Daniels Hosts the Aspen Institute’s Undergraduate Business Education Consortium

March 22, 2013

Daniel Connolly

Dr. Dan Connolly presented the changes that Daniels recently made to improve our Undergraduate Programs.

In early March 2013, the Daniels College of Business hosted the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium, a summit created by the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. The Consortium’s first convening was in March 2012, hosted by George Washington University’s School of Business. At the second convening, Daniels joined 29 other colleges and universities to share curricular and co-curricular ideas to tie the liberal arts and business training together in ways that resonate for students and employers. Participating institutions included Georgetown University, New York University, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia, among others. The Consortium also engaged each institution in a pilot project to further integrate liberal learning into business education.

Dr. Stephen Haag of the Department of Business Information and Analytics presented on Gateway to Business, a first-year business course that piloted at Daniels in spring 2012, and Dr. Jim O’Toole of the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies presented a sample of his teaching practices. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dan Connolly and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Programs Daniel Garza also presented.

The Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium was funded by the Teagle Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York and convened in partnership with the authors of Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession.