Participation (100 points):
- Full attendance will receive 100 points and one missing class without a proper excuse will result in a deduction of 5 points. For any reason, prior notice is required.
Class Discussion (400 points)
- The participation for cases as well as class material discussions will be evaluated by three volunteers in each class and calculated as one single score.
Case Reports (150 points)
- Each group will submit a single write-up. The case write-ups will be due at the beginning of class the day that they are discussed. Late submissions will not be accepted. Do NOT do a full, exposition-style case write-up. Please just address the specific questions provided. I still expect your writing to be clear, to the point, and justified by facts and data from the case. Longer is most certainly NOT better for these case write-ups. Your report may not exceed 2 pages of 1.5 line spacing and 12 pt. Times New Roman font style. If necessary, excel spreadsheets can be submitted as supplements.
Assignments (150 points)
- Assignments one, two, and four are 30 points each, and assignment three is 80 points. Note that the third is a group submission and the other three are individual submissions.
Final Project (200 points)
- Final project report will be due on the last day of the class.
- Peer evaluations will be conducted on the last week, and the results will be used to adjust the grades.
Final Course Grade
- Grades will be assigned based on a curve fitted to the final weighted scores.
- A big part of the graded material in this course is based on group work. Sharing ideas and discussing issues in a group frequently produces insights that a person would not gain by studying alone. However, groups have the potential for great good and great destruction. Free-riding is an epidemic that should be driven out of group work. Groups even structure their workload to allow everyone to take turns free-riding. I strongly advise against parceling out pieces of an assignment to various group members. The better model is for each group member to do the work separately, then to meet together to form the common document. The best groups and most successful students are almost always those that all participate in group assignments. The likelihood of really screwing up on an assignment is minimized when all the minds and eyeballs in a group have seen and processed the submission before it is turned in.