The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 15-month program that will lead to teacher certification in grades 7-12 in the areas of mathematics, science, Spanish, Chinese, English, and social studies. The program is a "natural" for Bryant, and plays to its strength in the liberal arts.
Bryant faculty working with Bob Shea, director of faculty development, are exploring ways to integrate student learning outcomes and assessment into faculty development. The initiative was included in this University Business article highlighting innovative professional development programs at colleges and universities around the country.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bryant University among the region's top 20 universities, coming in at No. 16 in the Regional Universities (North) category. This is second consecutive year Bryant has ranked 16th and is the seventh consecutive year of being ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.
The University has been named one of the country's Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers participation in the Army ROTC program as well as individual support services and scholarships.
College campuses and families should work together to put undergrads back on the young-adult track, says Bryant's Laurie Hazard. "It’s the best way to prepare them to become happy and successful young adults."
Despite a significant slowdown in the U.S. economy in the first two quarters of 2011, Rhode Island sustained its economic recovery and expanded faster than the national economy. These are just some of the findings in the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2011, released Bryant and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.
Bryant is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 376 Colleges," the 2012 college guide released by The Princeton Review. In the profile of Bryant, students say the University is "all about real-world application" and "prepares you in every way for a competitive job market and/or competitive graduate schools."
Two Bryant faculty members -- Sam Beldona and Crystal Jiang -- were honored for their research that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses. They investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India.
In "Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies and Organizations," Michael A. Roberto draws from his expertise in leadership, managerial decision-making and business strategy to offer an ambitious 24-lecture overview of the techniques and tools leaders can use to create lasting impact. The lectures were released by The Great Courses.
A Bryant expert in human rights and international humanitarian law serves on the Law Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program.
Two Bryant faculty members -- Allison G. Butler and Jane McKay-Nesbitt -- win awards from the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Butler received a Distinguished New Faculty Award. McKay-Nesbitt received an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.
In this commentary recorded for public radio, Andrez Ramirez examines some of the surprising economic outcomes that arise from earthquakes and other natural disasters.