Professional Disposition Grading (20% of the quarterly grade)
All Drafting Courses will focus on developing the student’s profession disposition, as well as the skills and knowledge to prepare them for entry into various drafting and design industries. Each component of the Professional Disposition Grade is directly tied to the expected professional conduct found in industry.
Twenty percent of the student’s grade will be determined by their ability to conduct themselves professionally in the classroom and will receive a grade according the rubric below. Students have the opportunity to earn 100 points per grading period. 100 points will be entered for the student’s professional disposition grade at the beginning of each quarter. Points will then be deducted and\or added as necessary according to the rubric below.
Time management skills: In industry, companies are awarded contracts which include penalties for failure to meet deadlines. This is usually in the form of fines. However, once a company is extremely late they could potentially loose the contract. In class, students will receive a five point deduction on their professional disposition grade for failure to turn in assignments by the due date. Students are given an additional seven calendar days beyond the due date to turn in assignments for credit. After the additional seven calendar days, assignments will not be accepted (in essence, students lost their contract).
Cleanliness (Workstations): In industry, potential clients may tour the production facilities of potential suppliers. The appearance of the office area can and often does affect the client’s decision on which company is awarded a contract. Likewise, students are expected to keep their workstations clean. Multiple students use the same workstation and should expect that the previous student has left a clean working environment. In class, students will receive a five point deduction on their professional disposition grade for leaving trash or altering the setting on the computer workstations.
Responsibility: In industry, employees are expected to do the job they were hired to do; not rely on others to do the work for them or take credit for work they did not perform. Likewise, students are expected to do their own work. In class, students will receive a twenty point deduction on their professional disposition grade for submitting plagiarized material as their own work.
Interpersonal Skills: In industry, employees are expected to work together for the common good of the company. Likewise, students are expected to work together. In class, students will receive a five point deduction on their professional disposition grade for conduct that reduces the productivity of the class.
Points may also be added to the professional disposition grades for actions such as assisting other students or performing additional tasks not required as part of the class. Extra credit points are also awarded and added to the professional disposition grade.
***The professional disposition grade is explained in detail during the first week of class to ensure that students fully understand how the grade is calculated and the impact it has on their grades.