CS:2820 Survey, Spring 2017

Part of the CS:2820 Object Oriented Programming Collection
by Douglas W. Jones 201H MLH, 2:30-3:30 MWF, 335-0740, jones@cs.uiowa.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

Purpose: The background of the students in this class is so diverse that we need to know what you know in order to plan the first few lectures. A summary results of this survey, minus personal information, will be posted on line on the class web page. Personal information is collected only to avoid taking roll and will be shredded.

Personal Information



Computer Support: What kind of computer do you routinely use?
         Apple Mac__13__    Linux ___0__    Windows __43__
   Windows+Mac__10__    Windows+Linux___7__    All three___3__

CS/CLAS Linux Experience: Have you used linux.clas.uiowa.edu or linux.cs.uiowa.edu?
         Yes__17__    No __55__    Don't know___4__

If yes, how did you access it?
         NoMachine___2__          PuTTY ___3__
SecureCRT___2__ SSH __12__
FaxtX ___8__

Shell Experience: Have you used the Linux or MacOS command shell?
         Yes __28__    No __41__    Unsure___6__

Programming Languages: What programming languages do you know pretty well?
         C __14__          C++ __18__          Cobol ___0__
C# ___8__ Java __66__ Fortran ___0__
Python __54__ Assembly___8__ Basic ___4__
          only know Python ___4__
          only know Java __10__
          know Java and Python and possibly more__48__

Commentary: It is encouraging to see that, finally, Fortran and Cobol are dead languages.

Work Load: Many students are seriously overworked
         Credit hours of registration: ______ ×3= ______
Job hours per week: ______
Total work load hours/week: Sum ______ (should not exceed 50)

          Distribution of reported totals:

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                        X XX  X  X XX  X             X
                        X XX  X XX XXX X X  XX X X   X
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     20        30        40        50        60        70        80