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NACCE Fellows Program

The NACCE Fellows Program is an opportunity for NACCE members – including community college faculty, staff, administrators, and leadership – to contribute directly to applied research in entrepreneurship education and to improve NACCE’s educational offerings to members. Responsibilities will include conducting research, planning and executing events, publishing findings through NACCE media, and conducting outreach. While most responsibilities can be conducted remotely, Fellows will be required to attend monthly teleconference meetings and participate in four regional NACCE Summits.

Fellow areas:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Curriculum and Training
  • Community Outreach

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Areas of focus: Create and take responsibility for leadership development gatherings and trainings to take place at four regional NACCE Summits and the annual conference; conduct research on entrepreneurial leadership; work with NACCE’s editor to complete four articles for the NACCE journal, Community College Entrepreneurship, based on entrepreneurial leadership development; and completion of a white paper on entrepreneurial leadership

Qualifications: The Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow must have experience as a community college president, be a current NACCE member, and have demonstrated a commitment to the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum.

Curriculum and Training

Area of focus: Design a comprehensive online training program based on NACCE’s How to Do It Kit; create online training modules based on the NACCE Quick Start Guides; collaborate with other fellows to support four regional NACCE Summits; and create online training modules for each of the five Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum commitments

Qualifications: The NACCE Curriculum and Training Fellow must have extensive experience in curriculum development, training design, and event management. In addition to being an active NACCE member, this Fellow also must demonstrate his or her college’s commitment to NACCE’s vision, including the college’s presidential commitment to the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum prior to November 12, 2012.

Community Outreach

Areas of Focus: Provide guidance to community colleges on how to connect with their communities and local business owners; assist college leadership in team creation; design and implement a NACCE Member Ambassador Volunteer Program that encourages outreach among the NACCE community; assist Shared Vision for Small Business awardees in establishing meaningful community partnerships; work with the NACCE editor to complete four articles for the NACCE, Community College Entrepreneurship, based on results from the Shared Vision for Small Business Competition; and create a white paper detailing results of the Competition.

Qualifications: In addition to being an active NACCE member, the NACCE Community Outreach Fellow must have experience in creating successful relationships between their community college and local business owners, leading volunteer programs, and event management. The Fellow also must demonstrate his or her college’s commitment to NACCE’s vision, including the college’s presidential commitment to the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum prior to November 12, 2012.

Fellow Obligations and Benefits

If accepted as a NACCE Fellow, an individual is required to attend a Fellows Orientation at the NACCE Headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, January 3 – 4, 2013. All travel expenses will be covered by NACCE for this orientation and for any other travel associated with the Fellows Program, including attendance at four regional NACCE Summits being held across the country in 2013. It is expected that Fellows also will attend and present their research at NACCE’s Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, in October of 2013.

Fellows will have monthly teleconferences with NACCE’s Chief Operating Officer to proactively discuss progress in their applied research. Fellows will also have ongoing support from an Advisory Group dedicated to their area of focus (Entrepreneurial Leadership, Curriculum and Training, or Community Outreach).

Fellowship appointments are effective January 1, 2013, and end on December 31, 2013. Each month, Fellows will receive a stipend ($600/month for Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellows, and $500/month for the other two areas). After completing their year of service, Fellows are invited to serve as part of the Advisory Group in their focus area in 2014.

Fellowship appointments may be rescinded at any time if a Fellow is unable to meet the obligations associated with the position.

Applications for the 2013 NACCE Fellows Program are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2012. Please email all required information as a single PDF attachment to Megan Ballard at ballard@nacce.com.

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