ALLIANCE, Ohio — On Wednesday, May 22, the University of Mount Union, in collaboration with the city of Alliance’s business incubator, INCUBOX, hosted nearly 50 Northeast Ohio faculty members for a Faculty Entrepreneurship Integration Workshop.
The workshop featured several activities to help provide teachers with the skills and techniques needed to infuse their curricula with the core concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving. Activities included puzzles, the business model canvas and improvisation.
Participants in the workshop represented 25 educational disciplines from 11 different higher education institutions and high schools, including Baldwin Wallace University, Hiram College, Cleveland State University, Osnaburg Local School District, Louisville City School District, North Canton City Schools, West Branch Local School District, University School in Cleveland, Marlington Local School District and Brown Local Schools.
Through a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in Hudson, Ohio, the cost for all participants was covered as well as the cost for the substitute teachers in their respective classrooms.
Facilitators for the workshop included Dr. Jennifer Bailey, assistant professor of technology and operation management at Babson College, and faculty from Mount Union who have attended symposia at Babson, which is recognized as a leader in higher learning in entrepreneurship education.
To learn more about Entrepreneurship at Mount Union, visit mountunion.edu/entrepreneurship.