building the capacity of faculty at the
Moroccan technical colleges to teach
students the critical components of
entrepreneurial and enterprise
development. In addition, the
partnership will create an educational
framework to deliver high quality,
experiential-learning opportunities to
strengthen the capacity of students and
local citizens to launch and operate
their own businesses.
USAID's Higher Education for
Development, and is one of nine
partnerships created under the Broader
Middle East and North Africa-U.S.
Community College Initiative.
curriculum framework based on
learning outcomes related to
entrepreneurship education. This
framework will guide the
strengthening of existing curricula and
development of new modules, courses
best practices, within the context of the
regions served by the Moroccan
contain two entrepreneurship
certificates one designed for students
graduating with a diploma from a
technical university, and another for
students graduating from the bachelor's
program," said Judith Hogan, MCC
Dean of Business, Education & Public
Service, who directs the project.
grant. In October, Hogan, along with
MCC faculty members James Dottin
and Barbara Noonan, and faculty from
BCC, travelled to Morocco to begin the
Business, Education & Public Service Judith
Hogan, at email@example.com
Community College, has been awarded
a grant from the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) to
promote entrepreneurship and
workforce development at two technical
colleges in Morocco.
Rabat's Ecole Normale Supériere de
l'Enseignment Technique, and Ecole
Normale Supériere de l'Enseignment
Technique of Mohammedia to
implement the Linkages for
Entrepreneurship Achievement Project
Development in the Middle East
colleges recently traveled to Morocco for a USAID
grant. Shown here (left to right): Cecil Leonard (BCC),
Judy Hogan, James Dottin, Barbara Noonan and Salah
Dahany (all from MCC) and Bill Berardi (BCC).
program in Human Services Transfer,
and certificate programs in Direct
Support in Human Services, and
courses over the years, including a
number involving collaboration with
his colleagues in other departments. "I
was one of the first to teach inter-
disciplinary courses now called
Learning Communities," he said. For
example, by teaming up with faculty
from the English Department, Fera has
taught "Healing and Art" and "The
Psychology and Literature of Men."
course that combines literature and
positive psychology a subject he
practices, as well as teaches. "I use this
positive-psych model personally, and in
all my classes," Fera said. "I meditate
every day, and in class I'm always
looking for my students' strengths." It
just makes sense to concentrate on
doing things that can lead to greater
personal contentment, he said.
hardwired in our brains," Fera
explained. "That part of ourselves is
genetic we can't change that.
Another 15 percent or so has to do
control who your parents are or where
percent of one's emotional makeup is
entirely up to the individual," he said.
"We are making choices every day that
either lead to more wellness, or more
pathology and illness.
I do today to change things to promote
more well-being in my life?' That's a