CS314 Spring 2011


General Information






  • Overall:
    • Read the departmental policy on cheating, incompletes and class attendance.
    • You are responsible for any announcements made by email and on RamCT. Frequently check RamCT for lecture notes, assignments, quizzes, and discussion postings.

  • Professional conduct:
    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, instructor, GTA and any tutors). In particular:
    • Please turn off the ring on your cell phone. If you are expecting an emergency call, sit near the door and slide out discretely to take it.
    • If you plan to use a laptop during class, please sit at the back of the classroom and turn off any sound from the machine. The tap-tap of the keyboard and the images showing on a screen can be distracting to those sitting around you. Also, be aware if you IM during class, that giggles, snorts or other reactions to what you are reading can be heard by the class and instructor and may be completely inappropriate with what is going on in the classroom.
    • Laptops must be shut during exams and quizzes.
  • Format of submissions:
    • All source code for programming assignments and all written work must be submitted electronically via RamCT. When printed, written work must fit on 8.5 by 11 paper, have at least 1 inch margins all around and be printed in 10, 11, or 12 point type. All work should be single-spaced. Diagrams may be drawn by hand and then scanned, but must be neat and legible. Computer-aided drawing tools may also be used if appropriate. All work must be neat, legible, and use good English grammar. Illegible work will receive no credit. This includes work, such as scanned figures, where the print contrast or darkness are too faint. The instructor reserves the right to define what is or is not legible.
    • More specific instructions may be given for certain assignments.

  • Late policy:
    • Late work will not be accepted without prior permission. If you cannot finish the work by the deadline, contact me as soon as possible. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis and are more likely when permission is sought in advance, for reasons which are unexpected and beyond your control, and which involve only a short extension. The instructor reserves the right to assign a score penalty to the late work, depending on the circumstances and degree of lateness.
    • Late penalties for design and discussion assignments are as follows:
      • Up to 1 day late: 25% (of the max possible points) penalty
      • Up to 2 days late: 50% (of the max possible points) penalty
      • Up to 3 days late: 75% (of the max possible points) penalty
      • More than 4 days late: No credit
    • If you miss an exam, you receive a score of zero.

  • Regrading:
    The instructor will be glad to re-grade work. Contact the GTA first as soon as possible for a re-grade. Work will be re-graded in its entirety, and may result in an increase, decrease, or no change in the grade.

  • Academic dishonesty:
    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.

Last updated: Jan 13, 2011