CS414 2009


General Information






  • Overall:

    • This course will adhere to the Academic Integrity Policy of the Colorado State University General Catalog and the Student Conduct Code.
    • 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 and the code of conduct for the department. You should be familiar with the code of conduct for the primary professional society, ACM. You can read the ACM Code of Conduct.
    • Further comments on Academic Integrity can be found here.
    • You are responsible for any announcements made by email and on RamCT.

  • Contacting instructor and GTA:

    Queries must be emailed to cs414@cs.colostate.edu. They may also be posted only on the Main discussion group. Queries posted on any other discussion group will not be monitored.

  • Postings on RamCT:

    • Be professional.
    • Be courteous.
    • Do not post any questions about your grade or any grading issues. Such questions are private communication and must be emailed.
    • Do not post any opinions regarding your graded assignment, or any aspect of the course. You will have a chance to submit anonymous reviews at the end of the semester. Email feedback to the instructor regarding the course is acceptable and welcome.
    • The instructor reserves the right to delete postings that do not promote a conducive learning experience for students in the class.

  • 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 12 hours late: 10% penalty
      • 12 to 24 hours late: 25% penalty
      • 24 to 48 hours late: 50% penalty
      • More than 48 hours late: No credit

      Note that the percentages refer to the total points available for the deliverable, not the points that you have received. That is, if an assignment is worth 100 points, and you get 76 and are 7 hours late, you will receive 66 points.

    • Quizzes may not be taken or submitted after the due date.

    • If you miss an exam, you receive a score of zero.

  • Regrading:

    We will be glad to re-grade the same submission if you feel that there was a mistake in grading. Contact us 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.

    Note that, once we have graded an assignment, we will not allow you to re-do and re-submit it for grading.

  • 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: October 10, 2011