CS302 - Administrivia
Handouts, announcements, etc.
All handouts will be distributed on the course web page. This will include lecture notes/slides, assignments and other handouts. You are responsible for all material and announcements posted on the class web page, so please check it regularly. If this is a problem for anyone, feel free to come talk to me. For time critical announcements, I will use e-mail.
- Grade calculation
- 55% Assignments
- 15% Midterm
- 25% Final
- 5% Participation
- Assignments -
Assignments will be made available on the course web page and will be due at the beginning of class. There will be an assignment due for most class days, with the assignments due Thursday generally being shorter than those on Tuesday. Most of the assignments will be written, though there will be a few programming assignments.
LaTeX: For the first few assignments you will be required to use LaTeX to generate your assignments. After these assignments, it is strongly encourage to use LaTeX. It is installed on the lab machines in MBH 635 and is freely available online. See the resources section of the course web page for more information on LaTeX.
- Exams -
Both the midterm and final exam will be time-limited, take-home exams. The midterm will be taken the last half of the week before spring break and the final during finals week.
- Participation - Participation consists of attending class regularly and of giving evidence that you are actively engaged with the material (asking/answering questions in lecture, coming to office hours, etc).
You have three late days that you may use on any of the assignments in the course. Using a late day gives you a 24 hour due date extension to the assignment (you don't need to ask me to use a late day). You may only use one late day on any given assignment. Beyond this, except under very extenuating circumstantces, I will not accept late assignments.
Honor code and collaboration
I take the honor code and academic honesty very seriously. Below outlines the what constitutes valid collaboration. If you are unsure about what is appropriate or have any questions, please contact me.
Collaboration with classmates:
- Collaboration is stricly forbidden on exams. You may not discuss anything about the content of the exam until after the exam is due.
- You are encouraged to discuss problems on the assignments with students currently taking the class, but do not discuss the problems with people not currently in the class.
- Collaboration is limited to discussion. You may use a whiteboard or paper as part of your discussion, but any such materials should be erased or discarded before you begin writing up your solutions.
- You must write-up your own solutions!
- If you do work with other students (i.e. discussion), you must acknowledge them by name in your writeup.
- You may use any examples from the books or notes on the course web page.
- You may look at other books or on the web to learn more about general topics brought up in class.
- You many not specifically look for solutions and you may not look at problem-sets, solution-sets, exams, etc. from other courses, including previous versions of this course.
Students with documented disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact me as early in the semester as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Assistance is available to eligible students through the ADA Office. Please contact Jodi Litchfield, the ADA Coordinator, at email@example.com or 802-443-5936 for more information. All discussions will remain confidential.