The Coleman Foundation is leading a session at the annual conference of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (USASBE) in Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Entitled “Creating Faculty Champions of Entrepreneurship Outside the B-School and at Community Colleges”, the session will discuss methods to identify and attract faculty from non-business disciplines and community colleges to participate in Entrepreneurship activities. The Coleman Foundation will also announce at this session a related grant program which will accept applications in the spring of 2009.
Tim Stearns, Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at California State University, Fresno and David Pistrui, Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at Illinois Institute of Technology will highlight their programs which have broadened the exposure and richness of Entrepreneurship education through faculty fellowships. A panel of fellows from each program will discuss how they are bringing Entrepreneurship to their disciplines across campus.
Also, representatives from National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) will discuss successful collaborative programs between 2- and 4-year institutions. NACCE's annual conference will be held at the same location earlier in the week.
Registration information for the USASBE pre-conference session may be found here.