Grading and Assessment

Grading:

A         95 – 100           B         83 – 86             C         73 – 76
A-        90 – 94             B-        80 – 82             C-        70 – 72
B+       87 – 89             C+       77 – 79             D/F       0  – 69

A work — Outstanding
Above and beyond the requirements of the assignment; outstanding effort, significant achievement, and personal improvement are clearly evident.  Some measure of remarkable skill, creativity, or energy is also evident.

B work – Above Average
Fulfills all aspects of the assignment and goes beyond minimum competence to demonstrate extra effort, extra achievement or extra improvement.

C work – Average
Fulfills all aspects of the assignment with obvious competence and grace.  Assignments are completed exactly as assigned.

D work – Below Average
Below average either because some aspect of the assignment has not been fulfilled or because a preponderance of errors (more than one or two per page) interferes with clear communication.  A “D” may also indicate failure to follow directions, failure to follow specific recommendations, or failure to demonstrate personal effort and improvement.

F work – Not Acceptable
Not acceptable, either because the student did not complete the assignment as directed, or because the level of performance is below an acceptable level for college work.

Late Assignments
All assignments are to be completed and submitted via email (unless requested as hardcopy) according to the course schedule in order to receive full credit.  You may send it to the instructor as an email attachment by midnight of the day it is due. Unless arranged with the professor in advance, late assignments will be penalized a minimum of one half letter grade per 24 hour period.

Evaluation of papers, presentations and projects
Please be aware of the following evaluation criteria:
>    Following Instructions (syllabus, assignment handouts, & explanations should be followed)
>    Organization (coherence, logical and substantive progression of ideas)
>    Content (insightful thinking and ideas)
>    Comprehension (analysis/synthesis; demonstrated understanding of concepts)
>    Mechanics (grammar, spelling, appropriate citation format)
>    Delivery (presence with fellow participants, handouts, AV, activities, creativity)