BRUNING TEACHING ACADEMY

The Bruning Teaching Academy (BTA) provides a developmental, peer-to-peer approach for continuous improvement and implementation of evidence-based best practices. The program matches untenured professors with tenured professors known for their excellence in teaching, with the goal of stimulating inspired teaching dedicated to students’ academic success. Participants come together throughout the academic year to discuss instructional strategies, provide constructive feedback, and work toward one common goal—improving teaching.

BTA participants set goals they hope to accomplish each semester, following a backward design model for instruction that emphasizes the importance of planning the desired outcomes before deciding the teaching and assessment methods to use. Current goals are as follows:

  1. Write clear learning goals that are student-centered, use active verbs, and are measurable.
  2. Align learning activities with the learning goals.
  3. Create assessment tools that are aligned with the learning activities and accurately assess achievement of the learning goal.
  4. Employ techniques that encourage student participation in the learning activities and engagement with the learning goals.
  5. Share ideas and garner feedback related to teaching and learning with a network of colleagues across campus.
  6. Observe a colleague teach, review his/her materials, and provide feedback that would help improve his/her teaching.

CURRENT LEADERS


Please note: Facilitators for the BTA change each semester.

William Condee

William Condee is the J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor of Humanities, and a theater professor in the College of Fine Arts. He is also the Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities. Condee has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Ohio University, including the Presidential Teacher Award, Class of 1950 Faculty Excellence Award, College of Fine Arts Outstanding Senior Teacher Award, Honors Tutorial College Outstanding Tutor Award, and the Excellence in Education Award from Ohio Magazine.


Raymond Frost

Raymond Frost is a professor of management information systems in the College of Business, and he is director of studies for College of Business students in the Honors Tutorial College. Frost has received several teaching honors from Ohio University, including the Presidential Teaching Award, University Professor Teaching Award, Honors Tutorial College Distinguished Mentor Award, Senior Class Teaching Award, and the College of Business Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award.


LYNN HARTER

Lynn Harter is a professor of health communication in the School of Communication Studies and co-director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact in the Scripps College of Communication. Harter has received numerous teaching awards at Ohio University, including the University Professor Award, Honors Tutorial College Distinguished Mentor Award, and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teacher in the School of Communication Studies.

ADDITIONAL LEADERS


Tom Carpenter

Tom Carpenter is a classics professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities and the director of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities. Carpenter has received several teaching accolades from Ohio University, including a Distinguished Professor Award and a University Professor Teaching Award. The Archaeological Institute of America named him as a 2014–2015 Joukowsky Lecturer.


Linda Rice

Linda Rice is an English professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the Senior Fellow of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities. Rice has received many teaching awards from Ohio University, including the Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service Award, Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award, University Professor Teaching Award, and the Excellence in Higher Education Award from Ohio Magazine.

2017–2018 PARTICIPANTS

Tenured Fellows

  • Stan Alost (Visual Communication)
  • Geoff Dabelko (Environmental Studies)
  • Ryan Fogt (Geography)
  • Deborah Murray (Applied Health Sciences and Wellness)
  • Julia Paxton (Economics)
  • James Petrick (Philosophy)
  • Nukhet Sandal (Political Science)

Pre-Tenure Fellows

  • Mick Andzulis (Marketing)
  • Brian Collins (Classics and World Religions)
  • Jessica Ford (Communication Studies)
  • Amy Lynch (Geography)
  • Lori Marchese (Management Information Systems)
  • Jeff Russell (Applied Sciences and Wellness)
  • Elizabeth Thompson (English)

Alumni of the Bruning Teaching Academy

Emilia Alonso-Sameno
Roger Braun
Jenny Chabot
Tawna Cooksey-James
Matthew Cornish
Cory Cronin
Tom Dancer
Craig Davis
Alexei Davydov
Shelly Delaney
Haley Duschinski
Alexa Fox
Theda Gibbs
Sam Girton
Lisa Harrison
Lynn Harter
Jennifer Hines
Angela Hosek

Deanna House
Jana Houser
Akil Houston
Jennifer Howell
Mary Kate Hurley
Bayyinah Jeffries
Joan Jurich
Yeong-Hyum Kim
Youngsun Kim
Michael Kopish
Greg Kremer
Chao-Yang Lee
Vic Matta
Lauren McMills
Hans Meyer
Charlie Morgan
Tom Padron
Harold Perkins

Michael Pfahl
Talinn Phillips
Herta Rodina
Tom Smucker
Benjamin Sperry
Jennifer Shadik
Michelle Surerus
Barry Tadlock
Soichi Tanda
Deborah Thorne
Stephanie Tikkanen
Art Trese
Thomas Vander Ven
Edna Wangui
Julie White
Aaron Wilson
Brian Wymbs

Jenny Chabot
Tawna Cooksey-James
Matthew Cornish
Tom Dancer
Craig Davis
Alexei Davydov
Shelly Delaney
Haley Duschinski
Sam Girton
Lisa Harrison
Lynn Harter
Angela Hosek
Deanna House
Jana Houser
Akil Houston
Mary Kate Hurley
Bayyinah Jeffries
Joan Jurich
Yeong-Hyum Kim
Michael Kopish

Greg Kremer
Chao-Yang Lee
Vic Matta
Lauren McMills
Hans Meyer
Charlie Morgan
Tom Padron
Herta Rodina
Tom Smucker
Benjamin Sperry
Michelle Surerus
Barry Tadlock
Soichi Tanda
Deborah Thorne
Talinn Phillips
Art Trese
Thomas Vander Ven
Julie White
Aaron Wilson

Jenny Chabot
Tawna Cooksey-James
Matthew Cornish
Tom Dancer
Craig Davis
Alexei Davydov
Shelly Delaney
Haley Duschinski
Sam Girton
Lisa Harrison
Lynn Harter
Angela Hosek
Deanna House
Jana Houser
Akil Houston
Mary Kate Hurley
Bayyinah Jeffries
Joan Jurich
Yeong-Hyum Kim
Michael Kopish
Greg Kremer
Chao-Yang Lee
Vic Matta
Lauren McMills
Hans Meyer
Charlie Morgan
Tom Padron
Herta Rodina
Tom Smucker
Benjamin Sperry
Michelle Surerus
Barry Tadlock
Soichi Tanda
Deborah Thorne
Talinn Phillips
Art Trese
Thomas Vander Ven
Julie White
Aaron Wilson