Last week from June 9-11, I had the opportunity to attend the Knowledge Without Boundaries event hosted in Phoenix, Arizona as a new Research Fellow with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. When I was first invited to attend a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this event. However, once I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. Everything from beginning to end was incredible.
Over the course of the conference, I had the opportunity to hear President Timothy Slottow talk about his vision for the University of Phoenix and the important role that we play as researchers with the different research centers. The research we conduct as researchers and our focus on publishing our research in peer-reviewed journals is a key step to further establishing University of Phoenix as a university with strong roots in different research disciplines. These insights were further reinforced as I had the opportunity to hear presentations from the other research centers, learn about their research work, and the different people involved with the research projects. On a more personal level, I had the opportunity to meet and interact not only with my peers in my research center but with other peers in different groups.
I would encourage anyone who truly wishes to learn about the amazing things that University of Phoenix is doing in the areas of research to attend a future Knowledge Without Boundaries event to see for yourself.
Looking back, I enjoyed the entire event and was thankful for the opportunity to learn more about how all of the research centers fit in to the bigger picture for the university as well as how I as an individual researcher play an important part in the future plans for University of Phoenix. If offered the opportunity, I would certainly attend this event again. Further, I would encourage anyone who truly wishes to learn about the amazing things that University of Phoenix is doing in the areas of research to attend a future Knowledge Without Boundaries event to see for yourself. Based on my experience, I have no doubt that you’ll come away from this event with a feeling of excitement and inspiration to get involved with some great people who are passionate about their work.