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AS Capstone Month Information

  • AS Capstone month DOES NOT count toward 24 weeks of elective credits
  • You may schedule residency interviews during this month because Capstone work can be done while traveling
  • Capstone month must occur in the FALL TERM
Class of 2020 (AY1920) CSD AS month 
  • EE1 April 29 - May 24 2019 
  • EE2 June 3-28 2019 
  • M1 July 1-26 2019 
  • M2 July 29 - August 23 2019 
  • M3 August 26 - September 20 2019
  • M4 September 23 - October 18 2019 
  • M5 October 21 - November 15 2019 
  • M6 November 18 - December 13 2019

Advanced Studies Block Schedule 2019-2020

How do I submit my Final Capstone Scholarly Project Report?

CAPSTONE SCHOLARLY PROJECT (CSP) | Final Project Report Submission

  • As with previous reports, the CSP Final Project Report has a WORKSHEET version available via the Capstone Course website
  • The WORKSHEET has instructions to help you organize the content. We remind you to use the WORKSHEET as the draft version for review and feedback with your Advisor Remember to save a copy of your worksheet in your Capstone Project folder, for your own portfolio
  • INDIVIDUAL REPORTS: 5-7 pages (not including reference section), 12 font, single-spaced
  • GROUP REPORTS: 10-12 pages (not including reference section), 12 font, single-spaced*

References – may be done using either:

  • Endnote style (numerical footnotes with corresponding reference list at the end of the report) OR
  • Parenthetical in-text (Burnham, 2015) with an alphabetical reference section at the end of the report

The Final Project Report is due per the designated date of the AS Capstone month (see AS Capstone Month Information FAQ for dates)

*see "Group Projects Information" FAQ

Group Projects Additional Information

GROUP PROJECTS

  • Students working in groups should write the final CSP Report collaboratively
  • One Report should be submitted by the group
  • GROUP REPORTS: 10-12 pages (not including reference section), 12 font, single-spaced

References – may be done using either:

  • Endnote style (numerical footnotes with corresponding reference list at the end of the report) OR
  • Parenthetical in-text (Burnham, 2015) with an alphabetical reference section at the end of the report
  • Appropriate attribution for the work of each member must be included in an attribution section at the end of the report

Due by the latest deadline of all team members based on date of the AS Capstone month (eg, two members take AS month with report due date Oct. 31st, third member takes AS month with report due date Dec. 31st – the group project CSP Report will be due Dec. 31st)

Contact the Group Projects Capstone Affiliate with questions.

Project Advisor Review and Feedback

  • Arrange a review and feedback schedule with your Advisor so that you submit your work on time
  • Allow at least one month before the due date to begin the review and feedback process with your Advisor
  • Your CSP Report must be reviewed by your Advisor before submission to CSD

What are "Deliverables"?

Deliverables are products which are integral to your Project such as: research protocols, pamphlets, and educational presentations.

  • If you have created any of these or other types of materials as part of your CSP, those must be submitted to CSD as appendices.
  • Please provide your Advisor with any deliverables for review before submission

Due with submission of the CSP Final Project Report

What is the "Guided Reflection"?

The Guided Reflection is a group of questions on personal and professional growth related to the Capstone experience; it is due immediately following Capstone Presentation Day in early March of the AS year.

Credit for the Capstone course is granted upon successful completion of the final project report, its presentation, and submission of the guided reflection.

Class of 2020 Capstone Presentation Day | Wednesday March 18 2020

What types of presentation formats are appropriate for Capstone Projects?

Accepted methods include poster, podium (oral with PowerPoint or other visuals), exhibit, performance

  • Exhibits of paintings or photographs should include “museum” style descriptions for each object
    • Contact the Lamar Soutter Library via your House Librarian to arrange for display
  • All presentations, including virtual, must provide a method for Q & A
  • Group Project Presentations should be done as a group with each member taking part in the presentation
  • You may begin work on presentation materials at any time; however, we recommend you do not print (or spend money) on any materials until receiving the email from CSD acknowledging the successful review of your Final Project Report

 Please contact the CSD Team  or your Capstone House Affiliate with questions regarding...

  • Virtual presentation if you are away during presentation dates
  • Any other method or format

How strict are the Project Report submission dates?

Your CSP Report MUST be submitted by the due date

You may submit at any time before the due date

Unless you have discussed extenuating circumstances with your Capstone House Affiliate in advance and received permission to submit late, you may be required to remediate.

  • of note: remediation must be completed by AS M10

What is required in order to receive credit for my Capstone work?

Credit for the Capstone course is granted upon completion of the following 3 final components.

  • Final Project Report | Submission of a report written in the scholarly format which includes Introduction, Methods/approach, Results, Conclusions, Discussion, and Reference sections. Due based on the AS Capstone month date.
  • Formal Presentation | Demonstration of a professionally styled Poster, Podium, Exhibition, or any other appropriate production for the results of the project in March of the AS year.
  • Guided Reflection | Submitted immediately following project presentation in the AS year.

How is credit granted for the Capstone Scholarship & Discovery Course?

Credit is granted in the AS Spring Term after the successful completion of your Final Project Report, its presentation, and the Guided Reflection.

  • Your Advisor must submit your performance evaluation before credit will be granted.
    • Advisors receive an email request from OASIS to submit the evaluation determined by your scheduled final report due date
      • note: You must submit your AS Capstone month selection in order to schedule an Advisor evaluation in OASIS
    • You must submit an evaluation of your Advisor in order to access your Advisor’s evaluation of your performance

Remediation

Students whose final Capstone Scholarly Project work does not meet expectations as outline in the CSP Rubric may be required to remediate. All work must be completed by April prior to graduation.

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