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(en) proposal

At the moment, this is still experimental, and all feedback from students and faculty is welcome. Just add your comments on this page if they are short, or make a new page if they are long.

What is a fair method to decide on grades?

Students have two options: wiki goals or oral exam

oral exam

Students who prefer to have an oral exam (common in UMK) may choose this. This is (necessarily) subjective, even though the lecturer makes his/her best attempt at being objective. Since there is no audio recording, any later disagreements regarding unfair assessment would be very difficult to correct. However, the student has the right to choose this (standard) method.

wiki goals

Each student writes 5 goals (aims) on his/her TWikiUsers page, for example (these are only examples, you may add other examples you think are appropriate).

  • learn to use the octave software
  • write a subroutine for an astronomical formula which is not yet in
  • get a new astronomical formula accepted for the octave distribution
  • translate some octave documentation to po polsku
  • learn to use and modify some other package of astronomical software
  • on the write/translate a page on an astronomical subject and put a link to free software (in the sense of
    • these pages should include physical quantities and algebraic or calculus expressions as appropriate: physics without intuition is boring and maybe wrong, but intuition without clearly defined symbolic, mathematical expressions is not physics
    • DysksusjaCzyPotrzebaBycWyrazenieSymboliczne

The principle is self-assessment. So each student writes a comment like "done" when the goal is achieved. If 5 goals are done, then that's a grade of 5.

We will retain some dictatorship. The lecturer (BoudRoukema) has the right to make constructive criticism of the goals, and, theoretically, may veto a goal, but must do this publicly, i.e. on the student's zwicky page.

It might (in fact almost certainly! will) happen that some goals are too difficult, some are too easy, so you might want to change them. It's probably reasonable that some points become a description of what you have done instead of what you planned to do, and also that a big task is subdivided into small tasks. The important thing is whether you have learnt something related to the aim of the course: mathematical methods in astronomy.

MathMethods 2004

The 2004 course is shared between BoudRoukema and Michał Hanasz, so students only need two and a half points for the stopień from Boud, or equivalently five points each from boud and michal.

Since most students wish to learn WikipediaPl:OTW, it would be reasonable that the points relate to understanding WikipediaPl:OTW.

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the old version of this page in 2003 was ZWiki:StopienWykladu
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