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 15, 2018

Two More “Chunks” From Day # 2 – 2018 Ashford TLC

In active learning, what is “chunking?” This is simply grouping individual “bits” of information into larger, more meaningful “chunks.” The rationale is simple, by doing this, you allow for efficient encoding and storage...

November 15, 2018

Dr. Karen Ivy, Associate Dean and Program Chair of BA in Business Information Systems, was the keynote speaker for the second day of the 2018 TLC conference. Dr. Ivy’s presentation was, “The Danger of a Single Story: Storytelling in Education.” Dr. Ivy showed a TalkTed...

November 15, 2018

In life, we have learned that one thing is certain: change. While we have heard of how things will happen, when they will happen, and generally what it means for our University, there could still be some angst among staff and faculty because change no matter how great...

November 15, 2018

When I reflect on the past two days I have spent participating in the 2018 TLC Conference; I cannot think of a better way to kick-off the final day than listening to 7 Ashford University Academic Leaders share their thoughts and answer questions submitted by our academ...

November 15, 2018

Wow, is the only thought I have at the conclusion of Day 3 of the TLC at Ashford!  I am honored and happy to be a part of such an incredible conference that is every bit as rewarding, meaningful and inspiring as any professional development event I have attended.  Havi...

November 15, 2018

As I reflect on the questions posed to attendees from the keynote speakers, the theme of telling stories seems to emerge for me that are relevant to the journey we have ahead of us as we embark on our new path as a combined university that is separating from Bridgepoin...

November 15, 2018

Student Panel Discussion

Presenter: Erin Walter, Francine Sweet, Zamora Brinkley, Katrina Beyah

I was blown away this student panel discussion!  Zamora and Francine were articulate, authentic and oozed care for their fellow students.  They had wonderf...

November 15, 2018

Day two of the Teaching and Learning Conference at Ashford University has truly transformed my educational perspective and has made a forever imprint on the way that I think, learn, grown and engage with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues. My experience began wit...

November 15, 2018

Day 2 of the Ashford Teaching and Learning Conference kicked off with an excellent session led by Dr. Karen Ivy.  Her talk about “The Danger of a Single Story” connected me back to Dr. Jeff Borden’s opening keynote on Day 1.  In Dr. Borden’s session, he led an activity...

November 14, 2018

It’s been such a pleasure to attend the TLC sessions. As a contributor to the Discovery Session, I appreciate the diversity of participants and presenters. Hearing from these cross-functional groups highlights the focused efforts of the university leadership. 

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