The final course grade will evaluate the completion of the following assignments:
1) Two quiz tests (10% each) on core concepts from readings
2) One research note or case brief (30%): This short output (around 5 pages) will summarize your efforts to retrieve specific information on government processes, data or institutions in a country of your choice.
3) Final proposal (40%): students are expected to write a short research or policy proposal (10 page) on a topic related to government transparency. Some projects may be collaborative. Please consult with the instructor to obtain approval for the topic as well as for co-authored work.
4) Participation and discussion (10%) To receive the maximum number of points for class participation, you must arrive on time, miss no more than one class, and contribute to the class discussion every week.
5) Bonus for submitting three reading notes (5%)
At the end of the semester, the final score is converted to a letter grade according to the CEU grading scale, as follows:
A 3.68 – 4.00
A- 3.34 – 3.67
B+ 3.01 – 3.33
B 2.68 – 3.00
B- 2.34 – 2.67
C+ 2.33 (minimum pass)
Additional information concerning grading procedures and specifications for turning in the assignments is also included in the CEU School of Public Policy Student Manual.