GW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Council
The GW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Council (IELC) is the community of GW faculty and staff who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The IELC's efforts are intended to promote the entrepreneurial mindset as one way to think, learn and succeed for all GW students regardless of major. One key initiative of the IELC is to support the creation of courses in innovation and entrepreneurship across the curriculum at GW in order to provide students with multiple pathways to engage, apply and expand innovation, design and entrepreneurship in ways that support their personal level of interest and career aspirations.
The members of the IELC convene regularly to share syllabi, courseware, best practices and other resources in order to accelerate the integration of more course content on innovation and entrepreneurship into the curriculum across GW.
All GW faculty members who teach (or want to teach) one or more courses in innovation and entrepreneurship would be eligible for inclusion on the GW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Council.
GW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Council members must be willing to
- share course syllabi and best practices across GW,
- attend meetings of the Council,
- give advice and counsel on the GWSB Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Minor,
- promote I&E courses, especially the CIE Minor, at GW.
Meetings are held at least once a semester in fall and spring.
Sharing at meetings typically includes information about available resources and programs at GW, available programs and resources outside GW (e.g., 1776, HeyDay, Building Momentum), news and events, best practices, and programs at GW.
Meetings are typically structured as working sessions where one or more Council members would lead a workshop or other form of educational experience.
Faculty members who wish to join the GW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Council should contact [email protected].