Work in Progress: Impact of the Entrepreneurial Mindset for Innovative Teaching (EMIT) Academy

Sarah E. Zappe, Stephanie Cutler, Thomas A. Litzinger

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This work-in-progress paper describes the development and evaluation of an innovative faculty development initiative that incorporates entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and entrepreneurship practices into the educational change process. The Entrepreneurial Mindset for Innovative Teaching (EMIT) Academy is based on the tenet that the practices and mindset associated with quality teaching mirror practices of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset. As part of the EMIT Academy, faculty engage in a series of workshops and activities intended to have them critically reflect upon a course that they teach. One of the key elements of the Academy is that faculty engage in “customer” discovery process in which they collect feedback from key stakeholders of their course, usually students. This paper describes the Academy, discusses preliminary assessment data, and provides information on future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jul 26 2021
Event2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, ASEE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 26 2021Jul 29 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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