Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) - Mission
The mission of the program is to provide a Christ-centered, challenging, and field-based doctoral program enabling organizational leadership students to become accomplished in current knowledge, theory-in-use, research, self-directed learning, and as facilitators of organizational learning.
The curriculum is designed to contribute to a student's development as a servant leader, who has demonstrated competence in seven domains of knowledge represented in the conceptual model that guides the program design. These domains include servant leadership, personal authenticity, governance and ethics, globalization and multiculturalism, change, innovation and entrepreneurship, organizational theory and research, and organizational learning. A foundational expertise integrated into each domain is the mastery of critical thinking, research, and problem solving.
The College of Adult and Professional Studies offers advanced graduate education for students seeking academic positions in research and teaching at leading universities, leadership opportunities in corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, health care institutions, higher education, faith-based institutions, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program is designed for working adults who have the intellectual capacity for advanced study, who thrive on the challenge of self-directed learning, who desire to master the discipline of organizational leadership, and those who purpose to contribute to Indiana Wesleyan University's mission to raise up leaders as World Changers.
The College of Adult and Professional Studies offers the dynamic combination of an integrated and seamless lock-step curriculum and technologically advanced facilities. At the very heart of these resources are the faculty and coursework grounded in theory and practice and leading organizational learning, change, and innovation. Our advanced graduate faculty is committed to critical inquiry, excellent teaching, and responsiveness to students. The curriculum reflects current knowledge and best practice and enables the students to meet the rigorous challenges of doctoral studies in a Christ-centered culture.
The desire of the faculty and administration of the College of Adult and Professional Studies in general and the faculty of the Division of Graduate Studies in Leadership in particular is to present a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program that prepares students to be Christian Leaders in their world, and from that perspective to initiate significant change for Christ. The faculty values the integration of Christian principles of faith and practice into both academic and work settings. We have developed our university mission statement to reflect this desire and this value, and the mission of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and that of the Ed.D. degree support and extend the broader university mission. For that reason, all classes include a component of faith integration, either through the basic nature of the course or via specific course objectives. It is our hope that this curricular exposure to faith integration will be the beginning of personal growth and spiritual development by each student in the program.