Grading and Assignments

Syllabus | Honor Code | Diversity

 

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students should...

  • understand many of the broader ethical, physical, political, cultural, and economic constraints to providing information access to the underserved.

  • develop a rubric for assessing programs and projects that address the current disparities.

  • apply this knowledge and rubric to several past, present, or planned programs.

Expectations

  • Attend classes

  • Contribute to the class as a professional

  • Complete all assignments and exercises by the due date

  • Participate in class discussions and exercises; work in groups and independently

Assignments

  • Attendance is the best way to master the ideas, meet visiting professionals, and network with your colleagues. 

  • Participation in classroom discussions and the forum is the best way to demonstrate that you have done the readings.  (Discussing the readings...)

  • You will be assigned to a small group to develop a rubric for project evaluation and present your group's work to the class for feedback. 

  • Each student will employ the rubric to evaluate three Last Mile projects (in class Wiki) and present their results to the class.

  • A final essay gives you the opportunity to synthesize your work and demonstrate your mastery of the topics.

 

Course Grading

30 points Classroom and Forum Participation
20 points Develop Project Assessment Rubric (small group)
20 points Midterm Exam (Quiz)
10 points Program Evaluations
20 points Final Exam (Take-home Essay)

 

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

Grad Undergrad Points Description
H A >95 Mastery of course content at the highest level of attainment that can reasonably be expected
P A-
B+
B
B-
92-94
87-91
83-86
80-82
A totally acceptable performance demonstrating an adequate level of attainment
L C+
C
C-
D+
D
77-79
73-76
70-72
67-69
60-66
A marginal performance in the required exercises demonstrating a minimal passing level
F F <60 For whatever reasons, an unacceptable performance