Introduction to the Culminating Undergraduate Experience
Lora Haynes, CUE instructor and associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, presents at the 2014 i2a Institute.
In its QEP proposal to SACS-COC, the University of Louisville outlined its intention to require every undergraduate to apply critical thinking skills in a culminating undergraduate experience through its initiative Ideas to Action.
Ideas to Action (i2a) is designed to strengthen undergraduate education by improving instruction in critical thinking in the general education courses and the majors and to provide all undergraduates with the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills in a culminating undergraduate experience (CUE) such as a capstone course, service learning project, research project, internship, practicum or other activity.
The overall purpose of this component of the University of Louisville undergraduate experience is to explore and demonstrate the connections between well cultivated critical thinking and its application in the CUE experience. Visit the CUE development page to read more about i2a’s process of implementing culminating undergraduate experiences.
Armon Perry, associate professor and CUE instructor in the Kent School of Social Work.
CUE assessment tools are available for instructor, program, and departmental use. They include:
- CUE Student Reflection [PDF]
- CUE Student Evaluation [PDF]
- CUE Faculty Evaluation [PDF]
- CUE Student Reflection Rubric [PDF]