Center for Teaching and Learning
The mission of the Bryant University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to promote a campus culture that values teaching and learning excellence. The CTL provides the Bryant community with research-based resources, programs, and support which honor the diversity of learning, teaching, and disciplinary styles.
Center services include:
- Individual consultation
- Teaching Fellows Programs
- Teaching and Learning Library
- Blackboard support
Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Shea holds the position of Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning and Director of Faculty Development. Before coming to Bryant in 2011, he worked with faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI) to increase student learning and success. He served the University in two capacities: 1) as the Director of the Office of Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation, and 2) as the Assistant Director of the Instructional Development Program.
Before his tenure at URI, Dr. Shea held the position of Dean of the First Year Experience at Pine Manor College (PMC) and served as the Director of Faculty and Leadership Curriculum Development at PMC's Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility. At that institution Dr. Shea was, in addition, an Associate Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Shea has a strong background in faculty development, assessment, service-learning, community-based research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also serves as a Teagle Assessment Scholar.
Teaching and Learning Projects Administrator
Sam has worked at Bryant part time for three years as a Writing Specialist in the Writing Center and now for a year full time in Faculty Development. She holds a Bachelor's in Multicultural Education from Brown University and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Connecticut.
Sam co-authored the book The Big Picture: Education is Everyone's Business which won The Association of Educational Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award . She has also published numerous articles in education publications.
Sam has worked as a consultant for the Rhode Island Department of Education, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Center for Better Schools. She also develops websites for individuals and organizations. To learn more, visit her website at samgrabelle.com.