Center for Faculty Excellence
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".