AMSC/Math 420 Grading and Academic Integrity Policies, Spring 2016
Your course grade will be based on the sum of your scores on
The maximum total score possible for the course is 200 points.
The point cutoffs for course grades will be no higher (and might be
a bit lower) than those set forth in the following table:
| your nine homework assignments (maximum of 10 points each)
your first project (maximum of 40 points)
your second project (maximum of 60 points)
your class participation (maximum of 10 points)
|| 90 points (about 45%) |
40 points (about 20%)
60 points (about 30%)
10 points (about 5%)
180 points (90%) for a grade of A-
Pluses and minuses might be awarded to those whose point total is close
to a cutoff.
160 points (80%) for a grade of B-
140 points (70%) for a grade of C-
120 points (60%) for a grade of D-
The course grade of I will be awarded only if all the following
conditions are met:
- You have completed all but a small portion of the required work.
- You have an average grade of C- or better on the work completed.
- You have a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- You agree to make up the material within a short period of time.
- You request the incomplete no later than the day after the final exam.
Academic Integrity Policies
The University has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the
Student Honor Council.
It is expected that all students will abide by this code during
all assignments in this course.
A summary of the code can be found on
The Student Honor Council proposed and the University Senate approved
an Honor Pledge.
Each student will be asked to handwrite and sign the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge on each assignment.
This Pledge reads:
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any
unauthorized assistance on this assignment.
Visit the Student Honor Council webpage about the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge.
The basic principle to keep in mind is to avoid representing the work of
others as your own. Solo homework assignments should be done individually.
For team homework assignments and projects, input from sources outside the
team (other than the instructors) should be cited.