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Meetings
Organization
Textbooks
Assignments
CSCI-A591
Computing Environment
Policies
Grading
Academic honesty
Sexual misconduct
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General

People

Instructors

Name

Email

Position

Robert Rose

rrose1@iu.edu

Lecturer

Chung-chieh Shan

ccshan@iu.edu

Lecturer

Brian Schack

schackb@iu.edu

Assistant Instructor

Rajan Walia

rawalia@iu.edu

Assistant Instructor

Caner Derici

cderici@iu.edu

Assistant Instructor

Abigail Alwine

akalwine@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Shawn Byers

shjbyers@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Liz Dietrich

eadietri@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Maazin Jawad

mjawad@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Joshua Levy

jomlevy@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Zac Monroe

zcmonroe@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Pari Revankar

revankap@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Austin Russell

auaruss@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Sam Soucie

ssoucie@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Vijay Tewari

vtewari@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Rui Zhang

rz1@iu.edu

Undergraduate Instructor

Communication

Use Indiana University email (@iu.edu) to reach any of the course staff; addresses are given in the table above.

We have set up a course discussion forum using Piazza, which you must participate in. This is where course announcements will be made.

Meetings

Lectures

Rose: Monday and Wednesday 2:30–3:45pm in GA 1100

Shan: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30–10:45am in JH A100

Labs Labs are held on Thursday and Friday. Your attendance is required.

Office Hours Office hours are a great way to get help in person. They are listed on a separate page.

Exams

There will be a midterm exam Tuesday, October 9, 7:00–9:30pm. The location depends on your Lab Schedule.
  • If your lab begins in the morning (in other words, Labs C–E), go to BH (Ballantine) 310.

  • Otherwise, go to MO (Morrison) 007.

For disability accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible.

We will provide more information to help you to study as the date approaches.

The final exam is on Friday, December 14 at 5:00pm–7:00pm. It will be in BH (Ballantine) Room 013. To accommodate schedule conflicts and disabilities, please contact us as soon as possible. We will provide more information to help you to study as the date approaches.

Building Codes

Organization

Textbooks

The following book is not a textbook for this course, but you may find it interesting.

Assignments

Assignments will be due on Wednesday each week at midnight, except the first assignment is due on Friday. Assignments will be given a number grade, with maximum grade being 10. If you cannot complete an assignment at all for some reason, contact your instructor in advance to discuss it with them.

Each lab will feature a quiz, which will count as part of your grade.

Assignments will be submitted using the Handin Server in DrRacket. Your submission is only accepted if the message "Handin successful" appears.

Important If you make a mistake while submitting your assignment, you can resubmit as many times as you want up until the due date.

Any assignment which does not run in DrRacket (meaning that none of the check-expects run) will get at best a 6.

Corrections

If you receive a grade less than 8 on an assignment, you will have the opportunity to raise your grade to an 8 by correcting all errors (including stylistic errors) and then submitting your corrected work to one of us during our office hours or other scheduled appointment. All corrections must be submitted in person during the week following the week in which your graded assignment becomes available back to you. You should be prepared to demonstrate the correct operation of your code, defend your solutions, and answer questions related to the constructs and techniques used in the programs.

Exceptions: Grades of 0 cannot be corrected. A grade above 8 cannot be promoted to a higher grade. The last assignment cannot be corrected.

CSCI-A591

For graduate students enrolled in A591, the course will be identical to C211.

Computing Environment

We urge you to download DrRacket to your own computer so that you can work on C211 wherever, whenever you like.

We will use DrRacket version 6.12 or 7.0, a programming environment for a family of programming language. For C211, we will stick to the HtDP teaching languages plus a small number of libraries. DrRacket is installed on the School computers. It is also freely available on the Web in case you wish install it on your own computer.

DrRacket runs on most popular platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other *nixes). Programs written in the teaching languages have mostly the same behavior on all platforms. You therefore do not need to worry what kind of machine you use when you run your programs.

Policies

Grading

Your grade in this class will be determined primarily by your performance on weekly homeworks (40%) and your exam grades (40%). There will be two exams: a midterm and a final.

In lab each week, you will receive a grade based on an in-lab quiz and your engagement in the lab activity. Your performance in lab will determine 10% of your grade.

Additionally, 10% of your grade will be determined by participation, considered broadly. This includes participation in class and on the Piazza message board. Final letter grade in the class will be determined by your performance relative to the entire class. In other words, there will be a "curve", but it will be determined only at the end of the semester. Therefore, the total grade shown on Canvas does not reflect the letter grade you will get at the end of the semester. If you have questions about your grade, please see your instructor.

Academic honesty

We will strictly enforce the university’s academic integrity policy. All programs must be completed strictly by you. You are free to discuss the problem sets with others, so long as you acknowledge discussants. However, you may not share code in any way. Submitting code that is not your own will be considered a violation of the University’s Code. Violations of academic integrity will be reported to Office of Student Ethics and will have a negative impact on your grade.

Sexual misconduct

One of our responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. Title IX and our own Sexual Misconduct policy prohibit sexual misconduct. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, or know someone who has, the University can help. I encourage you to visit http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/ to learn more. If you are seeking help and would like to speak to someone confidentially, you can make an appointment with a Mental Health Counselor on campus (contact information available at http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/employee/confidential.html).

It is also important that you know that federal regulations and University policy require me to promptly convey any information about potential sexual misconduct known to me to our Deputy Title IX Coordinator or IU’s Title IX Coordinator. In that event, they will work with a small number of others on campus to ensure that appropriate measures are taken and resources are made available to the student who may have been harmed. Protecting a student’s privacy is of utmost concern, and all involved will only share information with those that need to know to ensure the University can respond and assist.