NACCE has published a new resource for community college leaders who are seeking to engage or advance entrepreneurial ecosystems in their colleges and communities. Written by NACCE members, foundation and association executives, and entrepreneurial thought leaders, the topics span rural and urban ecosystems, innovation hubs, student outcomes, funding, mapping, community support and collaboration, to name just a few.
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Overall, nearly half of all incoming community college students “drop-out” within twelve months of enrolling, with students of color and the economically disadvantaged faring far worse. Given the high proportion of underserved students these colleges enroll, the detrimental impact on their communities, and for the national economy as a whole at a time of diversifying demographics, is enormous. This book addresses this urgent issue by bringing together nationally recognized researchers whose work throws light on the structural and systemic causes of student attrition, as well as college presidents and leaders who have successfully implemented strategies to improve student outcomes. The book is divided into five sections, each devoted to a demographic group: African Americans, Native Americans/American Indians, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Caucasian students in poverty. Each section in turn comprises three chapters, the first providing an up-to-date summary of research findings about barriers and attainments pertaining to the corresponding population, the second the views of a community college president, and the final chapter offering a range of models and best practices for achieving student success. The analyses--descriptions of cutting edge programs--and recommendations for action will commend this volume to everyone concerned about equity and completion rates in the community college sector, from presidents and senior administrators through faculty and student affairs leaders.
NACCE 2019 keynote speaker, Rodney Walker, is coming out with a new book in 2019. We will hear more from Rodney about his transformative entrepreneurial journey, as well as his new book, in October. You don't want to miss his session, so be sure to save-the-date for our annual conference!
Written by NACCE friend and supporter, Eric W. Liguori, "The Startup Student" is a practical and tactical guide to help students make the most of their college entrepreneurship experience. With over 20 leading thoughts leaders contributing, the book's content is fresh, easy to read, and applicable to any student interested in entrepreneurship. Divided into three separate yet related parts, it is designed to be a resource, a tool, a reference guide, and a source of wisdom for all those brave student souls willing to put their ideas into action in entrepreneurship classrooms around the world.
Liguori also recently co-edited the following:
The third volume of the Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy critically examines past practices, current thinking, and future insights into the ever-expanding world of Entrepreneurship education. Prepared under the auspices of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), this compendium covers a broad range of scholarly, practical, and thoughtful perspectives on a compelling range of entrepreneurship education issues.
NACCE faculty: This may be a great resource for you!
NACCE 2019 video contributor, Principal Michael McGrone, published a book about his life and the hardships he endured and overcame.
"This book is a riveting journey about a young man who grew up in Gary, Indiana. He was able to defy incredible odds to become a school principal, recognized all over the world for his unique approach to education. This book will take you on an emotional journey that will make you angry, laugh, cry and rejoice. Instead of running from the pain of his past, he embraced it and used it to restore hope, rebuild dreams, and save lives. Children from all over the world will understand that no matter what you go through in life, it’s all by divine order to help you reach your destiny. It will help you understand that your life is not a mistake and to trust the process – “God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called."
Principal McGrone is Rodney Walker's mentor and he will be sharing about the impactful work he has done through various mentoring programs with underserved youth. To learn more about his work, please visit www.principalmcgrone.com.
An employee from NACCE member school, Morgan State, creates these apparel items and donates a portion of the profits to the Verizon Innovative Learning mentoring program. Help support this worthy cause by purchasing a t-shirt or sweatshirt!
NACCE member, Clinton E. Day, MBA, AACSB Entrepreneurship Instructor, wrote this six-page, laminated chart which summarizes all 15 methods of evidenced-based, lean startup planning.
"The evidenced-based, idea validation way of planning is the most important change to entrepreneurship in fifty years. It comes out of Silicon Valley where their new internet platform required a different way to do startup than a traditional business plan. This guide, which is the first and only summary of all methods/ strategies, double the chances for startup success. Using Steve Blank's customer development process and a canvas to build a business model, the actual buyers of the product or service (end-users) design the components. Companies like Uber, AirBnB, and Zappos succeeded because of positive feedback from early adopters."
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