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.  There is a grading rubric posted on the class website for the two teaching pieces as well as the final project. Grading criteria includes:

  1. Ability to follow directions
  2. Stitch quality
  3. Overall stitch direction/movement
  4. Appropriate use of materials
  5. Neatness
  6. Creativity
  7. Overall Appearance/Layout

                             
Grades are as follows:


Grade

Descriptive Grade

Numeric Grade

Grade Points

A

Excellent Scholarship

93-100

4.00

A-

Excellent Scholarship

90-92

3.70

B+

Good Scholarship

87-89

3.30

B

Good Scholarship

83-86

3.00

B-

Good Scholarship

80-82

2.70

C+

Satisfactory Scholarship

77-79

2.30

C

Satisfactory Scholarship

70-76

2.00

D+

Poor Scholarship

67-69

1.70

D

Poor Scholarship

63-66

1.00

D-

Poor Scholarship

60-62

0.07

F

Failure

Less than 60

0.00

IP

Incomplete work – only assigned in emergency cases – like hospitalization. 

 

None assigned; converts to an F after expiration date or deadline of six months

Late Assignments: 
LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.Absolutely NO late assignments or projects will be accepted except from those who have an excused absence (excluding University-approved absences).  Those with University-approved absences must turn in their projects BEFORE the absence unless other arrangements are made prior to the absence.  Any other 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.  Those with an EXCUSED absence (must have proper documentation – see absence policy) must submit their work by the beginning of the next class period.Those who have skipped class and do not have acceptable documentation of illness or family emergency will not have this grace period.  Their assignments will be graded as late regardless of the absence.

For this particular class, there is a WINDOW for project submission.  Notice the grayed section around the deadlines for project 1 & 2.  These projects will be accepted any of the days that are in that grayed time segment, allowing some flexibility. However, they must be submitted by or before the beginning of the last class within the window, or they will not be accepted.

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.

NOTE: You are responsible for any changes to the project/assignment specifications made orally in class.  Please pay attention when projects are being reviewed, ask ahead of time if you want to get started early and find out if you missed anything when absent.

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 no more than 2excused absences.  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 require 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.

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.

Projects and Assignments:

YEAR 1:

    • Grading Criteria:
  • Weekly Journal Submissions

25%

  • Piece 1

20%

  • Piece 2

25%

  • Final Project         

30%

Total % =

100%


Weekly Journal Submissions:
You will keep an embroidery journal throughout the course of the semester.  It is a cross between a sketchbook and a source book.  You will be assigned a topic and a number of pages to complete each week for homework.  It is your responsibility to find out the topic and requirements each week. 

Learning Embroidery Pieces:
We will have 2 embroidery pieces that we use to learn specific embroidery techniques in class.  You will have to keep up with your lessons and complete unfinished lessons before each class on the piece.  The finished pieces will be submitted for grades.  Specifications will be issued in on-line.

Final Project:
You will develop a complete an embroidery piece from scratch.  You will also have to provide an illustration as to how the embroidery would be used on a finished product.  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.  You must be present at the final or you will fail the class.

YEAR 2:

    • Grading Criteria: 
  • Weekly Journal Submissions

25%

  • Notebook submission 1

25%

  • Notebook submission 2

25%

  • Final Notebook submission         

25%

Total % =

100%

 

Weekly Journal Submissions:
You will keep an embroidery journal throughout the course of the semester.  It will be a true notebook that records how you execute techniques. Each week I will check that you have recorded that week’s lessons in writing. In addition to writing about the techniques, each technique must have (at least) 2 photos showing other ways the technique can be used.

Sample Notebooks:

Second year students will complete a specified series of techniques in sample form. These samples will be housed in sample notebooks for future reference. There will be 3 submissions of the sample notebook.  Each submission builds upon the previous to create a complete notebook at the end of the semester. You will have to keep up with your lessons and complete unfinished lessons before the next class each week.  The finished pieces will be submitted for grades. For the final submission of the notebook at the end of the semester, you will also have to provide a completed set of embroidery charts of 2 of the exercises (specified by the instructor). The samples, charts, and journal notes will be combined into one complete, cohesive notebook.  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.  You must be present at the final or you will fail the class.  Specifications will be issued in on-line.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT:
The highest standards of academic honesty are expected in the course.  Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, counterfeit work, falsification of academic record, unauthorized reuse of work, theft, and collusion. See the student handbook for definitions and procedures for investigation of claims of academic dishonesty.
http://www.uiw.edu/ugcat0305/05.html#academicintegritypolicy