Our position in this article is that “intellectual entrepreneurship” provides an intellectually authentic philosophical foundation that can sustain cross-campus and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education. Drawing upon initiatives begun at The University of Texas at Austin, we document how intellectual entrepreneurship educates “citizen-scholars” by leveraging the knowledge assets contained within university. We demonstrate how to empower faculty and students to become change agents—both on campus and within communities. Anchored to the rich humanistic traditions of the university, intellectual entrepreneurship harnesses the core philosophy of Western education to transform the master-apprentice-entitlement paradigm into one of discovery, ownership, accountability, collaboration, and action.
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