March 28 Faculty Panel – Capstone Courses: Developing and Refining the Culminating Experience for Seniors

On March 28, Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) and the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) hosted a faculty development workshop, “Capstone Courses: Developing and Refining the Culminating Experience for Seniors”. A WSU faculty panel of participants in last summer’s Capstone Assignment Design Charrette with Dr. Pat Hutchings shared their experiences developing and refining their capstone course and key assignment, including ways to more deeply engage students and more effectively integrate learning in a culminating experience. 

This faculty-led panel featured the following topics:

  • “Implementation of team-based, project-driven learning in a senior-level astrobiology course” –Dr. Michael L. Allen, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • “Practice with feedback: scaffolding the capstone assignment across the semester”– Dr. Samantha Gizerian, Program in Integrative Physiology & Neurosciences
  • “Making the Past Relevant to Students’ Lives: Space, Place, and Power in History” – Dr. Theresa Jordan, Department of History
  • “Industry Partnerships: Preparing Capstone Students for The Real World” –  Dr. Desmond Layne, Programs in Agricultural and Food Systems & Integrated Plant Sciences

For a recording of the panel, see