EDD-920: Leadership Capstone I

6 credit hours

In this course, students who have received unconditional approval from Spalding University’s Research Ethics Committee to conduct research for their capstone project and who also have received approval from the organization(s) in which they intend to conduct research collect, group, treat, and interpret data, as well as analyze that data, to identify major themes and inform future organizational practice. In addition, prior to the face-to-face instructional component of this course, students write and deliver—in conjunction with conducting an oral presentation for the organization on which the students’ capstone project and executive summary are based—an executive summary of their research findings.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Logically interpret and analyze data.

• Identify and articulate the importance and implications of the data for future policy and practice.

• Create an executive summary based on the research and present the content of that executive summary to members of the organization on which that research is based.