Brooke Bryan, Instructor of Cooperative Education, attended the Oral History Association Conference in Long Beach, California, where she received the biennial Post-Secondary Teaching Award. The nominating committee highlighted her oral history-driven fieldwork with students through the Cooperative Education program at Antioch College, and her work leading a faculty development initiative across Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) institutions with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon foundation entitled Oral History in the Liberal Arts: Participatory Pedagogy for Community-Based and Archives-Informed Teaching & Learning. The committee noted her innovative approach to humanities inquiry and stated their decision was “unanimous.”
With GLCA colleagues Noriko Sugimori (Kalamazoo College) and Ernest Cole (Hope College), Brooke chaired a session presenting Oral History in the Liberal Art’s pedagogical strategies, platforms, and resources for other faculty seeking to incorporate interviewing into their teaching. Brooke also participated in a session exploring her work with colleagues Janneken Smucker (West Chester University) and Emma Parker (Quilt Alliance) in creating a public-facing project with the Quilt Alliance’s collection of narratives held at the Library of Congress.
Please join us in congratulating and recognizing Brooke Bryan for her tremendous accomplishments and contributions!
Tanya Couch serves as the Career Communications Coordinator within the Cooperative Education Program. In this role, Tanya prepares students for post-graduate success, by assisting in career development such as resume building, interviewing skills, online profile development, and providing general advice and guidance how to pursue a full-time work or graduate studies opportunity.