Faculty Development National Workshops

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Integrating Curriculum with the Entrepreneurial Mindset 2.0 

When: January 4-7, 2022 (In-person)

Take entrepreneurially minded learning to the next level! Expand your integration of entrepreneurially minded learning within your coursework, and investigate strategies for helping other instructors do the same.

Pre-requisite: Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset 1.0

Getting Started on Your Complex Challenge: Strategic Doing 

When: March 18 & 31, 2022 (Virtual)

Every department - every institution! - seems to have a complex problem that people want to fix, but aren't really sure how to get started. Eventually, everyone just stops talking about it. 

This workshop gives you a foothold that gets you past talking and into taking action: Strategic Doing fueled by entrepreneurially minded colleagues.

In just one year, transform your teaching, research, or service.

Great faculty development paths inspire great careers. As a faculty member committed to lifelong learning, you're probably eager to add abilities, increase your effectiveness, and amplify your impact on your community, your career, your students, and your institution. 

Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshops deliver actionable, adaptable strategies and resources that empower you to create long-lasting value with the entrepreneurial mindset (EM). You’ll receive expert facilitation and guidance in your workshop while collaborating with faculty from across the nation. Over the span of a year, you'll then work to bring a project to life on your campus with input and guidance from coaches and fellow participants. Let's get started!

2021 Workshops are virtual/online. The 2022 Integrating Curriculum with the Entrepreneurial Mindset 2.0 workshop will be in person.

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.

Teaching & Learning

Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset

Integrating Curriculum With EM 1.0 (June)

Instill the entrepreneurial mindset.

June 14-17, 2021

Make a strong active learning experience for students with learning objectives, problem statements, and teamwork using curiosity, connections, and creating value.
Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset

Integrating Curriculum With EM 1.0 (August)

Instill the entrepreneurial mindset.

Aug 2-5, 2021

Make a strong active learning experience for students with learning objectives, problem statements, and teamwork using curiosity, connections, and creating value.
Integrating Curriculum With EM 2.0

Integrating Curriculum With EM 2.0

Pre-req: Integrating Curriculum With EM 1.0

Jan 4-7, 2022

Take entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) to the next level! Expand EML integration within your coursework and get tips and tools to help other instructors with theirs.

Problem Solving Studio

The Problem Solving Studio (PSS)

Focus on the process of solving problems, not the product.

May 25-27, 2021

Turbocharge student engagement with this interactive learning environment that promotes the value of applying theory and knowledge to complex, real world problems.
Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum

Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum

Innovate with the planet in mind.

June 7-11, 2021

Integrate key sustainability concepts, tools, and frameworks into existing engineering curricula. Presented by the Engineering Unleashed community and VentureWell.
STEM

Building EML Foundations in STEM

Improve student outcomes and faculty satisfaction.

June 14-17, 2021

Engage students with active learning techniques with an emphasis on entrepreneurially minded learning in calculus, physics, biology, and chemistry classes.

Story Makers: A Quest to Engage, Connect, and Inspire

Story Makers

A Quest to Engage, Connect, and Inspire

June 14-18, 2021

Expand your interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and help others learn from your view of the world.
Making with Purpose

Making with Purpose

Foster a mindset as well as a skillset.

August 2-5, 2021

Incorporate a complete set of educational objectives into makerspace activities, whether low or high-fidelity, inside or outside the classroom.
Motivation and Mindset

Motivation and Mindset

Design a positive intervention.

Currently not offered

Get the theory, frameworks, and tools to positively shift students' motivations as they engage in EML course activities.

Discovery & Research

EML & Student Research

EML & Student Research

Research is intrinsically entrepreneurial!

July 19-22, 2021

Become more intentional about the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering students that are exposed to disciplinary research.
Value Creation for Effective Research

Value Creation for Effective Research

Solving the customer's problem.

Currently not offered

Identify and address the needs of your stakeholders by uncovering key insights, including what is special about your approach.

Leadership & Integration

Making Academic Change Happen

Unleashing Academic Change

Catalyzing and Sustaining Your Change Project

June 7-9, 2021

Effect change in your department or institution by using the entrepreneurial mindset to draw skills from fields outside of your disciplinary expertise!
Leadership Unleashed

Leadership Unleashed

Unleash your potential!

July 19 & 21, 2021

Optimize your talents and strengths, build your professional network, and create value for your institutions through effective leadership practices.

Design Your Academic Life

Design Your Academic Life

**Experienced Faculty**

Aug 6, 2021

Explore your personal and professional goals, desires, activities, and accomplishments in the context of our real and complex social contexts.
Design Your Academic Life

Design Your Academic Life

**New Faculty**

Dec. 13, 2021

Explore your personal and professional goals, desires, activities, and accomplishments in the context of our real and complex social contexts.

Application & Industry

Faculty-Industry Relationship

Faculty-Industry Relationship

Develop strategies for working with industry partners given a shared goal of value creation!

Currently not offered

Learn various ways to engage with industrial partners, be provided with sample agreements, and have an understanding for the value these partnerships can bring to all parties.

Engineering Unleashed Fellows

Meet the Engineering Unleashed Fellows—faculty members who have participated in an Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshop and who have been recognized for their contribution to engineering education, specifically entrepreneurial engineering.