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From left to right: Professor Ian Jamieson, Marge Smelstor, Barbara Stevens and Dr Faith Butt
From left to right: Professor Ian Jamieson, Marge Smelstor, Barbara Stevens and Dr Faith Butt

Internal News - 24 November 2008

University hosts meeting of US enterprise and learning academics

Professor Ian Jamieson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching and Dr Faith Butt, Director for Lifelong Learning, have met with two senior US academics to discuss the culture of enterprise amongst new generations.

The visit from the academics from the Kauffman Foundation came as part of their tour of six UK universities.

The Kauffman Foundation is the largest enterprise foundation in the United States. Their vision of the foundation is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.

Marge Smelstor, Vice-President for Kauffman Campuses and Higher Education Programmes in Kansas, and Barbara Stevens, Associate Professor Emerita Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative Action, Emerita University of Wisconsin, met with Professor Jamieson and Dr Butt prior to the launch of a research project involving student focus groups on campus.

The groups will be studied as part of research on the Millennial Generation (students born between 1980-1995), focusing on how they are affected by the culture of enterprise and in turn help to shape it.

“The project is a fascinating one. We were very pleased to be part of this research and build closer ties with Marge Smelstor and the Kauffman Foundation,” said Dr Butt.

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