Entrepreneurship: Turning Ideas into

Report
Edmund S. Coale, III, Board Chair
Kevin J. Doyle, Trustee
Dr. Kathleen Hetherington, President
Howard Community College
Columbia, Maryland
Introduction to Howard Community College
How it all began
Where we are today
Future plans and goals
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Located in Columbia, MD
Midway between
Baltimore, MD &
Washington, DC
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Howard County ranked Top 10 “Best Places to
Live in America” (Money Magazine)
Best Places to Raise a Family (Forbes
Magazine)
“2nd Most Technologically Advanced County”
in the nation (USA Today)
Over 95% have high school degrees, and
about 60% have a bachelor’s degree or higher
(United States Census Bureau, 2008-2012)
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Focused on Protecting Environment and
Creating a Healthier Community and Paving
the Way for Advancements in Technology and
Economic Development
Doors opened in 1970
Student: faculty ratio of 18.9
177 full-time faculty; 553 part-time credit faculty; 112
part-time noncredit faculty, 452 nonteaching staff
7,537 classes offered at HCC for academic year 20132014
34 transfer patterns (programs of study) and 25 career
patterns (certificates)
$108,490,934 fiscal year 2014 unrestricted budget
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Fiscal Year 2014
Credit Enrollment:
14,538 (unduplicated) headcount
7,679 total FTE
From 2009-14, credit FTE enrollment increased 31 percent
Non-Credit Enrollment:
15,735 (unduplicated) headcount
1,715 total FTE
From 2009-14, noncredit FTE enrollment decreased by five percent
Over 1,435 international citizens from 106 different countries
are represented in HCC’s student body
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Seven members who are appointed by the Governor of
Maryland for a renewable six-year term.
The board provides strategic direction to the college and, among
a broad range of responsibilities, ensures accountability,
approves new academic patterns, appoints the president, set
faculty and staff salaries, and approves the annual budget.
Since the board provides strategic direction, the board’s
characteristics and values help to shape the institution.
The entrepreneurial nature of HCC’s board of trustees has had a
profound impact on the faculty and staff of the college and
shaped them to be innovators and calculated risk takers.
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Community involvement
Board endorsement
Faculty and staff innovation
Student interest and commitment
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Recommendations included:
Establishing a curriculum that
endows all graduates with a
core set of identifiable
entrepreneurial skills
Identifying various audiences
to be served and design
alternative curricula
accordingly
Adding a major in
entrepreneurship that draws
focus to HCC’s commitment to
entrepreneurship
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Mission: To bring holistic entrepreneurial
education and business growth to Howard
County.
Vision: Opportunities for innovative
business ideas are born and fostered here in
Howard County, while the reach of those
businesses extends as far as the
entrepreneur’s imagination.
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Located within the Business & Computers
Systems Division
Oversight by an associate dean, staffed
with one full-time faculty member who
runs the program, and administrative
support from the division office.
Part-time faculty are hired as appropriate
based on program growth.
Currently there is a team of 15 volunteer
coaches, industry experts, and mentors.
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AA
AAS
Certificate
Letter of Recognition
ENTR 101 – Entrepreneur & Creativity
ENTR 112 – Introduction to Innovation
ENTR 120 – Entrepreneur in Practice
ENTR 210 – Developing Business
Opportunities and Plans
ENTR 225 – Social Entrepreneurship
Transfer to
University of Baltimore
& Babson College
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New Business
Start-up
Individualized Program
ENTR 102 – 103
Assessment & Coaching
Business Launch
Classes are designed to meet
student needs and may
include experiential learning,
mentoring, and team project
work.
In addition to face-to-face
classes, individualized
courses are customized for
the unique needs of
individual entrepreneurs.
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Entrepreneurs receive oneto-one guidance and support
from a business coach.
The coach is a partner who
provides resource
coordination, motivation, and
accountability.
Coaches are experts in their
fields from the community
and local businesses.
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Business space is
available for students
and includes basic office
equipment, meeting
space, and a
collaborative
environment.
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•A web presence is a definite must!
www.howardcc.edu/cebe
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• Community event held
twice annually
• Rocket Marketing
Click Here to see a Rocket Marketing
Student’s Pitch Presentation
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In fall 2014, 25 noncredit courses were offered
in entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Courses range from basic entrepreneurship to
creating a business plan to making money on
the internet to accounting to social media and
more.
Noncredit entrepreneurship courses are offered
primarily at HCC’s Ecker Business Center,
located in Howard County’s business/industrial
hub.
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College Program Success
Student Success
Community Success
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Approximately 250 entrepreneurs have used the services of
the individualized coaching program since its inception five
years ago.
More than 40 that we know of are currently running
successful business outside of the CEBE.
Fifteen businesses are currently being run through the
CEBE.
This semester, 200 students have enrolled in
entrepreneurship classes. 70 have declared themselves as
degree or certificate students.
Over 1,700 students have taken the Entrepreneurship and
Creativity class since it was launched 11 years ago.
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Bellwether Finalist 2012, A Holistic Approach to
Entrepreneurial Education
Entrepreneurial College President Award, 2012,
National Association for Community College
Entrepreneurship
Accreditation Educational Services (AES)
candidacy approved and accreditation is in
progress
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Continue to grow enrollment
Foster new partnerships with business for
coaches and sponsors
Expand partnership with the Maryland Center
for Entrepreneurship, which is relocated
adjacent to the college
Explore new or enhanced articulation and
transfer opportunities
Complete accreditation process
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Contact Information:
President Kathleen Hetherington, Ed.D.
443-518-1820
[email protected]
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