2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Walden University

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Walden University is an accredited institution that for more than 40 years has provided an engaging learning experience for working professionals. Our mission of producing scholar-practitioners has attracted a community of extraordinary students and faculty, all sharing a common desire to make a positive social impact—to make a difference.

Highlights of Walden’s commitment include

  • Diverse and comprehensive core curriculum: Walden University provides students the intellectual foundation necessary to see the interrelationships among the central ideas and means of expression that are specific to the disciplines. This foundation supplies a context for knowledge and makes possible the cross-fertilization of ideas to enhance creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.
  • Student-centeredness: Walden’s faculty and staff are devoted to helping students balance their education with their personal and professional lives. Walden’s library, tutoring, and other student services also provide essential resources.
  • Real-world application: Degree programs are developed by scholar-practitioners who continually assess courses to make sure they are current and relevant.
  • International perspectives: Walden University is part of the Laureate International Universities global network of 60 accredited campus-based and online universities in 29 countries, serving more than 740,000 students on more than 100 campuses around the world. Students in the Laureate International Universities network have an unprecedented opportunity to expand their international outlook and gain insights that they can apply directly to their professions.
  • Positive social change: Walden believes that knowledge is most valuable when put to use for the greater good. Students, alumni, and faculty are committed to improving the human and social condition by creating and applying ideas to promote the development of individuals, communities, and organizations as well as society as a whole.
  • Scholar-practitioner model: Walden’s goal is to help students become scholar-practitioners by challenging them to integrate scholarly research with their own expertise as skilled practitioners in their fields.