Today’s economy demands skills that go beyond problem-solving and design, and value creation as a defined skill can set entrepreneurially minded students apart from their peers. This webinar explores the concept of creating value and presents a two-part model that faculty have used to successfully encourage a disposition toward value creation among students. We’ll explore a revenue-neutral conception of value, and then demonstrate the two-part model of evaluating value. We will briefly describe how this model has worked in practice and suggest strategies for adoption. Together, this material illustrates that value can have a much larger framework than simply revenue or replacement cost, and emphasizes that value appears in many intriguing ways in the marketplace of products and ideas. Hosted by Bill Kline and Ella Ingram of Rose-Hulman, the webinar will include resources readily adopted in classrooms of all stripes.

When: Oct. 31 from 2:00-3:00 ET

About the presenters:

Kline2Bill Kline is Associate Dean of Innovation and Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman. He joined Rose-Hulman in 2001 and his teaching and professional interests include systems engineering, design, quality, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, his industry experience includes roles as co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Montronix and development manager at Kennametal. Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Illinois College and a Bronze Tablet graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering.

IngramElla Ingram is Associate Dean for Professional Development and Associate Professor of Biology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She joined Rose-Hulman in 2004 following her graduate work in ecology and evolution at Indiana University. Her educational research interests include promoting successful change practice of STEM faculty, effective evolution and ecology instruction, and facilitating undergraduate research experiences. Her teaching portfolio includes courses on: nutrition, introductory biology, ecology and environmental studies, evolution, evolutionary medicine, and research practices in science. Ella is a facilitator for the project Making Academic Change Happen, an initiative focused on helping faculty and administrators develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become successful and satisfied change agents.