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 9, 2017

A shout out to everyone who had a part in bringing Dr. Carlos E. Cortés to Ashford! His session, “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: Opportunities and Challenges for Ashford University” was timely, inspirational and refreshing. One of many quotes from his presentation w...

November 9, 2017

The Deans shared information in several areas:

New Programs, courses and course development

17 new programs launching as soon as January 2!  Rest will have staggered launch through June of 2018.

Love the innovation in course development! How exciting with all the new prog...

November 9, 2017

The opening day of the TLC Conference was very encouraging. The opening session had a deep focus on being equity minded. The presentation by Dr. Yolanda Harper, Morgan Johnson, Jacquie Furtado and Poppy Fitch pointed out that as educators and support teams we all have...

November 9, 2017

Each year the TLC conference gets better and better, and this year is no exception!  Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a presentation and workshop with Dr. Larry Ragan, of Penn State University, who helped us to tease apart some of the nuances and conditions ne...

November 9, 2017

The session titled Brand Building Through Diversity and Inclusion included a wealth of information about the student and faculty demographics at AU and the gap between numbers of white male instructors and black female students. 


We learned about the AU Diversity and I...

November 8, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend three sessions and listen to a keynote speaker during the first day of the TLC 2017 here at Ashford University, and I was delightfully impressed.  All of the sessions were well planned, solid in expertise, rooted in resources, reached ou...

November 7, 2017

In many ways, the online modality is a more intimate and a far more rewarding learning environment than the traditional brick and mortar classroom. Like many faculty, I started my professional career standing at the lectern in front of 125-250 students. I lectured, the...

November 7, 2017

Each of us has likely had the experience of attending sessions at a national conference and being disappointed that there was nothing new to learn.  Proud on the one hand that what we do in-house is typically more innovative, forward thinking, and aligned with the need...

November 7, 2017

First I am a huge reader so I related completely to bringing current, popular books into the classroom. Students may not have had time to read them all, but they may have heard about these books and because they have been exposed to them in the classroom, are more like...

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