Performance Evaluation

 The instructors (examiner and co-examiner) of each course offered in the semester should be approved by the Faculty Board based on the IEI and DEEE nominations. The DEEE departmental board should approved at the beginning of each semester the methods of instructions which are appropriate to the goals and objectives of each course and to the capabilities of the students enrolled in that course, as well as the course outcomes which is set by the course instructors. This methods should be reviewed monthly during the semester by the departmental board based on the instructors reports and student performance in the course work. For each course, the objectives, outlines, text book, and evaluation methods should be announced to the student by the course instructor at least one week before the start of the semester.

Generally, the examiner and co-examiner are responsible to the departmental board, of all the course activities.

Generally, the evaluation of the studentsí performance in each course is based on three main components:

1- Final exam

2- Course work

3- Practical work (if available)

To get a pass grade in a course, the student should get at least the pass mark for each of the above components separately.

Final Exam:

Two or three hours comprehensive exam that covers the different materials of the course and represents 30 to 70 points of the total mark (100 points)

Course Work:

Represents 70 to 30 points of the total marks (100 points). The course work should include some computer work; i.e. analysis, design, and/or simulation, that is related to the course topics, and may consist of a set of the following:

- Tests

- Quizzes

- Reading and/or problem assignments

- Homework and assignments

- Computer applications

 Practical Works:

A Set of experiments to be carried out during the semester. This components may represent 20 to 70 points of the total mark. Generally, the practical components of the different courses offered in each semester are grouped in one or two separate course.

Lectures:

The lectures do not simply reproduce the development of material to be found in the textbook. This makes it very important for students to read the assignments, and to get an organized overview of the material covered. In addition, lectures will include demonstrations and worked problems (examples). Lecture attendance greater then 75% is a requirement to pass the course. The lecture notes and materials should be given to students at least two weeks before their due.

Tutorial Classes:

Demonstrations and discussion will take place during the tutorial classes to illustrate points in the material covered in lectures. This packet contains the assigned reading and problems, which is to be done before coming to the tutorial class. Expect to spend at least two hours studying for the tutorial classes.

Quizzes:

In each course, there will be frequent 5 to 10 minutes quizzes during the lectures or tutorial classes. The quiz questions will be on material covered in lectures and homework problems; questions may consist of a few multiple-choice questions.

Tests:

Each course should contain at least two one-hour tests during the semester. The test questions will be on material covered in lectures and homework problems. Questions may consist of a few multiple-choice questions, and will be similar to the final exam questions. The final exam will include some questions very similar to some of the quiz questions. The tests should be announced to the students before at least four weeks before their due.

Homework and Assignments:

Assignments and home works for the entire semester should be given to students at least two weeks before their due. Students are expected to have tried to solve the homework problems assigned to a particular tutorial class before that session.

Grading:

The student performance in any one course is determined by the following grading systems:

 

Mark

Grade

Meaning

90-100

A+

Excellent

80-89

A

Excellent

70-79

A-

Excellent

60-69

B+

Very Good

50-59

B

Good

40-49

C

Satisfactory

30-39

D

Conditional Pass

Less than 30

F

Fail

Incomplete

I

To get grade D, student should obtain at least 30% of the exam and course work mark separately.