The Power of Human Potential

February 15, 2017

  Human potential is one of our world’s greatest untapped resources. If we can help individuals reach new heights through the knowledge and practice of an entrepreneurial mindset, we will help move our world closer to a consistent state of human flourishing.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Student Completion, Student Engagement

NACCE Members Embrace Student Success Campaign

October 25, 2016

In this NACCE Community College Entrepreneurship Journal Article, former President Bree Langemo shares how community colleges across the United States are embracing the entrepreneurial mindset as a means to student success.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Student Success

May 31, 2016

Student engagement is a growing challenge for many community colleges as funding models shift from access to completion. Meanwhile, as the skills gap widens, employers are increasingly demanding a workforce with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. The key to meeting these complex challenges is to equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

Hope: A New Strategy for Student Success

April 1, 2016

Recent Gallup research indicates that hope is a better predictor of academic achievement than intelligence, personality, previous academic success, ACT or SAT scores. And, according to Shane Lopez, Ph.D., senior scientist and research director at Gallup, hopeful students graduate at higher rates than non-hopeful students.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Human Potential, Student Engagement, Student Success

Advancing Student Success, Together

February 15, 2016

Employers are increasingly demanding an innovative and entrepreneurial workforce with critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and other entrepreneurial skills. Seventy-seven percent of employers report that these soft skills are as important as technical skills. Funding models for higher education are now shifting their focus from college access to completion, therefore creating an urgent need…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

Entrepreneurship Education Reimagined

August 31, 2015

Originally posted on the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) blog on August 28, 2015. In today’s highly dynamic, interconnected world, the need to encourage and support entrepreneurial thinking at all levels of society including public, private and non-profit sectors is rapidly becoming a global imperative. Policy makers from the White House to the World Economic…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Flourishing, Redefining Entrepreneurship

Framing the Brain for Learning

August 7, 2015

For an educator, the gold standard of learning is  getting students to a point where the learning is happening effortlessly and eagerly. And, that is the value of storytelling. It makes the brain more receptive to comprehension and retention, leading to better learning outcomes. Storytelling helps frame the brain for learning.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning

First Year Student Success Course: The Home for Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

February 15, 2015

If community colleges equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey, students will be more engaged and take ownership of their own success, academically and beyond. Hence, the best home for an entrepreneurial mindset education is within a first-year student success course where there is significant evidence of a large-scale…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

“Entrepreneurial Mindset” Bolsters Inventive Entrepreneur

February 12, 2014

Entrepreneur John Wesley Davolt, of Independence, Kansas, was well into the product development phase when he decided to take the “Entrepreneurial Mindset” course at Independence Community College (ICC) in the fall of 2012. The new course, taught by well-known Independence business advisor and academic Jim Correll, is rooted in the Ice House Entrepreneurship curriculum, which…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education

Students Gain From Building the Entrepreneurship Mindset

October 15, 2014

At community colleges across the country, the academic tradition of relying on lectures to dispense knowledge is being displaced by engaging students in activities designed to help them discover knowledge through real-life experiences. Nowhere is this shift in the education approach more evident than at NACCE member colleges, where faculty are using exciting new ways to bring…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Student Engagement, Student Success