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Assessment of Entrepreneurial Mindset

In collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), APS has assembled an assessment team to evaluate course and program development based on both existing literature and local program context.

APS faculty develop their new EML-based courses and adapt assessments to use in their courses and evaluated at the program level. APS faculty work collaboratively with our assessment team. We continuously refine all courses and programs based on assessment outcomes. APS explores opportunities for collaboration with KEEN institutions to share project curriculum and assessment outcomes and seeks out KEEN institutions that have an interest in sharing best practices regarding their assessment of KEEN initiatives. We have developed tools to measure student entrepreneurial mindset in the new APS courses and the influence of EM faculty development programs.

UNC KEEN Assessment Team

  • Bryant Hutson, Director of Assessment within OIRA,
  • Kelly Hogan, STEM Teaching Professor/Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation
  • Viji Sathy, Teaching Professor/Program Evaluator/Special Projects Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Abigail Panter, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Megan Morin, KEEN Program Coordinator


Known as the Cooperative eMerging Partnership for Assessment Support and Success of the 3Cs (KEEN COMPASS), this project seeks to further cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset in students through enhanced teaching, which will be informed by improved assessment practices. PI Dr. Viji Sathy and the UNC team will work with faculty and staff at the University of Portland, the University of Washington Tacoma and other KEEN partner institutions, including the Ohio State University and Western New England University.