Evaluation

Teaching Methods:

  • Instruction:   Some material will be present in a “flipped method” - instruction outside the class and workshop/discussion during class time.    Important material from the text and outside sources will be covered in class.  Students should plan to take careful notes.   Discussion and group work is encouraged.

     

    Supportive Homework:   Problems and readings will be assigned daily to help support and supplement material found in the text, but not always collected.  There will usually be time to answer questions about the homework at the beginning of class.

     

    Tests:  There will be five tests.     If due to emergency or illness you miss a test, you must notify me before or during the test.   You must provide documentation explaining why you missed the test.   If you fail to contact me or fail to provide written documentation for a missing test, you will receive a zero on the test.   The make-up will be more difficult than the original and must be made up within a week.   All test dates are published on the course schedule.

     

    Quizzes:  Through the semester, there will be in-class, announced quizzes.  There are NO make-ups for quizzes.

     

    Laboratories:   There will be two lab projects during the course of the semester. 

     

    Worksheets: These will be used for group work to provide review, extension, and practical problems.

     

    Final Exam Date:   There is a common departmental final.  TBA.

     

    Internet:   All materials will be distributed on the Internet.   Class notes, instructional material, and student assignments will be posted on my web site and Blackboard.

     

    More information for this course is available on the Web Site and Blackboard.

     

Grading:

 

Your final grade will be determined on the total points which you have accumulated.

Five Exams

45%

Three Laboratories

15%

Homework

10%

Quizzes 10%

Final Exam

20%

No grade will be assigned until all of the assignments are completed.  Submission of assignments in electronic form (e-mail) is preferred when possible.

 

 Grade

Range

Grade

Range

       A

94  - 100

      C

74 -76.9

       A-

90 - 93.9

      C-

70 -73.9

       B+

87 - 89.9

      D+

67 - 69.9

       B

84 - 86.9

      D

64 - 66.9

       B-

80 - 83.9

      D-

60 - 63.9

       C+

77 -79.9

      F

below 60