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Facilitating Entrepreneurship Education At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (Puis): Proposed Functional And Temporal Models

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006

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2153-5965

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Entrepreneurship Education - A 10,000' View

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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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10

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11.629.1 - 11.629.10

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https://peer.asee.org/890

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Clifton Kussmaul Muhlenberg College

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Clifton Kussmaul is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Muhlenberg College, and Chief Technology Officer for Elegance Technologies, Inc. He has a PhD from the University of California, Davis, an MS and MA from Dartmouth College, and a BS and BA from Swarthmore College. His interests include agile development, virtual teams, entrepreneurship education, and cognitive neuroscience, particularly auditory processing.

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John Farris Grand Valley State University

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John Farris is an associate professor in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Lehigh University and his Doctorate at the University of Rhode Island. He has 6 years of college engineering teaching experience as well as 3 years of industrial design experience. His teaching interests lie in the first year design, design for manufacture and assembly, interdisciplinary design and entrepreneurship.

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Jana Goodrich Pennsylvania State University-Erie

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Jana G. Goodrich is a lecturer in management and marketing for the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Prior to joining the faculty at Behrend, she was
employed by Xerox and IBM, as well as owning a management consulting firm, Executive Education Services. Her research interests are in electronic marketing, multidisciplinary education, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Susannah Howe Smith College

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Susannah Howe is the Design Clinic Director in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. She coordinates and teaches the capstone engineering design course and serves as co-faculty advisor for entrepreneurial activity at Smith. Her interests include innovations in engineering design education, entrepreneurship education across disciplines at the undergraduate level, and durability and structural performance of cementitious and natural building materials.

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Robert Weissbach Pennsylvania State University-Erie Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-0464-2460

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Robert S. Weissbach received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. He is an associate professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, where he is currently the program chair in Electrical Engineering Technology. His research focuses on power electronics, power systems and multidisciplinary education.

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Facilitating Entrepreneurship Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs): Proposed Functional and Temporal Models

Abstract

This paper presents efforts to document best practices and develop resources to facilitate and strengthen entrepreneurship at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) nationwide. The efforts include a multi-dimensional framework involving simultaneous functional, temporal, and developmental perspectives in entrepreneurship education. Current areas of emphasis focus on a body of knowledge and core competencies; a stage gate model for developing products and services; ways to foster heterogeneous teams; and guidelines for staffing and staff professional development. This paper focuses on (1) a functional model, which focuses on what students should know and what they should be able to do, and (2) a temporal model, which focuses on how product or service concepts grow and evolve over time. This work is a result of a collaborative project by ten PUI faculty and staff from seven institutions that was initially funded by NCIIA. While the collaborators represent a range of disciplines, the group includes a concentration of faculty in or affiliated with engineering programs. As such, the group is invested in furthering entrepreneurship education in engineering at PUIs and across disciplines.

1. Introduction

This paper presents efforts to document best practices and develop resources to facilitate and strengthen entrepreneurship at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) nationwide. It describes a multi-dimensional framework for entrepreneurship education, and specifically focuses on cross-cutting functional and temporal models.

This work is a result of a collaborative project by ten PUI faculty and staff from seven institutions that was initially funded by NCIIA. While the collaborators represent a range of disciplines, the group includes a concentration of faculty in or affiliated with engineering programs. As such, the group is invested in pursuing entrepreneurship education within engineering at PUIs as well as across disciplines. The project seeks to help institutionalize entrepreneurship at PUIs by identifying common issues and concerns, strengthening the sense of community, and initiating future collaborations.

This paper first describes the background and motivation behind the project, with particular emphasis on primarily undergraduate institutions, and how they provide a different environment for teaching entrepreneurship. The next section provides an overview of models for entrepreneurship education, focusing in particular on functional and temporal models. The final section of the paper discusses future directions.

2. Motivation

Primarily undergraduate institutions represent the majority of educational institutions in the United States and serve the majority of students. In the U.S., there are over 1800 2-year

Kussmaul, C., & Farris, J., & Goodrich, J., & Howe, S., & Weissbach, R. (2006, June), Facilitating Entrepreneurship Education At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (Puis): Proposed Functional And Temporal Models Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/890

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