CS:2820 Survey Results, Spring 2019
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.
Computer Support: What kind(s) of computer do you routinely use?
CS/CLAS Linux Experience: Have you ever used fastx.divms.uiowa.edu (the CLAS Linux server)?
Shell Experience: Have you used the Linux or MacOS command shell?
Large programming experience: Lines of code are a horrible way to measure program size, but how many lines were in the largest program you have ever written? (A rough estimate will suffice.)
|under 100: 1||100-500: 28||500-1000: 19|
|1000-5000: 14||5000-10000: 4||over 10000: 2|
Programming Languages: What programming languages do you know pretty well?
55 know both Python and Java
25 know both Python and C++
19 know both Java and C++
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)|
Here is the distribution of total hours people gave:
20-24: x 25-29: 30-34: 35-39: xxxxxx 40-44: xxxxxxx 45-49: xxxxxxxxxxxxx 50-54: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 55-59: xxxxxxx 60-64: xxxxxxx 65-69: xxxx 70-74: xx 75-79: x 80-84: 85-89: xx
While somewhat overloaded, students with 50 to 54 hour loads can probably manage, but time management will be a serious to impossible problem for the 5 students with loads of over 70 hours per week. In the early days of the industrial revolution, many factory jobs involved 60 hour work weeks (frequently 6 days a week at 10 hours per day). Workers in those jobs fought and some died in the fight to reduce the work week from 60 hours down to 50 and then 40 hours.