PROMOTING SCHOLARSHIP, INFORMING PRACTICE, BUILDING CONNECTIONS

Research Reports on College TransitionsSeries

2016 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences

Expanding our Understanding of Culminating Experiences

Paperback
December 2017
9781942072126
More details
  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First Year Experience
  • Published
    15th December 2017
  • ISBN 9781942072126
  • Language English
  • Pages 134 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
$25.00

Senior capstone experiences, one of a number of high-impact educational practices promoted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, provide students with an opportunity to integrate and apply what they have learned throughout their undergraduate years. Participating in capstone experiences have been linked to engagement in deep learning and gains in personal and social development, practical competence, and general education. The 2016 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences is an institution-level study designed to gather a national profile of campus efforts to promote student success in the senior year. This research report presents findings related to institutional priorities for the senior year, the types of capstone experiences offered, and the organization and administration of select capstone experiences.

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction

Findings from the 2016 National Survey of Senior Capstone Experiences
Description of Sample
Institutional Attention to the Senior Year
Academic and Discipline-Based Capstones
Cocurricular Capstones
Campuswide Capstones

Two-Year Colleges
Discussion
Methods


Appendices
Questionnaire
Participating Institutions

Data Tables
References
About the Authors

Dallin George Young

Dallin George Young

Jasmin K. Chung

Jasmin K. Chung

Dory E. Hoffman

Dory E. Hoffman

Ryan Bronkema

Ryan Bronkema