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Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset Across the Curriculum (Workshop)

Learn about how to incorporate entrepreneurship skills across the curriculum with the new JMU Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship.

Thursday, January 30, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Student Succes Center
Friday, January 31, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Rose Library

Whether it’s through creative problem solving, working collectively, project-based learning or exposing students to successful professionals in your field – you may already be incorporating entrepreneurial ideals into your course work without even realizing it. 

Now the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship wants to financially support you to do even more. You heard that right. We want to provide funding. That means $$$.  As part of JMU’s vision to be the national model for the engaged university, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship will support faculty who are drawn to integrating an entrepreneurial mindset across the JMU ecosystem.  

Entrepreneurship activities can focus on social, civic, and/or for-profit ventures. Entrepreneurial thinking requires critical thinking skills and leads to opportunity recognition. Harvard Business School Professor Howard Stevenson coined this definition of entrepreneurship over 40 years ago: 

“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.”  

Now faculty will receive the resources to promote entrepreneurship at JMU.   Funds can used to secure speakers, or facilities, field trips or materials.   

Through our 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn what entrepreneurship looks like in an academic setting (it might not be what you think!). Afterwards, we hope you’ll embrace the entrepreneurial mindset in your classroom, helping your student’s take their academic ventures and future careers to exciting, new levels.

Faculty who complete the workshop are eligible to apply for the GCFE Entrepreneurship Faculty Development Grants. This will be a rolling application and monetary gifts will be determined on a case by case basis.

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