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FORDHAM 2-MONTH REPORT – July 2020

The following is a report on Fordham’s Gabelli Business School’s recent activities and near-term plans that might interest individuals seeking to align their business school’s or university’s teaching and research with the need for a sustainable/flourishing/- regenerating world. Reports on such activities and plans will be posted roughly every two months by schools participating in the evolving initiative titled: globalmovement.net.


ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS:


1. CORE UG PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT COURSES:: Faculty and administrator team pretty much-completed core management course grounded in and fully aligned with the need for a sustainable world and framed in Prosocial and Humanistic Management concepts

Contact persons: James Teague - jteague@fordham.edu

Sophia Town -stown@fordham.edu


2. MANAGEMENT COURSE:

  1. Core intro to marketing course - progress on the syllabus for core intro to marketing course with many sustainability concepts and materials embedded for teaching in fall 2020.

  2. Progress on new UG elective in sustainable marketing for offering in spring 2021.

  3. Revision on Grad-level Customer Driven Marketing course completed with the circular economy, shared value, sustainability, anticonsumption, fast fashion, sustainable products, and packaging, etc.

Contact person for 1-3: Sertan Kabadayi kabadayi@fordham.edu


3. CORE INTRO TO FINANCE COURSE AND TEXTBOOK: new finance textbook fully aligned with the need for a sustainable world completed and available immediately. Syllabus for fall core financial management courses using the textbook completed.

Contact person: Frank Werner - fwerner@fordham.edu


4. RESEARCH: UG student research papers: Progress arranging for sharing UG student honors theses on sustainability and closely related topics.

Contact person: Luke Kachersky, kachersky@fordham.edu


5. New PARADIGM FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION: Active role in creating a 2-day virtual conference and workshop on aligning core and other courses with a new paradigm for Jesuit business education (and potentially useful to all business schools) held on July 14-15 – with many Fordham faculty and admin folks involved in presentations and in workshops. Videotape available.

Contact person: Michael Pirson, pirson@fordham.edu


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6. PUBLICATIONS: Recent faculty publications on sustainability.

Contact person: An Yan, ayan@fordham.edu


7. SUMMER SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM: Six-week social innovation project-based and instruction program emphasizing global sustainability for 154 UG students designed and being delivered by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory (May 29-August 7).

Contact person: Sadibou Sylla. ssylla@fordham.edu


8. MOBTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SESSION July 1 Innovating and Collaborating in Business Education for a Sustainable/Flourishing/ Regenerating World. Session on globalmovement.net initiative. (July 1, 2020). Recordings are available.

Contact persons: James Weichert – weichert@globalmovement.net and Morgane Fritz – fritx@globalmvment.net


9. GLOBAL ENERGY WEBINAR SERIES. Series of one-hour webinars with global energy experts. The series will continue in 2020-2021.

Contact person: David Gautschi, dgautschi@fordham.edu


PLANS FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS


1.CORE COURSES:

Projects to develop syllabi and/or to teach core intro courses fully aligned with the need for a sustainable world in:

  • Core intro Management course to be taught in Fall 2020. Contact persons: James Teague jteague@fordham.edu Sophia Town stown@fordham.edu

  • Core intro Finance course to be taught in Fall 2020. Contact person: Frank Werner - fwerner@fordham.edu

  • Core intro Marketing course with sustainability heavily embedded to be taught in Fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 terms. Contact person: Sertan Kabadayi Kabadayi@fordham.edu.


2.VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS RELATED TO 2021 IAJBS/CJBE WORLD FORUM AT ITESO UNIVERSIDAD, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

Beyond embedding: Aligning all core required business courses with the need for a sustainable world, virtual open house based on proposal accepted for the original 2020 conference and now for the 2021 26th Annual World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and 23rd Annual Meeting of the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education, (one-hour sessions Tuesday, July 28 noon and midnight, EDT) Recordings available.

Contact persons: James Weichert – Weichert@globalmovement.net and Morgane Fritz – fritx@globalmovement.net


A next-generation finance textbook consistent with sustainability and flourishing, virtual open house on new finance textbook and syllabus for a core intro to finance course for Fall 2020 fully aligned with the need for a sustainable world. (one-hour sessions also on Tuesday, July 28 noon and midnight /EDT). Recordings are available. Contact person Frank Werner - fwerner@fordham.edu


4. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING, AUGUST 7-11.

Transforming business education through Sustainable Development Goals and curriculum innovation – asynchronous PDW session on globalmovement.net initiative and two other sustainability initiatives at the virtual AOM Annual Meeting.

Contact persons: Morgan Fritz – fritz@globalmovement.net and James Weichert - weichert@globalmovement.net (or it could be Fordham folks)


5. TRANSFORMING CORE BUSINESS COURSES: Following the July 14 and 15 New Paradigm for Jesuit Business Education Conference, Fordham faculty members are participating with others from many schools in a series of working groups developing core (and other) course designs, syllabi, and eventually textbooks that are values-driven and aligned with the need for a sustainable, socially just, poverty alleviating world.

Contact person: Michael Pirson, pirson@fordham.edu




PLEASE NOTE: These every-other-month reports on near-term events will not cover many things the schools have already done in the more distant past. Some of those things will be summarized in a longer, but also concise, document by each school reporting similar info for courses, programs, research, publications, etc. that occurred before February 1, 2020, and providing contact people for each item.

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