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Bridge Programming at Madison College

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Kevin Foley

on 8 September 2016

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Transcript of Bridge Programming at Madison College

Collaboration between SAA Faculty and Occupational Faculty
Meetings before bridge program begins to plan curriculum.
Collaboration during program about lesson planning and planning how the SAA faculty can pre-teach and re-teach important concepts.
Communication about specific students to make sure they are successful. Who is having problems grasping a certain concept?
Bridge Programming at Madison College
School of Academic Advancement
Results and Benefits
Served 201 students in manufacturing bridge program
141 completed certificate
30 partially completed
30 withdrew or failed and did not earn any credit
Demographics: 38% Hispanic, 30% White, 24% Black, 4% Asian, 3% other
57% Economically Disadvantaged
43.2% English Language Learners
Preparation courses for students before taking their 1st credit course at Madison College
Bridge Program

Academic Support in English and Math for students while enrolled in their first semester of credit coursework.
Intrusive support for students during their transition to college.
Cohort Model - students take all coursework together.
Bridge Programming is a new way to onboard and support underprepared students at Madison College
College Preparation Courses
Adult Basic Eduation contextualized toward a specific industry. Pre-teaching and pre-learning for what is to come in the credit-level courses.
Eg. Using micrometer in manufacturing to teach math concepts.
Vocabulary, Math, and Computer skills needed to be successful in college level courses.
Academic Support for students during 1st semester
While Students are enrolled in their first semester of credit courses, SAA faculty provide academic support for success during the students' first semester.
Research shows that if students are successful in college during their first semester, they are much more likely to persist and obtain a certificate or diploma from Madison College.
Intrusive Support for students during their first semester
Transition Specialists help to recruit students for project, but also follows them closely during first semester
Classroom visits and mandatory touch-base meetings every 2 weeks
Exposes students to careers through industry visits and college resources
Cohort Model
Students take first semester courses together, and have the same schedule and the same instructors.
Students help support one another with the coursework and study time outside of class.
Students participate in field trips, guest speaker visits, job fairs,, and other career related development.
Collaboration between SAA faculty and occupational/program faculty.
Skill Building
6-8 Weeks
Credit Level Courses
Manufacturing Courses
Blueprint Reading
Machining Basics
1st Semester of College
Adult Basic Ed
English and Math Developmental Ed
College Success Skills
Exam Prep
Collaboration among faculty
Communication between faculty and advisors about progress of students.
Team-teaching approach, and adult education support during credit courses.
Site Visit to Electronic Theatre Controls
Middleton, WI
Great mix between Basic Skills and Hands-on Skills!!
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