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Experiential Classroom

We are excited to offer NACCE members an exciting scholarship opportunity to attend the Experiential Classroom in September. These scholarships are open to faculty and administrators from community colleges. The scholarships are limited so please act quickly.

For more information please follow the links below.

These scholarships are based on financial need. They are awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

In these difficult times, universities face a vexing challenge in developing their entrepreneurship programs. There are significant difficulties in staffing courses, especially as student demand continues to grow, but also in ensuring the quality, rigor, and substance of these courses. Schools are scrambling to find qualified faculty to design and deliver a growing range of entrepreneurship courses. Individuals from disciplines both inside and outside the business school are getting involved, with a growing reliance on adjuncts and entrepreneurs.

Many of these individuals lack exposure to the best practices in the entrepreneurship classroom. Some know little of the core content of an entrepreneurship course, or are less familiar with the use of cases, business plans, field projects and related teaching tools. Others are uncertain in terms of how to build a curriculum and program in entrepreneurship. Some have had little exposure to the organization of the entrepreneurship classroom.

To address these needs, twelve years ago we created The Experiential Classroom, a rigorous clinic to help faculty new to entrepreneurship. Our first eleven offerings received outstanding reviews (let us know if you would like to talk to previous delegates!). The clinic lasts three days, and is delivered by some of the top entrepreneurship educators in the world. It is a content rich program, and introduces a number of highly effective, state-of-the-art approaches to the teaching of entrepreneurship.

The Experiential Classroom XII will be offered at Oklahoma State University from September 22-25, 2011. We encourage you to apply or nominate others to apply. These could include faculty members who are re-tooling so that they can teach entrepreneurship, new faculty members, or entrepreneurs and adjuncts who want to come back to the classroom. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to sixty delegates. While the tuition is $1700 per delegate, we have a limited number of partial scholarships funded by the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship. These are awarded based on need and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Clinic itself fills up quickly as we limit the size.

Information and application forms can be found at:

NACCE members, when you get to the final question on the application, which asks if they are applying for a scholarship, they should just write "I am a member of NACCE, and am applying for one of the NACCE Scholarships".

Questions? Please call Michael at (405) 744-5357 or Crystal at (405) 744-3325.

Michael H. Morris, Ph.D.
Professor and N. Malone Mitchell Chair
Head, School of Entrepreneurship
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
ph: (405) 744-5357

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