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1 Discover AchieveSucceed The Trifecta of Using Real World Projects Dr. Michael J. Harrison Assistant Professor Framingham State University Welcome!

2 Discover AchieveSucceed Student Population Founded 1839 Located 18 miles West of Boston First Business Degree 1987 ~ 4000 Undergraduate Students ~ 2000 Graduates Students Undergraduates: ~ 50/50 spilt of on-campus and commuter students

3 Discover AchieveSucceed Notable Alumni Olivia A. Davidson, co-founder of the Tuskegee Institute and wife of Booker T. Washington Rebecca Pennell, the first woman college professor in the United States, and niece of Horace Mann. Charlotte Champe Stearns, mother of T.S. Eliot. Christa McAuliffe (Class of 1970), the First Teacher in Space Program. Ruth Graves Wakefield, inventor of the chocolate chip cookie University Background

4 Discover AchieveSucceed Economics & Business Department Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Economics and Business Administration is to provide students with a high quality education; prepare students for employment or graduate study in economics or business; and prepare students for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestic and world-wide. Now Largest Department on Campus -680 Students: 640 Business: 40 Economics

5 Discover AchieveSucceed Real World Projects Using Varsity Sports Teams NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S SPORTSWOMEN’S SPORTS Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross CountryField Hockey Football Lacrosse Ice Hockey Soccer SoccerSoftball Volleyball

6 Discover AchieveSucceed The Trifecta Student Learning Greater Sense of Community Teachable Moments

7 Discover AchieveSucceed Student Sentiment ImportantUnimportant BoringInteresting Relevant Irrelevant ExcitingUnexciting Means NothingMeans Something Appealing Unappealing FascinatingMundane WorthlessValuable InvolvingUninvolving Not neededNeeded

8 Discover AchieveSucceed Student Sentiment-Continued I learned more through completing my real-world project 82% of students agree (32% Strongly Agree 55% Agree 14% Neither Agree nor Disagree) I am more satisfied with a course that includes a real-world project 95% of students agree (27% Strongly Agree 68% Agree 5% Neither Agree nor Disagree) Professors at this school use real world projects in their courses 0% of students agree (14% Strongly Disagree 54% Disagree 32% Neither Agree nor Disagree)

9 Discover AchieveSucceed Teachable Moments Hockey Team Marketing Event -Flyers -Original Promotional Event Rule Violation -Recovery with Tremendous Success Basketball Team Fund Raiser -Process Failure -Potential NCAA Rules Violation Student Reaction and Presentations

10 Discover AchieveSucceed What’s Changed?

11 Discover AchieveSucceed Discussion & Questions

12 Discover AchieveSucceed


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