Capstone

From the 2014 capstone resolution:

A Capstone Experience will require students to engage in explorations where the outcomes are unknown or to engage in self-assessment, reflection and analysis that prepares them for future success (or both). These experiences should occur during the senior year or near the program of study and must have a set of learning goals that are well communicated to students. These learning goals should support some or all of the Objectives of General Education. In all possible regards, the Capstone Experience should be an expression of the totality of a student’s growth, development, and learning as an undergraduate. If the Capstone experience is primarily course based (vs. internship, research, etc.) it is recommended that wherever possible, the course include high impact practices such as service learning and problem based learning. Each capstone requirement will be a minimum of a one (1) credit, credit-bearing course. A Capstone Experience may be solely based within the discipline or be interdisciplinary in nature.

Examples of capstone experiences include:

  1. Honors Thesis/Senior Research
  2. Course-Based Research
  3. Professional Practicum and Internships
  4. Design Projects
  5. Programmatic ePortfolios
  6. Senior-level Seminars
  7. Field Experiences
  8. Appropriately defined classroom courses
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