Three Unique Creative Writing Residencies

While some writers are able to carve out a couple hours every morning or others look forward to late nights to pore over […]

Women’s Equality Day

Every year on August 26, the anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, our country recognizes Women’s Equality Day. This year, I […]

Community Service Ideas

Keeping up with national and international politics is good, but it’s just as important to focus on the news closer to home. Every […]

How Students Overcome Disability

I first met Michael Leach at his commencement ceremony, and was immediately struck by his confidence, positivity, and enthusiasm for learning. Since then, […]

June is LGBT Pride Month

A Community Champion Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Pride Month is celebrated every June. This year, we had the pleasure of speaking with […]

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Janice Dy is busy. Since graduating from Ashford University, she has fully dedicated herself to helping others live a healthier and more active […]

A Personal Reflection for Earth Day

I spent the spring and summer after earning my Bachelor’s degree travelling through rural Mexico. While I enjoyed bussing along the beautiful and […]

Know Your Strengths in the New Year

Kyle Robinson is Director of Programming and Career Development for Gallup’s Education Division. A Time For Change Have you thought about what you […]

How Big Data Affects Higher Education

Big data is collected everywhere and technology is evolving to not only gain more, but to use it in higher education. How a […]

Human Rights Day

December often brings with it the excitement and stress of the holiday season. This time of year, family, food, shopping, and celebrating fill […]

Do Professors Influence College Majors?

In fact, they just might. It was shown in a recent paper by Christopher Takacs, a graduate student in sociology at University of […]

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To celebrate, we sat down to speak with Christopher Lipps, an […]

Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.