Share Paper: The Impact of Additional Early Feedback on Doctoral Capstone Proposal Approval

  1. Michelle Stallone Brown, Walden University, United States
  2. Beate Baltes, Walden University, United States
Tuesday, June 26 2:15-2:35 PM Jordaan 2

Abstract: Approximately 40% of doctoral students are unable to complete their independent capstone research at the conclusion of their coursework and of those who do complete the capstone, time to completion is often longer than anticipated. In online universities, students are often successful during their structured course work, but become overwhelmed with the demands of their capstone research and fail to progress. In order to scaffold the capstone process, the program under study has several discrete steps in the completion and review processes such as prospectus (research plan) development, and later the proposal and final study approvals by committee members and ...