Weekly Status Checks (Spring 2016)
Due: Every week on Sunday from February 22nd, 2016 to April 24th, 2016, by 11:59PM UTC-12 (Anywhere on Earth).
To help the mentors monitor your progress on your project, you’ll submit weekly status checks. These status checks will ask four simple questions:
- What progress has been made in the past week?
- What challenges have been encountered in the past week?
- Do you have any new expectations that your final project will differ from what was described in your proposal?
- (For group projects) Have your team members been fulfilling their responsibilities?
Each question can generally be answered in only a sentence or two unless there is a more significant answer. It is crucial that you be honest in these status checks, however. If we observe that your progress is slow early on, we can adjust expectations. However, if we discover later that your final project will differ because of a discrepancy between your plan and your progress that you did not disclose when it arose, we likely will not be as understanding.
You will submit these status checks via the Tests & Quizzes module on T-Square. Each week, one status check form will be visible. It will disappear on the due date. You can find the submission page by going to T-Square, clicking CS6460, clicking Tests & Quizzes, and then clicking the status check to fill out for that week.
To jump straight to these status checks, here are direct links. Note that these links will only work while that week’s status check is open; a new check will come available each Monday morning:
Late work is not accepted without advanced agreement except in cases of medical or family emergencies. In the case of an emergency, please contact the Dean of Students.
Weekly Status Checks are evaluated simply for participation. Completing all 9 earns an ‘A’ for the Weekly Status Check portion of the grade. Completing 8 earns a ‘B’; completing 7 earns a ‘C’; completing 6 earns a ‘D’; and completing fewer than 6 earns an ‘F’. Due to T-Square restrictions, your grade will be provided on a 5-point scale: a ‘5’ is an A, a ‘4’ is a B, a ‘3’ is a C, a ‘2’ is a D, a ‘1’ is an F, and a ‘0’ is a failure-to-submit.