Midterm and Finals: Make-up exams are only given for extraordinary circumstances (e.g., illness, death of family member). Students must consult with the instructor as soon as possible. Examination dates are listed in the syllabus; be aware of them and plan accordingly.
Quizzes: No make-ups will be given for missed iClicker/paper quizzes. The grading scheme described in the syllabus allows you to miss some of them without it affecting your grade.
Recitations: No make-ups will be given for missed recitations. We drop your lowest two recitation scores to accommodate excuses.
Programming assignments: Programs are submitted electronically. Always check the due dates. Each programming assignment has a late period and submission during the late period incurs a penalty of 20 percent.
Written assignments: Written assignments are submitted in class on the due date. There is no late period for written assignments. Handwritten submissions are acceptable, but the handwriting must be legible. The instructor and TA reserve the right to decide whether or not a paper is legible.
Students are expected to attend lectures, where information will be given that is not available at any other place. Attendance at recitations is recorded and contributes to your grade. Students are expected to:
Excused absences are handled in accordance with CSU policies. If you are ill please let us know right away. CSU requires verifiable proof (e.g. a note from the health center) for students who wish to not be penalized for missed classes and work.
We also do not want you to come to class ill. Make up work will need to be explicitly negotiated. The objectives include: getting students to class; not spreading illness; and making sure students who are ill receive appropriate treatment.
The material in this course (including learning to come to class and
stay awake) is important. Excessive absences will impact your grade.
All students taking this course are expected to participate actively. This includes asking and responding to questions. Students are also expected to check the announcements on the home page of the course web site, and the schedule page every day for any updates.
Lab work is completed during recitations, and will be verified by the TA during the session. There is no make-up for recitation sections. You may attend a recitation other the one you are registered for only if there is space available. Students registered for a recitation have first priority.
Unless stated otherwise, programming assignments will be submitted via website checkin, and written assignments will be submitted in the lecture.
Collaboration: We encourage you to talk with other students about your assignments and questions, but make sure you do your own homework. You may not copy another student's program or other work (either with or without their knowledge), nor write code or other work for them.
Please read the departmental policy statement regarding incompletes, academic integrity, and class attendance. This policy statement can be read here: student information.
All students are expected to conduct themselves professionally. We (the instructors and GTAs) assume you are familiar with the policies in the student information sheet for the department. Additionally, you are computing professionals, albeit perhaps just starting. You should be familiar with the code of conduct for the primary professional society, ACM. You can read the ACM Code of Conduct HERE.
This course will adhere to the CSU Academic Integrity Policy as found in the General Catalog and the Student Conduct Code. At a minimum, violations will result in a grading penalty in this course and a report to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services.
Students not already familiar with the CSU Honor Pledge should review this clear and simple pledge and always adhere to it. Academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely. The first instance of cheating will result in negative credit. The second instance will result in a failing grade and other penalties dictated by departmental and university policies.
We work to maintain an environment supportive of learning in the classroom and laboratory. Towards that end, we require that you be courteous to and respectful of your fellow participants (i.e., classmates, instructors, GTAs and any tutors). In particular: