In June 2012, the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosted its first annual forum on social entrepreneurship in the liberal arts at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus. In June 2013, staff and faculty from 31 colleges and universities gathered for four days to discuss goals for transforming their institutions. From June 10-13, 2013 the center hosted its second forum titled Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts: What’s Working and What Isn’t? The focus of this forum was to discuss lessons learned and was an opportunity for institutions to learn from one another’s best practices. Save the date for the 2014 June Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts: June 9-12, 2014.
To learn more about Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus in Vermont, please explore the Bread Loaf School of English website.
Making Good, Billy Parish and Dev Aujla
“Only Connect…” The Goals of A Liberal Arts Education, William Cronan
Social Entrepreneurship is Bringing Purpose to Higher Education, by Robin Pendoley
Thoughts and Constructive Comments from Participants in the 2013 June Forum
“I came without expectations and was delighted by what I found: a welcoming/respectful/creative environment.”
“The combination of sharing experiences and opportunity for reflection and discussion was excellent. In addition, the open atmosphere encouraged sharing of ideas in a very productive way.”
“Students- every one of them, were articulate and open and provided the necessary perspective and reminder of why we’re doing this work.”
“It was so fascinating to lean about the questions Jon and his team are asking. I truly believe addressing questions of assessment is crucial to advancing our work at this time and this offered a good framework for thinking about what’s possible.”
“Great opportunity to connect and layer conversations. I deeply appreciated the space to explore, learn and listen from others.”