Fall 2022

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


Throughout my time as a Multidisciplinary Studies student at Boise State University, I was encouraged to participate in multiple student leadership opportunities, all of which elevated my academic pursuits and positively impacted my educational experience. Through the relationships I’d established with faculty, I was invited to take the lead on a new student initiative for my final capstone project in the Interdisciplinary Professional Studies program.

I was responsible for developing a new Student Advisory Committee for the Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) and Interdisciplinary Professional Studies (IPS) programs. The committee will serve as a focus group tasked with providing valuable feedback and thoughtful discussion around program initiatives based on the student experience to enhance and explore current and existing program offerings in an effort to remain relevant, innovative, and dynamic in our course of study.

While developing the committee’s proposal and bylaws, I recognized the importance of equipping the students for the roles and responsibilities they would assume while serving on the advisory committee. This motivated the second phase of development which involved designing a supplemental internship course to provide students with the knowledge and strategies necessary for them to be successful.

In collaboration with Alexis Kenyon, Associate Director, I applied integrative thinking and creative problem-solving skills to develop an internship course specifically for the students who will serve on the BAS/IPS Student Advisory Committee. This course will allow students to purposefully engage in their own student leadership opportunities.

This overviews the developmental process for the new supplemental BAS/IPS Student Advisory Committee Internship Course and highlights key aspects of the course design.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Alexis Kenyon, MHS Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.

Henry, Serena (2022) IPS Capstone poster.pdf (252 kB)
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