ERIC Number: ED498390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Reference Count: 14
Entrepreneurship: A Unique Opportunity for Higher Education. NCRCRD Policy Briefs
Hamerlinck, John; Emery, Mary
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Entrepreneurship, both in commercial and social enterprise development, has become an essential component in sustaining thriving communities in the region. An expanded dedication to entrepreneurship can open up economic opportunities while simultaneously furthering the educational missions of colleges and universities by promoting a scholarship of relevance. Today higher education plays an increasingly active role in many local and regional economies. This brief addresses how a focus on entrepreneurship can result in a more engaged academy, more relevant scholarship, and a more vigorous and competitive economy. [This material is based upon work supported by annual base funding through the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Relevance (Education), Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Innovation, Educational Development
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Iowa State University, 107 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1050. Tel: 515-294-8321; Fax: 515-294-3180; Web site: http://www.ncrcrd.iastate.edu
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.