Fall Teaching Forum


Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Bello Grand Hall

Please Register: https://bookme.bryant.edu/event/8430728

(A ZOOM link will be provided to all who register but are unable to participate in person)

Program: (see full program and abstracts here:Final_Program_Print )

12:00 – 12:30pm – Lunch and Welcome

12:30 – 1:00pm – Keynote from CAS Dean Veronica McComb

#realtalk: How I supercharged my teaching by just being me

1:00 – 1:45pm – Hot Topics (hosted by CTE Faculty Fellows)

  • Table 1:  Experiential learning: non-profit partnerships at the course level
  • Table 2:  Ungrading: Teaching More by Grading Less?
  • Table 3:  Back in the Classroom: Teaching Post-Zoom & HyFlex
  • Table 4:  Student Involvement in Cross-Disciplinary Research
  • Table 5:  Academic honesty
  • Table 6:  Measuring critical and creative thinking

1:45pm – 2:00pm – Break

2:00 – 2:30pm – Panel Presentation and Discussion

Inclusive Teaching: International and Domestic Multicultural Students
Gao Niu, Kwadwo Asare, and Kongli Liu

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Lightning Rounds 

  1. The Power of Retrospectives to Make Mid‐Course Corrections Brian Blais
  2. Open World Assessment: Problems, Perspectives, Possibilities Ryan Marnane
  3. Turning your research into student assignments: Poster project exploring COVID and religion Katie Alidadi
  4. Collaborative Reading for Better Prepared Students and Class Discussions Kathleen Daly
  5. On the use of digital spaces, redefining the classroom space and enhancing language education. Cedric Joseph Oliva
  6. Incorporating ethics into business classes Cathy Zheng
  7. The Story Within the Story Jennifer Horan
  8. Inclusive Pedagogies, Teaching on Racism and Privilege Nicole Freiner

3:30 – 5:00pm – Presentations 

How Can we Help Our Students Pay Attention? 
Rich Holtzman

Strategies for Psychologically Safe Cold Calling
Michael Roberto

Maps of Home
Kuhlman, Martha

Implementing the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education Sustainable Develop Goals into Business Courses
Eileen Kwesiga and Michael Gravier

The Office of the Provost at Bryant University invites you to join your faculty and academic staff colleagues for an afternoon of presentations and discussion on new and innovative teaching techniques.  The program will include a keynote, presentations by Bryant faculty, and round-table discussions on important topics in our teaching community. It is an opportunity for faculty in different disciplines to exchange ideas, develop collaborations, and maintain a dynamic and innovative teaching climate. Join your Bryant colleagues for a rich program focused on student learning and teaching innovation! Lunch and refreshments will be provided, safe distancing and masking will be practiced, and ZOOM participation will be available to those who register.