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Last approved: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:07:03 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:06:59 GMT

Informational Item
Spring 2023
Undergraduate and Graduate
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies
Management and Marketing
Sanders College of Business and Technology
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
The College of Business and Technology proposes to create the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies. The Center will provide resources and expertise at a centralized location for students and faculty to collaborate toward the goal of starting a business or commercializing their innovations. The Center will be open to all UNA students interested in starting or growing a business.

The Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, faculty colleagues, and willing community collaborators have already created an ecosystem to support this effort (further details in attachment).

The Center will focus on accelerating a student’s ability to recognize business opportunities and develop problem solving skills to create unique solutions with commercialization potential. Students will gain experience in enterprise formation and venture funding, an invaluable skill in today’s economy. In conjunction with the new undergraduate BBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree, the Center will provide students and faculty a formal space to conduct experiential learning related to innovation and entrepreneurial studies.

The Center supports the mission of both the University and the College. As shown in the funding, budget, and staffing section of the attachment, no additional funds will be needed from the University to create this Center.

The Center’s objectives are as follows:
• Leverage resources to enable students to pursue innovative ideas and potential commercialization
• Improve the growth of the local economy through new business creation
• Publish and present the work of the Center in appropriate academic forums
• Train students in real-world applications of recognition of business opportunities
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:07:55 GMT): Approved by COAD on 11-22-22.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:06:59 GMT): Reviewed by AAEM Committee on 12-1-22; Board of Trustees on 12-2-22.
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