Integrating Curriculum With Entrepreneurial Mindset 2.0

Taking Entrepreneurially Minded Learning to the Next Level

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Want to expand entrepreneurially minded learning integration and build a culture and community of entrepreneurial mindset at your institution?

Workshop: Taking Entrepreneurially Minded Learning to the Next Level

Teaching and Learning

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Integrating Curriculum With Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) 1.0, or another Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshop, and the associated development and deployment of your entrepreneurially minded learning module at your specific campus. 

Adding entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) modules to courses (the focus of ICE 1.0) is a great start to developing an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) in our students. However, to make it habitual in our students, we need to build a culture and community of entrepreneurial mindset at our institutions. 

Integrating Curriculum With Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) 2.0: Taking Entrepreneurially Minded Learning to the Next Level will focus on systematically incorporating the entrepreneurial mindset across thematically related courses or programs.

The workshop will take a deep dive into expanding upon your integration of entrepreneurially minded learning by either creating new programs or training you to run your own EM faculty development at your institution. Examples may include (but are not limited to) a seminar series, redesigned existing program, co-curricular program, major, minor or track, workshops or retreats, or certificates. 

Cohorts will meet throughout the year following the workshop to continue development and to share what is working and what is not.

Event Information

Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset 2.0

This workshop has reached capacity.

Dates: January 4-7, 2022

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, AZ*

Cost: Sponsored by Engineering Unleashed

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Cancellation Policy: If a participant cancels within 30 days of a workshop, the Kern Family Foundation may invoice the institution for a $150 cancelation fee to cover materials and other unrecoverable costs.

*With the emergence of the Delta Variant and the number of new COVID-19 cases reported, we will require a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination prior to check-in at the Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) 2.0 workshop. We believe this to be in the best interest of the community to ensure a safe and healthy workshop in Tempe. We will continue to monitor all local and national requirements and modify any requirements accordingly. Further details on protocols for admission and attendance will be sent with registration.

Workshop Agenda 

Subject to change

There will be half days on January 4th and 7th, and full days on the 5th and 6th.

Pre-Work (to be completed prior to Day 1)

  • Application
  • Proposal
  • Introductions & Expectations 

Day 1 (half day): Introduction & Framing

Duration: 2:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • Introductions
  • Framing of Workshop and EML, Connection to KEEN Mission
  • Ways to Think About Change
  • 5:45 p.m. - End of Day 1
  • Networking Group Dinner Follows

Days 2-3, Part 1: Building a Value-Added Program

Duration (both days): 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Getting Buy-In From Multiple Stakeholders

  • Theories of Motivation
  • Working with administrators and faculty committees
  • “Stories from the trenches”
  • Program Assessment Strategies
  • Development Time

Days 2-3, Part 2: Workshop Creation

Resources & Logistics

  • Trainings as a pathway to change
  • Program Building
  • Resources to Consider
  • Effective EUFD EM Facilitators & Coaching
  • Development Time

Day 4: Report Outs

Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Report Outs
  • Feedback and Next Steps

Your Workshop Guides

Andrew Gerhart

Andrew Gerhart, Facilitator

Andy is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit and is actively involved in ASEE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Gerhart serves as Faculty Advisor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Chapter at LTU, director of IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Design and Entrepreneurial Applications Sequence), chair of the First Year Engineering Experience committee, supervisor of the LTU Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, coordinator of the Certificate/Minor in Aeronautical Engineering, and faculty advisor of the LTU SAE Aero Design Team. Andy conducts workshops on active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, entrepreneurial mindset education, creative problem solving, and innovation. He is an author of a fluid mechanics textbook.
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali

Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, Facilitator

Maria-Isabel is the Assistant Provost for Program Assessment & Effectiveness at the University of New Haven, CT. She is also an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering where she teaches courses in thermo/fluids. She is a strong proponent that much of the learning students do takes place outside the classroom – be it working on projects, participating in service learning activities, or in the multitude of clubs and activities available on campus.
 Joe Tranquillo,

Joe Tranquillo, Facilitator

Joe is a Professor at Bucknell University and currently serves as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. He co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group, KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience and served as the co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Off campus, Joe is an ASEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Fellow, Senior Fellow of IEEE, NSF Pathways to Innovation Faculty Fellow, past chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division, co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Biomedical Engineering Book Series, Media Director for BigBeacon and serves on several national and international boards.
Glenn Gaudette

Glenn Gaudette, Facilitator

Glenn is the Founding Chair of the Engineering Department at Boston College. He teaches design, biomechanics and physiology. He promotes development of the entrepreneurial mindset through support provided by the Kern Family Foundation and was named 2015 KEEN Faculty Member of the Year. His research aims to develop a treatment for heart and CV diseases. He has pioneered the use of plants as scaffold for tissue engineering. His work has been featured throughout the world including the BBC, National Geographic and Fox News.

Your Workshop Journey

FacDev Journey

Learning Objectives and Deliverables

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate best practices for inspiring, mentoring and coaching instructors in the integration of EML in their courses to create a preliminary customized plan to implement the most impactful EML program on your campus 
  • Draft a preliminary plan for systematically incorporating EM across a curriculum or program
  • Explore the EML framework in more depth to assist with designing and deploying EML throughout an entire curriculum 
  • Acquire the tools to design your own EML teaching and learning faculty development opportunity at your institution

At the end of the year, participants will be able to: 

  • Write a multi-year robust plan (*) that will diffuse EM throughout your campus/college/department that could be submitted to KEEN 
  • Implement parts of the plan as a prototype 
  • Assess the implemented parts of the plan to determine feasibility for the future 

(*) The plan you design will be what will be most impactful on your campus and might include (but not limited to): 

  • Seminar Series 
  • Resigned existing program 
  • Co-curricular program 
  • Major 
  • Minor or track 
  • Workshops or Retreats Certificates
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