The Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program expands into a fifth year with ramped up efforts to extend self-employment education across 19 university and college campuses. The Coleman Foundation is committing nearly $500,000 for fellowship grants and program support to campuses involved in the 2013-2014 academic year program, representing a 70% increase over 2012-2013 levels.
Coleman Faculty Fellows are typically professors from outside the school of business at their institution. They engage in the development of courses and leadership of projects in support of entrepreneurship education on their campus, inspiring students in non-business disciplines to gain self-employment skills and experience. In the 2013-2014 campaign, 58 Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows in departments ranging from Anthropology and Biology to Robotics and Visual Arts will create new courses within their disciplines or modify existing ones to incorporate elements of self-employment education.
The 2012-2013 Class was comprised of faculty members from 16 colleges and universities. This year, 13 of those schools will receive new Fellows grants and are joined by two institutions receiving funding for the first time as well as four schools which will rejoin the program. In addition, funding will be provided to support the continuing efforts of 76 faculty members who had Fellowships in prior years as well as many project directors who lead Fellows activities on campus.
Over the five years of the program, the Coleman Foundation has committed almost $1.6 million to fellowships and campus support grants and an additional amount nearing $500,000 for related program support.
Colleges and universities participating in the Coleman Fellows program will include:
- Beloit College (WI)
- California Polytechnical State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)
- California State University, Fresno (CA)
- Colorado Mesa University (CO)
- DePaul University (IL)
- Finlandia University (MI)
- Illinois State University (IL)
- Lawrence University (WI)
- Lawrence Technical University (MI)
- McPherson College (KS)
- Millikin University (IL)
- North Central College (IL)
- Quincy University (IL)
- Saint Louis University (MO)
- Texas Christian University (TX)
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)
- Webster University (MO)
- Wichita State University (KS)
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)