UNG Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award 2018
This university-wide Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award recognizes one faculty member annually whose teaching and research demonstrates sustained, exemplary engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning. He or she systematically examines student learning and the instructional conditions that promote educational efficacy. The nominee has documented strategies of inquiry and analysis that are anchored in public, peer-reviewed venues and contributes new questions and knowledge about teaching and learning. The recipient may apply to be the UNG nominee for the University System of Georgia Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Renee Bricker, Associate Professor in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, is interested in making the past palpable and in seeking ways to integrate technology into her history classes. The Commonplace Book assignments used in her Renaissance Reformation course were developed to provide an opportunity for students to engage with the sources and with their peers. Dr. Bricker’s forthcoming book chapter, “Talking with the dead: using social media in the early modern classroom,” in Creating the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom, discusses using social media in the early modern classroom. She is recognized for her leadership in reciprocal community engagement, including increasing civic engagement through the UNG TurboVote program and the American Democracy Project. She demonstrates sustained excellence in extending teaching and learning beyond the classroom into civic projects and sharing her expertise with peers and community.