Knowledge Without Boundaries Academy

Knowledge Without Boundaries Academy


To provide opportunities that enable University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni, to develop and achieve their professional research and scholarship goals and, through scholarly leadership, improve the performance of the organizations and communities they serve.


To encourage the formation of communities of scholarship for University Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni.

Overarching Objectives

  • To cultivate and sustain a productive community of scholarship to include the production and dissemination of best instructional practices for reaching and teaching the working adult.
  • To enhance the foundational research and proposal development skills necessary for an engaged practitioner/leader/scholar
  • To inform and illustrate the preparations necessary for planning, preparing, and producing scholarly work.
  • To provide guidance concerning the development of a research agenda as it relates to disciplines of study or fields of inquiry.
  • To provide an opportunity to engage in an active community of scholarship.
  • To develop strategies for writing for publication.

About the Event

The “Knowledge Without Boundaries Academy” is our flagship workshop series. Facilitated by scholarly leaders that include University Research Chairs, Research Fellows, and key School of Advanced Studies leaders, the Academy is purposed to support the University of Phoenix and School of Advanced Studies faculty and students towards advancing their research and scholarship.

The goal of the academy is to facilitate participants’ development of a feasible research plan and an application for funding. Additionally, the Knowledge Without Boundaries Academy facilitates connections with active research efforts within their local research community, others in their local campus footprint and, learn more the missions and values of the University of Phoenix Research Centers.

For more information about upcoming Knowledge Without Boundaries events, view the list to the left or visit our event page. New dates and times are added frequently.

Event Agenda

Agenda topics are subject to change but consistently include a panel of local research activities, discussion of research prospectus development and roundtables on advancing individual research agendas. Other topics may include information on “How to publish”, and an overview of research funding and award opportunities. The format of the event changes over time based on the needs of our audience as well as feedback we've received from participants, but the objective above remains the same.

View a sample agenda from a recent event (PDF)


The event is held at various campuses across the United States, throughout the year. These events are free to attend and typically take place on Friday evening and on Saturday.


Please visit the Participant Feedback page for testimonials from our attendees.

Upcoming Workshops

Tempe , AZ
July 20, 2017
Dallas , TX
September 22, 2017
Albuquerque , NM
October 20, 2017
Las Vegas , NV
November 16, 2017