CS:3620 Policies, Spring 2018
Time and place: 118 Maclean Hall
11:30-12:20 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Textbook: Course Notes and readings from the Internet
Auxiliary Text: The C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie
Prerequisites: discrete math, data structures and assembly language.
Exams will be comprehensive, covering everything up to the exam date, emphasizing integrating material from recent assignments. Those with conflicts (Illness, religious holidays) may make alternate arrangements (in advance, if at all possible).
Grading: 30% will depend on homework (10 assignments at 3% each). 30% will depend on programming (6 assignments at 5% each). The exams will count, respectively, 15% and 25%. 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" (a legal term for unanticipatable circumstances), late work will only be accepted by prior arrangement. Please make such arrangements for job interviews, religious holidays, funerals, and such.
Computer support: The CS departmental Linux machines, support this class, accessible from the Internet as linux.cs.uiowa.edu or from web browsers as fastx.divms.uiowa.edu. All students will have course accounts. In most cases, any Unix compatible machine will work, including MacOS X systems.
The Web will be used to distribute notes, assignments, solutions, tutorial and supporting material. ICON is not used. Everything is indexed on-line at: http://homepage.cs.uiowa.edu/~dwjones/opsys/
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