The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers

By Laura Galante — On Thursday, June 29th, the Capstone Distinction seminar was held in AUC’s common room. Every year, a few students present their end-of-year theses, which are judged by the Capstone Committee based on certain parameters, such as intellectual contribution, originality, research effort, and broader impact. In the 2017 edition of the Capstone seminar, the students who received distinction or highest distinction included 15 … Continue reading The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers

Capstone Deadlines Prove Difficult to Meet

By Veerle Bovens — A recent survey by The Herring revealed that over 80 percent of the students currently writing their capstone thesis have needed an extension for one or more of their individual assignments. Dr. Maurits de Klepper, coordinator of the capstone team, feels it is time to completely overturn the thesis’ assessment structure. So far, the final research project worth 12 European Credits … Continue reading Capstone Deadlines Prove Difficult to Meet