Analog Final Grade
I wanted to address a major Issue that is impacting the 3rd and 4th years of our program.
Analog Electronic Circuits is one of the heaviest courses that we've needed to take in terms of material covered, time needed to practice, and difficulty. It has been a long time since the course was taught, and during this time – we have been studying a set of different classes, with no knowledge of when the Analog moed B will be.
As of today, second semester is in full swing, the workload is intense as it is – with multiple labs, homework, a high grade weight project for RF, and the lectures themselves. Consumption of the material is also more difficult than in a usual semester - online teaching is new for everyone.
Given this situation, we feel that it is unfair that we are expected to take a Moed B so long after the course was taught. The end result is that we will have to revise and re-prepare for the entirety of Analog’s vast material, while keeping up with an already intense workload, and staying up to date with other classes. The varying logistical and personal circumstances of individual students during these times also do not contribute to a favorable outlook.
Taking a live analog exam this semester would be stacking the odds against us, depriving us of the opportunity to perform at maximum capacity.
We discussed this issue as a class, and want to request special consideration due to the aforementioned facts, and the international nature of our program. We ask that one of the following alternatives to a live Moed B is considered by the Professor and the Administration.
1. Replace the exam with a final project, in a similar vein as the semester’s PSpice project, but of greater difficulty so as to reflect the goals of the course, and be appropriate as a substitute for the exam.
2. Grant everybody a Moed C, regardless of the upcoming Moed B – so that everybody has the opportunity to perform in a fair setting, while still having the chance to pass in this semester.
3.Assign a Pass/Fail grade based on past performance in the course (HW, PSpice Project), with the live exam being optional for students who wish to receive a numerical score.
The above are solutions that we hope everyone can be satisfied with, but if there is any other option that you are willing to consider, we would be glad to talk about it.
We hope that the decision that will be taken will be the most appropriate and fair everyone involved.
Maytar Neev Class Representative