All assigned work must be completed to receive a grade for the course. Components:
- 30% Team project deliverables
- 10% Client evaluation (for team project)
- 25% Exam 1 and Exam 2
- 15% Case analysis (3)
- 10% Class participation
- 10% Online participation
There will be two exams during the semester. The exams combine multiple choice and short answers and have a duration of 80 minutes.
The exams are closed book/closed notes type; your are NOT allowed to use your notes or bring any other extra material to the exam.The questions may touch upon any material (decks, readings, cases, linked online materials, posts, etc.) referenced in the schedule or elsewhere on this website prior to the exam. The second exam focuses on material covered after the first exam (not cumulative).
A missed exam can only be made up in the case of documented and verifiable emergency situation.
Overall grading criteria
The assignments consistently exceeds expectations. It demonstrates originality of thought and creativity throughout. Beyond completing all of the required elements, new concepts and ideas are detailed that transcend general discussions along similar topic areas. There are few mechanical, grammatical or organizational issues that detract from the presented ideas.
B-, B, B+
The assignment consistently meets expectations. It contains all the information prescribed for the assignment and demonstrates a command of the subject matter. There is sufficient detail to cover the subject completely but not too much as to be distracting. There may be some procedural issues, such as grammar or organizational challenges, but these do not significantly detract from the intended assignment goals.
The assignment fails to consistently meet expectations. That is, the assignment is complete but contains problems that detract from the intended goals. These issues may be relating to content detail, be grammatical, or be a general lack of clarity. Other problems might include not fully following assignment directions.
The assignment constantly fails to meet expectations. It is incomplete or in some other way consistently fails to demonstrate a firm grasp of the assigned material.
Disputing your grade
Discussion on grades on any exam, graded assignment, or other assessment component should take place face-to-face. If you wish to discuss how an exam or assignment was graded, please come see me during my office hours.
Any discussion about grading must take place within two weeks after the grade has been posted. After this two-week period, the grade will be considered final.
Attendance and participation
This is a highly collaborative and interactive class. Attendance and participation in the sessions are mandatory. There are no allowable number of missed classes. Your goal should be to attend and be fully engaged in every class.
If you are to miss a class, advise the instructor prior to class in person or via email. Failure to meet this requirement will count double on your attendance and have a direct impact on your participation grade.
There is no class if the university is closed, but assignments are still due. Any exam that cannot be held due to closure will take place the following session.
Appropriate use of technology in the classroom
Please turn off cell phones at the start of class. If you are expecting an urgent phone call during class, sit near the door and step out of the classroom if you need to take the call.
The use of laptop computers is permitted for taking notes; however, I expect everyone to be fully engaged for the entirety of each class meeting and therefore using your laptop for any non-course related purpose is distracting and strongly discouraged.
If you use text, figures, and data in reports that were created by others, you must identify the source and clearly differentiate your work from the material that you are referencing. If you fail to do so you are plagiarizing.
There are many different acceptable formats that you can use to cite the work of others. The format is not as important as the intent. You must clearly show the reader what is your work and what is a reference to someone else’s work.
Source: Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin, 2018-2019. Available online at: https://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/about-temple-university/student-responsibilities/#academichonesty
Temple University believes strongly in academic honesty and integrity. Plagiarism and academic cheating are, therefore, prohibited. Essential to intellectual growth is the development of independent thought and a respect for the thoughts of others. The prohibition against plagiarism and cheating is intended to foster this independence and respect.
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person’s labor, another person’s ideas, another person’s words, another person’s assistance. Normally, all work done for courses — papers, examinations, homework exercises, laboratory reports, oral presentations — is expected to be the individual effort of the student presenting the work. Any assistance must be reported to the instructor. If the work has entailed consulting other resources — journals, books, or other media — these resources must be cited in a manner appropriate to the course. It is the instructor’s responsibility to indicate the appropriate manner of citation. Everything used from other sources — suggestions for organization of ideas, ideas themselves, or actual language — must be cited. Failure to cite borrowed material constitutes plagiarism. Undocumented use of materials from the World Wide Web is plagiarism.
Academic cheating is, generally, the thwarting or breaking of the general rules of academic work or the specific rules of the individual courses. It includes falsifying data; submitting, without the instructor’s approval, work in one course which was done for another; helping others to plagiarize or cheat from one’s own or another’s work; or actually doing the work of another person.
The penalty for academic dishonesty can vary from receiving a reprimand and a failing grade for a particular assignment, to a failing grade in the course, to suspension or expulsion from the university. The penalty varies with the nature of the offense, the individual instructor, the department, and the school or college.
Students who believe that they have been unfairly accused may appeal through the school or college’s academic grievance procedure.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this class. In cases of cheating, both parties will be held equally responsible, i.e. both the student who shares the work and the student who copies the work. Penalties for such actions are given at my discretion, and can range from a failing grade for the individual assignment, to a failing grade for the entire course.
Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities
The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy 03.70.02). You can access the policy at: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02