Over the next two years the York Capstone Network will build a community of practice and structure of support to increase access to, capacity for, and expertise in capstone courses at York. First, we will host monthly Capstone Cafés during the school year where capstone research, knowledge, and strategies will be shared among professors, students, and campus allies. Secondly, curricular resources will be mobilized through a Teaching Commons workshop, Career Center career development modules, and an interactive public website for capstone teachers and students. Thirdly, we will develop and pilot test a Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) in a blended format for any student who wants to work in multi-disciplinary teams on real-world challenges, for credit. This experience will be bookended by two public events—a Fall Capstone Pitch Day and Spring Capstone Celebration Day where students, faculty, campus allies, and off-campus partners will meet and find synergies between their interests.
Danielle Robinson, Franz Newland
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Lassonde School of Engineering
Experiential Education, Student Success