Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2015

DOI

10.13031/aim.20152162359

Conference Title

2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Conference Date

July 26–29, 2015

City

New Orleans, LA, United States

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

File Format

application/pdf

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