Capstone Course Development Institute

2019-20 Capstone Course Development Institute

Offered by the Sheridan Center and the Swearer Center, the Capstone Course Development Institute provides support for faculty to develop or redesign and teach a course that scaffolds and supports cumulative capstone learning experiences in their concentration. The program combines a multi-day seminar on pedagogy and course design with a supportive peer community, individual consultation and feedback, and an opportunity to share course and student successes. Institute size is limited to allow for hands-on opportunities, individual support, and the development of a teaching and learning community. Participants may choose to co-design a course with a graduate or undergraduate student, if they wish.


  • March 1, 2019: Application Deadline
  • March 15-April 5, 2019: One-hour individual consultation
  • April 30, 2019; 12-1:20 pm: Luncheon and workshop
  • June 5-7, 2019: Intensive three-day course development seminar
  • Fall 2019 or Spring 2020: Participant course offered; formative feedback collected
  • March 2020: Cohort luncheon
  • Spring 2020: University Awards recognition


  • Attendance at all Institute events
  • Development or redesign of a course that scaffolds and supports cumulative capstone learning experiences, and submission for CCC approval
  • Instruction of the course in AY 2019-20
  • Collection of formative feedback from students during the semester the course is taught and engagement with assessment of the program


  • $4,000 grant for graduate or undergraduate student co-designer support, or other course development or implementation costs.

Application Deadline: Space is limited. Please apply by March 1, 2019.

Participants will be selected from a range of disciplines.

Apply now!

Questions? Contact:

Jessica Metzler, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning


[email protected]