Bruce M. Saulnier
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Chairperson - Computer Information Systems
BS, Defiance College; MS, Georgia Institute of Tech
Computer Information Systems
Faculty Office Building 123
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Bruce Saulnier is Professor of Information Systems Management in Quinnipiac's AACSB accredited School of Business. He has been at Quinnipiac since the fall of 1972. He believes strongly in learner-centered active pedagogy and strives to design learning units to actively involve my students in the learning process.
Numerous papers delivered at the annual conferences of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching (Lilly), International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (ICCTL), the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), and the Information Systems Education Conferences (ISECON). Selected publications/papers follow: "Creating Significant Learning Experiences in Systems Analysis & Design", Information Systems Education Journal, Volume 1, Number 4, September 2003; "Why Do I Teach", ISETL 2003; "Learner-Centered Teaching in Online Environments", ICCTL 2003; "Our Human Spirit: The Neglected Dimension in Teaching", Lilly 2002; "Reflections of a Teaching Professor", ISETL 2002; "Merging Technology with Sound Pedagogy", ICCTL 2002; "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been", Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2002; "The Campus as Learning Laboratory for Systems Analysis and Design", ISECON 2001; "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lectern", ISETL 2001; "Meta-Practice and the Cybercommunity: The Seven Principles in Cyberspace", ICCTL 2001; "The Humanistic Dimension in Teaching", ISETL 2000; "The Self that Teaches: The Spiritual Dimension in Teaching", Lilly South 2000; "Our Humanity: The Neglected Dimension in Teaching", ISETL 1999; "The Rising Tide of Change: Reinventing the Learning Process", ISETL 1999; "Using Cyberspace to Promote the Education of Character", Lilly New England 1998; "Building Community in the Classroom", ISETL 1998; "Merging Technology and Values", College Student Values Conference, 1997; "The Celestine Professor (with apologies to James Redfield)", ISETL 1996; "Empowering Students to Improve the Quality of Teaching and Learning", ISETL 1996; "Program Assessment: A Tool for Improving Teaching and Learning", NCTLA 1996; "Quality, Assessment and the Information Systems Curriculum", ISECON 1995; "Course-Embedded Assessment: Are They Learning What I'm Teaching?", ISETL 1995; "An Experiential Paradigm for Teaching Business Problem Solving", ABSEL 1995; "Collaborative Course Design in the Systems Analysis Classroom", ISETL 1994; "Cooperative Case Studies: Tools for Teaching Business Problem Solving", ABSEL 1993.
Honors & Awards
Defiance College Alumni Citation for Academic Excellence, 2004; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Connecticut Professor of the Year, 2002; Beta Gamma Sigma, 2001; Quinnipiac University Outstanding Faculty Member, 1993; Jaycee International Senator #40294, 1986; Certified Systems Professional (CSP), 1984; HEW Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1969, 1970; Defiance College Atheneum Society (Phi Beta Kappa), 1968.
The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning; Teaching & Learning as a Spiritual Activities; Service Learning in Technology Education; Creating "Significant" Learning Experiences.
Interests & Hobbies
Spiritual/Personal Development;Family & Friends; "New Age" and Jazz Music; Georgia Tech Athletics; Cappuccino and ...; Green Bay Packers & Baltimore Orioles.
Teaching Philosophy "If we want to improve the quality of college teaching, a million workshops on methodology will not be enough. Good teaching does not come from technique. It comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher." - Parker Palmer; "The biggest and most long lasting reforms of undergraduate education will come when individual faculty or small groups of instructors adopt the view of themselves as reformers within their immediate sphere of influence, the classes they teach every day." - K. Patricia Cross; "A Liberal Education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a Liberal Education is the act of teaching." - A. Bartlett Giamatti; "If you want to be a teacher, you first have to learn how to play hopscotch and hide-and-seek, learn how to watch a snail crawl, blow bubbles, and read "Yertle the Turtle". If you want to be a teacher, listen to a distant train, wiggle your toes in the mud and let it ooze through them, stomp in rain puddles, and be humbled by the majesty of a mountain. If you want to be a teacher, you have to be inspired and inspire. If you want to be a teacher, you have to bring joy into everything, watch in awe a sunset or sunrise, ride on a swing, and respect even a cockroach as a miracle of life. If you want to be a teacher, you have to think silly thoughts, swirl a Tootsie Pop in your mouth. If you want to be a teacher, you have to fall in love every day. If you want to be a teacher, you have to put aside your formal theories, intellectual constructs, axioms, statistics, and charts when you reach out to touch that miracle called the individual human being." - Louis Schmier; "Education is man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty" - Author Unknown; "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not such much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life." - St. Francis of Assisi
International Society for Exploring Teaching & Learning -- President (2001-03), President-Elect (2000-01), Paper Review Chair (1999-01), Proceedings Editor (1999-00), Board of Directors (1996-04); International Alliance of Teacher Scholars; Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning; American Federation of Information Processing Societies.