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This blog contains all breakout session presentations from the 6th annual conference, January 4-7, 2009 in Anaheim CA. Feel free to share this with colleagues, and post comments on the blog.

 

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The New Normal: Community College Leadership and Innovation

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The New Normal: Community College Leadership and Innovation

           

 

Guide Description:
This session presents strategies related to leadership and cultivation of entrepreneurship throughout the organization. Based on research, including the book, The Entrepreneurial Community College and dissertations, one on entrepreneurial leadership, the other on cultural congruency, the presenters will share research and lessons learned about transforming organizations by building new traditions through leadership & innovation.
 
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It has been more than three years since John Roueche and I wrote The Entrepreneurial Community College. Although much has changed since 2005, many of the same challenges continue to haunt college leaders. Certainly we can point to pockets of innovation where leaders have been successful in transforming practices to aptly leverage and grow college resources; however, there are still lessons to be learned beyond simply transforming programs and services; rather, there are lessons to be gleamed from looking with new eyes at how culture and leadership create occasions for change.

 

At a recent meeting I dedicated time to proposing several new innovations that our department could implement during the next year.  Throughout the conversation, several “old-timers” amended these ideas with admonitions. Although well-intentioned, these seasoned employees felt obligated to advocate for history, tradition and status quo.  They reiterated the value of maintaining normal practices. From across the room, a recently hired dean offered an unanticipated ray of hope and optimism, suggesting that it is time that we adopt “a new normal.” 

 

This presentation provides information related to the role that leadership and innovation play in creating a new normal for community colleges in the 21st century. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the unique qualities and characteristics inherent in an entrepreneurial leader, characteristics needed to bring about genuine transformation. Equally important will be a discussion concerning the role that culture plays in creating an entrepreneurial environment, with practical strategies identified to gently shape new directions and new traditions.
 
Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier, Ph.D., Vice President of Students Services, San Deigo Mesa College, CA
Suzanne L. Flannigan, Ph.D., Dean, Centre for Applied Managment, Lethbridge College, AB, Canada

Tags:  Leadership 

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The Impact of College Entrepreneurship on Faculty Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Impact of College Entrepreneurship on Faculty Entrepreneurial Spirit

 

Guide Description:
The presentation will describe the findings of a research that compares faculty at entrepreneurial colleges with faculty at randomly selected colleges on measures of entrepreneurial spirit and make recommendations to CEOs wishing to enhance faculty and staff entrepreneurial spirit.

 

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To develop an entrepreneurial college that will grow and be self-sustaining over a long time, faculty entrepreneurial spirit must be developed. When this is done, instructors will influence students to engage in entrepreneurial activities, earn money for themselves and the college, and positively affect business and community development. In order to learn about developing the faculty entrepreneur, this study examines the extent to which “college entrepreneurship” contributes to the entrepreneurial spirit of the faculty in community colleges. The instructors in colleges that have embarked on significant entrepreneurial activities are compared with instructors in community colleges that are randomly selected. The measures of faculty entrepreneurial spirit include attitude toward college entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and risk-taking tendencies.

 

The results of the study show that community college faculties have a high degree of interest in becoming faculty entrepreneurs. They believe that their colleges have capacities and resources to engage in entrepreneurial activities that will benefit the individual, the college, the students and the local economy. The results also show that entrepreneurial spirit is higher among faculty at entrepreneurial colleges. The faculty scores on attitude, entrepreneurial self-efficacy and risk-taking tendencies are consistently higher among entrepreneurial colleges than at randomly selected colleges. Entrepreneurial colleges are apparently able to provide opportunities for the entrepreneurial desires of their faculty while also obtaining resources for themselves. The results of this study form the basis for recommending some actions that would encourage entrepreneurial behavior among community college faculty and staff.
 

Sunday O. Faseyitan, Dean of Science and Technology, Butler County Community College, PA

Tags:  Leadership 

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Built for Change, Built to Last, Built From the Core

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Built for Change, Built to Last, Built From the Core

 

Guide Description:
In 2007, MSCTC began planning an entrepreneurship venture.  In one short, but fast and furious, year we developed the campus-wide and community supported Business and Entrepreneurial Services.  The BES has been embraced by faculty and provides credit and non-credit courses, business counseling, and has already assisted local economic development efforts. 

 

 

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Recently, entrepreneurship has become a major “buzz” word.  When MSCTC, Detroit Lakes began the process of establishing a Business and Entrepreneurial Services entity, we determined we would build an entity that would create change in a meaningful manner, would have lasting implications on the college and would stimulate the economic development of the communities we serve.

 

We determined that any efforts we would undertake would require strong faculty and staff input, support, and commitment.  With this in mind we developed a “Core Group” to generate organic and authentic vision, programming, services and outcomes.

 

In one short year the BES has developed into a campus-wide, faculty led, community supported entity that has placed rural Detroit Lakes on the entrepreneurship map. 

 

Successes

ü  Entrepreneurship Speaker’s Series

o   Nationally known entrepreneurs such as Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s Restaurants

o   Internationally known educators including Dr. Jeffrey Stamp

o   Expanded to a bi-monthly entrepreneur’s roundtable. 

ü  Partnerships

o   Economic Development at the city, county, regional, state, federal, and tribal level

o   Chambers of commerce

o   Regional funding agencies 

ü  Fundraising efforts,

o   Grants - nearly $500,000

o   Business and Industry - in initial stages to underwrite a community and student business incubators

 

This session will provide participant with the following Essential Replicable Elements:

ü  Core Group

o   Membership

o   Meetings schedule

ü  Partnerships

o   University

o   K-12

o   Local Economic Development efforts

ü  Funding Resources

ü  Advisory Board

o   Membership

o   Roles

 

Presenters will discuss the models efforts to develop strategies, partnerships and resources as well as examining challenges and strategies to resolve them.
 

Cristobal “Cris” Valdez, Campus Provost, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, MN        

Helene Hedlund, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, MN

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The First Enterprise College in England – All You Need to Know!

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The First Enterprise College in England – All You Need to Know!

 

Guide Description:

The vision of Enterprise College Doncaster, England is to be a Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Education in Doncaster (and beyond!!) developing an enabling culture of Enterprise and Innovation within the college. Enterprise Champions will be leading and developing Enterprising projects in each department building on another definition of Enterprise, which is a company organised for commercial purposes.

 

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Doncaster College is the largest provider of further education in South Yorkshire, England. It is also the largest provider of higher education in the region. Our Mission Statement: "Meeting learner needs and aspiring to excellence." During the last academic year, more than 22,000 people enrolled on more than 1,100 part and full-time courses. Across its two main campuses, the College employs around 1,200 staff and accommodates students aged 16+.

Have you ever thought about what it means to be Enterprising? To have a bold and adventurous spirit and willingness to undertake new ventures? Drive and ambition ‘To Be Whatever You Want To Be’?

 

The vision of Enterprise College Doncaster is to be a Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Education in Doncaster (and beyond!!) developing an enabling culture of Enterprise and Innovation within the college.

 

Enterprise Champions will be leading and developing Enterprising projects in each department building on another definition of Enterprise, which is a company organised for commercial purposes.

 

The aim here is for each department to have Enterprising Projects to develop sustainability by reducing dependency on external funding through Enterprising activities. Enterprise activities will furthermore raise the profile of departments throughout the college, raising the profile of the college in the local business communities and providing excellent networking opportunities

 

The ability to run a successful Enterprise project will have the prerequisite of providing a ‘real world of work’ learning experience for all students and staff involved along with excellent Continuous Professional Development opportunities. Student retention, achievement and employability skills will be raised giving them the opportunity to participate in a portfolio of programmes which will encourage the development of skills, attributes and behaviours which will lead to an Enterprising approach in the workplace.  

 

For the Enterprise Champions this activity is a departmental business plan which outlines the Enterprising activity and contains all the sections within a standard business plan with the addition of plans for staff CPD and student learning.
 

Dr Mark Mabey, Vice Principal – Higher Education, Doncaster College, England

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