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    Quote Originally Posted by zanger View Post

    Everyone got an A.
    Just out of curiousity, how do you know everyone got an A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonshine27 View Post
    Is Walden University a well-respected school?
    Yes. Thank you kindly for asking. :)

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    Question Is Walden University a well-respected school?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonshine27 View Post
    If you wouldn't mind telling me, I would totally appreciate it...is Walden looked upon as a respected university? I just want to make sure that employers will respect the degree I put forth the effort to receive. Any thoughts would be greatly beneficial!!
    It is accredited, its degrees are looked upon favorably in education as pointed out by Tony Pina but otherwise it has a middle of the road reputation. Sorry to rain on the parade of those who have posted otherwise.

    To Kizmet, do you really think that a degree from Walden would be as well received in New England as a degree from a school in the UMass system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Bill View Post

    To Kizmet, do you really think that a degree from Walden would be as well received in New England as a degree from a school in the UMass system?
    My answer is "It depends." If two people apply for a job as a public school teacher where one has a degree from UMass and the other an identical degree from Walden then I have no reason to believe the Walden grad would be at a disadvantage. Both systems offer MBA degrees entirely online, MPH degrees entirely online, teaching certs not to mention an handfull of Bachelors degrees (Psych, CJ, BA) etc. and unless the hiring Manager is an alumni of one of the schools then I know of no bias toward or against either. You may believe that a UMass grad has an advantage over a Walden grad but I'm guessing that you're just guessing. There's no data either way. You can speculate that the UMass grad has an advantage due to name recognition or a bias toward B&M schools but there's no way for you to know this is the case, especially since it depends almost entirely on the person who is doing the hiring.

    Here's two more things. If someone said that I could earn either a UMass degree or a Walden degree I would probably choose the UMass degree because 1) I love UMass and 2) it's less expensive. However, that's just my personal opinion and doesn't mean that I think a UMass degree would be better received in the marketplace. My own experience is that people with equivalent credentials are hired (or not) based on their work history , their personalities and their interviewing skills. Hiring Managers want people working for them that can do the job, correctly, the first time around and do it without complaining or creating other problems. If you can be that person then it doesn't matter where you went to school. That's my experience.

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    Kizmet is correct. Where is get your degree is only one of many factors involved in hiring. Hiring is a very subjective activity, so it is likely that you will run into people who do not like online degrees. Research is showing that these folks are diminishing. The best advice that I can give is to find the program that works best for you and amass the experience and other credentials that will make you competitive in your discipline.

    Walden PhD grads would have trouble getting full-time tenure-track positions at brick and mortar universities. However, in virtually any other setting, there is a good chance of acceptance. Walden has the reputation of providing excellently designed online courses.

    When I am considering candidates for adjunct faculty for my online courses, I consider someone with an online degree to be at an advantage. Of course, as a dean over online programs, I am not your traditional hiring director.
    Anthony Piña, Ed.D.
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    You didnt make it did you ? Thats why this post was a rant?
    Come on be honest. But you shouldnt knock the school then if you didnt. I see alot of kids do that with UOP because they couldnt pass the english courses.

    Quote Originally Posted by zanger View Post
    The graduate class I took with them was easy, it took only an hour of work per week. Each week we had to do an online post, and every two weeks read a book and review it. Everyone either reviewed a book they already read or rewrote a summary they found on the web.

    The teacher was quite rude, because I was asking so many questions. This was the first week and it was my first online class so I was having some difficulty. I asked three questions. So much for teacher attention.

    Everyone got an A.

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    I didnt know you could take credits in other places and transfer them in on a phd or masters level. Im going to have to look into it and try that.
    I know many schools that have been complete idiots about allowing students only 14 credits or so to transfer in for masters level. So now that Im wrapping up my BA i will have to look into this. Any ideas you could provide would be great.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeterminedAdjunct View Post
    For my Walden experience it was weekly assignments.
    *Readings from a textbook they supplied
    *An online quiz of usually 5 questions
    *Online posts for discussions weekly
    *Application assignments for how you used it in the classroom or would use it
    *A final paper
    *Course towards the end had research paper topics that had to have topics approved
    *Huge "Portfolio" at the end of your masters degree with a lot of components. If you have saved your assignments from course 1 throughout you could use it as a reference.

    They also have correspondence course that you could take which I did after the masters which is self paced with videos on DVDS and a book that you have to answer "a lot" of questions about and then a final paper.

    It seems very credible. I have a couple of potential job offers for the Spring Semester face to face online adjunct. As someone posted it works great for k-12 as I got a raise for it once I got a Masters and another raise for 30 additional hours. You can only take 6 courses at at time for Walden during correspondence so being the eager beaver I took 4 other courses somewhere else to fulfill the 30 hours quicker. I researched Peru-State to be very affordable and took classes there. Not everybody got an "A" at Walden. I could tell some stories! The weekly quiz average is posted for the "noncorrespondence courses" Sometimes my peers debated the teacher about the validity of the answer choices. Sometimes they won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nj593 View Post
    I didnt know you could take credits in other places and transfer them in on a phd or masters level. Im going to have to look into it and try that.
    I know many schools that have been complete idiots about allowing students only 14 credits or so to transfer in for masters level. So now that Im wrapping up my BA i will have to look into this. Any ideas you could provide would be great.
    You have the basic idea. It varies from program to program-- most of the ones I've seen will let you transfer 9 credits into their Master's programs (about three classes).

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    I think that Pete is right. If you do a random sampling I think you'll find that 9 is the standard. There are some that will go to 12 and maybe one that will go to 15 but I'm not sure I'd choose my grad school based upon the number of credits they'll allow in transfer.

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    Question for Kizmet or Anthony Pina or others who might know

    Thanks everyone for sharing your viewpoints and experiences.

    I'm starting a doctorate at Capella . My goal is to be able to teach higher Ed. in online, adjunct positions while I continue my current job as a Jr. high teacher .

    1. Would there be an advantage to getting a PhD over a practitioner doctorate such as a DBA? I'm going for a doctorate in business, or maybe education .

    2. Anyone have any idea of which field of study, business or education , would yield better adjunct teaching opportunities?

    3. Anthony, hypothetically speaking, would you consider hiring Capella grads? I'm not asking for a job, by the way! :-)

    Many thanks! Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelOliver View Post
    Thanks everyone for sharing your viewpoints and experiences.

    I'm starting a doctorate at Capella . My goal is to be able to teach higher Ed. in online, adjunct positions while I continue my current job as a Jr. high teacher .

    1. Would there be an advantage to getting a PhD over a practitioner doctorate such as a DBA? I'm going for a doctorate in business, or maybe education .

    2. Anyone have any idea of which field of study, business or education , would yield better adjunct teaching opportunities?

    3. Anthony, hypothetically speaking, would you consider hiring Capella grads? I'm not asking for a job, by the way! :-)

    Many thanks! Mike
    Answers here:
    Would anyone hire a PhD from Capella?

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    Thanks, Ian,

    I knew that I answered these questions somewhere else.

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    I just finished the MBA and i can say that there were more than a few people who totally just coasted through. The classes I took at APU were much less rich in BS content (im talking about students, not teachers ).

    Ive also had more than one person make snide comments about me going to a degree mill, which makes me pretty happy about the fact that I did have to come up with more than a hundred pages of content for the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Pina View Post
    Thanks, Ian,

    I knew that I answered these questions somewhere else.

    Tony
    Since I am serving on a couple of Capella dissertation committees, it would be pretty hypocritical of me not to consider Capella grads.
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    Is Walden University a well-respected school?

    I know this post is old and the discussion finished, but I must say that Walden is no Micky-Mouse school. I can verify from the Phd level.

    If you believe you can run through a Phd degree with Walden, forget it. I average about 50 hours per week - and that is not enough,.

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    Although Walden University is accredited, it is by no means accommodating to students. A major reason students choose distance learning education is mainly because they are continuing professionally, want to take classes at their own pace, have more say with their coursework, etc. Walden does not allow for these to happen. Initially, I thought this university was a progressive school who truly cared about navigating and shaping their students into people who will have real life tools to make a difference in the world. I had attended an eight day doctoral residency on the east coast and met so many wonderful staff members who all preached this statement, and for some reason I believed it. It it really seemed that Walden wanted to work with professional students who aimed to not just obtain a degree, but to have AN EDUCATION to be successful in their field of choice.

    Two years later, I have not seen it in action. I will try to summarize my experience here, the best I can. At the moment, I volunteer, am a marathon runner and work full time for a public health department. I choose Walden after months of research, because I thought it was unlike traditional graduate schools. For my undergraduate education , I attended the University of California , Davis, and although I enjoyed my time there, I no longer have the luxury of choosing classes at all hours of the day and dedicating my week to be a full time student.

    I have had nothing but heartache and hoops to jump through with academic advisors, the bookstore and especially financial aid. With the masters program, the student does not have the right to change their own classes, they must go through their academic advisors, and good luck getting a hold of them. Also, the bookstore will automatically send you the "required" books for your classes, weeks before the classes start, whether you need them or not. Additionally, they will charge your account full price. Lastly, while travelling in Asia with my husband, I had planned ahead and brought my books, laptop and had been able to finish out my classes while abroad. Unfortunately, while in Thailand, the last few days were were there, the area did not have any internet connection. Keep in mind, the citizen riots and protests were also occurring and I assume there was a direct correlation. One week we returned to the US and I had immediately contacted my professor (Dr. Arroyo), asking if she advised if I continue with the class, even though I knew that I would have difficulty with the subject (Bio-Statistics). She advised me to withdraw and start the course again when I was able to start again and not miss any of the coursework.

    Because I withdrew for a quarter, Walden then had withdrawn my financial aid, saying that this was not an unusual circumstance and I would not be granted my financial aid. I attempted an appeal, sending along my correspondence with my professor, as well as the emails with my academic advisor. They wrote back saying that a "vacation" is not an acceptable excuse. So I wrote back in fury:

    I understand that your team must follow policy procedures, but let me further indulge and hopefully better explain my stance on this situation. The reason I decided to go with Walden University is because it is a distance learning master’s program. I thought the core values of Walden were to help working professionals and community minded individuals strive toward a higher education ? My "vacation" was more than just that. It was an opportunity to enhance and broaden my understanding of social surroundings and cultural awareness. If I wanted just a "vacation" as was stated in the last email to me, I would have gone to Hawaii or Cancun. I firmly believe that I took all the necessary precautions while in Malaysia and Thailand. I brought my books, my laptop and stayed at hotels that I knew would have internet connection, even if it cost a little more, just so I could keep up with my work.


    During my stay in Thailand, while the citizen riots and protests against the government happened to be were occurring. This is an unusual occurrence and completely out of my control. Although I happened to be there on "vacation" I implore the Advisory Board to please describe it as something other than an unusual circumstance. What about in 2012, when the city of Manhattan had a severe power outage? Didn't that count as an unexpected, unusual or temporary circumstance? Just because I happened to be in a different country which experienced extended days of limited internet and phone connection, I feel as though I should not be punished. I believe I took the responsible route by contacting my teacher and academic advisor and asked what I should do to ensure I(could still be successful in her class. I had only missed one week of class and could have very well taken the grade deficit and this would have not been an issue. But instead, I decided to be practical, and used my ingenuity to make sure I did not fall behind in a class I knew would be difficult for me.


    I urge you to please convene with your team again, and possibly reconsider.

    Best,

    Vanessa.


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