The instructor will contact you within the first few weeks of classes to warn students whose classroom performance is unsatisfactory.  An unsatisfactory mid-semester report will also be submitted for anyone with a grade of D or below on work completed at that time. Writing assignments (with the exception of blogging) will be marked down a full letter grade for each day it is late, and will not be accepted after 48 hours. Students must produce a medical note to reschedule any presentations. Below is the grade breakdown:

  • Class Participation—20% (include introductory presentation)
  • Classroom Discussion Facilitation—10%
  • Reflection Blogs—10%
  • Final Essay—30%
  • American Food Digital Project—30%
    • Workshops—10%
    • 3D Print Design—30%
    • 3D Informal Presentations—10%
    • Timeline Presentations—20%
    • Timeline—30%

Grading Rationale:

Academic performance is rated according to the following system:

A            4.00 quality points—Excellent

A-          3.70 quality points

B+          3.30 quality points

B            3.00 quality points—Commendable

B-           2.70 quality points

C+          2.30 quality points

C            2.00 quality points—Acceptable

C-           1.70 quality points

D+          1.30 quality points

D            1.00 quality points—Marginal

F             0.00 quality points—Failure