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The College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a part-time LEO Intermittent Lecturer position for the Fall 2017 term to teach ENTR 599.021: Creativity & Design - Strategies for Innovation.
During Fall 2017, teach ENTR 599.021: Creativity & Design - Strategies for Innovation.
The course is a hands-on, interactive, immersion into personal creativity and the design thinking process. Using tools for self-awareness, discovery and curiosity, the course will explore how people, places and practices foster human creativity. Students will discuss: What is creativity "How can a person become more creative" in order to become more creative, students must be willing to look within themselves and share what they find. The design thinking portion of the course will include a team assignment exploring problem framing and solution analysis, as well as storytelling practices via presentations at the end of the semester.
The course’s objectives for its students will be:
- A paradigm shift - to learn about other ways of thinking and principles that can pivot their approach to viewing and reacting to the world.
- Defining creativity - to create a working definition so that the students can achieve a clearly identified goal.
- ID personal creative style by discovering what students are most enthusiastic about and what types of endeavors make them excited to create.
- Discuss methods and approaches that contribute to individual, team and organizational creativity. How to bring down barriers to creative thinking and the importance of attitude and positive affirmations.
- Develop a skillset and program of continuing study and practice that develops creative mentors, practices and environments..
- Gain confidence in creative talent.
- Learn the importance of consumer / audience qualitative research and understanding in the design process.
- Develop a working knowledge of the “design thinking” process.
- Practice problem framing and solution analysis to help with with organizational design.
- Learn how to apply the design thinking process to build solutions and innovations.
- Expand creative ability and increase productivity and happiness by learning about obstacle removal in creative practice.
- Explore team building exercises and processes with the hope that there will be a resulting change in attitude. Partnership and community are critical to both creative living and design success.
The course is scheduled for 14 weeks during the Fall of 2017.
- MS Degree.
- Demonstrated and successful practice of teaching design and creativity through collaboration between academic and professional disciplines.
- Experience with the entrepreneurial process, from idea conception to technology development.
- Experience in instructing graduate students in a classroom environment.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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