Roadmap for Success

A breakdown of what a student can expect in the course in terms of time

This estimated timeline will help you plan your week's activities. Many services are available to help facilitate your learning and academic success. These services include tutors, advisors, program chairs, associate deans, and ombuddies (for online students).  A successful student should anticipate the following timeline:

 

Expected Course Hours

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Total

Lectures/Discussion/Assessment

5

5

5

5

20

Total Course Contact Hours

5

5

5

5

20

 

Recommended Outside Study for Success

Reading

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Research

5

5

5

5

20

Assignments

2.5

2.5

2.5

0

7.5

Portfolio Assignment

0

0

0

2.5

2.5

Total Outside Study Hours

10

10

10

10

40

Total Course Hours

15

15

15

15

60

 


Grading

Grade Weights:

24%

Discussions

48%

Assignments

20%

Assessments

8%

Daily Checkpoints

Assessments can include any of the following: quizzes, tests, exams, etc.


Grading Point Scale

Week

Assessments

Assignments

Discussions

Daily Checkpoints

Total Points

1

5%

12%

6%

2%

25%

2

5%

12%

6%

2%

25%

3

5%

12%

6%

2%

25%

4

5%

12%

6%

2%

25%

Total

20%

48%

24%

8%

100%

 

 

 

Grading Scale

Letter Grade

Percentage

Grade Points

Explanation

A

94%– 100%

4.0

Excellent

 A-

90% – 93%

3.7

  B

87% – 89%

3.4

B

84% – 86%

3.0

Very Good

 

 B-

80% – 83%

2.7

  C

77% – 79%

2.4

C

74% – 76%

2.0

Average

 C-

70% – 73%

1.7

  D

67% – 69%

1.4

D

64% – 66%

1.0

Poor

 D-

60% – 63%

.7

F

0% – 59%

0

Failing