Course Evaluation and Submitting Guidelines

FOR SHERIDAN COLEGE STUDENTS ONLY:

Evaluation Plan

Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Radio spot news piece 10% Radio magazine 25% Audio drama/documentary preproduction 10% Audio drama/documentary FINAL MIX 25% T est 20% In-class assignments (5 x 2%) 10%

All assignments must be submitted by the deadline specified by the professor.
All assignments must be delivered in the format and via the delivery method specified by the professor. Any request for an extension must be made prior to the deadline day.
Any assignments submitted after the deadline will be penalized 10% each day thereafter.
Assignments not delivered 7 days after the due date will receive a zero.
Exceptions may be made with a medical note or at the professor’s discretion.
Unless otherwise specified, students must complete every assignment as an individual effort.

Departmental Late Policy

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON THE

DAY THEY ARE DUE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
  • All assignment material (or links to it) will be submitted via SLATE.
  • All assignments must be delivered in the format and via the delivery method specified in the assignment description.
  • Any request for an extension must be made prior to the deadline day.
  • Any assignments submitted after the deadline will be penalized 10% each day thereafter.
  • Assignments not delivered 7 calendar days (1 week) after the due date will receive a zero.
  • Exceptions may be made with a medical note or at the professor’s discretion.
  • Unless otherwise specified, students must complete every assignment as an individual effort.

Electronic Submission of Work

All assignments must be submitted electronically via SLATE. Note that if your submission is larger than can be efficiently processed by SLATE, you may use a “cloud-based” delivery service (DropBox, Google Drive, YouSendIt, or similar) and submit a download link for your assignment material. In that case, it would be the download link that is submitted via SLATE.


FOR CONESTOGA COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

Evaluation:

Practical research assignments will be generated that employ the skills and knowledge acquired during the classes and labs. Lab hours will happen in each class followed by student presentation of their findings.

The minimum passing grade for this course is 60 (C) out of 100.

  1. Assignments = 60%
  2. Final Project = 30%
  3. Professionalism = 10%

Evaluation breakdown:

60% Assignments:

  • 15% will come from weekly and daily quizzes that will be given from the class readings and research exercises.
  • 15% will come from the “Soundcloud” and “Vimeo” entries recorded and shot by the student. A minimum of 15 entries is required to receive full credit for this section. The entries are to be conducted by the student and centred on the information learned in class.
  • 15% will come from the student’s  “WordPress Blog”:  These blog entries will be graded on the amount of posts turned in (minimum of 15 for the term, one for each week of class) and the quality of documentation put into the blog. The students will be graded on their discussions of events they discover in their everyday lives that relate to the course. Also on how the student reflects on classroom discussions, ability to dissect readings and the listening/visual examples experienced in class and class activities. The students will be documenting their process in how they conduct their final project in these blogs.
  • 15% will come from the student’s assignments conducted in the outside of class and the students presentation of their work will be a part of the evaluation process as well.

30% Final Project: 

  • 30% of the over all grade will come from the final project: Final Project will be turned in on the final day of class and the students will be begin work of the final project starting on the first day of class. Students who miss the final day of the course without proper documentation and who do not turn in the final project by the deadline assigned by the course instructor will not pass the course.
  • Grading for the final project: The course instructor will have each student present their final project on the last day of the course and their fellow classmates will grade and give input on the project as well. The course instructor will take what grade the follow students give and combine their grade in the 30% that the final project is worth. The students evaluating the grade will have to give reasons to why they graded the way they did (a sentence or two). The student’s grade will equal 10% of the overall final project 30% grade. The course instructor will be grading the final 20% of the 30%. Final Project must be uploaded to wordpress and handed in before the final class. If the final project is not on wordpress ready to be graded before the class begins the student will not receive full credit for the final project. If the student misses the final class without proper documentation the student will not receive credit for the final project. Any students coming to class more than 10 minutes late without proper documentation will receive 30% off their final grade. By grading this way the students learn how to work on many levels with everyone in the classroom, and be able to give and take creative input. In turn, the students will experience real world working conditions and learn that every person in the class is in the same boat and it takes a well-oiled machine to produce great projects.

10% Professionalism:

  • Attendance means more than being physically present. Participate, pay attention, ask questions. You may think you are a multi-tasker, but brain studies are conclusive in their findings that you cannot attend to two things at the same time. The best you can do is switch back forth from one thing to another. Think about it, try it, you will find that it is so.
  • The following are the expectations of Conestoga College for the class:
  1. Students are responsible for material missed during absences.
  2. It is not the responsibility of the professor to re-teach missed material.
  3. Attendance does affect your professionalism/participation mark.
  4. Some courses may include in-class quizzes or tasks as part of their evaluation scheme. Students not in attendance would receive a zero.
  5. Outside work for one class should never be scheduled to conflict with another class. It is your responsibility to attend all classes.
  6. Many classes contain self-directed learning components, where professors facilitate learning rather than direct it. Take responsibility for your own learning.

ZERO TOLERANCE LATE POLICY:

  • In order to emulate industry practice, it is the policy of the School of Media + Design that all projects and assignments have zero tolerance deadlines. This means that if an assignment is late for any reason, and by any amount of time (even 1 minute) you will receive a zero. Do not test your professor on this policy.
  • Don’t procrastinate!
  • Last minute technical problems are not an excuse. You may be asked to submit what you have already completed to determine whether an extension is warranted.

5% Extra Credit:

  • 5% Creativity (Extra Credit): The course instructor will be looking at how the students work with the “Less is More” theory throughout the weeks in the class and how the students use their creativity beyond the business tactics presented instead of the student relying on the basic information. Also, the instructor will look to see if the students embraced the mystery of the “unknown” and the student’s ability to work creatively with the basics presented in the course.

Attendance:

Attendance means more than being physically present. Participate, pay attention, ask questions. You may think you are a multi-tasker, but brain studies are conclusive in their findings that you cannot attend to two things at the same time. The best you can do is switch back forth from one thing to another. Think about it, try it, you will find that it is so.

The following are the expectations of Conestoga College for the class:

  1. Students are responsible for material missed during absences.
  2. It is not the responsibility of the professor to re-teach missed material.
  3. Attendance does affect your professionalism/participation mark (see Professionalism criteria appended to this document).
  4. Some courses may include in-class quizzes or tasks as part of their evaluation scheme. Students not in attendance would receive a zero.
  5. Outside work for one class should never be scheduled to conflict with another class. It is your responsibility to attend all classes.
  6. Many classes contain self-directed learning components, where professors facilitate learning rather than direct it. Take responsibility for your own learning.

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