Finance 4335 Grades on Canvas

I have posted Finance 4335 numeric course grades to Canvas for both sections of Finance 4335; the Finance 4335 Section 1 (11-12:15 TR) grade book is at https://baylor.instructure.com/courses/121620/gradebook, and the Finance 4335 Section 2 (2-3:15 TR) grade book is at https://baylor.instructure.com/courses/121624/gradebook.

To date, we have had three class meetings, two quizzes, a student survey, and one problem set. Each class attendance (absence) receives a grade of 100 (0); I assigned a grade of 100 for all surveys received by August 27, and these grades appear under the Problem Set category, along with the grade earned on Problem Set 1. Since we have had no exams yet, I calculated the current (September 2,  2020) course numeric grade using the following equation:

(1) Current (September 2, 2020) Course Numeric Grade = (.10(Class Attendance) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets))/.4

Or course, equation (1) is a special case of the final course numeric grade equation (equation (2) below) which also appears in the course syllabus:

(2) Final Course Numeric Grade =.10(Class Attendance) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) + Max{.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.20(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.40(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.40(Final Exam)}

As the fall semester progresses and I continue to collect grades in the attendance, quiz, problem set, and exam categories, then the course grade on Canvas will dynamically incorporate that information on a timely basis for each student. After I record midterm 1 grades, I will apply equation (3) below (also a special case of equation (2) above) to determine your numeric course grade at that point in time:

(3) Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 1 = (.10(Class Attendance) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) +.20(Midterm 1))/.6

After I record midterm 2 grades, I will apply equation (4) below (also a special case of equation (2) above) to determine your numeric course grade at that point in time:

(4) Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 2 = (.10(Class Attendance) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) +.20(Midterm 1) +.20(Midterm 2))/.8

After I record final exam grades, I will use equation (2) above to determine your final course numeric grade, and (as also noted in the course syllabus), the final course letter grade will be based upon the following schedule of final course numeric grades:

A 93-100% C 73-77%
A- 90-93% C- 70-73%
B+ 87-90% D+ 67-70%
B 83-87% D 63-67%
B- 80-83% D- 60-63%
C+ 77-80% F <60%

 

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