Written by Clark McCain Friday, 17 May 2013 12:57
The Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program expands into a fifth year with ramped up efforts to extend self-employment education across 19 university and college campuses. The Coleman Foundation is committing nearly $500,000 for fellowship grants and program support at campuses involved in the 2013-2014 academic year program, a 70% increase over 2012-2013 levels.
Faculty Fellows are typically 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 2013-2014 campaign, 58 Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows in departments ranging from Anthropology and Biology to Robotics and Visual Arts will create new courses within their disciplines or modify existing ones to incorporate elements of self-employment education.
The 2012-2013 Class was comprised of faculty members from 16 colleges and universities. This year, 13 of these schools will receive new Fellows grants and are joined by two institutions receiving funding for the first time as well as four schools which will rejoin the program. In addition, funding will be provided to support the continuing efforts of 76 faculty members who received Fellowships in prior years as well many project directors who lead Fellows activities on campus.
Over the five years of the program, the Foundation has committed almost $1.6 million for fellowships and campus support grants and nearly $500,000 in related programming support.
Colleges and universities participating in the Coleman Fellows Program will include:
- Beloit College (WI)
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)
- California State University, Fresno (CA)
- Colorado Mesa University (CO)
- DePaul University (IL)
- Finlandia University (MI)
- Illinois State University (IL)
- Lawrence Technological University (MI)
- Lawrence University (WI)
- McPherson College (KS)
- Millikin University (IL)
- North Central College (IL)
- Quincy University (IL)
- Saint Louis University (MO)
- Texas Christian University (TX)
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)
- Webster University (MO)
- Wichita State University (KS)
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
Written by Thea Chase Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:11
April 29, 2013 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo held its last forum for this academic year – Design for Innovation. Design is an essential part of life. Participants at CIE’s last forum of the academic year got a rare chance to work with design mentors to plan, create and prototype a product based on a design goal.
Entrepreneurship and Dance Workshop at the Spartan Trader Experiential Learning Lab and Retail Store
Written by Dianne Welsh Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:14
April 19: Dance for Life!––Dance Department student organizations presented dance and entrepreneurship workshops at the Spartan Trader. This was part of the Coleman Foundation's Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Delta Chi Zi, Dialekt Entertainment, Prime Movers, and a disciplinary honors project for a business plan by Maria-Elena Henry. Students presented workshops on the benefits of dance for people in all walks of life. The event was led by Dance Department Associate Professor and Coleman Fellow Duane Cyrus.
Written by Dusty Crocker Monday, 15 April 2013 16:21
TCU's new Business of Design course, which will take place in New York during the Summer 2013 was well received by students. The goal of the inaugural year was to fill a class with 12 students. We quickly discovered we would have to open a second section to accomodate over 20 students who showed immediate interest in the course. To date, 22 have registered and made travel arrangements to meet in Manhattan to learn how to create a business plan for design business and visit with successful design entrepreneurs who have made it big in the Big Apple.
Written by Sari Edelstein Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:51
During the Spring semester at Simmons College we have finally gotten the chance to use the syllabus that we added entrepreneurial goals. I have added a discussion proponent on entrepreneurship to every topic in my Foodservice Management course. For example, today we discussed recycling and energy conservation in the food service industry. Instead of stopping at showing all the green ways to improve the business, we also discussed how to go into the green business. Green businesses that do recycling, composting and energy evaluations are on the upswing and it is quite possible for one of the students to start such a business. It was a great conversation and this component has added much interest to the course.
Sari Edelstein, PhD,RD
Written by Clark McCain Monday, 25 March 2013 11:20
Since its launch, the Coleman Fellows Program web site has experienced over 250,000 site visits. Contributed articles and syllabi are serving as resources to advance self-employment education far beyond the colleges and universities involved in the Program. Thank you to all web site contributors as well as our webmaster and technical team for creating a valued destination for so many visitors!
Written by Dianne Welsh Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:33
Fellows and Directors,
I have attached an interview by Terry Kennedy who teaches a cross-listed course in Entrepreneurship and English on how to start your own press. He is discussing the North Carolina's Writer's Conference and talking about entrepreneurship.
Written by Jody Gaber Thursday, 31 January 2013 19:34
We live in an age where media dominates our social, political, financial, educational, religious, and interpersonal interactions. To this end there is a great need for people to come together to share information, support, and celebration. We are surrounded by media events of all kinds and all sizes that serve a variety of needs. Event staging serves the needs of the Creative Community, Corporate Events, Global Communication, Broadcast and Film Industry, Educational Initiatives, Technology Seminars, Political Conventions, Music Venues, Theatrical Venues, Arts Festivals, Non-Profit Fundraisers, Religious Gatherings, Private Celebrations, and more.
Written by Andrew Hansz Thursday, 31 January 2013 18:37
In September 2012, I had the privilege to participate in The Experiential Classroom XIII conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I highly recommend that Coleman Fellows pursue the opportunity to attend this event.
Written by Lovell Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:05
I have ten students (preservice teachers) in my Ethics in Education course at Quincy University, which is a perfect fit for integrating entrepreneurial concepts. Many educators dabble in self-employment on the side, and we are exploring everything from starting an after-school tutoring service to creating, publishing, & marketing educational materials to starting and running a charter school. We are also talking about how to encourage the TEACHING of entrepreneurship to students.
Written by Kevin Manninen Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:35
As a Coleman Fellow, my major entrepreneurial development activity during the fall semester of 2012 was as advisor for the Finlandia University FUEL Studio. Established in April of 2012, the Finlandia University Experiential Learning (FUEL) studio commenced its first full semester of operations in the fall of 2012. Located in the Jutila Center for Global Design and Business, the FUEL studio is a student-run retail business that sells products produced by Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and artists from the local community. From an educational standpoint, the studio serves as a cross-disciplinary learning laboratory for Finlandia students in all aspects of entrepreneurship including financial matters, vendor relations, product-line decisions, product display and store layout, inventory control and sales and customer service. In addition, an attempt is made to develop in the students a strong sense of what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Written by Pamela Audette Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:01
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Delivery
In Fall of 2012, I started my Coleman fellowship in which I was instructed to develop an entrepreneur module that would be incorporated within our College of Health Science department. I looked at what classes we were teaching in our new Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management program and decided to place the entrepreneurship module in our new HCM 412, Healthcare Delivery course. Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the following competencies.
Written by Joe Coelho Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:49
My project was to have my class, Plant Field Biology, photograph wildflowers in order to collect enough high quality images to produce a calendar. The class was quite successful in this endeavor, which is a normal part of their producing a virtual plant collection, and we had plenty of images to use. I selected the images in such a way as to have each student represented in the calendar. One mistake I made was in not having the students hand in their images in full resolution immediately. Time was wasted in tracking down students and inducing them to send me the images. Some students had graduated and were difficult to contact.
- Gillespie Interim Report, January 2013
- Laura F. Bright: Interim Report from TCU (January 2013)
- Steinbach, Interim Report (January 2013)
- Pivot - A Strategy Change for Art Entrepreneurship at Finlandia University Fall 2012
- Lawrence Tech professor & students create Urban Mini-Golf: exercise in arts and entrepreneurship
- Self-Employment in the Arts - Feb 22-23
- Thomas, Interim Report, January 2013
- Report Fall/Winter Entrepreneurship Activity
- Horn - Coleman Interim Report - January 2013
- Lyle Salmi 2013 Interim Report
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