Category Archives: Purposeful Collegial Community

Innovation and collaboration speed up transition to online classrooms

The switch to online learning in response to the coronavirus brought Bryant together to do what it does best: innovate as a team to find solutions that make an impact. The Bryant community has developed new ways to provide students with the same engaging learning experiences they have come to expect from the in-person classroom.

Amica Center transitions career services online for students

To meet the needs of the Bryant community during the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of Bryant’s award-winning Amica Center for Career Education has made all services- from career counseling to mock interviews to the Bryant Career Connection- available online to students anywhere in the world. Delivering services virtually through a variety of platforms from smartphones to Zoom, […]

Center for Teaching Excellence announces inaugural Faculty Fellows

Bryant’s Center for Teaching Excellence has announced six inaugural Faculty Fellows. Appointed by the Provost for a one-year term, the new Fellows represent a broad diversity of interests and were chosen for their disciplinary expertise, academic accomplishments, and commitment to teaching excellence. Here are the 2020 Fellows: From the College of Arts and Sciences: Ilisabeth Bornstein, J.D., […]

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 […]