CS:2630 Policies, Summer 2018
Time and place:
112 Macbride Hall,
9:30-10:45 Monday — Thursday
Textbook: Course Notes, at Zephyr Copies, 125 S. Dubuque St.
Auxiliary Text: The SMAL and Hawk manuals, at Zephyr Copies
Prerequisites: at least a C- in CS:2230 (Data Structures) and in CS:2210 (Discrete Structures).
Exams will be comprehensive, covering all material up to the date of the exam, with an emphasis on integrating material covered by recent homework, and open book, open notes, no computers, phones or calculators allowed. Students with serious conflicts such as Illness or religious holidays may make alternate arrangements (in advance, if at all possible).
Grading: 30% of the score will depend on homework (top 10 of 12 assignments at 3% each). 30% will depend on programming (6 assignments at 5% each). The exams will count, respectively, 10%, 10% and 20%. Attendance is tracked by who turns in and picks up assignments. Letter grades are assigned with attention to collegiate norm-referenced grading guidelines. Non attending students are not counted in computing the norms.
Late and Incomplete Work: Turn in what you have finished by the due date! Except in case of "acts of God" (an insurance company term for circumstances outside your control), late work will not be accepted without prior arrangement.
Computer support: The CS departmental Linux machines, but note: the software for this class has been successfully installed by past students on other machines. All students will have course accounts. These machines are accessible from the Internet including most ITC machines on campus. We will use the SMAL assembler for the Hawk architecture (A real assembly language for a fictional machine).
The Web will be used to distribute solutions to assignments and
exams, as well as tutorials and materials supporting assignments.
All materials supporting this class are on-line at:
The Fine Print that must be repeated here as a matter of policy:
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Policies and Procedures
Administrative Home of the Course -- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the administrative home of this course and governs such academic matters as add/drop deadlines, the second-grade-only option, issues of academic fraud or probation, and how credit is applied to graduation requirements. Different colleges may have different policies. Students with questions about these or other CLAS policies should speak with an academic advisor or with the staff in 120 Schaeffer Hall. Also see the CLAS Academic Handbook: clas.uiowa.edu/students/handbook
Academic Fraud -- Plagiarism and any activity that results in a student presenting work that is not his or her own are academic fraud. This applies to exams, programming projects and homework assignments. Academic fraud is reported to the department chair and then to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who deals with academic fraud according to these guidelines: clas.uiowa.edu/students/handbook/academic-fraud-honor-code (Cases involving graduate students will be reported similarly to the Grad College.)
Making a Suggestion or a Complaint -- Students have the right to make suggestions or complaints and should first visit with the TA (if applicable), then with the course instructor, and next with the CS department chair in 14 MLH (if needed). Complaints must be made within six months of the incident. clas.uiowa.edu/students/handbook/student-rights-responsibilities
Accommodations for Disabilities -- A student seeking academic accommodations should first register with Student Disability Services and then meet with a SDS counselor who determines eligibility for services. Eligible students should meet privately with the course instructor to arrange accommodations. See sds.studentlife.uiowa.edu (If you feel you need accommodation for transient conditions that do not interest SDS, speak to the instructor.)
Understanding Sexual Harassment -- Sexual harassment subverts the mission of the University and threatens the well-being of students, faculty, and staff. See opsmanual.uiowa.edu/community-policies/sexual-harassment
Dealing with the Bureaucracy -- If at any point you need help navigating the university bureaucracy, help is available from www.uiowa.edu/~ombud"
Reacting Safely to Severe Weather -- If severe weather is indicated by the UI warning system, seek shelter in the innermost part of the building, if possible at the lowest level, staying clear of windows and of free-standing expanses which might prove unstable. The class will resume after the severe weather has ended. See uiowa.edu/critical-incident-plan/tornado