Faculty Support for Entrepreneurship

Innovation FundEntrepreneurship Experiential Education Program

Faculty Support

A Case for Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economy. Today’s corporate conglomerates were started by men and women with innovative – even outlandish – ideas who had the dedication to make their new ventures thrive.

Today, our nation’s ability to thrive in a global economy depends on our having a well-educated population equipped with:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Orientation towards citizenship
  • Readiness for work
  • Respect for diversity 
  • Broad intellectual knowledge …..

While there are many ways to achieve these objectives, The Kauffman Panel Report on Entrepreneurship Curriculum in Higher Education suggests four reasons to consider entrepreneurship as a key pedagogy for teaching these skills. 

  • Entrepreneurship is critical to understanding and succeeding in the contemporary global economy. 
  • Entrepreneurship is already an expanding area of American college learning. 
  • Entrepreneurship is becoming a basic part of what college/universities themselves do. 
  • Entrepreneurship meets many of the goals of a quality American education.

In recognition of the significance of entrepreneurship to our economy, Lorain County Community College conceived of and launched the Innovation Fund of the LCCC Foundation. This fund makes grants to technology business "start-ups" who in return provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to experience firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. 

It is our hope that this program will help you incorporate entrepreneurism into your course curriculum, regardless of its topic or field of study, because the whole notion of entrepreneurism is critical in any work environment today. 

Faculty Support

To support this important initiative, faculty are encouraged to incorporate entrepreneurship education and experiential learning opportunities into their coursework. 

Connecting to Entrepreneurs
To connect with the Innovation Fund Entrepreneurs and other emerging high-growth businesses, or talk with someone about how to get started please contact Linda Telzrow, Innovation Fund Experiential and Work-Based Learning Specialist at ltelzrow@lorainccc.edu or call 440-366-7665.

 

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Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for summer semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours