Tony Brown to Present at 2012 Jon C. Dalton Conference on College Student Values

On February 2, 2012, Tony Brown, will present his social entrepreneurship pedagogy to university educators and administrators at the 2012 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values.

The Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values is an annual conference for student affairs professionals, educators, campus ministers, and graduate and undergraduate students interested in character development in college students.

The title of the session is: “Student Social Entrepreneurship: Academic Courses and Co-Curricular Support That Focus on the Creation of Sustainable Social Initiatives.” The experience will include a live exercise in creating a specific social entrepreneurship idea; an outline of the ELI social entrepreneurship course design, theory of change, and pedagogy; and data, lessons learned, and remaining questions.

Tony Brown has taught his social entrepreneurship course, PPS144s, for eleven semesters. Over 175 students have produced 58 social entrepreneurship projects intended to address important community and University needs and provide students significant personal educational experiences. While there are important lessons learned in projects never successfully launched and sustained, the feeling of empowerment and personal learning from projects with significant impact is often a signature experience in a student’s education. Of the 58 projects, 48% are considered “success stories” and 34% are still active initiatives today.