The Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program will continue into a second year in an effort to extend self-employment education across 21 university and college campuses. Including funding for new and returning Fellows, the Coleman Foundation has committed $274,000 to this year's program.
Faculty Fellows are typically educators from outside the school of business at their institution. They engage in projects in support of entrepreneurship education on their campus which inspire students in non-business disciplines to gain self-employment skills and experience. For the 2010-2011 academic year, 47 new Fellows from across the Arts and Sciences, ranging from Dance to Design and English to Engineering, will create new courses within their disciplines or modify existing ones to incorporate elements of self-employment education.
The 2009-2010 Class was comprised of 38 faculty members from 14 colleges and universities. This year, 13 of these schools received new Fellows grants and are joined by eight additional campuses which will receive Fellowship funding for the first time. In addition, limited funding will be provided to support the continuing efforts of 46 faculty members who received Fellowships in 2009-2010 or held similar roles in prior years.
Colleges and universities participating in the 2010-2011 Class include: