Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Business Tonia Warnecke has been selected as a 2016-17 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation “is focused on supporting faculty who are interested in incorporating social innovation and entrepreneurship into new or existing classes and/or proposed projects that serves to deepen knowledge of students interested in the field and faculty impact in the community”.
This three-year faculty fellowship is designed to create an exceptional professional development experience and foster long-lasting relationships between faculty across the Sullivan campus network. Seven faculty representing seven Sullivan schools have been selected as 2016-17 Faculty Fellows.
Warnecke notes that in order to spread social innovation education across campus, a critical challenge is to communicate and subsequently train faculty on the benefits of integrating social innovation pedagogy into classes. Her fellowship project will work on assessing faculty interest for different levels of information and training related to social innovation, developing a framework for the workshops and training, and developing some of the actual training.