Assignment Library Tag: Capstone

Bookends: Connecting Communication and Community from Gateway to Capstone

Description “Bookends” is actually two assignments linked together to assess programmatic learning outcomes related to “applied and collaborative learning” within a Communication Studies department.  The first assignment, which is completed in the “gateway” (the introductory course that introduces majors to the discipline), is a collaborative project in which students explore ways in which communication can… Read more »

A Scaffolded Baccalaureate Nursing Capstone Course in an Online Program

Description This is an assignment for a final research paper, which is the culmination of a series of assignments done during an 8-week, online capstone course. In the first week, students are asked to present three research topics for consideration. Each must include the components of patient safety, nursing ethics, and nursing theory. Based on… Read more »

Connections beyond the Classroom: Applied Learning in a Capstone Presentation

Description The Associate level portfolio presentation is designed to measure applied learning and is organized around three educated citizen outcomes: reflective individual, effective communicator, and change agent. The Bachelor’s level capstone presentation is also designed to examine students’ development as educated citizens. Aggregate data from these assignments is used to measure overall student progression regarding… Read more »

Understanding Historiography through an Annotated Bibliography: Scaffolded Learning for a Capstone Research Project

Description Designed by librarians who support the senior capstone course for history majors, this sequenced set of mini-assignments is intended to provide the structure and support to help students develop the research skills they need to complete the original research project/paper required in the capstone course.  There are three parts: the development of a bibliography,… Read more »

The Globally Effective Citizen (GEC 314)

Description The Globally Effective Citizen (GEC 314) explores the incredibly diverse world of indigenous people, and examines the juxtaposition of the Western worldview with the world inhabited by indigenous people. We examine this relationship within historical, political, geographical, cultural and environmental contexts. This assignment draws on evidence from two main sources: one, a position paper… Read more »

Strategy Term Project – Business Analysis Report

Description The Business Analysis Report is a group project introduced in the beginning of the semester and culminating at the end with a formal written report and presentation. It represents a significant portion of the grade for the Business Policy and Strategy course—the capstone for the School of Business and Economics. It is designed to… Read more »

Capstone Manuscript Speech

Description Each student takes an academic research paper that they completed for an upper division major course and turns it into a 4-6 minute manuscript speech for a general audience which is recorded and aired via our local Access television or radio station for a period of 4 weeks and then archived on the Community… Read more »

Audio/Video Production Capstone Project

Description This assignment is one of the deliverable options required of students enrolled in the Senior Seminar II capstone course. It is designed to assess student mastery of content in the communication major associated with mass communication, message construction, audience awareness, and production skills and abilities. It also seeks to assess students’ critical thinking skills… Read more »

What’s the Relationship? Are Those Behaviors Really Related? Correlational Research Assignment

Description This assignment is used in Psychology 138: Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences. It is the culminating activity for the unit on correlational research, which is covered in the middle of the semester. The assignment originally was developed in FY13 as part of an AAC&U Quality Collaboratives partnership between Middlesex and UMass Lowell that focuses… Read more »

A Bridge from Course to Capstone: The Final “Methods” Paper

Description This assignment, given in the qualitative methods course, was designed to serve as a bridge to the research-centered capstone required of Communication Studies students in their senior year. Its aim is to help them develop a basic plan for their capstone research project in terms of topic, methodological framework, IRB consideration, core theories, and also… Read more »