I will award grades in this course according to the University of Minnesota's Uniform Grading Policy:
A--achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirementsI will also award pluses and minuses, with the highest possible grade being an "A."
An "I" (Incomplete) is assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, such as hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. An Incomplete requires a written agreement between instructor and student.
Students taking this course using the S/N option must complete all requirements, which will be graded using the A-F system. Students must earn a "C-" or better to receive an "S" (Satisfactory). Students earning a "D+" or worse will receive an "N" (No Credit).
Grades will be assigned in terms of a percentage of possible points according to the following standards:
I may choose to grade more generously, but I will not raise my standards above these. If at any time you have concerns about your grade, please do not hesitate to contact me.
How to Calculate Your Grade
You can calculate your grade at any time by adding up all the points you received to date and dividing that number by all the points you could have received. (Grades for attendance and participation will not be calculated until the end of the semester.)
Credits and Workload Expectations
This three-credit course will require, for the average University of Minnesota undergraduate student, nine hours of academic work per week, averaged over the term, in order to complete the work of the course. Since the course meets for three hours a week, you should expect to spend an additional six hours a week on coursework outside the classroom. All grades are based on the quality of the work submitted, not on hours of effort.
Located in 104 Eddy Hall, the Learning and Academic Skills Center offers class, workshop, and individual assistance aimed at helping you achieve your academic goals. Phone: 624-7546.
Last Modified: 25 August 2004