COURSE POLICY

 

 

Exams:

Four exams are scheduled. Three exams will be given during the lecture time slot. A final exam will be given at the time assigned by scheduling. Students are required to submit 3 of the 4 exams. There are no make-up exams.

Work Sessions:

During two-hour weekly work sessions, exercises, problems, and projects will be solved using PSPICE, by hand, or with the aid of visual simulation java applets. The work session scores will be added to the Exam Scores. The semester grades will be determined from the sum of Work Session + Exam Scores.

NoteBook Policy

Type of Notebooks Permitted:

Any one of the following five notebooks may be used while taking EE310 Exams:

1. AMPAD 25857: 100 pages with metal spiral binder and ruled paper; $2.89

Front Cover: UB, Various Colors

Back Cover: AMPAD 25857

2. Roaring Springs 77475: 80 pages with sewn binder and quad-ruled paper; $2.99

Front Cover: Black-Speckled White

3. Roaring Springs 77460: 80 pages with sewn binder and ruled paper; $2.99

Front Cover: Black-Speckled White

4. Mead Five Star, metal spiral binder, 100 pages, ruled

5. Mead Quad Notebook, metal spiral binder, 100 pages, 4 squares/inch,
bar code 43100 05674

Purpose of Notebook:

Information of any kind may be written in the notebook. During the semester, students will be allowed to use one of the approved notebooks while taking an exam. Since only one notebook is allowed, it is recommended that one of the approved notebooks be used solely for the purpose of taking EE 310 exams including the solving of exam problems during the exams.Students who do not bring one of the approved notebooks to an EE 310 exam will be given a blue book in which they may write the solution of exam problems.

Notebook Rules:

All entries into the Notebook must be in your own handwriting. If your notebook does not contain quadrille paper, we recommend that you paste or staple 4 sheets of graph paper in your notebook at the rear. [No copies of any material (except blank graph paper) may be pasted, stapled or inserted in any other manner into the Notebook.]

You may not use another student's notebook. Doing so is cheating. Notebooks are checked during the exam.

 

Grading:

The exams contain multiple-choice questions. Each question on these exams counts one point. Each exam conducted during lecture will contain 10 questions and will count 10 points. If a 10-point exam is missed for any reason whatsoever, the score assigned is 0. The final exam will contain 20 questions and will count 20 points. For those students submitting all four exams, the lowest 10-point exam score will be dropped. The total sum of the exams will be scaled to 40 points maximum. Letter grades will be assigned based upon the cumulative total of exam scores + work session scores. The details of the work session scores will be determined.

Assigned Seating:

Students are assigned a seat based upon a number assigned to them on the class registration form. This number becomes your ID number in EE 310.

Procedure for Collecting Exams & Computer Scoring Sheets:

We need both the computer scoring sheet and exam booklet. Students should insert computer-scoring sheet inside question booklet and hand booklet to staff member collecting booklets.

Procedure for Returning Exam Booklets:

Your exam booklet will be available from your Teaching Assistant (TA)) during the work sessions hours after the exam. Exam booklets are sorted by TA initials and day & time of the work sessions.

Old Exams Not Claimed by Students:

Three weeks after the exam, exam booklets not claimed by students will be placed on cabinet outside Bonner 215G. Note that this location is accessible only on Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many exams must I submit?
A. You must submit three, but you may submit four.

Q. If I submit four exams, what exam score is dropped?
A. The 10-point exam with the lowest score will be dropped. The final exam score will count.

Q. If I submit all four exams, can the final exam score lower my semester grade?
A. No. The higher of the following two sums will be used in the letter grade: (1) Sum of the three 10-point exam scores, multiplied by 4/3; or (2) Sum of the two higher scores from the 10-point exams and the score from the 20-point final exam.

Q. May I take the final exam and not submit it?
A. Yes. The submission of the final exam is optional.

Q. May I take a 10-point exam and not submit it?
A. Yes, but there seems to be no advantage in not submitting the exam.

Q. If I come to an exam late, can I have extra time?
A. No, the exam ends at the same time for everyone.

Q. If I miss two exams, what happens?
A. See Petition.

Q. Can I get to a grade of "Incomplete = I"?
A. Only 3 of 4 exams are required. This rule eliminates the main reason for assigning an "I." That reason is that a student has missed a required exam. To be technical, no single exam in this course is required.

Q. What additional work can I do to improve my grade?
ASee Statement on "Special Cases".

Special Cases:
University rules require that any opportunity provided to one student to improve his grade must be provided to all students. Furthermore, any such opportunity must be announced in advance. University and EE Department rules prohibit giving special treatment to any student. All grading will be determined exactly as stated in the section on "Grading".

 

Letter Grades based on the % of the Maximum Score

100-88%††† =††††† A to A-

87-78%†††† =††††† B+ to B-

77-68%†††† =††††† C+ to C-

67-55%†††† =††††† D+ to D-

below 55% =††††† F

 

Instructor Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:50-11:45am, Bonner 215C

 

Policy on Obstruction or Disruption in the Classroom

Studentís behavior that a reasonable person would view as substantially or repeatedly interfering with the conduct of a class is prohibited. Examples include persistently speaking without being recognized, continuing with conversations distracting the class or, in extreme cases, resorting to physical threats or personal insults, coming to the class late repeatedly, or leaving the classroom in the middle of the class without obtaining excuse from the instructor prior to the beginning of class, etc. Lawful, civil expression of disagreement with the instructor or other students is not in itself "disruptive behavior" and is not proscribed under these or any other regulations. However, when student conduct interferes with or prevents the conduct of classes or other university functions or when the safety of members of the campus community is endangered by threats of disruption, violence, or violent acts, the administration has approved the following course of actions: he/she should be asked to stop and warned; and should the disruptive behavior continue, the faculty member is authorized to ask the student to leave the classroom or site.A student may be dismissed from the course for the remainder of the semester, subject to Student Conduct Regulations and due process, and other appropriate