TRACE Tuesday – Plenary Address

“Teaching is __________!”

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Virtual (live, remote)


Presented by Mr. Joshua Brunty

  • Associate Professor in the Forensic Science Program
  • Recipient of the 2019-2020 Marshall & Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award

Plenary Abstract:

I know what you’re thinking: the title is unpolished, confusing, incomplete, and just downright lazy. However, I am sure that it likely aligns with the sentiment and uneasiness that many of us faculty feel in mentoring and teaching students through a global pandemic. In many of our fields, we rely on interpersonal relationships and authentic learning, or in other words “teaching by doing.” We all desire to inspire our students through our teaching and produce the next generation of “doers” yet each one of us find ourselves staring down the barrel of a colossal change-up of our core teaching practices. As such, this presentation will focus on redefining the role of authentic learning and interpersonal relationships, in addition to non-traditional teaching and technology practices, to help pull this off in an ever-changing pandemic landscape. You’ll also come away from this presentation with at least 2 (but probably 3 or 4 if I get nervous) corny dad jokes.