Grading Breakdown
See below.

Assignment Rubrics
All assignments will be assessed on a three-level scale: meets expectations, does not meet expectations, exceeds expectations. “Expectations” are high enough and the category broad enough that “exceeds expectations” will rarely be given. The expectations for each assignment will be detailed in the online assignment guide.

White Board Posts
One Problem 9 6 3
How Might We Portfolio 9 6 3
Catch Prep 6 4 2
Pitch Prep 6 4 2

Prototypes and Deltas
Prototype 0.1 5 4 3
Prototype 0.2 5 4 3
Prototype 0.3 5 4 3
Prototype 0.4 5 4 3

End of Semester Products
Final Pitch 12 9 5
Process Book 12 9 6
Pitch Document 12 9 5

Quizzes and Exams
Quiz on law, justice, and social order - 5 2-4

Formal Writeups
Problem Experience Map 11-12 10 5-8
Storyboard/Script for a Pitch Deck/Video 11-12 10 5-8

Final projects will be assessed on three dimensions: process and milestones; product and presentation; teamwork and collegiality:

  • Process and Milestones: Week to week delta; key results demonstrated consistently, milestones met.
  • Product and Presentation: Idea quality of final project/product; professional quality of presentation
  • Teamwork and Collegiality: To what degree were your contributions to team process and the work of classmates observably positive and useful?

Grading Scale
An “A” grade for the course represents a student who has met expectations in all assignments during the course. Course final grades will be determined using the following scale

A 95-100
A- 90-94
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66
D- 60-62
F <60

Assignment Submission Policy
All assignments will be submitted digitally via a platform to be determined. Reviewed assignments will be returned digitally.

Grading Timeline
All assignments are due at 5 p.m. of the week in which they are listed in the syllabus unless otherwise noted (for example, class presentations are due on the day on which they occur). Late assignments are not accepted for feedback and evaluation; however a late assignment that IS submitted will be graded “does not meet expectations” which is more points than “not submitted.”