ERIC Number: ED559001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
2011 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences: Institutional-Level Data on the Culminating Experience. Research Reports on College Transitions No. 3
Padgett, Ryan D.; Kilgo, Cindy A.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
In 2011, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition revisited its 1999 National Survey of Senior Seminars and Capstone Courses to explore the current state of culminating experiences in American higher education. Drawn from a sample of public and private colleges and universities across the country, the 2011 survey focuses on both course- and project-based senior capstone experiences to examine the purposes, content, organization, administration, and assessment of culminating experiences. The research report, "2011 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences: Institutional-Level Data on the Culminating Experience", offers a discussion of the findings and implications for practice and future research. Designed to be accessible and informative, this research report can assist both higher education researchers and practitioners in understanding the potential of capstones to promote student learning and development during the concluding chapter of college. Following a list of figures and tables and an introduction, this book is organized into the following two sections: (1) Findings From the 2011 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences; and (2) Implications for Practice and Research. The following are appended: (1) Survey Methodology; (2) Survey Instrument; (3) Respondents to the 2011 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences; (4) Comprehensive Frequency Distribution Tables for the 2011 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences (All Responses by Institutional Control and Class Size and All Responses by Capstone Type). A list of references and a section about the authors is included.
Descriptors: National Surveys, College Seniors, Curriculum, Student Experience, Research Reports, Transitional Programs, School Statistics, Annual Reports, Active Learning, Student Projects, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Surveys, Tables (Data), Participant Characteristics, Course Objectives, Course Content, Course Organization, Program Administration, Course Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition