UCSC Poli 185 Evaluation Scheme/Autumn 2017 

Quizzes (30%)

Oct 12 = 10%            Study Concepts for Quiz 1
Nov 2 = 10%          Study-Questions-for Poli-185-Quiz-2
Dec 7 = 10%            Study Questions for Quiz 3

Short Papers (55%)

#1 Due Oct 17 = 15%
#2 Due Nov 7 = 15%
#3 Due in Exam Slot (4-7 pm Dec 11) = 25%

Grading Standards

Experimental Survey Participation (15%)
Design Proposal  Due Nov 14= 5%
Study Participation circa Nov 17-20 = 5%
Review of Results Due Dec 4 = 5%

2017 Questionnaires: Version A and Version B
2017 Successful Framing Experiments File (Successful Framing Experiments).
2017 Complete framing results.

2016 Questionnaires: Version A (poli185-qairea) and Version B (poli185-qaireb)
2016 Results file:   output-report



UVic Evaluation Scheme/Summer 2017

Quizzes (online)

May 24/25 = 10%                 Study Concepts for Quiz 1
June 5/6 = 10%                     Study Questions for Quiz 2
June 29/30 = 10%                Study Questions for Quiz 3 Click Here              

Short Papers/Presentation

#1 Due May 26 (3 pm) = 15%
#2 Due June 9  (3 pm) = 20%

#3 Presentation in class June 27 & 29 = 20%  Click Here


Student Survey date TBA = 5%
Audience Participation Jun 27 = 5%
Audience Participation June 29 = 5%


Academic integrity is intellectual honesty and responsibility for academic work that you submit individually or as a member of a group. It involves commitment to the values of honesty, trust and responsibility. It is expected that students will respect these ethical values in all activities related to learning, teaching, research and service. Therefore, plagiarism and other acts against academic integrity are serious academic offences.

The responsibility of the institution – Instructors and academic units have the responsibility to ensure that standards of academic honesty are met. By doing so, the institution recognizes students for their hard work and assures them that other students do not have an unfair advantage through cheating on essays, exams, and projects.

The responsibility of the student – Plagiarism sometimes occurs due to a misunderstanding regarding the rules of academic integrity, but it is the responsibility of the student to know them. If you are unsure about the standards for citations or for referencing your sources, ask your instructor. Depending on the severity of the case, penalties include a warning, a failing grade, a record on the student’s transcript, or a suspension. It is your responsibility to understand the University’s policy on academic integrity, which can be found on pages 32-34 of the undergraduate calendar.




Passing Grades Grade Point Value Percentage Description
90 – 100
85 – 89
80 – 84
Exceptional, outstanding and excellent performance. Normally achieved by a minority of students. These grades indicate a student who is self-initiating, exceeds expectation and has an insightful grasp of the subject matter.
77 – 79
73 – 76
70 – 72
Very good, good and solid performance. Normally achieved by the largest number of students. These grades indicate a good grasp of the subject matter or excellent grasp in one area balanced with satisfactory grasp in the other area.
65 – 69
60 – 64
Satisfactory, or minimally satisfactory. These grades indicate a satisfactory performance and knowledge of the subject matter.
D 1 50 – 59 Marginal Performance. A student receiving this grade demonstrated a superficial grasp of the subject matter.
Failing Grades Grade Point Value Percentage Description
F 0 0 – 49 Unsatisfactory performance. Wrote final examination and completed course requirements; no supplemental.
N 0 0 – 49 Did not write examination or complete course requirements by the end of term or session; no supplemental.
  1. The percentage grading scale applies to all Faculties at the University of Victoria.
  2. The percentage grades should be associated with a letter grading schema.
  3. A percentage grade for an N grade should be assigned in the following manner:

N GRADE: If a student has not completed the exam, or has not completed the course requirements, but has submitted course requirements that total more than 49% of the total grade for a course, an instructor will assign a percentage grade of 49%.



Towards the end of term, as in all other courses at UVic, you will have the opportunity to complete an anonymous survey regarding your learning experience (CES). The survey will help the department improve the overall program for students in the future. The survey is accessed via MyPage and can be done on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. The department will provide you with more detailed information nearer the time of the survey.