Bridge Program

The AACSB Bridge Program has helped hundreds of business executives transition into academic roles by providing best practice in teaching from professors around the country.
Program Agenda
  • Quest for Master Teacher

  • What it takes to be an effective teacher

  • Inflect and emotion

  • Passion, rapport, and pedagogy

  • Importance of motivation

  • Building the Course and Syllabus

  • Creating or improving a syllabus

  • Begin at the END- learning objectives

  • Week-by-week planning for learning

  • Setting expectations

  • Assignments, Projects, Exams

  • Designing a plan for learning

  • Course-level and type-affect choices

  • Avoiding common pitfalls

  • Using grading rubrics

  • Active/Experiential Learning

  • Make it stick! Science of learning

  • Building activities into every class

  • Group projects plus and minus

  • What will you do?

  • Discussion Learning

  • Involving students in learning

  • Handling the unexpected

  • Tracking and participation

  • Finding good causes

  • Managing the Classroom

  • First and second day classes

  • Creating a manageable classroom

  • Dealing with challenges

  • The last day—excitement and exhaustion

  • Online Teaching

  • Synchronous teaching

  • Q&A and participation reflections

  • Placement Panel: Tips From the Top

  • Tips for securing a faculty appointment

  • Responsibilities beyond teaching

  • Suggestions for building relationships

  • B-school structure and power