Ashoka U Faculty Institute

Thoughts on change

"You can be entrepreneurial even if you don't want to be in business. You can be a social entrepreneur focused on the not-for-profit sector. You can be an agriculture entrepreneur if you want to change how people think about farming. You can be a policy entrepreneur if you want to go into government. The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges."

Steve Case

Ashoka U Faculty Institute at Rollins - February 8-9, 2013Dr. Amel Al Charaakh




Capacity is limited so RSVP now to reserve your seat!


$50 stipends will be offered to the first 25 Rollins faculty who register to attend.


This is a high-level training opportunity available exclusively to members of the Rollins College faculty and a limited number of faculty from partner institutions. The Ashoka U Faculty Institute at Rollins has been made possible through generous grant gifts and valuable partnership with Ashoka U, ACS and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.


The goal of the Ashoka U Faculty Institute is to provide faculty from different disciplines with the skills and resources to integrate social entrepreneurship and ‘changemaking’ into their teaching and research. Modules for the training will include an introduction to social entrepreneurship; teaching social entrepreneurship: pathways and curriculum; social entrepreneurship academic landscape overview; and next step advising. Breakout sessions for next step advising will be designed to accommodate specific ways that social entrepreneurship relates to individual teaching/research, including incorporating it into existing courses and exploring new course pathways, collaborations, and program development.


Friday, February 8 will be a full day of training (9am-5pm) with optional advisory sessions throughout the day on Saturday, February 9 (9am-noon will focus on developing a program and 1-5pm will host individual curriculum advisory sessions). All meals and training material will be provided at no cost to participants.


Please RSVP to Chrissy Garton at to confirm your participation or with any questions.