Cultural Studies and English
Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2021)
Brent Bellamy, instructor with the departments of English and Cultural Studies, is recognized for his creative course design and ability to engage students in online learning. Students appreciate Professor Bellamy’s imaginative, deliberate, and engaging approach to online learning. His modules are filled with relevant images, readings, discussion prompts, and quizzes, which encourage students to understand the course material and see its relevance to their own lives. He guides students, with patience and thoughtfulness, through challenging and helpful ideas; and he is able to make students, in large classes, feel as though they are receiving his immediate and close attention, a crucial aspect of any online course. Faculty and staff appreciated Professor Bellamy’s willingness to share his insights into online learning with others by making his course available to instructors new to online learning and speaking at many workshops designed to support the transition to remote teaching. Professor Bellamy will be honoured for his contributions to online teaching and learning at Trent’s Celebration of Excellence.