Grade Expectations! – How Your Course Grade is Determined

How you are evaluated:

There are 46 graded activities in this course:

Category Name

Course Value Number of Assignments
Chapter Discussions 40% 15 Discussion Forums
Website Assignments 25% 5 Reviews / 5 Discussion Forums
Knowledge Audits 25% 5 Reflective Blogs / 5 Blog Forums / 5 Exams / 5 quizzes
APA Psych Lab 10% 1 Experiential Activity & Discussion Forum

Course Final Grade Scale:  Here are the cutoffs for final course grades:

A+ = 98, A = 92, A- = 90

B+ = 88, B = 82, B- = 80

C+ = 78, C = 72, C- = 70

D+ = 68, D = 62, D- = 60

F = 0-59

Grade Book:

Online courses have special features that allow you to see your progress 24/7. Access is through the “My Grades” link.

Attendance Policy:

You are required to logon and participate a minimum of 6 times in each graded discussion forum.   The grade you earn on each discussion forum will include this criterion.

How much time will you spend on this course – and how often should you log on?

Expect to spend a total of about between 120 – 150 hours on this course – which includes textbook reading, online website research, report writing and online discussion. I expect you to log-on and actively participate in each online discussion forum on a minimum of six different days.  Remember, if you wait until the final day or two to submit many of your discussion posts, your grade will be penalized.