U.S. curriculum and pedagogy suffers from an ever increasing trend of compartmentalization of disciplines that promote little, if any, cross disciplinary activity. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), which serves a diverse and multicultural community at both the undergraduate and graduate level, is attempting to correct this deficiency by transforming inter-collegiate pedagogy in entrepreneurship.
Graduating students that are prepared to make an impact on their local, national and international community necessitate that they see the application of these fundamentals across disciplinary boundaries to understand the broader scope their decisions and actions will have on society. UTSA firmly believes that entrepreneurship is a key contextual ingredient for educating students that have this multidisciplinary and social perspective.
As CITE develops a focus on entrepreneurship at UTSA, the Colleges of Business and Engineering are working together to scientifically study the changing pedagogical and curricular landscape. The exploration of these experiments will be used to further refine the approach to entrepreneurial education at UTSA and provide new knowledge to the study of technology entrepreneurs in general. Other areas of research include entrepreneurial personality traits, entrepreneurial intent, business incubation, technology transfer and policies for accelerating technology commercialization.
"Accelerating Collegiate Entrepreneurship (ACE): The Architecture of a University Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Encompassing an Intercollegiate Venture Experience," Cory Hallam and Anita Leffel, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship. Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2014.
"Enhancement of Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Case Focusing on a Model of Successful Conflict Management," Cory Hallam, Anita Leffel and John Darling, Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research. Vol. 2, Issue 2, October 2012.
"Evaluating Entrepreneurial Intent in Collegiate Seniors Using Controlled and Self-identified Entrepreneurial Sample Populations," Cory Hallam and Anita Leffel, NCIIA research poster presentation, 2012.
"Global Venture Experience--Building Cross Cultural Technology Entrepreneurs at UTSA," Cory Hallam and Anita Leffel, NCIIA research poster presentation, 2012.
"Temporal Affects Measuring the Entrepreneurial Intent of College Students," Cory Hallam and Anita Leffel, Small Business Institute Conference Presentation, 2012.