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

10

10

10

10

40

Total Course Contact Hours

10

10

10

10

40

 

Recommended Outside Study for Success

Reading

5

5

5

5

20

Research

10

10

10

10

40

Assignments

5

5

5

0

15

Portfolio Assignment

0

0

0

5

5

Total Outside Study Hours

20

20

20

20

80

Total Course Hours

30

30

30

30

120

 


Grading

Grade Weights:

22.5%

Week 1

22.5%

Week 2

22.5%

Week 3

24.5%

Week 4

13.5%

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

4.5%

12%

6%

2%

24.5%

2

4.5%

12%

6%

2%

24.5%

3

4.5%

12%

6%

2%

24.5%

4

6.5%

12%

6%

2%

26.5%

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