Bridge Program

This unique program has helped highly accomplished business executives prepare for academic roles by providing best practices, peer-to-peer practice and feedback, lectures, individual applications, and individual reflections.
Program Agenda
  • Welcome Event

  • Overview of the week ahead

  • Introductions

  • Ground Rules and Expectations

  • Distribution of Bridge Materials

  • First Team Activity: Scavenger Hunt Planning

  • Overview for Day Two and Initial Activities

  • The Macro Plan

  • College Teaching

    • Begin With the End in Mind

    • Universal Design for Learning

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • High-level Course Design Elements
    • Backward Design Principles
    • Bloom's Taxonomy 2001 Update: A Taxonomy for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
    • Learner Centered Course Goals  
  • The Student Learning Contract

  • The Syllabus

  • Course Materials

  • The Textbook Bonanza

  • Overview of Day Three

  • The Student Learning Contract (continued)

  • The Syllabus Continued

    •  Grading Systems

    • Expectations and Policies
    •  Course Outline
  • The Micro Plan

  • Who Are My Students This Semester?

    •  Adult Learning Principles

    •  Universal Design for Learning Principles

    •  Emotions, Content and Your Learners

  • Overview of Capstone Event on Day Five

  • Overview for Day Four

  • Active Learning and Engagement

  • Revisiting Our Students' Profile

  • Active Learning Techniques

    • Planning for Active Learning

    • Practice Using Active Learning Techniques

  • Special Teaching Concerns

    • Motivating

    • Inspiring

    • Delivering Online

    • Managing Disruptions

  • Strategies and Tools for Assessing and Evaluating

  • Grading Philosophy and Professional Practices

  • Authentic Assessment

    • Testing and Graded Evaluations

    • Textbook Bonanza Revisited

  • Overview for Day Five

  • Strategies and Tools for Assessing and Evaluating (continued)

  • Evaluating by Writing Insightful Testing Materials

    •  Creating and Taking a Test

    •  Giving Feedback on Test Questions for a Colleague

    •  Giving Learner-Centered Feedback that Evaluates and Teaches

  • Capstone Event

  • Breakout Groups (Each Participant)

    •  Teach to the Group

    •  Receive Oral and Written Feedback on Teaching

  • Closing

  • Wrap-up and Feedback

  • AACSB Ongoing Partnership and Closing Remarks