Faculty Applications of the KEEN Framework
Faculty across the United States have integrated learning outcomes associated with entrepreneurial mindset into their courses. These include and expand on the starter-set of outcomes contained in the KEEN Framework:
Click the resources below to see how community members have applied the KEEN Framework in projects, classes, and curricula.
By Blake Hylton
What can educators do when they trying to instill a characteristic they don’t know how to assess? Gain a better understanding of how the 3C's can be digested in the form of rubric-level assessment criteria.
By Gary Lichtenstein
Link student performance to proficiency: Use this Robust Entrepreneurial Mindset Assessment to help integrate mindset into your engineering curricula.
By Sid G. and Doug Melton
Augment traditional learning! Student learning outcomes become more meaningful by focusing on opportunity and impact and using key instructional methods.
Background of the KEEN Framework
Building a mindset takes planning and focus. KEEN, a Network of engineering colleges across the U.S., developed the Framework to supplement the engineering skills you already teach with outcomes that support the development of the entrepreneurial mindset.
The KEEN Framework provides the resources and tools to support your engineering courses and curriculum. It helps you identify skills that, through repetition, can lead to changes in student mindset.
Want to learn more? We've developed a short, 15-minute course toe help unpack the KEEN Framework and entrepreneurial mindset.
Educating the Engineers We Need
The KEEN Framework has been used by thousands of faculty to create educational materials and teaching concepts that equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset.
As engineering faculty, you strive to ensure that your graduates have a mastery of engineering skills. Yet mastery of technical skills is only half the equation. Engineers find success and personal fulfillment when they couple their skills with a mindset to create extraordinary value for others.
The entrepreneurial mindset should be an integral part of the key skills of every engineer.
When we frame educational outcomes with an entrepreneurial mindset founded on character and expressed through collaboration and communication, we help ensure that engineering students can fully contribute to a flourishing society.