Presentations must be ready for class.

Assignments must be handed in by the end of class on the due date. If you can’t be in class, the files must be uploaded to the course site that day.

Late assignments will be penalized with a 10% deduction and will receive no instructor comments. Assignments submitted more than a week late without instructor permission will not be accepted.

 

Grade Percentage Description
A+ 90-100 Amazing performance; rarely ever happens.
A 85-89 Superior performance; student work goes far above and beyond requirements of the course; demonstrates a command of course material through an innovative and creative application of concepts; far exceeds course expectations.
A- 80-84 Excellent performance; student work goes far above and beyond requirements of the course; demonstrates a command of course material through an innovative and creative application of concepts.
B+ 76-79 Very good performance; student work meets requirements and demonstrates creative or thoughtful application of course material; exceeds course expectations.
B 72-75 Solid work; student performance meets requirements and demonstrates a good understanding of course material.
B- 68-71 Above average; work that meets requirements and demonstrates better than average understanding of course material.
C+ 64-67 Work that meets requirements and shows promise.
C 60-63 Work that meets all basic requirements.
C- 55-59 Work that meets requirements but is not especially polished or thoughtful.
D 50-54 Below average work.
F < 50 Fail

 

The grades for participation includes constructive classroom involvement. This grade can be used to nudge a grade either up or down. Constructive classroom involvement includes attendance, constructive discussion, helping other students, and volunteering for demonstrations. Non-constructive participation is anything that negatively disrupts the course and/or non-attendance. This specifically includes working on phones or laptops when the instructor is lecturing or students are presenting.  Rule of thumb: be respectful and do good work.