Capstone Project

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Research Component Overview

All SEM-EP candidates are expected to conduct a brief research capstone project during the course of the curriculum. The assignment focuses on tracking and analyzing a local population of students from the candidate's institution and concludes by reporting conversion outcomes. The population of students is to be divided into two equal groups and identified as the control group vs the experimental group.

Candidates should review this component and begin research as soon as possible in order to coincide with completing all modules (webinars, field visits, SEM Essentials 101) in a timely fashion. Click here for complete details. 

Each capstone project is required to have a peer review by a SEM-EP peer prior to submission. The peer's name and email should be included on the cover page of the submission. There is no requirement that their comments be provided to the SEM-EP faculty. You can access the class roster via the SEM-EP portal in Moodle. You may also email sem-ep@aacrao.org to request assistance with locating a peer reviewer.

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