Marking Scheme and Important Dates

Note that starting in Winter 2020, CISC/COGS-499 projects are group projects. However, the evaluation scheme involves group and individual deliverables.

Marking Scheme:

Proposal and contract. Contracts must be signed by every single member 5%
Work (group but individual contributions will be counted)  
        Check-in point 20%
        Final evaluation 30%
Presentation (group) 15%
Report (group) 25%
Reflective essay and peer evaluation (individual) 5%

Deliverables and Expectations

Proposal and Contract: These must be submitted by the November due date (schedule below). Each group submits one shared proposal but every member has to sign a contract. Details will be on OnQ once available in the Fall. If a group member does not yet qualify for registration in CISC/COGS 499, contact the coordinator so that they can be temporarily added to the OnQ site.

  • Proposal and Contract delivered and signed on OnQ by deadline (see below; graded, out of 5%)
  • Proposal and Contract delivered incomplete or late, upon completion (maximum of 1%)
  • Proposal and Contract not delivered by first day of winter term (0% – cannot proceed to take the course).

Work: Groups are expected to deliver one shared software or product. Although this component is group-work, evaluation will be affected by the participation of each member, and whether or not they contributed equally to the project (see Retrospective Essay). Evaluation will be performed at two points in the term, at a check-in point in February and at the time of delivery as set by the supervisor, or end of the term.

  • Check-in evaluation (mid-February; see below)
  • Final evaluation at the end of the term or time of delivery

Presentation: Each group will deliver only one shared poster for Creative Computing Day. The format of the poster and the day will be announced later.

Report:  One report per group will be required, where group members all contribute to content and writing.

Retrospective essay. This document is an individual submit submission with two sections

  • A reflection on what you learned during the project, how prior courses contributed to your work, and how the project will affect your future work and learning.
  • A table indicating every group member’s contribution to the project from your perspective. You have to add a paragraph or two that describes how you evaluated the contribution of your group members. The method of peer evaluation will be announced before the start of Winter classes.

Important Dates

Exact dates and grace periods for winter term work are on the OnQ site.

  • Friday November 11, 8am EST, 2022:   Contract and  Project proposal.
  • January 2022: Begin regular meetings with supervisor.
  • Early February. Check-in evaluation.
  • End of classes: Report and whatever other deliverables your supervisor require.
  • Late March 2022: Posters Due, Create Computing Day. Date and format TBA.