Describe how you will evaluate your students for each graded activity.
Weekly announcements will appear on Monday of each week in the online classroom. This announcement will also be e-mailed to each student. The announcement will discuss the assignments for the week along with any other pertinent information for the week.
This is an upper level course; all students’ work is to be presented as such in terms of quality and content. The grading system will be based on your introduction (2%), Forums (8%), fifteen Lab assignments (60%) and three exams (30%).
Reading Assignments: Please refer to the Course Outline section of this syllabus for the weekly reading assignments.
Week 1 Introductions: Each student must log into the classroom and introduce yourself to the class. This assignment is worth 20 points or 2 percent of your course grade. Your response is due by Sunday of Week 1. Your response must be greater than 250 words (a requirement) and include the following information.
- Your name
- Your university major or program
- Where you are in the program of study
- Your academic goals, to include why you are taking this class
- Information that you would like to share about yourself
Forum Assignments: The weekly discussion forum is for students to post their questions on course content for that week. This forum should not be used to discuss specific graded material questions prior to receiving feedback from the instructor (after the material is graded). If there is a question on a specific graded question, find a similar problem in the book and ask a question on that problem or concept. Asking specific questions on graded questions creates an unfair advantage and defeats the purpose of the assessment tool.
Lab Exercises: There are fifteen laboratory exercises that must be completed in order to pass the course. Despite having completed all other requirements for the course, you must complete all of the lab exercises in order to pass the course. You must demonstrate that you are competent in using the NI ELVIS or MyDaq unit to perform the laboratories.
Exams: There will be three exams, each worth 10% of your final grade. It is an open book, open note exam. It will be administered without a proctor. Students must complete the numbered exam by the end of the week indicated in the schedule.