As an artist, Greg Bailey makes work that functions for him as his most direct and honest response possible to the world around him. Bailey’s use of metaphor relates his work both personally and universally. He uses a range of technical, conceptual, and expressive aspects in his work. His work combines narratives and contemporary theory; it engages in political, social and cultural awareness and commentary, utilizing elements of wit, humor, irony, and visual aesthetic.
At its core, entrepreneurship is about creating value by inventing things to address necessities. In this way, it is about designing something for a target group (market). But entrepreneurial intervention is fundamentally about people—who’s doing the entrepreneurship and to whom it is being done. Entrepreneurship offers students intangible growth in learning how to empathize with others, including those from very different backgrounds, to address a social issue in a flexible, adaptable and context-relevant way.
Students in this Pathway will gain an understanding of entrepreneurial theory as it applies across multiple fields of inquiry, emphasizing connections to creativity and innovation. They will gain a familiarity with past and present applications of entrepreneurial theory and develop entrepreneurial problem-solving skills that enable them to identify a problem or need, articulate a model for addressing this concern, and generate an ongoing sustainable solution. Students will also locate their problem-solving skills in the context of the communities in which they live and weigh the value of their efforts with regard to ethics and sustainability.
Cheryl obtained her bachelor of arts in history from Connecticut College and has been in career services since 1994. In addition to experience in employer relations and program development and management, Cheryl acts as the pre-law and pre-business adviser, liaison to the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA), and oversees the CamelLink development and management.
Christine Chung teaches Introduction to Computer Science and Problem Solving, Topics in Algorithmic Game Theory, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Data Structures and Research Seminar.
S. James Lee's research interests are concentrated on computer graphics and visualization for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual reality environments, autonomous interactive characters, and museum installations.
Noel serves as both the Dean of Academic Support and the Director of the Academic Resource Center. As dean, he oversees the Academic Resource Center, writing center, student accessibility services, and the career office. Noel serves as a liaison between the Dean of the College and faculty regarding areas that have to do with student academic success. Earning his doctorate in clinical, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, Noel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously worked as class dean at Wesleyan University.
Yongjin Park's short-term research interest is to understand and explain the social inequalities, especially income inequality and disadvantages of the poor, in a credit market. Park teaches the following: Core courses: Financial Markets and Institutions, Econometrics I; upper-level courses: Corporate Finance, Economics of Conflict and Cooperation Seminar.
Dale Wilson has composed and arranged music for a variety of media, including string orchestra, big band, wind ensemble, jazz chorus, Chinese instrumental ensemble, and pop ensembles. As an ethnomusicologist, Wilson’s principal areas of research are: Guangdong ritual and ritual music; the interpenetration of opera and ritual; and Southeast Chinese perspectives on migration and transnationalism.
In her work, Andrea Wollensak combines new media technology and traditional design and fabrication to explore the convergence of place, identity, and history through site-based artwork. Specific themes in her work include community, environment, surveillance and memory, which she adapts to a range of artistic forms including audio/video and interactive installations, data visualization and 3-D printed forms.
The Thematic Inquiry course will provide the foundation for the Entrepreneurship Pathway. Students will explore theory and methods of entrepreneurship, research different business models, hear from alumni speakers and create a personal brand. Students will learn about ideation and the creative process, research and development and financing entrepreneurial ventures, as well as how to present at each point in the process.
This course will also include a three-hour lab component, facilitated by a guest lecturer or Connecticut College professor with expertise specific to the topic of the lab. For example, alumni startup founders might speak one week about their experiences and challenges and lead a case study.
All students in the Pathway will complete at least three Curricular Itinerary courses, based on their specific interests and animating questions. The following courses have been approved in advance by the core faculty of the Pathway. Students may also petition to have additional courses counted toward the Curricular Itinerary, as appropriate.
Global-Local Engagement (Some Potential Settings and Activities)
Options include School for International Training programs, a SATA program in the developing world, or an immersive experience in different types of economies.
Students may complete internships related to their questions, especially those in venture capital and start-ups, small theater/ dance companies, small art galleries, maker spaces, etc.
Opportunities include shadowing different businesses in downtown New London and the surrounding area, such as Hygienic Arts, Spark Makerspace, finance firms, New London Landmarks, Social Services, local economic development, New London Main Street, boutique shops, microbreweries, wineries, and other small businesses and non-profit organizations.
The senior reflection will consist of student-led forums, with faculty oversight. Students will take turns teaching what they learned in their Pathway experience. Preparing their presentations for the All-College Symposium, students will reflect on their projects and receive constructive feedback from their peers.