CS 1044 - Fall 2002
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Class Attendance is NOT
No portion of the course
grade will be based upon class attendance.
Students are solely responsible for missed assignments, course announcements
or other class activities and announcements in their absence.
Only University recognized activities or excuses will be recognized,
missed work due to absence or any other reason will NOT be accepted.
Late work may be submitted
for designated projects, (not all). When in effect the following
late work penalties will be accessed:
- Programming assignments submitted late will be accessed a penalty
of 20% per day late.
- Programming assignments may NOT be submitted more than 1 week
- Homework assignments may NOT be submitted late.
Confirmation by email, (or by phone), of recepit of an assignment
will NOT be done except via email by the Curator auto-acceptor
- The late penalty policy does NOT apply to the final term programming
assignment project dates.
- Programming assignments may NOT be submitted by email as attachments
to instructors or TAs for any reason!
Extensions will be granted for University recognized activities, provided
prior notice is received by the instructor. Athletes, etc. should
contact the instructor prior to the due date and explain the conflict.
Medical excuses will
granted with proof of medical service, (Univ. Student Health Services,
personal problems requiring extensions should contact their Dean's
office, (in the case of a death) and request them to send a notice
to their instructors. Other personal problems should be directed
to the Univ. Counseling Center for an excuse.
All other problems requiring
an extension must be discussed with the instructor prior to the
New (and experienced)
Internet users should always follow accepted rules of network communication.
Explore some of the links on this page to get a good introduction
to accepted Net conduct.
In this course there
are several rules one should always follow when communicating with
- Unsolicited email
programming aid requests:
Contacting TAs via email outside of lab hours should only be done
if they have previously specifically requested you to do so. Programming
help via email is NOT provided. Programming questions should be
brought to the lab for help. The CS1044 Web site discussion board
should be used for posting questions. The TAs and instructors
will be monitoring the discussion board.
- Email is NOT postal
Do NOT always assume that email messages reach their destination.
If you expect a reply and do not receive one, follow up on the
message. Use of an off-campus (non-VT) email server may result
in email not being answered. Due to the Buckley Amendment academic
information cannot discussed unless the identity of the person
can be verified. (Email related any academic course cannot [and
will not] be sent to off-campus email addresses.)
- Instructors and
TAs teach other courses
Always identify yourself clearly. Start your subject with a course
number, (eg. CS 1044) followed by a brief concise subject heading.
(Include a section number if there are multiple sections of a
course taught by the same instructor/TA.)
- Subject Omissions
Do NOT omit email subject lines. It is considered very rude and
feeble-minded behavior. Please do not send email without a subject.
I usually don't answer the email. If it isn't important enough
for someone to take time to compose a subject then why would it
be important to me.
Attachments are NOT to be sent to the instructor(s) or TAs unless
they are specifically requested. Unrequested attachments will
be deleted, regardless of the reason! Email attachments are NOT
a substitute for on-line submissions. All submissions in CS 1044
must be made to the Curator automated-grading system.
- Email account usage
It is violation of VT University computing information system
policy to use another's email account or to allow anyone to use
your email account. You and only you are fully responsible for
all messages sent from your email account.
- Email Work
Since it is very easy to save email (and easy to lose), students
are expected to make backup copies of all communication related
to the course until after the end of the term and they have received
their course grade. Failure to do so when a communication is needed
later in the course, (eg. if a dispute or other circumstance arises),
will NOT constitute an excuse.
Web Discussion Board
1044 Web discussion board has been activated. To post a message
to the board, simply register, login and access the CS 1044 forum
board. The Web board should be used for class questions, help requests,
course discussions and related messages. Note: Official course announcements
will NOT be posted to the discussion board. Instructor announcements
will be posted to the course listserv/announcements web page.
The Web board is unmoderated.
Students may post any message related to CS 1044 they wish to the
discussion. The Web board will remain unmoderated as long as no
one abuses their privileges. Anyone posting anonymous messages,
abusive messages or engaging in flame wars, (arguments), or posting
non-class related messages will have their postings deleted and
be banned from the board at the discretion of the instructor(s).
Source code must NOT
be posted to the discussion board. Students posting source code
to the discussion board will face Honor Court Violations. The only
exception to this policy is the following: Compiler error messages
and the ONE line of source code to which they reference may be posted,
but no other source code is to be posted. All other course policies
linked off the specific course section Web pages are in effect for
the discussion board.
|Source code must
NOT be posted to the listserv, discussion board or course newsgroup.
Students posting source code will face Honor Court Violations.
The only exception to this poilcy is the following: Compiler
error messages and the ONE line of source code to which they
reference may be posted, but no other source code is to be posted.
All other course policies are in effect for the listserv.
Posting source code is a Virginia Tech Honor Code violation.
All messages to the listerv, discussion board and newsgroup
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