project contract template
Course director: R. Michael Wharton
Last updated January 12, 1998
These project descriptions will be made available on WWW pages.
If multiple candidates apply for a project, the supervisor has the right to select the most qualified student. If the student's background is not suitable for the project, the supervisor has the right to refuse to supervise the student.
If a student is unable to find a supervisor through the normal route described above, he or she should contact the course director.
To fulfill this role, the course director must stay aware of the content of the projects by attending the presentations and receiving copies of the written reports. A project supervisor may discuss the course standards with the course director, but the grades are assigned by the supervisor.
Each component of evaluation will receive a letter grade. For the purposes of averaging, letter grades will be converted to numeric values according to the scheme presented in the University's undergraduate calendar for Pure and Applied Science.
Letter Point Interpretation grade value A+ 9 Exceptional A 8 Excellent B+ 7 Very Good B 6 Good C+ 5 Competent C 4 Fairly Competent D+ 3 Passing D 2 Barely Passing E 1 Marginally Failing F 0 Failing
To get a good grade in this course, a student should not only have a good final report, but also consistent progress during the academic year.
Each student will make two presentations, one near the end of the fall term, on the project proposal, and the other near the end of the winter term, on the status of the project at that time.