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Grading

Seminar grade will be based on the following:

Grading Scale:
100+ A+  
95-99 A   73-76 C
90-94 A-   70-72 C-
87-89 B+   67-69 D+
83-86 B   63-66 D
80-82 B-   60-62 D-
77-79 C+   00-59 F

Detailed grade breakdown.
Current grades can be accessed at any time via the instructional toolkit.

points
Class Participation/Attendance
(assessed at midterm and end of semester)
  10%
Lab Attendance/Participation
(assessed at midterm and end of semester)
  10%
9 Weekly assignments   30%
4 Response papers   25%
4 Projects   25%
total 100%

The following Grading Rubrics are used as a guideline when assigning grades:

Class Attendance and Participation:

A Student participates significantly and actively in discussions offering thoughtful well reasoned responses advancing the discussion and encouraging the participation of other students. Student responds to others comments by synthesizing information and generating new ideas/responses. Student offers alternate approaches to subject matter, offers new perspectives and ideas, and helps focus and guide discussions. 
B Student participates when called upon with well reasoned responses and interprets and analyzes information formulating new ideas for discussion. Student contributes to the continuance of discussions by responding constructively to  other students, offering alternate points of view, and helping maintain the focus of the discussion 
C Student responds appropriately when called upon with relevant facts or information. Student does not apply interpretive or analytical skills to material being discussed. Student participates voluntarily on an occasional basis.
D Student attends class and is not disruptive but does not offer much when called upon. Student infrequently participates voluntarily.
F Student is late or not present in class or exhibits disruptive behavior.

Response papers:

A Paper addresses assigned topics and follows a clear narrative with ideas supported by specific examples. Paper is well organized and free of writing errors. Ideas clearly relate to a strong central thesis or conclusion which synthesizes the information/responses. Any sources used are clearly documented in a proper format.
B Paper addresses assigned topics and follows a clear narrative with ideas supported by specific examples. Paper is well organized and free of writing errors. Any sources used are clearly documented in a proper format.
C Paper addresses assigned topics and contains few writing errors. Any sources used are clearly documented.
D Discussion is incomplete, does not fully address assigned topics or is poorly formatted/contains writing errors, or sources are not clearly undocumented.
F Paper missing, does not address topics assigned, sources are undocumented, or contains major writing errors.

Weekly Discussion Question or Research Assignments:

A

Student fully addresses assigned questions or research topics with well reasoned responses that can aid in class discussions. Materials are well organized and free from major writing or formatting errors. Ideas presented clearly demonstrate that the student has engaged and thoughtfully considered the assigned topics. Research is properly documented.

B Student fully addresses assigned questions or research topics with well reasoned responses that can aid in class discussions. Materials are well organized and free from major writing or formatting errors. Research is properly documented.
C Student addresses assigned question or research topics. Materials are organized and free from major writing or formatting errors. Research is properly documented.
D Assignment is incomplete, does not fully address assigned topics or is poorly formatted/contains writing errors. Research is properly documented.
F Assignment missing, does not address topics assigned, contains major writing errors, or research is undocumented.

Projects:

A Presentation and any project materials are well organized and demonstrate a clear process from the idea/research or intent through experimentation to the presentation. Students are able to clearly articulate ideas about their process in the presentation, written responses, or self-evaluations. Project successfully demonstrates the use of design elements  such as composition, color, and visual focus.
B Presentation and any project materials are well organized and demonstrate a clear process from the idea/research phase through experimentation to the presentation. Students are able to clearly articulate ideas about their process in presentation, written responses, or self-evaluations. 
C Presentation and any project materials are complete and process is documented. Student is able to present his or her ideas in presentation or written responses/materials. 
D Project is missing elements or required materials. The process or intent is not in evidence or not clearly documented.
F Project is missing or incomplete.