|Business Librarian Steve Cramer|
Student teams in ENT 300 are charged with creating a detailed (40-50 page) feasibility plan for a business or nonprofit idea that interests the students. Each semester a few of the business or nonprofit ideas are developed on behalf of community members, making this a community-engaged class. Most of the teams are assigned a SCORE (“Service Corps of Retired Executives”) counselor, but in Fall 2012 one team researching the feasibility of a specialized fitness center decided to forgo that option.
Halfway through the semester, the students on this team decided they could indeed use some guidance. Professor Welsh asked Steve if he would be willing to counsel this team. Steve said yes, and the team welcomed him to their weekly, early evening group meetings. He also assisted the team in class (as he does for all the student teams on their in-class work days) and monitored their work via Blackboard. Finally, Steve attended a run-through of their comprehensive final presentation and provided feedback. He enjoyed getting to know the five students on the team well.
At the end of the semester, Steve received a thank you note from the team: