Prof. Yuqing Melanie Wu
Office: Eigenmann 1039
Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday (TR) 9:30-10:45 am at WH009
Office Hours: TR 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm at LH228. Also available 11:00-12:00 and 3:00-4:00pm in LH228, when I308 students have lower priority than B669 students.
Office: Info 300
Lab: Thursday (R) 11:15 am - 12:05pm at Info109
Office Hours: Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Office: Info 300
Lab: Friday (F) 10:10 am - 11:00pm at Info109
Office Hours: Friday 11am-1pm.
Office: Info 300
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A course pack and a set of classroom performance system (clicker and code card) are required for this course. They are both available at IU bookstore. It is the student's responsibility to obtain both and register the CPS device online (instruction) before the first day of class.
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The information contained herein is not optional. The students are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with the rules below. Ignorance of a rule stated or referred to here is not grounds for excusal. If you have questions regarding any policy, seek advice from the instructor or assistant instructors before you act.
The principles of academic honesty and professional ethics will be vigorously enforced in this course, following the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, and the School of Informatics Academic Regulations. This includes the usual standards on acknowledgment of help, contributions and joint work, even when you are encouraged to build on libraries and other software written by other people. Cases of academic misconduct (including cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, or facilitating academic dishonesty) will be reported to IUB Office of Student Ethics, a branch of the Office of the Dean of Students. Your submission of work to be graded in this class implies acknowledgement of this policy. If you need clarification or have any questions, please see the instructor during office hours.
- Oncourse is used as the resource for course related materials, homework assignments, and course related discussion. Students are expected to check the board daily for announcements, reading and homework assignment, and to participate in discussion.
- Students are responsible for assigned readings PRIOR to class discussions.
- Missed exams can NOT be made up.
- Extenuating circumstances will normally include only serious emergencies or illnesses documented with a doctor's note.
- Students are responsible to make backups of all of their work, including any assignment and other materials produced.
- Students are responsible for the safe and ethical use of class accounts on shared servers, according to university policy and copyright law, and for the sole purpose of carrying out class assignments. Accounts will be monitored and abuses will be reported and reflected in the grades.
The instructor and assistant instructors will try to have the assignments and exams graded in a timely manner. The students can assist this process by conforming to the stated guidelines for submission.
Compared with technique issues, grading concern has lower priority during office hours. Grading on an assignment or midterm exam can be appealed only within 10 business days after the grade is posted. The grading appealing deadline for the last assignment and final exam will be posted later via oncourse announcement.
For Spring 2006, the last day to drop a course or withdraw from all courses with an automatic 'W' is Wednesday, March 8. After that date, a student may withdraw only with the permission of his or her dean. This approval is normally only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress.
An incomplete ("I") final grade will be given only by prior arrangement in exceptional circumstances conforming to university and school policy which requires, among other things, that the student must have completed the bulk of the work required for the course with a passing grade, and that the remaining work can be made up within 30 days after the end of the semester.
- All assignments must be submitted electronically via the appropriate dropbox on Oncourse.
- Format: The only acceptable format for submission is: Microsoft Word for Windows (version 98 or later). A template for your assignments is provided here: I308 Word Assignment Template. Note the following requirements:
- Every question should start a new page.
- Your name should be on every page of your assignment in a header.
- Specify page numbers and the total page count of your assignment in the footer.
- Name your submission with your username and the assignment number, for example xyz1.doc, xyz2.doc, etc.
- Your assignment should be one, single file (i.e. all answers and accompanying diagrams should be presented in that file and appropriately labeled). Exceptions to this rule will be clearly indicated.
- Scanned handwritten submissions are not acceptable.
- Ensure you view your finished document after you submit it to Oncourse so you know it looks the way you want us to see it.
- 5% reduction will be taken for any submission that does not satisfy the requirements listed above.
- Late Policy: The timestamp assigned to your assignment submission by oncourse is treated as the time your project is submitted. You may submit an assignment up to 24 hours late for a 10% reduction in credit, and up to 48 hours late for a 25% reduction in credit. After 48 hours, no submission will be accepted.
- Group work is not permitted on the assignments. You may research the material with one of the instructor/assistant instructors, with your peers, or with another source (including the internet), but the final write-up of your assignment must be entirely in your own words. If any significant part of your submitted assignment overlaps with another source, you will receive a flat "0" for that assignment. In the case of unreferenced sources, the incident will be reported to the IUB Office of Student Ethics.
Group work is not permitted on the exams. The exams must be entirely your own work. Conducting academic misconduct and facilitating academic misconduct both violate the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.The penalty will be immediate failure of the course and a report to the IUB Office of Student Ethics. Note that two such reports of this type of incident are usually grounds for expulsion or suspension from the University.
The time for midterm and final exams will be announced weeks before the arranged exam date. It is the students' responsibility to make sure there is no time collision. In case of the time collision with other academic events, the student should discuss the issue with the instructor at least a week before the arranged exam date. Exam cannot be made up or rescheduled, except medical emergency.
A student who is late for exam is expected to submit the exam paper at the arrange ending time of the exam.
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Base Point : 1000
Assignments : 6 assignments, 50 points each.
2 in-class tests, 200 points each.
Final exam, 300 points, will be held at the scheduled place and time: 8-10am Thursday, May 4, 2005 in the classroom.
Participation: Students are expected to approach the course in a professional manner. This means, for example, you should strive to attend every lecture and lab on time, as well as abide by the proper standards of professional ethics and personal conduct.
Missing or being late to lectures and labs will be noted. Following the Indiana University Religious Holy Days/Holidays policy, reasonable accommodation will be made for students in observing their religious holy days. In order to take religious absence, students are requested to give notice early in the semester by completing the religious observances form.
Students are expected to participate in online discussion. Positive in-class discussion and online postings to discussion forums will be noticed.
Bonus: Bonus questions may appear in the assignments and the exams.
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