How Women Entrepreneurs Build Confidence

In May, women leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) to […]

September is Hispanic-American Heritage Month

Javier Carrillo Cortez is an Intake Specialist the Office of Student Access and Wellness at Ashford University. While I have the pleasure of […]

Motivation: an Interview with Dr. Emad Rahim

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emad Rahim, a genocide survivor with an amazing story about motivation. Between 1975 and 1979, […]

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 […]

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.