The components for the grades are weighted as follows:
- 40% lecture part (final exam)
- 60% interactive part
Interactive part: Students have to prepare mini-cases for the weekly sessions and have to indicate (“check”) the mini-cases they can solve and are ready to present before each session. The solutions of the mini-cases must be uploaded to Learn before each interactive unit. Each example will be presented by a randomly selected student who checked this example. Students need to check a minimum number of mini-cases to pass the course. The baseline number of mini-cases and the minimum number will be communicated before the start of the interactive part, e.g., a baseline of 30 mini-cases with a minimum of 21 mini-cases to pass. Note, the baseline number serves as a reference, there can be more but never less mini-cases than indicated by this number.
The presentation of mini-cases will be evaluated. Students need to be able to solve the mini-cases they present and explain their reasoning. A negative assessment of a student's presentation reduces the number of checked mini-cases. The precise deduction for such a fail will again be communicated before the start of the interactive part, e.g., a deduction of 6 mini-cases. The same deduction applies if a student indicates mini-cases he/she did not solve.
For example: If a student checks 27 mini-cases overall and fails one presentation, the number of checked mini-cases is reduced to 21. Note that two failed presentations will always lead to a number of checked mini-cases that is below the necessary minimum number and, thus, the student fails the course.
Grading: Formally, the evaluation is based on the percentage of credits earned (minimum of 50% of credits needed to pass). This percentage of credits C will be computed by C = 0.4*Clecture + 0.6*Cinteractive. Clecture denotes the percentage of credits earned at the final exam of the lecture part (between 0% and 100%). Cinteractive denotes the percentage of credits earned for the interactive part. The interactive part credits are calculated by dividing the checked mini-cases (after potential reductions for fails) by the baseline number of mini-case, e.g., 21 checked mini-cases / 30 = 70%. If the checked number of mini-cases is below the minimum number, than the resulting credits for the interactive part is 0% and the student fails the course.
For example: The student scores 90% in the final exam and 70% in the interactive part, then C = 0.4 * 90% + 0.6 * 70% = 78%.
The following grading scheme based on C is applied:
|Percentage ||Grade |
|[87.5%;100%]: ||1 |
|[75%;87.5%): ||2 |
|[62.5%;75%): ||3 |
|[50%;62.5%): ||4 |
|<50%: ||5 |
square bracket [ ] = percentage is still included in the quantity
round bracket ( ) = percentage is no longer included in the quantity