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Coleman Fellowship

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Coleman Fellowships
Request for Proposals
2012-2013
Due Date: June 22, 2012

The Coleman Foundation and the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are pleased to announce opportunities for California State University, Fresno faculty to apply for Coleman Fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Coleman Fellowships offer a two semester stipend to faculty to support the development of curricula incorporating elements of entrepreneurship into an existing course or for the creation of a new course with entrepreneurial content in their academic discipline. Of particular interest are proposals that seek to develop curricula in non-traditional areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. Faculties from all disciplines on campus are eligible for a Coleman Fellowship.

Awards will go to proposals that clearly demonstrate how entrepreneurship can be integrated into a discipline and provide relevant learning to students. In addition, courses taught by Coleman Fellows serve as "electives" for over 150 students currently pursuing a degree in entrepreneurship in the Craig School of Business.

Proposals that have a high probability for multi-year offerings will receive the highest priority for funding.

Two Coleman Fellowship awards will be awarded in the 2012-2013 academic year. Stipends are $5000 for the year, with a $2000 allocation made at the end of the Fall semester and a $3000 allocation made at the end of the Spring semester.

In addition, awardees will be required to attend the Coleman Fellows Workshop held in Chicago, Illinois on November 1, 2012 (www.colemanfellows.com). Over 100 Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines from universities across the United States are currently engaged in this program. (Note change to Chicago, dates, and the removal of the February meeting).

The Awardees will be expected to develop the course during Fall 2012 with delivery of the course in Spring 2013. In some instances, course delivery in Fall 2013 can be acceptable.

Applications for the Coleman Fellowships will be received up to June 22, 2012 with announcements of awards by July 13, 2012. The application should include the following information:

  • Description of the proposed course restricted to 250 words or less;
  • List of learning objectives for the course;
  • How entrepreneurship will be incorporated into the course topic;
  • Statement on how the course will be sustained as an offering beyond the 2012-13 year;
  • Three page c.v.;
  • Letter of support from your department Chair and Dean. The letter should clearly state that the College, School or Department is supportive of incorporating the course into the curricula.

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In addition, the Lyles Center hosts a monthly workshop with new and past Coleman Fellows to discuss course work, programs, and exchange ideas. Coleman Fellows are expected to attend and contribute. A Certificate in Innovation is currently being pursued which would incorporate Coleman Fellow courses.

2005-2006 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
James Mullooly, Applied Anthropology of Entrepreneurship
Lynn Forsthye, Law for Entrepreneurs
Kurt Madden, Social Entrepreneurship

2006-2007 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
Betsy Hays, Public Relations Entrepreneurship
Chung Hoon Lee, Mems and Nanotechnology for Entrepreneurs
Tomaz Wielicki and Rafael Solis, Project Management for Entrepreneurs
Miles Ishigaki, Music for Entrepreneurs

2007-2008 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
Corey Whitehead and Don Priest, Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Digital Distribution of Media
Klaus Tenbergen, Entrepreneurship for the Food Industry
Reza Raeisi, Engineering Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

2008-2009 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
Lizhu Davis, Fashion Entrepreneurship
Henry Delcore, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Entrepreneurship Education in Engineering, Social Science and Business
Dave Goorahoo, Organic Farming for Entrepreneurs

2009-2010 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
He Yan Beal, Entrepreneurship in International Retailing
Matthew Jendian and Don Simmons, Entrepreneurial Approaches to Sustainable Community Partnerships

2010-2011 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
Mohan Dangi, Introduction to Environmental Entrepreneurship
A. Sameh El Kharbawy, Design Internship: Opportunities for Innovation, Service-Learning and Social Enterprise

2011-2012 Coleman Fellow Awardees:
Andrew Hansz, Real Estate Principles for Entrepreneurs
Florence Cassel, Soil and Water Managemente
Elisa Valdez, Floral Design

Current Colemen Fellows

Florence Cassels Florence Cassel                                                    
Adjunct Professor
Agriculture
fcasselss@csufresno.edu

 

                                                     Mohan Dangi                                                        
Assistant Professor
Geography
mdangi@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Lizhu Davis                                                           
Assistant Professor
Fashion Design
lidavis@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Henry Delcore                                                     
Associate Professor
Anthropology
hdelcore@csufresno.edu

 

                                                     A. Sameh El Kharbawy                                    
Professor
Art and Design
aelkharbawy@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Lynn Forsythe                                                     
Professor
Business Law
lynnf@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Dave Goorahoo                                                       
Associate Professor
Agriculture
dgooraho@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Andrew Hansz                                                           
Professor
Real Estate
ahansz@gmail.com

 

Florence Cassels Betsy Hays                                                             
Assistant Professor
Mass Communications and Journalism
betsyhays@sbcglobal.net

 

Florence Cassels James Mullooley                                                    
Associate Professor
Anthropology
jmullooly@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      The Nguyen                                                               
Assistant Professor
Engineering
then@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Reza Raeisi                                                            
Assistant Professor
Engineering
rraeisi@csufresno.edu

 

                                                    Craig Scharton                                                     
Lecturer
Entrepreneurship
craig@peevespub.com

 

                                                      Fariborz Tehrani                                                     
Assistant Professor
Engineering
ftehrani@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Elisa Valdez                                                      
Lecturer
Agriculture
evaldez@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Corey Whitehead                                               
Associate Professor
Music
cwhitehead@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Tomas Wielicki                                                   
Professor
Information Systems
tomaszw@csufresno.edu

 

                                                      Manoochehr Zoghi                                            
Professor
Engineering

mzoghi@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Richard Wanjema                                                   
Assistant Professor
Design
rwanjema@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Wei Wu                                                       
Assistant Professor
Engineering
weiwu@csufresno.edu

 

Florence Cassels Hongwei Dong                                         
Assistant Professor
Geography
hdong@csufresno.edu