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Entrepreneurship Education Comes of Age on Campus: The Challenges and Rewards of Bringing Entrepreneurship to Higher Education


Wendy E. F. Torrance


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Jonathan Rauch


Brookings Institution

William Aulet


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Lenore Blum


Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Brad Burke


Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

Troy D'Ambrosio


University of Utah - Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center

Kimberly de los Santos


Princeton University - Pace Center for Civic Engagement

Charles E. Eesley


Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering

William Scott Green


University of Miami

Kenneth A. Harrington


Washington University in Saint Louis

John P. Jacquette


Cornell University - Entrepreneurship@Cornell

Bruce Kingma


Syracuse University

Paul J. Magelli


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business

Gordon McConnell


Arizona State University (ASU)

Duncan Moore


University of Rochester

Lawrence Neeley


Olin College of Engineering

Michael Song


Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Teng-Kee Tan


University of Missouri - Kansas City - Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Ted Zoller


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Entrepreneurial Program

Thomas Zurbuchen


University of Michigan - College of Engineering

August 2013

Ewing Marion Kauffman Research Paper

Abstract:     
As the Kauffman Campus Initiative reaches its conclusion, we at the Foundation see an opportunity to take a first cut at distilling the lessons learned from the widespread, but variegated, adoption of entrepreneurship education. As part of this effort, we solicited the views of academics and administrators at sixteen institutions with notable entrepreneurship education programs — some of them “Kauffman Campuses,” some not — to discuss common practices and challenges. (Participating people and institutions are listed in appendix I.) In addition to gathering written submissions, we spent a day in four sessions of directed conversation about what is going well and not so well in their worlds. The themes, questions, and choices they discussed, plus the judgments and analysis of Foundation staff and others who were consulted along the way, are distilled here.

This paper’s methodology is deliberately qualitative. We make no effort to conduct a statistical census or a comprehensive survey of the field (which would be a formidable undertaking). The goal of this paper is simply to lay groundwork for a discussion of the state of entrepreneurship education as it leaves adolescence, so to speak, and enters its prime. We seek to clarify choices; to reflect on emerging norms and on successes and failures; to provide guidance for new entrants; and, above all, to spark a conversation about the next phase.

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Keywords: entrepreneurship education, higher education, Kauffman campus, college, university


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Date posted: August 10, 2013  

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Torrance, Wendy E. F. and Rauch, Jonathan and Aulet, William and Blum, Lenore and Burke, Brad and D'Ambrosio, Troy and de los Santos, Kimberly and Eesley, Charles E. and Green, William Scott and Harrington, Kenneth A. and Jacquette, John P. and Kingma, Bruce and Magelli, Paul J. and McConnell, Gordon and Moore, Duncan and Neeley, Lawrence and Song, Michael and Tan, Teng-Kee and Zoller, Ted and Zurbuchen, Thomas, Entrepreneurship Education Comes of Age on Campus: The Challenges and Rewards of Bringing Entrepreneurship to Higher Education (August 2013). Ewing Marion Kauffman Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307987 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2307987

Contact Information

Wendy E. F. Torrance (Contact Author)
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States
Jonathan Rauch
Brookings Institution ( email )
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
William Aulet
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship ( email )
United States
HOME PAGE: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/detail.php?in_spseqno=9118
Lenore Blum
Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science ( email )
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~lblum/
Brad Burke
Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business ( email )
6100 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77005-1892
United States
HOME PAGE: http://business.rice.edu/Brad_Burke/
Troy D'Ambrosio
University of Utah - Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center ( email )
Salt Lake City, UT
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.lassonde.utah.edu/
Kimberly De los Santos
Princeton University - Pace Center for Civic Engagement ( email )
201-D Frist Campus Center
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States
HOME PAGE: http://pace.princeton.edu/
Charles E. Eesley
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering ( email )
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-9025
United States
(740) 236-4653 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.stanford.edu/~cee
William Scott Green
University of Miami ( email )
Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www6.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/1,1770,2472-1;48494-3,00.html
Kenneth A. Harrington
Washington University in Saint Louis ( email )
Campus Box 1133
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
United States
John P. Jacquette
Cornell University - Entrepreneurship@Cornell ( email )
443 Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
HOME PAGE: http://entrepreneurship.cornell.edu/
Bruce Kingma
Syracuse University ( email )
900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States
Paul J. Magelli
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business ( email )
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
217-244-3407 (Phone)
Gordon McConnell
Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )
Farmer Building 440G PO Box 872011
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States
Duncan Moore
University of Rochester ( email )
300 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14627
United States
Lawrence Neeley
Olin College of Engineering ( email )
Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.olin.edu/faculty/faculty_profile.aspx?FacultyId=32
Michael Song
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( email )
318 Bloch School
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States
816-235-5841 (Phone)
(816)235-6529 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.entrepreneurship.bloch.umkc.edu/instituteoverview/song.asp
Teng-Kee Tan
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Henry W. Bloch School of Management ( email )
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States
HOME PAGE: http://bloch.umkc.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-directory/profiles/tan-teng-kee.aspx
Ted Zoller
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States
816-932-1000 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.kauffman.org/about-foundation/ted-zoller-biography.aspx
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Entrepreneurial Program ( email )
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

Thomas Zurbuchen
University of Michigan - College of Engineering ( email )
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
HOME PAGE: http://adep.engin.umich.edu/
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