First and foremost, I hope that you enjoyed a delightful St. Patrick’s Day! Next up … the Easter Break. 🙂
But before we arrive at Easter, we’ll enjoy a few more weeks of the semester. And our advance reading assignments will be fairly straight-forward.
In advance of this week’s class on March 20th, please read the Cost part of our handbook. It is Part IV, and it encompasses chapters 8 through 10. In advance of our class on March 27th, please read the Revenue part; it is Part V, and it encompasses chapters 11 through 13.
What’s next? In advance of our class on April 3rd, please read the Investment Value part; it is Part VI, and it encompasses chapters 14 through 16. And in advance of our class on April 10th, please read the Risk Management and (very brief) Conclusion parts; they are Parts VII and VIII, and they encompass chapters 17 through 20.
I’ll also ask you to watch a very brief video clip to prepare for our guest speaker’s visit on April 3rd. I’ll include the URL link to that video in next week’s blog posting, along with detailed instructions regarding our extra credit assignment.
In addition, I’ll invite you to propose an alternative extra credit assignment (to your own liking!) in next week’s blog posting. Even if you already have your own alternative in mind, though, it’ll be helpful for you to review my assignment first, as a way of understanding my expectations.
Well, I guess that takes care of our reading assignments! Which brings us to our next topic: our initial term project submission. By the time we meet this Monday evening, I’ll create a web page on our blog with detailed expectations and due dates. And, of course, we’ll review it together near the end of our class session.
Finally, it’s the time of year to post midterm grades. As you probably know, I need to upload them to CyberFriar by this Wednesday evening.
Your grade will reflect a simple average of your quiz scores, including all of the quizzes through this Monday evening’s exam. Please keep in mind that it will not include any extra credit work or “make-up for missed quizzes” work, so if you intend to complete such work, your mid-term grade might be somewhat lower than expected.
If that means that you might experience some “blow-back” from a tuition reimbursement program, a parent, or any one else, please let me know. Although such incidents are unusual, they do occur from time to time … and I’d be delighted to speak to any one to explain the situation.