The Walden University found in the year 1970 was a way for the adults in the workforce for pursuing doctoral degrees. Bernie Turner who was an economist along with this wife laid the groundwork for the university.
">The Walden University has undertaken a five-year working plan referred as ‘Walden 2020’ in the year 2015 with a vision of focusing on social change (Benet, 2013). The plan focused on the opportunities for demonstrating how the university compared to a public benefit corporation would influence the society positively and help in creating benefits for the people.
Therefore, Walden students, faculty, staff and alumni around the world are focusing on serving the community at small or large. Thus, the continuous commitment of service of the Walden family reflects the mission of the company.
The Walden University focused on bringing in a social change by ensuring education of the scholar practitioners, increasing the access to higher education and applying necessary research for solving the problems of the world (Salter, 2013). The university intends to continue its focus for the next fifty years. However, as a member of the Walden Community, one can see oneself in advocating the mission through proper perception of the four goals. According to the first goal, focus was more on the leveraging the expertise, networks, research capacities and curricula for serving the external communities and organizations. Through adoption of the second goal, one can educate oneself for brining in a social change across programs. Being a part of the Walden community, focus should be more on raising the consciousness of social change. There should also be a continuous strive for improving the ways in which social change is supported.
Thus, combined with my business and nursing backgrounds I tried to prevent tragedies in future through establishment of new dialysis centre in my region. This not only helped me in enhancing the economy but also contribute to better health of the community members.
The Walden University not only brought about a social change but also motivated its scholars and faculty members in undertake social change as a part of their day-to-day life.
Benet, W. J. (2013). Managing the polarities of democracy: A theoretical framework for positive social change. Journal of Social Change, 5(1).
Salter, D. W. (2013). One university's approach to defining and supporting professional doctorates. Studies in Higher Education, 38(8), 1175-1184.