Activities & Resources

Leadership Unleashed

The Engineering Unleashed Fellowship is comprised of faculty who were selected by their peers for their contribution to entrepreneurial engineering education. The activities and resources below are from faculty who participated in the Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshop Program, specifically in the Leadership Unleashed workshop. This workshop illustrates how entrepreneurial mindset principles can be applied to professional leadership growth and impact through hands-on activities.

Leadership Unleashed

Leadership Unleashed: Creating Curricular Change in an Undergraduate Engineering Program

Leadership Unleashed: Creating Curricular Change in an Undergraduate Engineering Program, by Jacqueline Gartner

This card describes the process to make curricular change at an undergraduate engineering institution. Components include making connections with appropriate stakeholders at your institution, creating value by benchmarking your instructional curriculum with others around the country, and other considerations in the process. Leading this process is a way to initiate change and lead and effort at a university without a formal leadership title.
Leadership Unleashed: On the Path to an Interdisciplinary Design Certificate

Leadership Unleashed: On the Path to an Interdisciplinary Design Certificate, by Jessica P.M. Fick

Industry partners convey the value of interdisciplinary work and communication. This card documents the process and details to establish an Interdisciplinary Design Certificate consisting of a 3 course sequence of project based courses offered to all engineering disciplines and other interested majors. This certificate will allow students to opt in while allowing some requirements to count towards their degree. This will provide a unique and valuable/marketable experience for students.
Leadership Unleashed from the Grassroots

Leadership Unleashed From the Grassroots, by Sarah Brownell

Get motivated! This card explores how a grassroots team of faculty, staff, and students can drive change even when an idea is not initially a priority of university leadership. It provides a scaffolding of suggestions for starting and growing an idea as well as an example of how a loosely organized team at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has used these strategies to better integrate community engaged learning into the engineering curriculum.
Juggling Stones in a China Shop: Reflections from a Year of Entrepreneurially Minded Faculty Leadership, by Blake Hylton

Juggling Stones in a China Shop: Reflections from a Year of Entrepreneurially Minded Faculty Leadership, by Blake Hylton

At some point, every faculty member becomes aware of the absolute monstrosity of a system that is faculty governance. What follows are the collected reflections on Blake's time as the University Council Chair. He deployed several aspects of the entrepreneurial mindset - including perhaps most critically approaching the entirety of my leadership from a contrarian but forward looking viewpoint, challenging the established status quo of what faculty governance is and should be. Along the way he uncovered six leadership challenges.
Leadership Unleashed: The

Leadership Unleashed: The "Ask," by Jennifer Bailey

Jennifer identified a process that leverages her strengths in order to achieve her goals. Use the process outlined on this card if you'd like to reflect on your leadership style and personal development. Instructors could also use this information in a seminar style course or leadership development activity to help students consider their process for making change happen.
Leadership Unleashed: Scaling Up Rapid Adoption of New Learning Technologies, by Katherine Saul

Leadership Unleashed: Scaling Up Rapid Adoption of New Learning Technologies, by Katherine Saul

Faculty and institutional engagement are essential. Positive faculty engagement with new learning technologies is integral to student success. However, it is critical for new technology implementation in a learning setting to be accompanied by systematic course redesign to align new courseware or learning tools with existing course structures. This card contains strategies for adoption and implementation for you to engage faculty and institutional partners and resources necessary for successful implementation and deployment.