Establishing outcomes for senior capstone projects in industrial technology

Jon M. Duff, Thomas E. Schildgen

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Abstract

As part of continuous curriculum improvement and outcomes assessment for professional accreditation, the Department of Information and Management Technology at Arizona State University on the Polytechnic Campus determined that a mandatory senior project be established. The methodology for validating such a senior project included a descriptive survey of three constituent groups: students in upper division courses, faculty, and a jury of senior industry advisory board members. A comprehensive list of senior project key words was created from a broad sample of existing national senior project descriptions. An attitudinal survey instrument was created from this list of key words. The results of the survey were analyzed for the variability of response within and between constituent groups, and the direction of agreement on a five-point Likert scale. Conclusions were drawn as to which measures showed agreement or disagreement, and how those results might impact the implementation of the senior project course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Pages5815-5825
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

Other

Other2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/12/056/15/05

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Duff, J. M., & Schildgen, T. E. (2005). Establishing outcomes for senior capstone projects in industrial technology. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 5815-5825)