Weekly Status Checks (Fall 2015)

Due: Every week on Saturday from October 10th, 2015 to November 28th, 2015, by 11:59PM UTC-12 (Anywhere on Earth).

Assignment Instructions

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.

Submission Instructions

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 Sunday 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.

Grading Information

Your assignment will be evaluated on the extent to which it follows the directions and achieves the learning goal on a simple rubric: Does Not Meet Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Exceeds Expectations. Any assignments graded as Does Not Meet Expectations will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit once.