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Capstone Assessment and Research

University Studies assesses student learning in its community-based Capstone courses through student surveys and review of Capstone course ePortfolios.  We also partner with graduate students and faculty to conduct research into student experiences in Capstone courses.

As you read these reports, let us know what questions they raise and how you use this information to inform your practice.  Contact Rowanna Carpenter, Assessment Coordinator, ( with any questions about UNST assessment or research.

Tell us how you have used UNST assessment information.

Spring 2015

Online SINQ and Capstone Review

We investigated students' profile, performance, and reported experience in online vs. face-to-face SINQ and Capstone courses.

Fall 2011  
This excerpt from the 2010-2011 UNST Annual Assessment Report presents Capstone assessment findings from our qualitative and quantitative analysis of student surveys and our review of course eportfolios.
Spring 2011

Pedagogical Catalysts of Civic Competence

Stephanie Stokamer's dissertation research used Capstone Student Experience Questionnaire data to test her model of civic competence.

  • Invited a diversity trainer to offer a workshop for Capstone faculty