Grading philosophy quoted from Andy Ko:
"Grades are silly. Reducing an individual's knowledge, skills, and performance, all
of which are multidimensional and contextual, to a single unchanging number or
letter, is an inherently flawed practice. And one of the sole reasons for doing it,
to compare students knowledge and abilities, doesn't even work that well,
because courses are taught by different teachers in different ways and students
learn and perform differently. Grades are more reflective of a students'
expectations of themselves than their abilities. You're graduate students: you'll
learn because you want to learn, not because you want a certain letter below
your name. That, and for the most part, grades don't matter for graduate
students. Few people look at particular grades; they're mostly used in the
aggregate as a cutoff.
There will be external motivators, however, namely saving face in front of your
peers. Expect to seek critique from them and myself, both in and out of class.
Also expect to critique your peers' work regularly."
You will receive feedback and grades from your peers in class as well as myself.
Design project assignments
In-class exercises and reading reflections