Assignment Policies

Student Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated on their ability to meet the course objectives based on their fulfillment of the class projects and assignments.
90% or higher =A
80%-89% =B
70%-79% =C
60%-69% =D
Less than 60% =F

You must have a C or better to proceed to the next level in the fashion degree plan.

Assignments and Projects:
All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class on the dates given.  No assignments or projects will be accepted after the beginning of class on the assigned date.

All projects and assignments must be original.  They cannot be re-used from another class.

There will be a sign-in sheet for each assignment and projects.  These are used to record receipt of the assignment as well as the date and time of the receipt.   This is a separate page from the attendance sheet.  This is for your protection as well as the instructor’s.  It is your responsibility to sign your assignment in.

Late Assignments:
Absolutely NO late assignments or projects will be accepted. Any work that is not turned in on time or early will not be accepted and therefore will be recorded as a zero (0) in the gradebook.  However, your lowest assignment grade out of the nine will be dropped.

Course Policies:
Please read the assignments before coming to class.  The reading assignments, lecture discussions and projects are intended to complement each other.  This course, as with most fashion courses, is extremely rigorous, and if you are current with your reading you will get more out of your class time.  Ask questions.  Chances are if you are confused, so are others.  At times you all will be confused, so maintain your sense of humor.

The syllabus presents the anticipated schedule, however the time schedule is not written in stone.  Although I expect to keep to the dates in general, I like to allow some flexibility.  The raising of questions during class time is welcomed and encouraged.  If I don’t have the answer to your question I will try to obtain it within a reasonable period of time.  I hope that each of you will share your experiences and knowledge with the class.  If any instructions or assignments are not clear, please ask me about them so that I can clarify any potential problems for all students in the course.

Performance Level:
To obtain an “A” in this course, the student must maintain accuracy as well as a high level of creativity in all of their illustrations. In addition, every project is to be on time, and all policies, including the absence policy must be adhered to. Only the highest level students will receive an “A”. Simply being present and turning in assignments does not “entitle” one to an “A”. Nor does it “entitle” one to any other passing grade. Only absolute excellence in work and a terrific attitude as well as other factors earns one an “A”. Even just to receive a passing grade will requires a lot of hard work and diligence to meet the requirements of the course and the assignments. A passing grade does not mean that the project was merely completed, but that it was also deemed acceptable by the instructor and met ALL of the guidelines.

Means of Evaluation:

  • Assignments            (8 out of 9)   

70%

  • Final Project      

30%

Total % =

100%

Grading:
Criteria for Grading:

    1. Ability to follow directions.
    2. Clarity (ease of understanding for reader)
    3. Neatness
    4. Accuracy/Correctness
    5. Completeness
    6. Overall Appearance/Layout

    • Projects must be entirely completed to be graded.
    • Grading will be based upon quality according to the specifications for each project.
    • IPs will only be issued in extreme circumstances

    Assignments:
    You will have 9 assignments spread throughout the semester.  

    ALL OF YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ARE GROUP PROJECTS!!!  You will choose a group of 3-4 at the beginning of the semester and you will have the same group through the entire semester.  Make sure you group has at least 1 design student and 1 merchandising student as the assignments require the knowledge of both areas.

    15% of each assignment grade is from your partners’ evaluation of you.  Understanding, that if all your other partners give you a zero, this is the overriding final grade for you.

    5 pts of each assignment grade is turning in the evaluations of your other team members (forms are on-line and must be printed out).

    All assignments are posted on-line.

    These are designed to test your understanding of the class lessons and your ability to combine skills.  These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes

    Final Project:
    This is also a group project, completed with your original group members.  It involves combining information learned throughout the semester and will have several parts.   You will present this to the class on the day of the final.  Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.

    Project/Assignment Submission:
    Projects are to be submitted in electronic format unless otherwise specified.  More directions will be given in class.

    Means of Evaluation:
    The course requirements will be assessed by:
    Projects, assignments, classroom activities, and continuous interaction with the students

Syllabus 3340