Center for Faculty Excellence
In 2019, the theme for NFM was Walden Well-being. In addition to the traditional Andragogy and Innovative Teaching Practices sessions, Well-being sessions were led by faculty and staff. Many of these sessions were interactive and some even include physical exercises. Walden faculty and staff also donated over 100 books and a box of school supplies to Fort Foote Elementary School.
Innovative Teaching Practices Showcase Sessions
Dodge, R., Daly, A., , J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(3), 222-235.
Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., , T. B., & Kauffman, S. B. (2018). Measuring well-being: A comparison of subjective well-being and PERMA. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(4), 321-332.
Seligman, M. (2018). PERMA and the building blocks of well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(4), 333-335.
Seligman, M. E. P. (2018). The hope circuit: A journey from helplessness to optimism. New York, NY: PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Seligman, M.E.P. & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction [Special Issue]. American Psychologist, 55, 5–14.
Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust Edgar H. Schein 2018
Systems Leadership: Creating Positive Organisations Second Edition Ian Macdonald 2018
Overdrive – check to see if your local public library subscribes to downloadable e-books
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
By: Angela Duckworth, 2013
The New Era of Positive Psychology
By: Martin Seligman, 2004
The 2019 Summer National Faculty Meeting was held August 1-2 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The meeting was followed by the 62nd Commencement Ceremonies on August 3, which welcomed a record-number 2,125 graduates, as well as their guests. This was also the largest National Faculty Meeting held to date, at 662 people attending, with 44% of attendees being faculty and 56% being academic leadership or staff. This is similar to attendance at previous faculty meetings. To read the full report in SharePoint, click on the Learn More button below.
2018 was the first year that we centered our National Faculty Meeting (NFM) around a theme, and that theme was Innovating For Good. We sought out presentations that shared new and innovate teaching practices while continuing our focus on networking with colleagues, hearing from Walden University leadership, participating in a variety of professional development breakout sessions, and celebrating successes!