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Innovation in Experiential Education Award Winner

This award includes a $500 honorarium and an opportunity to present their work at a University-wide event. Learn more about the IEE award nomination/application process.

Bradley Bond

Dr. Bradley Bond 2015 winner!

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Dr. Bradley Bond, has won the 2015 Innovation in Experiential Education award for the evident innovative pedagogy exercised in his COMM 482: Children and Media course. The rigor of assigned and completed course work, juxtaposed with the experiential community service-learning engagement that students must undertake, has been demonstrated to effectively engage students in critical social awareness, specifically of the ways in which electronic media greatly pervades the lives of children.

Dr. Bond highlights the course work in the following way: “Throughout the semester, students are required to work with children in an after-school program in the Linda Vista community. Students create video blogs that challenge them to relate their weekly experience's working with children to theory and research focused on the role of media in child development. Throughout the semester, class time is devoted to working as a group to develop a media literacy workshop that students present at the after-school programs as a capstone project at the end of the semester. The application of service-learning to course content and the real-world implications of their capstone project highlight the innovative nature of the experiential component of COMM 482: Children and Media.”

Congratulations again to Dr. Bond! In the fall, the CEE will host an award luncheon where Dr. Bond will demonstrate his groundbreaking and experiential work for the wider USD community.