Written by Clark McCain Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:20
The Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program announced colleges and universities which will participate in the program's sixth year. For the 2014-2015 academic year the Coleman Foundation has committed nearly $500,000 for fellowship grants and program support, matching levels from the 2013-2014 academic year.
Coleman Faculty Fellows are professors from outside the school of business at their institution. They engage in the development of courses and leadership of projects in support of entrepreneurship education on their campus, inspiring students in non-business disciplines to gain self-employment skills and experience. In the 2014-2015 campaign, approximately 65 Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows in departments ranging from Art to Computer Scienes to Physics to Tourism will create new courses within their disciplines or modify existing offerings to incorporate elements of self-employment education. 53 of these educators will be funded by the Foundation with the remainder funded by participating schools.
The 2013-2014 Class was comprised of faculty members from 19 colleges and universities. This year, 15 of those schools will receive new Fellows grants and are joined by three institutions receiving funding for the first time and one institution returning to the program. In addition, funding will be provided to support the continuing efforts of 73 faculty members who had Fellowships in prior years as well as many project directors who lead Fellows activities on campus.
Over the six years of the program, the Coleman Foundation has committed over $2 million to fellowships and campus support grants and an additional amount nearing $800,000 for related program activities.
Colleges and universities participating in the Coleman Fellows program will include:
- Beloit College (WI)
- California State University, Fresno (CA)
- Colorado Mesa University (CO)
- Cornell University (NY)
- DePaul University (IL)
- Elon University (NC)
- Finlandia University (MI)
- Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
- Illinois State University (IL)
- Lawrence Technical University (MI)
- Millikin University (IL)
- North Central College (IL)
- Saint Louis University (MO)
- Stetson University (FL)
- Texas Christian University (TX)
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)
- Webster University (MO)
- Wichita State University (KS)
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
Written by Theresa Steinbach Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:09
This is a two quarter course that satisfies the Junior Year Experiential Learning and Senior Year Capstone requirements for IT students. We work with community service organizations, chosen with
help from DePaul University's Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning. As a
community-based service learning course, students will have the opportunity to
assess urban community needs in technology, and use problem-solving methods and
strategies to make a substantial difference in an inner-city community group,
usually by developing an application or a web site. The agile development methodology is integrated with Lean Startup to initially develop a Minimum Viable Product. At the end of the two quarters, clients are presented with a project that meets all the client-initiated requirements.
Written by Christina Borders Monday, 14 April 2014 08:06
Attached is a draft syllabus we have been working on as ISU Coleman Fellows. Being a special education professor, I feel this course is very important for my students who will be engaging in the minor. Within the college of Education, not many students have been introduced to entrepreneurial thought and business practices. This course will be taken by all students in the minor before each student will individualize their field-based experiences based on their interests and fields of study.
Written by K Ravindra Monday, 07 April 2014 11:06
Written by Matthew Krystal Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:06
Ethnographic Film and Entrepreneurship
During the 2013-2014 academic year, I have involved students in the production of a documentary film series. The films examine culture, ecology, and economy in three indigenous Maya communities in highland Guatemala. Two films focus on extended families that make small business operation a key part of their strategy to overcome material poverty.
Written by Chris Sagovac Tuesday, 11 March 2014 14:15
ANIM 4700 Professional Development in Animation – Taught Spring 2014 / Tuesdays – 5:30-9:30
Previously: we worked more towards portfolio building, branding and job searching.
Now: we have a class outcome that directly addresses empowering independent creators to create and distribute their own work. As a part of their grade they will interview and network with independent animators operating their own businesses.
Analyze current industry, freelance and entrepreneurial paths to success within the animation discipline.
Written by Neil Nicholson Friday, 11 April 2014 14:27
Entrepreneurship Panel Summary
Neil R. Nicholson, North Central College, 2014
In early February I organized an Athletics Entrepreneurship Panel on North Central College’s campus. Titled “Entrepreneurship in Sport,” this panel was aimed at Sports Management majors, students from our Economics & Business division, and athletically interested students. The event, supported by an internal $1000 grant, lasted for approximately 2 hours and attracted a crowd of 40-50 students. It should also be pointed out that this was in the middle of a 6-inch snowstorm.
The panel consisted of 4 entrepreneurs: Brett Strang of Galaxy Soccer Club (facilities/team/youth sports), Joe LoPresto of Experience Triathlon (individual coaching and training), EQ Sylvester of Freedom Golf Association (non-profit), and Kris Hartner of Naperville Running Company (brick and mortar). Moderators were myself and a senior Sports Management major.
The session was broken into three sections, with each section followed by audience questions. These sections were: startup, day-to-day operations, vision and overview.
There were approximately 25 questions asked by the audience, with about 20 pre-determined questions asked of the panelists.
Feedback from the audience and participants was extremely positive. Business cards were exchanged between students and panelists, and both students and panelists expressed interest in continuing the event next year.
Written by Nina Martin Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:24
From Texas Christian University
Before Spring break a Dr. Rodes from the TCU New Media Writing Center taught a class in order to orient our students to I-movie and some students who already know I-movie took on the challenge of upping their skill level to Final Cut Pro editing program. He talked about how to go about planning their class project Private Portraiture for Public Consumption.After spring break, Dr. Rhodes came back and assisted the students while they worked with their actual video footage. Aiming for a professional quality video that my students can upload to has elevated the entrepreneurial spirit in the class as a whole. The students will then upload their videos to the website they have created in another class led by Coleman Fellow, Suki John. Dance is on an entrepreneurial roll at TCU!
Written by Stoel Burrowes Sunday, 06 April 2014 14:51
From University of Greensboro North Carolina
36 students are evenly split between Business Majors and Design Majors. We have recently formed groups of 2, one Design student with one Business student to plan, develop and make an object and/or service for sale in our student store, The Spartan Trader. Energy and enthusiasm are high for this project. A new twist will be to sell these items through a 'silent auction' at the store. I ope to generate more campus attention and competition at the store. I will include a report on the auction in a next report.
Written by Dusty Crocker Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:22
From Texas Christian University
Our second year of offering the Business of Design class has been as successful as the first. Last year, the course was held in New York and we visited 12 design firm startups. This year, we will be visiting 12 advertising start-ups in London. We have 11 students signed up and approved to go from Graphic Design and Strategic Communication. We will leave on May 11th and be in London for three weeks.
Friday, 23 August 2013 07:17
Hello members of the Fellows Community:
Please note dates for Coffee Cup/WebEx online meetings for 2013 -2014 year
All meetings will start at 10 am Central Time and end at 11 am Central Time
Due to conflict with Good Friday we are moving our April Coffee Hour from April 18th to April 25th. Please make a note.
Mid- Year Reports
Updates and Reports
Year End Reports
Looking forward to connecting with all of you online to infuse entrepreneurship across non-business disciplines.
Coleman Fellows Make Entrepreneurship Happen!!!
Written by Program Coordinator Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:44
Quincy University professor of communication, passed away on Monday
morning, February 24 at the age of 71. Affectionately known by many as
simply “Dr. John”, Schleppenbach joined the Quincy University faculty in
1972 as an assistant professor of English. He worked as a Coleman Fellow and was dedicated to infusing entrepreneurship across campus. Coleman Fellows who worked closely with him in the PR/Communication Cup of Espresso said, "John was such a wonderful colleague. He always "showed up" with
beautiful enthusiasm and passion for teaching entrepreneurship. He loved
Quincy and was extremely proud to be part of the Fellows team there. He was
easy to like and was always affable and collegial. Never without a
smile, John was one you could count on to always be in a good mood; he
never let the stresses of his day leak into meetings or projects. A
fabulous team player, John enjoyed both sharing and shining the
spotlight on others. John will be missed very much by his colleagues
across the country, especially those he worked with via the Coleman
Written by Andrew Hansz Tuesday, 04 February 2014 19:07
The Craig School of Business-Gazarian Real Estate Center, the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Construction Management Department are now offering a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate to students currently enrolled at California State University, Fresno, students with a Bachelor’s Degree from any other accredited institution, or students with an Associate in Arts Degree from a two year accredited college and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in business.
To obtain a certificate, students must take four (4) prescribed courses from the Entrepreneurial and the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics option and two (2) elective courses from the Entrepreneurial, the Real Estate and Urban Land Use Economics and/or Construction Management options. The combined curriculum will provide students with a unique educational foundation to pursue a career path in the field of real estate or construction management as an enterprising entrepreneur.
The prescribed and electives course requirements for a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate are outlined in more detail in the pdf attachment to this post.