Capstone experiences can be a very viable part of authentic course assessment. A capstone experience typically is a part of an upper-level course, where students are expected to demonstrate their mastery of program objectives in a culminating project. To foster the development of capstone experiences (and authentic assessement), Assessment Services offers a stipend to faculty who submit a proposal to develop a capstone course/experience – half of the stipend is paid on acceptance of the proposal, the other half on the successful course/experience fruition. The process is competitive. Related materials and requirements are available to the right.