Thought Leaders Blog

We are grateful to all of the individuals that contributed to the TLC Thought Leaders Blog. In these blogs, contributors offer their take on sessions beginning with the 2017 TLC. Click on "Read More" below to view the full content of each blog.

November 8, 2019

TLC – Behind the Scenes of a “Host”

The Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) at Ashford University is planned year-round. Just as one TLC concludes, evaluations collected, feedback synthesized… the theme, calendar, and agenda are being set for the next. It is a tremen...

November 7, 2019

As a humanities scholar and teacher, I often struggle with how to impart to my students the importance of what Bob Daugherty, Dean of the Forbes School of Business, calls “power skills”: writing, rhetoric, understanding history and context, speaking, etc. I struggle be...

November 7, 2019

H5P: Interactive Content Creator for Canvas and Beyond.

I had the opportunity to host a presentation today by Dr. Dan Tinianow and Dr. Adam Gutschmidt as they introduced a new learning and creative software program designed to help instructors create interactive content...

November 7, 2019

As I listened to President Swenson’s afternoon keynote with the challenge to think about the process of learning rather than just focusing on the process of teaching, I realized something significant that I probably wouldn’t have keyed on so specifically without his pr...

November 6, 2019

As a participating member of this year’s conference, I am glad to see the intention of bringing a real student center approach environment to the conference has been on point thus far.

Keynote Speaker, Scarlett Lewis

Taking Your Personal Power Back by Choosing Love as a...

November 6, 2019

Jessica Guire’s presentation, “You Don’t Outgrow Autism: Supporting a New Type of Learner,” really hit close to home for me, so I made sure I didn’t miss it. As the parent of an adult with autism who is considering college and what it might offer for him, I was very in...

November 6, 2019

What a tremendous start to the 2019 Teaching and Learning conference (TLC)!  The diverse variety of sessions to choose from as TLC kicked off today demonstrated the careful attention that was taken to the achieve the Ashford University TLC theme: Vision 2020: Students...

November 6, 2019

Two of the things that I like most about Ashford’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference are that travel is always a piece of cake and that I never have to over pack to anticipate the climate and how everyone else will dress.  Conferences, at least when done well, pr...

November 6, 2019

Day 2 of the 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference got off to a great start with our highly-anticipated Dean Panel with Bob Daugherty and Dr. Iris Lafferty. One question that really resonated with me, and went on to be a prevailing theme in several sessions throughout...

November 5, 2019

Our very first keynote speaker, Scarlett Lewis, kicked off TLC Tuesday morning with her incredible presentation on the Choose Love Movement. Her moving story about how she lost her son, Jessie, to the shootings at Sandy Hook brought emotion out of anyone watching. But...

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