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Capstone Project Roles and Responsibilities
 

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The Capstone Project is a collaborative effort among the Student, Faculty Advisor, Second Reader and Program Coordinator.  The student’s Faculty Advisor acts as the primary reader of the Master’s Paper, and a Second Reader will also review and assess the quality of the Capstone Project. The Second Reader may be another faculty member or an individual from the public health practice community with expertise in the topic area.  The responsibilities of each role are detailed below:
 

Timeline of Responsibilities 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015


Student

The Student participating in the Capstone Project will be responsible for the following:

 

Faculty Advisor

The Faculty Advisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide guidance to the student, as needed, in the development of the Capstone Project.
  • Review and approve the Capstone Project proposal.
  • Act as the Principle Investigator for the student’s application to the MCW IRB if deemed appropriate by the MPH Program.
  • Review drafts of the Master’s Paper and provide guidance, resources, and constructive feedback.
  • Evaluate the Master’s Paper and submitted presentation, and assign the final grade for the Capstone Project course.

 

Second Reader

The Second Reader will be responsible for the following:

  • Review drafts of the written paper and provide guidance, resources, and constructive feedback.


Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Fulfill administrative aspects of the Capstone Project such as tracking and maintaining Capstone Project forms, monitoring student progress, updating program materials and website, and maintaining data.
  • Act as resource for students, Faculty Advisors, and Second Readers.
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