Conditions

All work is graded by the instructor based upon the criteria of the assignment according to a clear grading rubric provided with the assignment. Students may revise any work for an improved grade after the work is initially turned in. All revisions are due within a week of the return of the initial grading. Revisions will be awarded partial credit towards an improved grade.

Work is due on the date announced. Late work will be penalized unless an agreement has been reached between the student and the professor.

All work must be turned in to pass the course.

Assignment Grade Weights

You may select the weighting we will give to each of the above activities in determining your course grade. The grade weight ranges for each activity are indicated below:

Participation

30%

Project 1

10%

Project 2

10%

Project 3

10 %

Project 4

20%

Midterm Exam

10%

Final Exam

10%

Evaluation Criteria

Grades will be assigned using the established academic practice of letter grades. The following guidelines will be employed cumulatively for each assignment (based upon Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning).

Grade

Concept

Description

F

 

No evidence of learning.

D

Knowledge

Ability to recall facts about the subject.

C

Comprehension

Can show understanding of key concepts.

B-

Application

Able to employ the key concepts in a practical way.

B

Analysis

Examine and explain how systems work.

A-

Synthesis

Work of superior quality, showing complete grasp of the subject and an ability to apply the knowledge to achieve novel results.

A

Evaluation

Can gauge the quality of topic areas based upon knowledge of the field.

 

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