101 CPS POLICIES GRADING You will use your CPS transmitter to answer Multiple Choice questions during the lecture period. Some questions will just be for practice, or used to measure the initial class knowledge of a topic; those questions will have time limits of 30-45 seconds. Other answers will be graded; those questions will have time limits of 60 seconds. You may always discuss the question with the students seated nearby, but the answer that you enter should always be your own. Correct answers will receive 1 point and incorrect answers will receive 0.7 points; so there is a very small penalty for an incorrect answer. You will need a small hand calculator to answer some quiz questions; please bring one to each lecture. START DATE For the first week, all CPS questions will be considered practice questions, as you learn to use your CPS transmitters. Beginning MON Jan. 25, at least some CPS questions will be graded. Your CPS transmitter will not work properly unless you have registered it at www.einstruction.com; if your clicker asks you for a channel number, then it is NOT properly registered. The instructions for registering your CPS clicker and the class codes you need for that registration are available at our CPS Information page. IMPORTANT: The instructions at CPS Online for registering your clicker are inadequate; just because your responses are received during class does not necessarily mean that they will be successfully passed to my online gradebook. In order to get properly registered, you must follow the instructions at our CPS Information page. WEIGHTING There are expected to be at least 140 graded CPS questions over the course of the semester, so about 140 CPS points will be possible. However, 125 CPS points (or about 90% of all possible CPS points should there be more or less than 140 questions) are all that are required to receive an overall CPS grade of 100%; i.e. your CPS percentage is your total CPS points divided by 1.25 with a maximum of 100%. Your CPS percentage for the semester will count 10% of your overall class grade. CLICKER MALFUNCTION Since you only have to get 90% of all possible CPS points in order to receive a CPS grade of 100%, there are no make ups for missed CPS questions for any reason. Exception: ONCE (and only once) during the semester, you may report to me by email that you were present in lecture but that you did not receive the proper amount of CPS points (perhaps you forgot your clicker or forgot to check the batteries). Just tell me in the email how many CPS questions you would have answered and how many of those you would have gotten correct. You may only do this ONCE, and I must receive your email within two school days of the relevant lecture. CHEATING YOU MUST USE ONLY THE TRANSMITTER THAT YOU REGISTER AND NO OTHER. Use of another student's transmitter is a case of academic dishonesty, just exactly like cheating on a test. Any and all students involved in any such incidents will automatically receive an E for the course, and may be referred to the Dean for further sanctions.