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Capstone Timeline (Spring Example)
Mid-Summer to End of September
- Organization proposal and selection process.
- Complete the Community Organization application and submit by October 30, 2020.
- Capstone Professors are available for consultation while the project proposal is being developed.
- All organizations will be notified of the selection decision by the end of October at the latest.
Early October to End of November
- A Capstone professor will be assigned to your organization to collect background documents for student teams.
- Provide professors with the required internal data (financials and budgets, your community served, organizational structure, competitive landscape, alliances, etc.)
- 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.