Completion of Senior Project
To promote student success by encouraging students to complete their senior projects, and thus their degrees, the following steps are to be practiced.
All departments will address their process of handling senior projects in their academic program reviews;
The Provost shall instruct the dean of each college, with appropriate faculty consultation, to see that each department has a senior project process that incorporates the following requirements:
- Department Chairs (or designee) will hold orientation meetings on a regular basis (e.g. quarterly, each spring quarter, twice a year, etc.) and all senior project students are expected to attend such a meeting prior to or concurrent to enrollment in senior project. (The target population for the meetings is students planning to graduate in the following three to four quarters.)
- Department Chairs (or designee) must provide senior project guidelines to students in electronic or printed form.
- Department Chairs will consult with faculty advisors regarding the senior project requirements for their department. Faculty advisors will provide additional structure when advising senior project students. Each student shall write and turn in a senior project proposal to his/her advisor.
- Faculty advisors must offer regularly scheduled meetings for their senior project students where specific timelines/outcomes will be defined.
All colleges and departments shall have processes publicly available, electronically or otherwise.