The assessment of the course consists of five components. The components have the following weights.
|Assignments 1 and 2 (Individual)||30%|
|Assignment 3 (Group project)||10%|
|Participation and attendance||5%|
There will be three exams during the semester. The date of the first exam is October 3 and the date of the second exam is October 31. The final exam is scheduled for December 5 in the same room as our regular sessions. Missed exams cannot be made up, regardless of the reason for absence. You may not arrive late for exams. If you are late, you cannot take the exam.
There will be three assignments. Individual projects are to be completed without consulting your fellow students and they should represent your own work. Group projects should reflect the work of your group, but no one else. If you need help, you may consult with your instructor or the Information Technology Assistant (if applicable).
|1||Analyze a Data Set Using Tableau||Individual||October 1|
|2||Cleaning a Data Set||Individual||October 22|
|3||Group Data Analysis (Term Project)||Group||December 3|
Participation and quizzes
You are expected to be an active part of the learning process. In the first part of each class session, we’ll discuss the readings. This will be followed by an in-class activity.
Prepare for each class
Carefully read the assigned material prior to each class. You may find it helpful to take notes on the major points of each reading, noting how the readings for that session relate to each other.
Most Tuesdays there will be a short pre-class quiz, taken online (check the course schedule). The quiz will cover all readings to be discussed that week. Your instructor will provide the link to the quiz through this website.
You must complete the quiz by yourself before the start of class. It is “open book” – you can use the readings to take the quiz.
Participate during classes
We will typically start each session with ‘opening’ questions about the assigned readings. Students called on to answer should be able to summarize the key issues, opportunities, and challenges in the reading. All students should be prepared to be answer these questions. While you’re not expected to say something in every single class meeting, simply showing up for class does not qualify as participation.
OVERALL GRADING SCALE
LATE SUBMISSION POLICY
A deliverable (assignment or online quiz) is considered late if it is submitted after the beginning of class. No late deliverables will be accepted without penalty, and equipment failure is not an acceptable reason for turning in a deliverable late.
All assignments will be assessed with a 20% penalty (subtracted from that assignment’s score) each day they are late. No credit will be given for assignments turned in more than three days past the due date.
However, you must submit all assignments, even if no credit is given. If you skip an assignment, an additional 10 points will be subtracted from your final grade in the course. For example, if you do not turn in an assignment worth 5% of the course grade, you will receive no credit for that assignment plus a 10 point penalty, reducing your maximum grade in the course to an 85.
Missed or late quiz submissions will receive a zero grade. In addition, one point will be subtracted from your final course grade for every missing submission at the end of the semester. If you submit the quiz more than once only the oldest one submitted will count (i.e. the original submission).
You can miss one quiz without penalty; if you don’t miss any quizzes, your lowest quiz score will be dropped.