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Welcome to the 2012 Walden University Summer Research Symposium, which is being held during the university faculty meeting for the first time. This positioning provides an opportunity for more of our academic community to experience the symposium and makes it more convenient for some of our newest researchers to participate. The topics for this symposium remain as interesting and varied as in the past and include some of our evaluation studies and thought leadership efforts. Speaking of new researchers, we have presentations on capstone projects representing nearly all the doctoral programs at Walden University—and in spite of the variety, each offers a distinct contribution in affecting positive social change. The equally diverse research presented by our faculty and staff members includes a few projects devoted to data-driven improvements to the academic process. Of special note, a small group of presenters has returned to the symposium to update the community on the status of their long-term, grant-supported research projects. Consistent with previous symposia, we offer two formats for the presentation of research. Poster presentations provide an opportunity for researchers to engage with all individuals attending the symposium and potentially to network with other interested researchers. Within the roundtable presentation format, a select group of researchers will be available for interactive discussions of their work, with handouts and visual materials available to support the discussion. The “magic” of a research symposium can be found in the interactions between presenters and audience. So, please don’t be shy—step up, ask questions, make comments, and enjoy the experience. We also encourage you to use the Contacts page at the end of this program to record key connections that you will make at this event.