Assignment Library Tag: Capstone

Assessment of Essential Studies Quantitative Reasoning Skills

Description This task is used for the assessment of Quantitative Reasoning (which the DQP refers to as Quantitative Fluency).  It has been used to assess quantitative reasoning skills of students in our campus-wide general education Essential Studies (ES) program.  This assignment is not specific to any course.  Rather, it can be used broadly for undergraduate… Read more »

Analysis of a Healthcare Management Issue

Description This assignment is intended to reinforce previously learned concepts in the health sciences program and emphasize the steps and importance of critical thinking, decision making and problem solving. In this way, it lays the foundation for future assignments within a capstone course focused on the development of a plan to address a real-world healthcare issue… Read more »

Internship Semester Capstone Reflection Essay

Description This Capstone Reflection assignment prompts students to reflect on their learning over the course of a full academic semester in which they have completed a substantial professional internship, as well as engaged in academic coursework and professional development programming. It provides an important artifact for the portfolio of work students assemble over the course… Read more »

Assessment of the Essential Studies Information Literacy Goal

Background and context A team of UND faculty developed tasks to assess undergraduate students’ proficiency in our general education program (“Essential Studies” or ES).  Owing to our previous experience with the Collegiate Learning Assessment Performance Task Academy, we refer to our signature tasks as ES Performance Tasks.  This task is for the assessment of Information… Read more »

Capstone Project: Mathematics Across Disciplines

Description This senior thesis assignment is intended for mathematics majors.  It requires students to integrate coursework, knowledge, and skills to demonstrate a broad mastery of a specific topic within the mathematic discipline and apply the topic to an entirely different discipline. Background and Context This is a senior thesis assignment. This assignment is intended for… Read more »

Semester Research Project in Applied Business Statistics

Description The purpose of the assignment is to have students develop and execute a research project in applied statistics using large publicly available data sets. The work of the assignment includes hypothesis generation, data visualization, statistical testing, and analysis. In addition to writing an analytic narrative of their work, students will be required to disseminate… Read more »

Developing and Hosting an Online Lesson

Description This assignment–Developing and Hosting an Online Lesson—is the signature project in the second to the last course in the Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology program. It asks students to develop a robust educational learning module and then host it on a website.  A culminating activity in the program, it is intended to… Read more »

Assessing Written Communication, Information Literacy and Oral Communication in a Senior Mathematics and Computer Science Capstone

Description In this two-part assignment, students are asked to prepare an oral presentation and write a paper that integrates their knowledge from their course of study in computer science, computer information systems or mathematics.  The basis for these talks and papers is generally the student’s experience working on a year-long research project, a service learning… Read more »

Summative Assessment Data from a Single Course-Embedded Artifact: The Senior Capstone

Description This assignment is the final scholarly paper in a core capstone course entitled “The Human Costs of Inequality,” which surveys economic, racial, and gender-based inequality within the US and across the globe.  It asks students to identify a form of inequality not discussed in the course and to propose/critique possible solutions.  It has proven… Read more »

Rebuilding After the Apocalypse

Description This assignment uses a social science perspective to help students think about the building blocks of a society. The idea at the foundation of the assignment is to encourage the students to move beyond what we learned in the classroom and apply these concepts to real world issues. In their assignment, students are expected… Read more »