Senior Seminar Capstone courses

Dr. Robert Hauhart signs contract for capstone project

Dr. Robert Hauhart, along with co-author Jon E. Grahe (Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University), has signed a contract with Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco to write a book on developing and teaching senior seminar capstone courses across the higher education curriculum.

Hauhart and Grahe began collaborating on capstone pedagogy in 2008 with a series of studies, conference presentations and peer reviewed publications. Their 2010 lead article in Teaching Sociology entitled "The Undergraduate Capstone Course in the Social Sciences: Results of a Regional Survey" was selected as one of three finalists for the Maryellen Weimer Award, supported by Magna Publications, as the best research publication on teaching in 2011.

Over 100 articles were nominated nationwide for the prestigious award.

Subsequently, Professors Hauhart and Grahe have reported their capstone research in Teaching Sociology (2012) and Teaching of Psychology (2013). Jossey-Bass Publishers, a subsidiary of Wiley, publishes scholarly monographs on higher education among several professional fields.

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