Category Archives: Purposeful Collegial Community

As teacher-mentor, Ostermeier guides students toward transformation

Honors Program student Ramon Luis Fille ’22 learned more than theory in the course Principles of Management (MGT 200). He learned how to lead, and he credits Kathryn Ostermeier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management. “There’s a big passion for teaching at Bryant. We’re really encouraged to try out new ideas, be experiential, and ask how […]

“20/20 Vision” comes into focus at TEDxBryantU

Bryant University will host the third annual TEDxBryantU, “20/20 Vision,” on Saturday, February 22. “The goal of the event is to inspire, educate, and challenge the attendees to step outside their comfort zones and develop their own vision for a better future,” says Lead Organizer Sarah DeSantis ’21. Topics include the science behind confidence; a simple strategy for creating […]

Bryant IDEA 2020: Design Thinking for Good

Nearly a decade since it began, Bryant’s IDEA (Innovation and Design Experience for All) program continues to break new ground. Faculty practice what they teach, taking a design thinking approach to enhancing the program each year. For IDEA 2020, Jan. 20 to 22, organizers have added projects that will build and test students’ design thinking skills while […]

College Factual rankings spotlight top academic programs

In the recently-released College Factual 2020 national rankings, several programs in the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences are recognized among the top 10 in the country for academic excellence and student outcomes. International Business (IB) and Marketing stand out at No. 3; Business, Management, and Marketing (combined) and Accounting are ranked No. 4; Entrepreneurial Studies is No. 8; and Applied Mathematics is No. 10. Overall, Bryant is No. 189 […]

Investing in teaching and learning effectiveness through Faculty Innovation Grants

Faculty Innovation Grants are among the many ways Bryant invests in building a culture of innovation and academic excellence. Through the Faculty Innovation Grant program , now in its eighth year, the Provost’s Office annually awards grants for faculty to introduce innovative teaching and learning into the classroom. “The grants encourage faculty to be creative, test new ideas, and discover […]

Experts to address opioid epidemic at Bryant’s multidisciplinary panel Oct. 17

Bryant University will host an Interactive Panel Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Quinlan/Brown Academic Innovation Center. The panel will feature five local experts representing multiple facets of health care, criminal justice, and mental health, for an intellectual debate and discussion on the crisis. The event is free and open to the […]

Davis Educational Foundation Grant to Support Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Bryant University has secured a major capital campaign gift to establish the Center for Teaching Excellence. This strategic initiative will combine current professional development resources with new activities and programs to facilitate growth opportunities for all faculty. Funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, the Center will launch this fall. With the anticipated increase in the number of […]

Bryant faculty present research at top international conferences

Bryant’s world-class faculty are accomplished scholars who regularly present their research at top conferences around the world. These conferences are an opportunity for faculty to collaborate with colleagues, deepen their expertise, and enhance their teaching effectiveness. Here’s a round-up of their participation and contributions to recent global conferences.

Faculty promotions, new arrivals, and fond farewells

Bryant continues to attract and recognize accomplished faculty who have worked and studied at top institutions around the world, and who are energized by the opportunity to contribute to Bryant’s mission to educate and inspire. The University recently announced the promotions of seven scholars and teachers and the arrival of 13 new faculty from around […]

Class of 2019 reflects on great memories and bright futures

The members of Bryant’s Class of 2019 have made their way into the world, empowered by a transformative education that inspired them to excel. Through interviews, social media posts, and articles in the Bryant Archway student newspaper, class members recently shared their appreciation for Bryant and everything they learned as they looked back at their four […]