Senior Integrative Projects

Characteristics of a successful CIS Senior Project

INTEGRATION

A successful Senior Project builds on the courses and other experiences of
the individual major, and makes use of the knowledge, skills, and methodologies gained
from studies and experiences in a variety of disciplines.

DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENT UNDERSTANDING

A successful Senior Project is an expression of the student’s most current understanding
of the subject matter(s) of the major, and of the significant questions and topics in their field.

COHERENCE AND FOCUS

A successful Senior Project is tightly focused to allow for in-depth research and substantive
product. It is an example of the kind of work that can be done in the field of the individual major.
It is a coherent unit: even projects with more than one part or format have a unifying focus.

SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC EFFORT

A successful Senior Project, no matter what its format, is at its core an academic undertaking,
representing sustained attention and work through the senior year. This is manifested in both
the expected level of sophistication and scope of the completed project.

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