Over 125 faculty members from 20 colleges and universities have begun work as Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows. These individuals will be creating new courses or modifying existing ones to incorporate self-employment education concepts and learning objectives or teaching courses similarly developed under prior year fellowships. The three goals of the program are to:
- Build support for entrepreneurship education in non-business departments across campuses of participating schools;
- Directly advance the Coleman Foundation’s Definition of Entrepreneurship with focus on business creation; and
- Cultivate cohorts of entrepreneurship educators from across the nation in select disciplines
Coleman Fellows are building a community of practice through monthly webinars, ongoing engagement at the program's web site (located at www.colemanfellows.com) and in-person workshops at the national conferences of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Self-Employment in the Arts organization.
Through last year's program, 190 courses were developed or modified and more than 2,300 students were engaged in self-employment education. As an example of one participating institution in this year's effort, click here to read Canisius College's announcement of their program award.