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UNF Computing Senior Capstone Project

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UNF Computing Senior Capstone Project - Balancing Client Needs, Student Learning Outcomes, and Workforce Expectations. Poster presentation at UNF Community Engaged Scholars Luncheon, November 13, 2015.

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UNF Computing Senior Capstone Project

  1. 1. About the Course Two-semester sequence capstone (CIS 4327 & 4328) course for Information Systems and Information Science majors. In the course, students learn about processes behind software development.  First semester focuses on software development methodologies, gathering requirements, and analyzing requirements.  Second semester focuses on designing, developing, and delivering the software. Karthikeyan Umapathy | School of Computing, CCEC | University of North Florida Service Learning Goals “Balancing Client Needs, Student Learning Outcomes, and Workforce Expectations” Make students into a professional Mentorship provided by industry partners help in bridging academic-industry gap. Make students into an effective citizen  Students learn how to become an effective citizen by providing software development service to nonprofit organizations.  CBL projects are scoped to aid nonprofits mission and match student skillsets.  Students learn how to become a professional by providing a service to a client.  Community-based Learning projects provides an opportunity for students to become a professional. Make students workforce ready  Mentors help students solve technical problems.  Mentors help in ensuring success of the project.  Mentors teach students tools used in industry to improve quality of software delivered.  In first five years, students have worked on 36 projects from 29 community organizations.  Students have been mentored by 15 software professionals from 5 software companies.  Senior project graduates out perform their counterparts from other universities in workforce  Academic-industry gap has been considerably reduced  Students are able to scale knowledge gained and work on complex projects in their workplace  Personal impact: Job satisfaction. Overwhelming positive response from students, nonprofits, and industry partners.  Be innovative to accommodate: You will need to make tradeoffs to incorporate community into your course.  Providing opportunity is not sufficient: Students need support system to take full advantage of opportunity and to succeed.  Conflicts are good: Learn how to manage conflicts. Most conflicts are learning opportunity, however, if it is not handled properly the project may fail.  Grow your network: Building and sustaining partnership is key for achieving service learning goals. SummerSummer • Identify nonprofits with computing needs and formulate capstone projects • Identify industry partners as mentors for student teams • Organize summer camp for students to address technical gaps • Assign students and mentors to project of their interest Fall • Organize panel discussions and guest lectures to help students understand workplace expectations • Maintain communication with clients and mentors • Resolve conflicts, client issues, mentor issues, team dysfunctions • Monitor and address project scope issues Spring • Organize product design and source code review sessions • Monitor and address client infrastructure issues • Aid software delivery and client training • Manage after deliver service expectations • Conduct project signoff Student • Maintain communication with client, mentor, and instructor • Observe operations at client organization and gather software requirements from client • Demonstrate product prototypes and obtain client feedback • Develop finalized design solution and obtain client feedback • Deliver software product and implement it in client infrastructure • Train client to use the software Mentor • Maintain communication with student, client, and instructor • Reinforce concepts taught in classroom • Coach students on industry best practices • Meet with students once a month • Conduct requirements review, design review, and code review sessions • Assist students with technical troubleshooting • Ensure quality of product developed Client • Maintain communication with student, mentor, and instructor • Meet with students once a month • Provide necessary documentations and access to resources to students • Provide feedback on artifacts delivered by students • Assist students in product delivery and user training

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