Your grade in this course is determined by several means, so that you have the optimal chance at receiving a grade that properly reflects your effort and mastery of the material. Please note that attendance at lectures is expected, although you do not directly receive points for attendance.
- Quizzes (20%)
- Assignments (35%)
- Term Project (20%)
- Term Project Presentations (5%)
- Final Exam (10%)
- Weekly Blog (10%)
Short quizzes will be given approximately every two weeks. These quizzes are closed-book and closed-notes and will consist of questions based on the readings, cases, assignments, and in-class discussions. The quizzes are in-class but given online through Blackboard -- be sure to have access to a mobile computing device with a Blackboard-compatible browser. Students should expect to complete each in 15 minutes or less. They will consist of a mix of multiple-choice, multiple-answer, true/false, fill-in-the-blanks, and short essay questions. The lowest quiz grade is dropped.
The final exam is cumulative and is given on the last day of classes. The final exam is in-class, open notes, and open book (see rules) and administered through Blackboard.
Students are required to analyze and evaluate cases and prepare written case memos, solve quantitative problems, and create various information science artifacts (such as requirements catalogs, data models, process models, risk models, data ontologies, feasibility analyses, project plans, charts, graphs, etc.) Short (10-15 minutes), well-prepared, in-class presentations of the cases or assignments are offered to students who wish to earn extra points. The lowest assignment grade is dropped.
Students are expected to maintain a blog which will act as a personal journal and in which students will provide their commentary on how the material discussed in class relates to current IT and IS trends, topics, and news. A minimum of 12 weekly posts is expected.
Deadlines & Late Submissions
All submissions must be made on time. There are no extensions given or late submissions allowed.