Skip to main content

Center for Faculty Excellence

Scholarship & Service

Academic Governance

Fulfilling the mission of Walden University requires collaboration among the Board of Directors, administration, and faculty. This is an important part of Bud Hodgkinson’s early vision for Walden University, and a robust faculty governance system is a fitting and proper tribute to the legacy that he has given us.

Adequate opportunities for communication are essential if faculty members are to fulfill their roles in institutional governance, namely to oversee the university curriculum (including its outcomes and content), to approve the academic policies that impact how the curriculum is offered to students, to help ensure that students have fulfilled the outcomes of the curriculum, and to recommend students for degree conferral to the Board of Directors. With a geographically dispersed faculty, the university is challenged to design a governance system that gives the faculty its full voice in the governance of the curriculum and bridges the physical gap between faculty members. Faculty governance structures at both the university and the college levels help ensure that the faculty members fulfill their roles as overseers of the curriculum.

If you are interested in serving on a committee or council, please contact your program director. Updates to the committee membership are generally done in July / August of each year, with terms starting in September. 

To learn more about governance and opportunities to serve, please visit the Walden University Faculty Handbook, Section 5, "Governance at Walden University".

Faculty Handbook

Center for Faculty Excellence Advisory Council

The Center for Faculty Advisory Council (CFEAC) consists of individual members who are recommended/nominated by their college/center leadership – one core faculty member and one contributing faculty member serve on the council from each college/center. The Executive Director of the CFE is the Chair of the council, and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning also serves on the council. Council membership is on a rotating basis, with the contributing members rotating each year, and core members rotating every 2 years. 

If you are interested in serving on a committee or council, please let your program director know. Updates to the committee membership are generally done in July / August of each year, with terms starting in September. 

Learn more about the CFEAC.

CFE Social Media Icons

CFE Twitter Account CFE Facebook MyFaculty Podcasts CFE YouTube Channel CFE Yammer