Creating and Sustaining High-Quality Senior Capstone Experiences
The 2011 Outcomes Assessment Model for accreditation by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) requires coursework in both management and technical areas of technology, with a “reasonable balance” between the practical application of “how” and more conceptual application of “why” (ATMAE Outcomes Assessment Model, 2013). One way to meet this requirement is with a senior capstone course. Capstone courses focus on the integration and application of technical skills and knowledge along with consideration of multiple realistic constraints. A high quality capstone experience has many positive outcomes for the student, faculty, and department. However, capstone courses can be challenging for both students and faculty.
The paper, "Creating and Sustaining High-Quality Senior Capstone Experiences" (Gretchen A. Mosher), as published in the Proceedings of the ATMAE 2015 Conference (2015 ATMAE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 11–14, 2015" is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the ATMAE website at https://atmae.site-ym.com/?PastConferences.