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Lumen Policy - Capstone Certificate Standard Minimum Requirements in Guide

Information on including Capstone Certificate standard minimum requirements in Guide


In Spring 2021, Data, Academic Planning and Institutional Research (DAPIR), in coordination with the Graduate School, the Office of the Registrar (RO), and the Division of Continuing Studies, undertook an initiative to clarify the Capstone Certificate requirement information presented to students via the Guide. (Refer to the Capstone Minimum Standard Reqs Memo.) The goal was to standardize information to align with certificate policy. During academic year 2021-22, staff in APIR and the RO reached out to Capstone Certificate Coordinators to partner on making the administrative and systematic updates necessary in Lumen so that all Guide entries reflect the current policy around Capstone requirements. 

Shared Content

To achieve the goal of standardized Capstone Certificate requirement information, a Shared Content block of text was created, called "Division of Continuing Studies: Capstone Requirements," to be placed on the Guide Requirements tab/page. This text was added to existing Capstone Certificates and will be required for all future Capstone Certificate proposals. 

The Shared Content text block reads:


  • Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course used to meet Capstone Certificate requirements.
  • Courses in which a student elects the pass/fail or audit option will not count toward completion of Capstone Certificate requirements.
  • All of the Capstone Certificate credits must be earned "in residence" (which includes on campus and distance-delivered courses) at UW-Madison.
  • All of the Capstone Certificate credits must be earned while enrolled in the Capstone Certificate program.

Individual Capstone Certificate programs may have additional requirements for completion, which will be listed above as/if applicable.

Keywordscapstone, Guide, standard, Lumen, certificate, shared content   Doc ID116156
OwnerKaren M.GroupLumen and Guide
Created2022-01-14 17:47:22Updated2023-07-18 14:10:25
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