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UT to Host Premier Clinic for Entrepreneurship Faculty, Experiential Classroom, Sept. 20–23

Published: September 11, 2018
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This four-day event will be held from 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, to noon on Sunday, Sept. 23, and media are welcome to attend.

The University of Tampa’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business has been chosen to host Experiential Classroom, the premier clinic for faculty who are relatively new to the teaching of entrepreneurship and the building of entrepreneurship programs. This four-day event will be held from 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, to noon on Sunday, Sept. 23, and media are welcome to attend.

“We share the best practices in entrepreneurship education from some of the thought leaders and master educators in the field,” said Rebecca White, director of the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. “More than 1,100 faculty members have attended this intense, four-day clinic over the years.”

Objectives of Experiential Classroom are to:

  • Help those who are new to the teaching of entrepreneurship, including both faculty and practitioners, to learn best classroom practices.
  • Capture the experiences of those who came to teaching of entrepreneurship from diverse backgrounds and share lessons learned in making the transition.
  • Introduce a number of highly creative and effective experiential approaches, ranging from cases, business plans and the use of entrepreneurs in the classroom, to having students conduct entrepreneurial audits, the concept of marketing inventions and consulting engagements.
  • Apply a simple but powerful framework for organizing the content within an entrepreneurship course.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching approaches by observing master teachers.
  • Share ideas on specialty topics in entrepreneurship education, such as how to kick off a class, creative mentoring programs, what’s new in entrepreneurship internships and more.
  • Expose delegates to a rich resource base and help them join a network of faculty who share similar experiences.
  • Give delegates an opportunity to actually teach live in front of students, with helpful critiques from entrepreneurship faculty.
  • Share insights on how to build world class entrepreneurship programs.

The experience is also personalized with the opportunity to interact with the presenters both inside and outside the classroom. Attendance is limited to 75 delegates each year, and delegates must attend all three days of the clinic.

For more information, contact ecenter@ut.edu.