The Collaborative Field Notes                                                        Issue No. 37
From the Faculty Director
Welcome to issue No. 37 of  The Collaborative Field Notes .

Hello Collaborative Members!
The seasons are changing here in the Boston area.  The trees are popping with colors of red and gold, campus is alive with too much construction as we work toward our 2019 centennial celebration, and students are losing sleep preparing for midterm exams.

Speaking of midterm exams, here's a teaching tip for those of you that have to grade participation.  Give a midterm participation grade with an explanation. Participation should not be one of those grades that you wait until the end of the semester to give.  It's too subjective! So, make it as objective as possible and spend the time now rather than having to debate with students later!
Heidi Neck

The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education
Faculty Director & Professor of Entrepreneurship

Opportunity for Your Students  
to Engage in the Collaborative!
The Babson Collaborative Student Challenge is an experiential project based competition among member schools grounded in the  UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The winning team is awarded two weeks participation in Babson's student summer program,  Babson Build, in July 2019!

 In a short time we already have five schools signed up for the 2019 Student Challenge: FACENS, Flame University, Tec de Monterrey, Bennett University and American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), [We'd love to insert your school's name HERE!]
Let Mike Bruny ( or Tom Simon ( know if you are interested in participating. 

2018 Student Challenge Winners from UDD

Save the Date
  • Global SEE - Dubai: Join us February 18 - 21, 2019 for our first Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) in Dubai.  Remember, Collaborative members receive a discount!  Learn More
  • The 2019 Babson Collaborative Summit will be hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC) during the week of March 18.  Please mark your calendars.  More information coming soon. 

  • Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators: The January session of Price-Babson still has a few seats available. Remember, Collaborative members receive a discount! REGISTER 
    Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for a special opportunity only available to those who sign-up for Price-Babson.
  • Please Spread the Word: There is no limit to the number of faculty or staff from your university that can be active participants in the Collaborative!  Feel free to share the following link with them to get started: The Log-in username is: and password: facultyprofile.  Please note: only university emails will be accepted for their profile (no "gmail, yahoo, aol, etc.).
Member News
Dr. Malcolm Homavazir - ISME
Collaborative member Malcolm Homavazir from ISME was honored by the University of Mumbai for his inputs in the field of education, for his research in assessing the 'Impact of Digitalization of Higher Education', and for his expertise in entrepreneurship, finance and law 
From the Collaborative WhatsApp Channel
At the recent Summit we revived our WhatsApp (phone app) group and there has been a lot of energy and sharing of information in that group.  Would you like to join? You can either hit this LINK from your mobile phone or send your mobile phone number to Mike Bruny ( to be added to the group.  
The WhatsApp Question of the Week.
We are sharing a weekly question in WhatsApp so Collaborative members can glean insights from each other.  Below is the question and a few answers so far.  Interested in participating or seeing what others have posted? Join the Collaborative WhatsApp group by using this LINK.
What are your thoughts on the arts and entrepreneurship?  Hit reply to this newsletter to let us know. 
From The Collaborative Blog
Babson recently opened a new 10,000-square foot cutting edge studio for student led innovation where you can learn everything from 3D printing to sewing. 
January 2019 Price-Babson participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for a 3hr workshop focused on how to create a summer accelerator program at their institution.  The workshop is based on Babson's Summer Venture Program (SVP) which has been running for 10yrs.