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Unpublished Paper
Administration of Team-Based Senior Capstone Course: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Gretchen A. Mosher, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
7-1-2015
DOI
10.13031/aim.20152162359
Conference Title
2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting
Conference Date
July 26–29, 2015
Geolocation
(29.95106579999999, -90.0715323)
Abstract

Senior capstone courses provide an important mechanism for students to integrate and apply technical knowledge and skills they have acquired in previous coursework. Additionally, students are required to master a variety of professional skills, including teamwork, unstructured task completion, and project management to facilitate successful completion of a capstone course. Faculty also play an important role in the success of capstone courses. Sourcing and grading projects are common challenges for instructors. This paper will outline the challenges and best practices learned in the development and implementation of a senior-level capstone course in agricultural engineering technology, based on qualitative data gathered over several years. Specifically, strategies for defining, assigning, managing, and assessing projects will be emphasized.

Comments

This proceeding is from 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 152162359, pages 1-6 (doi: 10.13031/aim.20152162359). St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE.

Copyright Owner
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Language
en
Date Available
2015-08-06
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Gretchen A. Mosher. "Administration of Team-Based Senior Capstone Course: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges" New Orleans, LA, United States(2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gretchen_mosher/25/