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Last approved: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:58:46 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:58:46 GMT

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Change Type
Major
EI (Entrepreneurship Initiative)
100
032436
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village
AEV Course
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
University Studies Course (24UC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Jennifer Capps
Senior Lecturer / Director of Academic Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3015YesN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
R: Albright Entrepreneurs Village residents
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Course involves active discussion about current events, case studies and assigned reading to evaluate strategies needed to think like an entrepreneur. Our students will think critically and apply basic skills needed when joining or forming teams to launch ideas or ventures. This course will host only residents of the Albright Entrepreneurs Village to discuss these ideas and build upon the living and learning community's learning outcomes.

There is currently no course offering for the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, so this course was developed at the request of our residents.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementLewis SheatsWaiting for reply. Original request sent Jan 14, 2017.
Division of Academic and Student AffairsGary BeckmanSee Document Below
Division of Academic and Student AffairsKathryn BrownSee Document Below
College of Humanities and Social SciencesElizabeth BenefieldWaiting for reply. Original request sent Jan 14, 2017.
No additional resources required.

This course is designed for students in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village who are learning to adopt key behaviors to help them recognize opportunities and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to address problems. This course will be held each week. Students will learn about entrepreneurship in relation to their participation in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village. Students will take part in activities, discussions and reflections that will help them grow as an entrepreneurial thinker and begin to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, in relation to their participation in the village.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:



  • Identify and discuss current events as identified through events, activities and opportunities provided by the Albright Entrepreneurs Village and evaluate the impact of these current events on the entrepreneurial community.

  • Recognize strategies to think like an entrepreneur and apply these strategies to their daily lives through events, activities and opportunities provided by the Albright Entrepreneurs Village

  • Evaluate skills that are necessary to join or build startup teams and synthesize that data for application to their entrepreneurial ventures through events, activities and opportunities provided by the Albright Entrepreneurs Village


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment45.5%Self-Assessments and Reflection Assignments, Final Exam
presentation22%Team-based projects and presentations
Participation30%Course engagement
Quizzes2.5%Syllabus Quiz
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction: What is Entrepreneurship, Pains and Problems, AEV ExperiencesWeek 1- Icebreaker Activity: Paper Airplanes
- Recognizing Pains and Problems Prezi (15 minutes)
- Discuss pains and problems as opportunities, where to start
- What You Bring to the Table with the Village / Networking Activity
Speaker Week with EI FellowsWeek 2- Warm up Activity: Work in groups to create bank of questions for speakers
- Intro current EI fellows as resource and talk about pain point for startup and how they got started. Lessons learned? Advice?
- Q&A for 15 minutes with entrepreneurs
Homework: Create a Personal SWOT (handout in playbook)
Book Discussion & TED TalkWeek 3 Pre-work: Be prepared with questions and discussion from Insight Out (chapters 1 - 3)
- Flipped classroom approach for student-led discussions (hosted by CD, HH, or VM)
- Watch TED Talk: The First Step in Design is… Noticing!
- Discuss opportunities coming up with the Albright Entrepreneurs Village
- Homework: Form teams (no more than 3 people)
- Homework: Pains and problems activity (handout in playbook)
Field Experience: Visit an EntrepreneurWeek 4Homework: Moodle Post / Reflection on e-ship lessons
- Time out of the classroom to visit a business, meet an entrepreneur and identify how local companies are solving pain / problems
- Article: Women’s Boxing Gear
Activity, Lecture / Discussion on Researching Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesWeek 5- Discussion of where good ideas come from, review examples of past CD short videos of EI 201
- Activity: Work in groups to create research questions for company example in small groups (Drybar, OrderUp, or Morgan Street Food Hall). Focus on how to ask good questions.
- Discuss strategies for getting out and meeting customers: where would you go, based on industries?
- Relate topics in entrepreneurship to current events in wrap-up discussion
- Homework: Report your industry focus
Homework: Research Planning & Questions to learn more about industry of interest
Speaker Week with EntrepreneurWeek 6- Host more established startup to talk about challenges and milestones over first 1-3 years of growth
- Preview upcoming Albright Entrepreneurs Village events and opportunities
Book Discussion & TED TalkWeek 7 Homework: Be prepared with questions and discussion from reading
- Chapters 4 - 6 from Insight Out
- Flipped classroom approach for student-led discussions (hosted by CD, HH, or VM)
- TED Talk: What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection
Field Experience: Talk with Entrepreneur, Company on Pains and ProblemsWeek 8Homework: Moodle Post / Reflection on e-ship lessons
- Time out of the classroom to visit a business, meet an entrepreneur and identify how local companies are solving pain / problems
Activity, Lecture, Discussion on Making ConnectionsWeek 9- Discuss personal branding & importance of networking
- Review how to evaluate your personal brand
- Discuss upcoming Albright Entrepreneurs Village events and opportunities
- Updates on progress with each group’s research (2 minutes each)
Homework: Personal Brand Inventory
Speaker Week with EntrepreneurWeek 10Homework: Reflection on speaker series
- Host more established startup to talk about how to build and lead teams through growth
- Resources to seek out when you want to start a business
- Q&A for 15 minutes with entrepreneurs
Book Discussion & TED TalkWeek 11Homework: Be prepared with questions and discussion from reading
- Flipped classroom approach for student-led discussions (hosted by CD, HH, or VM)
- Discussing Reading for Insight Out (Chapters 7 – 10)
- TED Talk: David Kelley on How to Build Creative Confidence
Field Experience: Talk with Entrepreneurs and Industry ExpertsWeek 12 Homework: Moodle Post / Reflection on e-ship lessons
- Time out of the classroom to visit a business, meet an entrepreneur and identify how local companies are solving pain / problems
Team Presentations on E-ship Next StepsWeek 13Homework / Pre-work: Create Pitch Deck for Industry of Interest,
Problems Discovered, and Next Steps
Speaker Week with EntrepreneurWeek 14Homework: Reflection on speaker series
- Host panel of speakers from Think House; students to use their question banks
- Discuss upcoming Albright Entrepreneurs Village events and opportunities
Team Presentations on E-ship Next StepsWeek 15Homework / Pre-work: Create Pitch Deck for Industry of Interest,
Problems Discovered, and Next Steps
Networking Luncheon with Fellows, EI Team, VIPsWeek 16- Catered luncheon ask in-depth questions of community guests
- Preview spring semester in the Village, book circle opportunity and how to be more involved

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