June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
26.420.1 - 26.420.13
Creation of a New Advising Metric to Develop Viable Individual Senior Projects Determining whether an individual senior project is a “good” project can be a difficult task. Toaid the professor in associated advising, but more importantly, the student; a rubric wasdeveloped that helps indicate whether a student has an acceptable senior project.The scope of this effort includes the creation of an assessment tool that measures critical aspectsof a good senior project. This includes quantifying the following ‘engineering merit’ aspects:problem statement, function statement, requirements, analyses, performance predictions, andevaluation.Students refer to their proposals when using the metric. Professors review and advise in a timelymanner. Students can determine if they have an “acceptable” senior project, but the professoradvises final acceptance.The students and professors applied the rubric to projects in an MET senior capstone course. Theresults showed deficiencies in some projects. This forced changes in the parameters of theproject to make it an acceptable project. Assessment of the pedagogical impact of this metric wasdetermined via surveys and comparisons of relevant course data over a number of years.
Pringle, C., & Johnson, C. (2015, June), Creation of a New Advising Metric to Develop Viable Individual Senior Projects Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23759
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