Cazenovia College - Innovation Collective Partnership
Cazenovia College has partnered with Innovation Collective, an Idaho-based human capital company, to tap into its expertise in entrepreneurial startups, financial networking, and network of industry experts. The focus of the partnership is to explore unique new academic offerings and potential operational activities that can enhance academic offerings for both traditional college students and for learners in all phases of life, as well as to develop new and alternative income sources as part of the College’s long-term strategic plan.
The Future of Learning
The traditional higher education model will need to adapt to meet the needs and challenges the future will present. Cazenovia College sees an opportunity to be a leader in developing new and innovative approaches to learning and education.
In addition to conversations with students, staff, and faculty, members, Innovation Collective is organizing a series of Fireside Chats and Coffee and Concept meetings with interested community members to talk about their ideas and hear suggestions for ventures that the College might undertake and that inspire people to start or expand their businesses, develop their products, or achieve other dreams that Innovation Collective can support.
Information about the events is available on the Innovation Collective website.
Questions and Answers: ‘The Future of Learning’ Partnership
IC has spent some time speaking with faculty and staff and brainstorming the unique kinds of new educational programming we might be able to investigate and offer. IC meets with students to inspire them to be thinking about their entrepreneurial plans. IC does one-on-ones and group meetings with students to mentor them and help build connections towards their goals.
In the community (including campus residents and staff), IC hosts monthly Fireside Chats and bi-monthly Coffee and Concepts meetings. As the community around IC starts to grow, there will be summits with speakers around innovation and education, as well as a Think Big Festival. IC also hosts a book club, personal development classes, and a startup innovation studio.