter and semester schedules. Credit is granted for successful completion of each student success course but does not apply toward degree program requirements. All classes are pass/fail.

The CAEX program also houses the doctoral capstone revision workshops, a series of workshops designed to support students’ writing of their doctoral proposals. The series consists of five workshops focused on revising and editing the introduction, the literature review, the methods section, the overall proposal, and the postproposal sections. Each workshop is 6 weeks long, and students must submit a two­- to three­-page excerpt from their proposal to their student success advisor to register. The CAEX program also offers a preproposal workshop designed to help students get started on their premise or prospectus. More information about the CAEX program’s student success courses and doctoral capstone revision workshops is available on the CAEX program page.