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Title: University of South Florida


1
University of South Floridas Interdisciplinary
Entrepreneurship
Bridging Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
Education
Training
Research
2
Traversing Disciplines Across the Campus Using
Innovative Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
Learning Programs
  • Michael W. Fountain, PhD, MBA
  • Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
  • John and Beverley Grant Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • College of Business Administration
  • Professor, Industrial Management Systems
    Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
  • USF Health
  • The University of South Florida

3
How Entrepreneurship Educational Content Is
Currently Delivered
  • Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Professional Training Programs
  • Individualized Education and Training
  • Internships and Practicums

4
Current Best Practices for Cross-Disciplinary
Entrepreneurship Education
  • Programs Use of Business and Engineering Core
    Curriculum
  • Students Need Acceptance from Business, Medicine
    and Engineering Programs
  • GRE, GMAT MCAT Testing Requirement
  • Students Generally Integrate with Regular
    Business and Engineering Students for a Portion
    of Coursework

5
Recent Trends in U.S. Interdisciplinary
Entrepreneurship Education
  • Integrate Entrepreneurship Education Courses Into
    Other Curricula Across a University (e.g.,
    Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts)
  • Increased Emphasis on Experiential Learning
  • Creation of Multi-Disciplinary Teams to Identify,
    Evaluate, and Capitalize on Opportunities
  • Greater Emphasis on Accelerating the
    Commercialization of University-Based
    Technologies

January 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
6
Partnerships for InterdisciplinaryEntrepreneurshi
p at USF
HEALTH SCIENCES
ENGINEERING
USF CENTER for ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BUSINESS
January 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
7
Scope of Entrepreneurship Activities at USF
  • For-Profit Entrepreneurship
  • Socially Aware and Not-For-Profit
    Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneuring and Innovation Within Existing
    Enterprises
  • International Entrepreneurship

January 2009 Michael W. Fountain, Center for
Entrepreneurship, University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL
8
Strategic Focus of Entrepreneurship at USF
Education Innovative Approaches
Interdisciplinary Curricula Cross-Disciplinary
Team Learning
  • Research
  • Enhancing Technology Translation
  • Success Factors for Technology Ventures
  • Financing New Technology Ventures
  • Training
  • Clinical Focus
  • Team Building Leadership
  • Student Internships
  • Continuing Education

9
USF Entrepreneurship Educational Philosophy
  • Primary Purpose Is To Enhance Students
    Educational Experience
  • Function and Work in Interdisciplinary/Project-Foc
    used Teams
  • Develop and Initiate Entrepreneurial Behavior
  • Build Life-Skills Necessary to Create, Lead and
    Work Within Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Learn Techniques of Innovation and
    Intrapreneuring Within Existing Organizations

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
10
USF Entrepreneurship Educational Philosophy
(Cont.)
  • Secondary Purpose Is To Facilitate Interaction
    With Stakeholders
  • Explain the Importance of Innovation and the
    Entrepreneurial Thought Process
  • Raise Faculty Awareness of Importance of
    Technology Commercialization and Venture Creation
  • Educate and Train Faculty on the Steps to
    Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Assist USF and Private Partners in Identification
    of Technologies and Products for
    Commercialization

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
11
Development of Entrepreneurial Behaviors for
Student Learners
  • Seek to Utilize Entrepreneurship Education To
    Enhance Learners
  • Opportunity Recognition, Assessment, and
    Capitalization
  • Risk Recognition and Management
  • Risk-Taking
  • Leadership
  • Commitment
  • Recovery from Adversity and Failure

12
Pedagogy
  • The Art or Science of Teaching
  • Strategies of Instruction
  • Style of Instruction

13
Constructivist Theory
  • Not a Specific Pedagogy
  • Requires Learner Accommodation and Assimilation
    of Subject Matter
  • Describes How Active Learning Takes Place

14
Instructor Roles in Constructivism
  • Teacher
  • Tells
  • Lectures from Front
  • Gives Answers from Set Curriculum
  • Mostly Monologue
  • Facilitator
  • Asks
  • Supports from Back
  • Provides Learning Guidelines
  • Creates Learning Environment
  • Continuous Dialogue
  • Adapt Learning Experience Mid-Air

15
Collaborative Learning
  • Strategic Approach to Learning
  • Involves Joint Intellectual Effort by Students
    and Instructors
  • Utilizes both Creative Methodologies and Learning
    Environments
  • Learners Engage in Common Learning Task
  • Individual Learners Depend on and are Accountable
    to Others in Group
  • Usually Involve Group Projects

16
Situated Learning
  • Model for Learning
  • Utilizes a Community of Practice
  • Knowledge is Constructed in a Specific Context
  • Learning is Embedded in the Practioners
    Environment
  • Examples
  • Laboratories Used as Classrooms
  • Real World Role Playing, Medical and Military
    Training
  • Apprenticeships

17
Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Educational
Strategy
  • Utilizes Constructionist-Learning Theory
  • Applies Collaborative Learning
  • Engages Active, Team-Based Learning
  • Inter-Disciplinary Teams
  • Student-Centered
  • Cross-Disciplinary Students
  • Multi-Disciplinary Faculty

18
Functional Learning Frameworks for
Entrepreneurship Education
  • USF Adaptive Entrepreneurship Education Pedagogy
  • Provides Opportunities for Situated Learning
  • Allows Students to Become a Part of Community of
    Practice
  • Encourages Active Apprentice Engagement with
    Increasing Levels of Responsibility and Skill

19
Application of Constructivist-Learning Theory to
Entrepreneurial Education
  • Learner Teams Are Required to Construct Knowledge
    Based on
  • What They Know
  • What They Learn
  • What They Experience
  • Teachers Role is to
  • Scaffold Information into Entrepreneurship
  • Conceptual Clusters of Problems, Questions and
    Resolve Conflicting Situations
  • Engage Learning as a Team-Based Active Rather
    Than a Passive Process

January 2009 Michael W. Fountain, Center for
Entrepreneurship, University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL
20
Shared Cognitive Processing by Entrepreneurship
Learner Teams
  • Modeling Use of Prepared Assessment Tools
  • Coaching Observing Student Teams Offering
    Feedback
  • Articulation Presentations of Findings and
    Recommendations
  • Reflection Comparison of Student-Team Problem
    Solving to Peers and Teachers
  • Exploration Forcing Students into Mode of
    Problem Solving on Their Own

January 2009 Michael W. Fountain, Center for
Entrepreneurship, University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL
21
Development of a Model for Entrepreneurial
Learning Environment
  • Use of Appropriate Instructional Strategies
  • Direct Instruction
  • Indirect Instruction
  • Experiential Learning
  • Independent Study
  • Interactive Instruction

22
Implications for How Teachers Teach Using an
Interactive Entrepreneurship Education Pedagogy
  • Instruction Should Be
  • Concerned with Experiences, Convictions and
    Constructs That Learners Already Possess
  • Structured to Be Understood and Modified by
    Learner Teams
  • Designed to Facilitate Exploration, Extrapolation
    and Elaboration by Students and Learner Teams

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
23
USF Uses Strong Learner Threads
  • Authentic Content
  • Authentic Activity
  • Expert Performances
  • Multiple Perspectives

Learning Opportunities
Learner Teams
  • Coaching Scaffolding
  • Integrated Assessment

Teacher Roles
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection
  • Articulation

24
Integration of Center for Entrepreneurship
Functions
Research
Education
USF Academics and Technology Venturing
Training
25
Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Educational
Opportunities at USF
  • Undergraduate Electives and Honors College
    Thesis Dissertation
  • Business Electives, Tracts, Minors, Thesis and
    Dissertation
  • Engineering Elective, Minor, Thesis and
    Dissertation
  • Arts and Sciences Electives and Minor
  • Health Sciences Electives and Minor
  • M.S. Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor Concentration for Medical Students
  • Dual Graduate Degrees with Engineering, Business,
    Cancer Biology, Medicine, Arts and Sciences and
    Public Health

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
26
USFs Entrepreneurship Educational Programs
  • Education and Training Programs
  • 39 Graduate and Undergraduate Courses (Most
    Distance Learning and Web-Enabled)
  • 1 Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • 1 University-Wide Interdisciplinary
    Web- enabled Certificate Program (In
    Classroom Saturday Courses)
  • 1 University-Wide Interdisciplinary
    Master of Science Degree Program
    Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies
  • 1 Professional Development Programs for
    Economic Development Professionals
  • 3 Continuing Education Programs for Health
    Care Professionals
  • 13 Dual Graduate Degree Programs with
    Entrepreneurship

27
Faculty Participation in Center Education and
Training Programs
  • College of Business Administration 9
  • College of Engineering 9
  • College of Health Sciences 4
  • Center for Entrepreneurship 5 Total
    27

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
28
Entrepreneurship in Applied
TechnologiesGraduate Courses
  • Strategic Market Assessment
  • Intellectual Property
  • FDA Regulatory Compliance
  • Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Business Plan Development
  • New Venture Formation
  • New Venture Financing
  • Internship Practicum
  • Ethics

January 2009 Michael W. Fountain, Center for
Entrepreneurship, University of south Florida,
Tampa, FL
29
Curricula and Program Approval Process
  • Faculty Course Development
  • Departmental Approval
  • College Curriculum Committee Approval
  • College Faculty Vote
  • Cross-College Curriculum Approval
  • University Undergraduate or Graduate Curriculum
    Approval
  • Provost Office Approval for New Curriculum and
    Programs
  • USF Board of Trustees Approval
  • State of Florida Curriculum and Course Approval

January, 2009
Michael W. Fountain, Center for Entrepreneurship,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
30
Thank You
  • Dr. Michael Fountain
  • USF Center for Entrepreneurship
  • www.entrepreneurship.usf.edu
  • fountain_at_coba.usf.edu
  • 813-974-7900
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