2014-2015 Capstone Program Timeline

Mid-Summer to End of September

Organization proposal and selection process

  • Complete the Community Organization application and submit by August 29, 2014
  • Capstone Professors are available for consultation while you are developing your project proposal.
  • All organizations will be notified of the selection decision by the end of September at the latest.

Early September to End of November

Creation of an 8-12 page “case” document on your organization and business challenge

  • A Capstone professor will be assigned to your organization to draft the case with your input
  • Provide professors with the required internal data (financials and budgets, your community served, organizational structure, competitive landscape, alliances, etc.) to be included in the case write-up
  • Plan to review the case drafts with the professors during this phase

January

Attend Community Organization Day

  • Key organization leader(s) and/Board members attend – 2 hour session for Community Organization Day.
  • Session designed for organization representative(s) to answer questions about your organization for the students.

January to Late April

  • Working with student teams on information gathering and providing perspectives on evolving recommendation drafts.
  • Project liaison works with students and professors including providing additional data, facilitating interviews for students, answering follow-on questions, etc.
  • Touch base regularly with Capstone professors to discuss progress and resolve potential issues, if necessary.

Late April and Early May

  • Organization leadership team and Board members receive students’ final presentations.
  • Student team deliverables are sent to the organizations for their review and follow-up with student teams, as desired.