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.