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
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.
All queries to the instructors should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted only on the Main discussion group. Queries posted on any other discussion group will
not be monitored.
Postings on RamCT:
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
More specific instructions may be given for certain assignments.
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 instructors reserve 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
Quizzes may not be taken or submitted after the due date.
If you miss an exam, you receive a score of zero.
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 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