CS:2630 Policies, Fall 2019

Part of the CS:2630 Computer Organization Collection
by Douglas W. Jones 201H MLH, 2:00-3:30 TuTh, 335-0740, douglas-w-jones@uiowa.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

Time and place: Section AAA: 104 EPB, 11:00, and Section BBB: 214 EPB, 12:30, all Tuesday-Thursday.
Textbook: Course Notes, on-line. Will be available at the IMU bookstore in about a month.
Auxiliary Texts:
    The C Pprogramming Language (ANSI C) by Kernighan and Ritchie, IMU Bookstore
    The SMAL and Hawk manuals, on-line and to be available soon at the IMU bookstore.

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 exam date, emphasizing integrating material covered by recent homework, and open book, open notes, no computers, phones or calculators. Students with conflicts such as Illness or religious holidays may make alternate arrangements (in advance, when possible).

Grading: 30% of the score will depend on weekly assignments (top 10 of 12 assignments at 3% each). 30% will depend on programming projects (6 assignments at 5% each). The exams will count, respectively, 10%, 10% and 20%. Collegiate norms suggest that in typical offerings at this level, about 60% of those who actually take the course (that is, who attend, do the assignments and take the exams) will earn at least a B.

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. This means, if you get in trouble, ask for help as soon as possible!

Computer support: The CLAS Linux machines, accessible from anywhere on the Internet. All students will have course accounts. We will use C and the SMAL assembler for the Hawk architecture.

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:
-- http://homepage.cs.uiowa.edu/~dwjones/assem/

The Fine Print that must be repeated here as a matter of policy:

   Prerequisites — Those who have not succeded in a discrete structures course and a data structures course are likely to fail.

   Attendance — Graded work is distributed in class. Those who claim work are marked as attending. Attendance is used in grading.

   Time commitment — Well-prepared students should commit 12 hours per week to this class for attendance, readings and assignments.

   Administrative home of the course — This course is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which sets rules governing 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. Other colleges may have different policies; you may want to check http://provost.uiowa.edu/files/provost.uiowa.edu/files/crossenroll.pdf. 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 — The CLAS Code of Academic Honesty applies in this course. Evidence of cheating will be reported. Disciplinary probation applies to first offenses; repeat violations may lead to suspension or expulsion. Use of code without attribution is misconduct. You are free to mine public sources of code, but you must attribute that code to its source. Never delete attributions and never attempt to obscure the attribution. That will be considered a serious offense.

   Incompletes — Temporary grades of I will be granted only on the basis of discussion with the professor, preferably as soon you recognize that there is a problem.

   Due process — If you have any disagreement or communications problem with a teaching assistant, take it to the professor. If you have a problem with your professor, contact the chair of the computer science department, 14 MLH; due process continues from there to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 120 Schaeffer Hall. In the event that the appropriate channel is not obvious for any purpose, the University Ombudsman is available to help, on the third floor of the Jefferson Building.

   Sexual misconduct sexual harassment should be reported directly to the UI Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (335-6200).

   Special accomodation — If, for any reason, including but not limited to long or short-term disability, you need any kind of accomodation, including but not limited to special seating or special arrangements for exams, please contact me during my office hours, or at other times, in person, by phone or by E-mail. The office of Student Disability Services in 3015 Burge Hall may be able to help.

   Severe weather — The inner hallways of most campus buildings are a reasonably secure refuge from tornado, derecho and other windstorms; the basement halls are even better.