Presenter Information

Jay Sullivan, Virginia Tech

Location

Cheatham 317

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

27-3-2010 11:30 AM

Description

Project‐based senior capstone courses are a common part of natural resources curricula around the US, often providing undergraduate students with a “real‐world” experience prior to graduation, and provided educational programs with a means of conducting outcome assessments. At Virginia Tech, we have conducted a client‐focused forestry capstone course since 1999, and completed nearly 120 projects for actual clients from in and around Virginia. The evolution of the course and lessons (successes and flops) learned from our experience with student groups, clients, projects, and faculty involvement will be discussed. Future opportunities and directions in an evolving curriculum will also be addressed.

Comments

Citation: Sullivan, J.. 2010. Evolution of a client based capstone course. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Making it Real - Service, Learning, and Internships, Paper Number 2. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Service/2/.

 
Mar 27th, 11:00 AM Mar 27th, 11:30 AM

Evolution of a Client­ Based Capstone Course

Cheatham 317

Project‐based senior capstone courses are a common part of natural resources curricula around the US, often providing undergraduate students with a “real‐world” experience prior to graduation, and provided educational programs with a means of conducting outcome assessments. At Virginia Tech, we have conducted a client‐focused forestry capstone course since 1999, and completed nearly 120 projects for actual clients from in and around Virginia. The evolution of the course and lessons (successes and flops) learned from our experience with student groups, clients, projects, and faculty involvement will be discussed. Future opportunities and directions in an evolving curriculum will also be addressed.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Service/2