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Senior Year Experience (SYE)

Senior Year Experience (SYE)

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Senior Year Experience (SYE)

All undergraduate majors will have in place a required "Senior Year Experience" activity. The Senior Year Experience activity will ask each student to engage in a significant piece of scholarly or creative work.


  • Governance discussion of development, piloting and approval of departmental Senior Year Experience requirements 


  • Development of purpose and criteria for Senior Year Experiences

  • Senior Experience proposals prepared by all departments

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council approved proposals as meeting criteria

  • Senior Year Experience presentations for spring graduates implemented by all departments


  • Senior Year Experience presentations for winter graduates implemented by all departments

  • Assessments for SYE projects/presentations designed and implemented


  •  Senior Year Experience presentations held at conclusion of winter and spring semesters

  • Assessments of SYE presentations collected from all departments and summarized

  • Senior capstone and presentation included as Corequisite General Education requirement in catalog


  • SYE presentations become institutionalized as all departments participate, celebrate and plan ahead

  • Community members and families invited by some departments to share in SYE presentations

  • SYE presentations advertised to campus and local communities


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