RISE to support initiative for global action at the William Davidson Institute

December 15, 2017

Joshua Mitchell, project manager in the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University, is collaborating with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan to assess a program to provide solutions to low- and middle-income countries, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The MENA-Michigan Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship (MĀ²GATE) program is designed to help students enhance their global competence and acquire career readiness skills, including social entrepreneurship, design thinking, business model development, and leadership.

M2Gate is an 8-week virtual exchange program that brings together students from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and the University of Michigan. Together, teams of students use innovation and entrepreneurship to address a problem in the MENA region.

WDI contracted with RISE to collect and analyze pre-post data from three cohorts, including participants and a comparison group. The M2GATE assessment plans includes the six Global Perspective Inventory scales as well as custom questions to address specific program evaluation needs.

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