Workshops and Capstone

General Information

In addition to regularly-scheduled classes, Edge engages students with weekly workshops designed to instill practical skillsets in its students. These workshops serve as components of a larger, mandatory pass/fail capstone assignment that will combine the student's practical expertise, creative talents and social media skill.

The Edge Scholar Workshop

The Edge Scholar Workshop series is designed to prepare students for the rigorous process of both applying for college and using university resources effectively. In addition to our Edge Mentor staff, who are all current UD students in good standing, the Edge program has enlisted the participation of several of the university's various departments to take part in the workshop to ensure that Edge students will receive a comprehensive look at what it takes to be an effective college student, both in and outside the classroom.

Students who complete the Edge Scholar Workshop series will also have the distinction of the Edge Scholar designation being listed on their official transcript, so that any college and university to which students apply will be able to weigh it in their evaluation process. The workshop is a 0-credit Pass/Fail designation listed on student's transcripts as UNIV167-930.

To view a sample of last year's workshop syllabus, click here.

The Edge Scholar Capstone

The Edge Capstone Project is a multimedia-based assignment designed to integrate all of the practical skills and knowledge communicated to students in the Edge Scholar Workshop series during the 5-week session.

The project is divided into two parts: an individual Tumblr journal and a group-based Prezi presentation. Students are expected to work on both on a weekly basis, not just at the end of the program. Students will complete the individual portion on their own during the 5-week session and the group portion with a pre-assigned set of classmates to be presented on August 15th. The Edge Mentor staff will evaluate both portions.

For this capstone project, students are expected to use the research, writing, and creative skills they have gained in both the weekly workshops and from their daily classes to formulate a well-supported series of opinion pieces that include text, links, photos, primary source citations, and other elements.