June 18, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 21, 2006
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
11.629.1 - 11.629.10
Facilitating Entrepreneurship Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs): Proposed Functional and Temporal Models
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.
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.
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. 10.18260/1-2--890
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