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ERIC Number: EJ790714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Toward a Model for Capstone Experiences: Mountaintops, Magnets, and Mandates
Rowles, Connie J.; Koch, Daphene Cyr; Hundley, Stephen P.; Hamilton, Sharon J.
Assessment Update, v16 n1 p1-2, 13-15 Jan-Feb 2004
Capstone experiences in higher education are not a new phenomenon. Indeed, for several decades, graduating seniors in a variety of disciplines from a wide range of institutions have participated in a course, program, or activity designed to facilitate their transition to the real world beyond the academy. It has been found that capstones provide an ideal opportunity to identify, assess, and document what students are learning and how effectively they can apply what they have learned to the problems facing them and society. In this article, the authors describe the campus-wide framework for baccalaureate capstone experiences developed by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The authors also outline several keys to capstone experiences that will help students and faculty maximize their experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana