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.

Grades follow the official UIW grade scale:


Descriptive Grade

Numeric Grade

Grade Points


Excellent Scholarship




Excellent Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship





Less than 60



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


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

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

Assignments and Projects:
Assignments are designed to assist you in finding an internship and/or job.  You will be responsible for following directions for each assignment and turning them in on time.  The majority of these assignments will be tied directly to your final project.  So turning them in on time not only improves your final portfolio but improves your chances of finding the internship or job that you desire.

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:

10%  Homework assignments
10%  Interview
40%  Projects(4 @ 10% of total each)
40%  Final project (print portfolio 20%, online 20%
100%  Total

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

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

Syllabus 4382