Bridging Practice and Theory Summit

2014 Summit

The 2014 Business Professor Teaching Summit took place on Thursday May 15, 2014.

BPTS is a business school faculty conference dedicated to sharing innovated and effective strategies to enhance student learning across all business disciplines. Outstanding peers from regional institutions will present on topics covering:

  • Pedagogical Research and Intellectual Contribution to Teaching and Learning and/or Business Discipline
  • Experiential and Collaborative Education * Technology and Distance Education
  • Assessment of Student Learning * Student Communication and Writing
  • Student Engagement in the Teaching and Learning Process

  • Leadership and Ethics * Best Practices in Business Education

**CPE credits will be available for qualifying sessions.*

Keynote Speaker

John Zubizarreta is Professor of English, Director of Honors and Faculty Development, and former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Columbia College. He is a Carnegie Foundation/CASE U.S. Professor of the Year, a recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 1994 CASE Professor for South Carolina. Winner of several other national and international teaching and scholarly awards, he is the author of The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2009; Anker, 2004) and co-author of Inspiring Exemplary Teaching and Learning: Perspectives on Teaching Academically Talented College Students (NCHC, 2008), Revisiting “Northern Exposure”: Critical Studies in Television. Vol. 1 (Manchester UP, 2006), and The Robert Frost Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2001). In addition to numerous journal and book chapter publications on American and comparative literatures, faculty and administrative evaluation, pedagogy, and honors education, John has mentored faculty, academic leaders, and students nationwide and abroad in developing portfolios to enhance and document teaching and administrative performance and to improve student learning. He has led faculty development workshops and has delivered keynote addresses worldwide.