MIS 2101.401 – Jonathan Latko – Fall 2017


Grades Updated –

I have updated your Gradebook as of 11/14. https://community.mis.temple.edu/gradebook/

1. Extra Credit was added into exam 1. Extra credit was worth 4 points toward exam 1.

2. I have graded 13 in-class assignments. I have not dropped the two lowest grades from this category yet.

3. For those who had questions or concerns related to Max Lab 2, I updated those grades. Max Lab 2 grades are not set and cannot be changed. 

4. I am working on Max Lab 3 this week for grading.

5. Learn IT #2 Homework is Due this Sunday.
See you Thursday for our last class before Fall Break. Prof Latko

Visit your classmates’ E-portfolios

Learn IT#2 Homework Due Sunday 11/19

This coming Sunday LEARNT IT#2 is due at the end of the day. In order for us to have good Google Analytics traffic on each others’ sites, we are going to visit our classmates sites. Please log on to my LEARN IT #1 Page and visit the 2-3 sites posted below and the 2-3 sites posted above your posting on the list. You can also visit your own site to drive more traffic. The goal would be to have everyone do this by Thursday so people can get started on LEARN IT #2 HW heading into the Fall break. Here is the page:

Any questions please let me know 




The deadline for SPARK is quickly approaching. We will only be reviewing applications received by October 29th.

As you know, Temple’s Office of Sustainability will be hosting SPARK, a 24-hour (Nov. 9-10) think-tank style competition giving students the chance to solve real-world problems alongside professional engineers, scientists and corporate representatives. Hosted by Drexel’s Institute for Energy and the Environment, Villanova University, Temple University and national engineering company O’Brien & Gere (OBG), students will be asked to present solutions to meet industry needs. The winning student teams will win a cash prize! The event will be held on Temple’s campus. 


This is a great opportunity for students to interact with their peers at other Philadelphia universities and receive mentorship from professionals working in a variety of fields. Interdisciplinary teams will be comprised of representatives from all three schools. Each problem statement will have a sustainability component. Current clients for the competition include Ikea, Merck and Dow.


Participation in this event is a competitive process. SPARK will be open to all majors and Temple is capped at 25 students. Applications are due by October 29th


Kathleen Grady, AICP, LEED AP  

Director of Sustainability 




Week of Oct 19th

  1. All Grades for Learn IT 1 and Max Lab 1 are being finalized by tomorrow. After that the grade will not be changed moving forward. https://community.mis.temple.edu/gradebook/
  2. Exam 2 is on Oct 26th.  Similar format to Exam 1, 25 Questions, 50 minutes, split between material coverage and swimlane/ERD diagram, all multiple choice, bring a pencil, you can leave once the exam is over. Go over the practice material found in the course packet.
  3. Homework: Max Lab 2a & 2b Due Oct 22nd (End of the Day) http://community.mis.temple.edu/mis2101sec401f17/max-labs-2a-and-2b/ 
  4. There is some extra credit out there, so if you are interested, take advantage now.

Extra Credit Opportunity

Temple University is hosting a conference on student food and housing insecurity in about 2 weeks. The University is looking for volunteers to help out in 3 hour increments. If you volunteer for one of the shifts, complete the volunteer commitment and write me a 1 page reflection on your experience of what you learned and how MIS can be applied to address the challenge, I will offer 4 pts extra credit to your Exam 1.
Sara Goldrick-Rab reached out with a plea for her help yesterday. She is hosting the #RealCollege conference on October 23rd and October 24th. The conference is bringing leaders from around the country to develop solutions around student housing and food insecurity. They are overwhelmed by the interest in the conference and could use some volunteers on October 23rd and October 24th.   Must submit paper and proof by Oct 26th. 
Here is the sign up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044eafa62faaf49-realcollege

Prof Latko

Grades have been updated 10/12

Your Gradebook data has been updated. https://community.mis.temple.edu/gradebook/Log in to see your grades for:  Learn IT 1, Max Labs 1, In-class, Exam 1
Please review all material and refer to the posted rubrics under the respective assignment  page to figure out where you may have had trouble.   You have 1 week to review and ask me any questions. Once these grades are posted for the week, they become final for the semester.

Any questions please let me know and be as detailed as possible when you email me. 



MAX 2 is due in about 2 weeks. 

MAX Labs Homework Helpdesk

To assist with Max Lab questions there is a helpdesk open lab schedule in Alter Hall on main campus with knowledgeable TA’s from MIS:

Monday, Oct 2:
602, 8AM-10AM

Tuesday, Oct 3:
603, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

Wednesday, Oct 4:
602, 2PM-4PM

Thursday, Oct 5:
603, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

Friday, Oct 6:
603, 10AM-12PM
602, 4:30PM-5:30PM


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