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Course Grades and Assignments

Credit Hours

The number of CS490 credit hours proctors receive depends upon how many hours they work each week.

Hours per Week

CS490 Credit Hours Earned

1 course section (two 50-minute class sessions per week)

1 credit

2 course sections (four 50-minute class sessions per week)

3 credits

1 course section (two 50-minute class sessions per week) and 2 hours per week in Open Lab

3 credits

2 hours per week in Open Lab

1 credit

4 hours per week in Open Lab

3 credits

Grading Options

There are two grading options available for proctors. Proctors must choose their option when registering. The option cannot be changed after the Add/Drop Deadline, which is generally the end of the first week of class.

Pass/Fail Grading Option

Proctors who select the Pass/Fail Grading Option do not have any significant commitments beyond attending their scheduled class sections or Open Lab shifts.

Letter Grade Grading Option

In exchange for performing additional duties beyond their scheduled class sections and Open Lab shifts, proctors can receive a letter grade for CS490. There are four options for letter grades:

Letter Grade Option

Time Commitment for 1 Credit

Time Commitment
for 3 Credits

Work additional hours in Open Lab during weeks when Homeworks are due

4 hours during semester

12 hours during semester

Lead Exam Review Sessions

1 session during semester

3 sessions during semester

Help students install Mac Virtual Machine during beginning of semester workshops

3 hours during first 2 weeks of class

9 hours during first 2 weeks of class

Supervision

While the Course Coordinator is the instructor of record for CS490, the CS101 instructors teaching the sections proctors are assigned to or working in Open Lab with the proctors are responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of proctors.

Proctors are expected to assist the CS101 instructors as requested.  Feedback from the CS101 instructors will be used in determining grades for each proctor.

Duties

In-class proctors are expected to assist the instructor as requested.  Common duties include providing students with one-on-one assistance, running the instructor computer, monitoring student computers using Smart Sync, and monitoring exams.  Instructors and proctors should work together to determine how the proctor’s skills can best be utilized.

Open Lab proctors assist students who have questions with CS101 assignments or other course material.  Since there are slow periods in Open Lab, proctors are encouraged to bring their own work when they are not needed to help students.  Proctors should remain attentive in case their assistance is required.

All proctors will be expected to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement of the course. Special projects may also be assigned.

Attendance and Time Records

All proctors must record all hours spent in Open Lab, in class sections, or completing requirements for the Letter Grade Option using the CS101 Proctor Hours Tracking Form. Hours should be logged contemporaneously, on the same day they are completed.

Final Grades

In general, final grades are based on regular attendance, the proctor performing their assigned duties as expected, and completing any applicable requirements for the Letter Grade Option if they chose that method of grading when registering.

Grades are determined using feedback provided by the CS101 instructors assigned to teach the course sections or Open Lab times for which the CS490 proctor is scheduled. For proctors registered for the Letter Grade Option, scheduling requests and time logs are used to determine if the additional requirements have been met.

Some proctors may have special assignments with separate grading requirements determined by mutual agreement with the Course Coordinator.

Pass/Fail Grading Option

Absences/Responsibilities Met

Final Grade

4 or Fewer Unexcused Absences
and Proctor performed duties as expected

P

5 or More Unexcused Absences
or Proctor did not perform duties as expected

F

Letter Grade Grading Option

Absences/Responsibilities Met

Final Grade

2 or Fewer Unexcused Absences
and Proctor performed duties as expected
and Proctor met all additional requirements for Letter Grade Option

A

3 or Fewer Unexcused Absences
and Proctor performed duties as expected
and Proctor met at least 50% of additional requirements for Letter Grade Option

B

4 or Fewer Unexcused Absences
and Proctor performed duties as expected
and Proctor met less than 50% of additional requirements for Letter Grade Option

C

5 or More Unexcused Absences
or Proctor did not perform duties as expected

F

Assignments

There are no formal assignments in Computer Science 490.

Academic Integrity

The integrity of the classes offered by any academic institution solidifies the foundation of its mission and cannot be sacrificed to expediency, ignorance, or blatant fraud. Therefore, the instructor will enforce rigorous standards of academic integrity in all aspects and assignments of this course.

Violations

Examples of academic integrity violations include but are not limited to:

Penalties

A range of penalties is possible for academic integrity violations. The standard penalties are listed below, but more severe penalties including an unforgivable F for the course can be applied.

Occurrence

Standard Penalties

First Occurrence or After

Failing grade (F) will be issued for the course.

This academic integrity policy continues to be in force even after you complete Computer Science 490. Post-completion penalties may be enforced through modifications to the final grade recorded on your transcript.

If an academic integrity violation is suspected, you will be notified via e-mail. You may appeal to the Course Coordinator within 30 calendar days of the notice being sent. Failure to appeal or reply within this time period will be considered an admission of guilt and applicable penalties will be applied.

Additional information on WVU’s academic integrity policy is available from the Office of Student Conduct. If you have any questions about this policy or if an activity is allowed, it is your responsibility to check with your supervising instructor or the Course Coordinator beforehand.