Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
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Graduate learning, teaching and scholarship differ from undergraduate learning, teaching, and scholarship in both intensity and kind. Graduate programs share the foundations of the University’s mission, charism, and curriculum beliefs but call the student and faculty to a task that has different goals than an undergraduate program. Graduate curricula have single-mindedness in focus -- an in-depth study of a field -- and the goal of leading students to independence in the acquisition and promulgation of knowledge and practice.
Specialization, depth of knowledge and independent application mark graduate learning. A paramount goal of graduate programs is to empower students to become productive members of a profession or field of study able to further the achievements of producing knowledge and improving practice.
Graduate teaching differs from undergraduate teaching because of the necessary added depth pursued and the specific skills that students must master. Graduate teaching must empower students to discover, apply, and generate knowledge and to demonstrate informed practice.
In graduate programs, teachers are and students become empowered members of a scholarly community that informs independent practice and generates new knowledge for others.
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