Friday, January 29, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research

Higher education must focus more urgently on equity, bringing what is known about closing achievement gaps together with what is known about advancing high-quality student learning outcomes. While a great deal of research exists on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education, few resources and tools exists for promoting an internal assessment and path forward for improving student achievement for all, particularly for students from groups traditionally underserved by higher education. A workgroup comprised of full-time and associate faculty across both colleges, as well as staff, reviewed existing literature and resources and created a rubric to develop a greater consciousness regarding DEI issues within its curriculum so that the University of Arizona Global Campus may celebrate its DEI achievements as well as understand areas of opportunity and need within the curriculum. Using this rubric, a faculty reviewer can explore all aspects of a UAGC course to evaluate DEI representation.

Tricia Lauer
Associate Vice President of Learning Assessment,
Office of Learning Assessment and Program Review

Pamela Reyes
Associate Director of Program Review, Office of Learning Assessment and Program Review

Yolanda Harper
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

John Bathke 
Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology 

Donald Frey 
Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology 

Michelle Rosser-Majors 
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences 

Iris Lafferty 
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Miriam Ruiz Janssen 
Associate Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dr. Brant Pearson Discusses 'A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference'

One decision, good or bad, can change the entire trajectory of an individual's life. The path we intend to head down and the decisions we make along the way ultimately defines us personally and professionally. When we are young, we are told, "you can be anything you want." In theory, it is a good-natured statement but poses some significant barriers and untold truths. Case in point, being six feet tall with an average build and not genetically athletic, I was never going to play basketball in the NBA. So, as we grow older, we realize that decisions need to be made that will direct or redirect our life's path. Our upbringings, ethical and moral stance, and overall perception of life plays a significant part in how we view the world around us (our lens). It is fascinating, at least to me, to learn how people got where they are in life and the decisions that lead to it.

We often get caught up in the daily minutiae of life and forget that the world around us does not stop moving. Regardless of what is happens in our personal lives, businesses, cultures, and technology are continually evolving. Comparing our current life to what it once was could positively or negatively impact our future decisions. Likewise, comparing the world to what it once was can have a similar impact on our decisions, especially in today's era.

In a current and ongoing research study, “A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference,” I look to unearth the desire to work and/or learn in a virtual setting. In the technologically driven era we live in today, the need for a virtual setting in both educational and corporate institutions has skyrocketed. So, the question is not whether it is needed, but instead an understanding if individuals would rather learn and/or work in a remote environment. The research survey being conducted seeks to understand if a correlation exists between the desire to learn and/or work remotely based on an individual's generational age.

Participants in the current study include current or former college students from different generations in various fields. The single questionnaire is optional, voluntary, and anonymous. If you would be willing to make a short announcement in your current class(es) asking for student participation in the present study, please contact me for further information. Furthermore, if you would like to discuss possible research initiatives, speaking engagements, publications, general comments, or ideas of interest, please contact me anytime at

Research Interest: Organizational Leadership, Consumer Behaviors, Personal Motivators, Business Operations, Positive Psychology, Perceptions, and The Why (why we do or believe what we do)

Current Research: A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference

Past Research: The Risks and Paradigm Shifts Associated with an Employees Right to Self Identify on Social Media



Brant Pearson, Ph.D., MBA 







Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Free Webinar(January 26th): "The Drone Experience" - Hosted by Forbes Faculty (FSB&T) and MZeroA Experts

Drone piloting skills are in high demand. Drone piloting skills are in high demand. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates that drones could create more than 100,000 new jobs and an economic gain of $82.1 billion by 2025!  Drone piloting is a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger role in many industries including: forestry, realtors, security firms, cinematography, advertising agencies, inspections and mapping, architects, construction firms, law enforcement, marketing, homeland security, criminal justice, and emergency and public safety services, and software development integrating drone programming to name a few.  

On January 26, 2021, the Forbes School of Business & Technology (University of Arizona Global Campus) & MZeroA team together to present “The Drone Industry Experience!”  Thanks to the UAGC FSBT Technology Studies and CAS Behavioral Sciences faculty for moving forward this new UAGC curriculum direction!

What does it take to become a drone pilot? What drone piloting knowledge and skills can you gain to set yourself apart in your industry? What are the exciting curriculum directions offered by the University of Arizona Global Campus to prepare you to step into and excel in the Drone Industry Experience? 

You will hear from five professional industry drone pilots with expertise spanning industries: forestry, cinematography, inspections and mapping, drone mapping software, and law enforcement! Jason Schappert, founder of, the world’s leading source in flight training, will be our emcee for the event!  You will receive details of the Forbes School of Business & Technology AVI200 Course and New Aviation Emphases offered at the University of Arizona Global Campus!

Plan to attend: 

 Forbes School of Business & Technology & MZeroA 


The Drone Industry Experience! 

 January 26, 2021 

5 PM - 7:00 PM (PT) 

Register in advance for this webinar: 

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us:

    Forbes School of Business & Technology:;;

   College of Arts and Sciences:;