- 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, In Alter Hall 602
- On the web: https://community.mis.temple.edu/mis2402sec001s2019/
Exams and Quizzes:
There will be two quizzes and two exams during the semester. The dates of these are documented in the class schedule. There will be no impromptu (‘pop’) quizzes or exams.
Exams are hands-on technical exercises completed in a fixed amount of time. The instructor will provide references that the student may use during the exam. Exams are conducted in class, and you must use a workstation in the classroom to complete the exam. No other electronic device is to be used for the exams and/or quizzes.
Quizzes are closed book, closed notes assessments given in class. Students are expected to memorize basic command syntax and write short portions of code by hand.
Make-up exams/quizzes will not be given. Exceptions are reserved for documented hospitalization or other extreme circumstances. If an exception is made, students may find the content of the make-up exam or quiz to be more difficult than the original. It is, therefore, to the student’s advantage to show up for the exam or quiz at the scheduled time and take it with the rest of the class.
Participation counts for a portion of the class grade. Grade deductions for poor participation may be applied at the sole discretion of the instructor. The instructor will consider the following factors:
- Did the student attend class regularly? Note that this first factor is the most prominent measure of class participation. A student with perfect attendance will usually get a 100% attendance/participation grade. This, however, is not guaranteed. See factors 2 and 3 as well as the attendance section below.
- Did the student thoughtfully contribute to course related conversations? The instructor will periodically call on students and ask them to make comment on the material being presented, the problem being worked on, and/or the assigned work. The instructor will make a conscious deliberate effort to call on students equitably and will do so at random intervals.
- Did the student’s conduct distract other students and/or impede their learning?
Attendance is essential. Students can miss up to 3 classes for any reason without detriment to their attendance grade.
After three absences a student’s attendance grade will drop as follows: A student with 3 or fewer absences receives 100% attendance credit. A student with 4 to 5 absences receives 50% attendance credit. A student with 7 or more absences receives 0% attendance credit.
If a student does miss class, it is the student’s responsibility to catch up if class is missed. While every student is encouraged to use oﬃce hours to help them gain a better understanding of material, oﬃce hours are NOT for helping students catch up on material they missed because they were absent.
If this attendance policy presents a hardship due to illness or other dire circumstance, please inform the instructor and provide any requested documentation. Exceptions to the attendance policy are possible, but not likely.
Throughout the semester challenges will be assigned to compliment classroom instruction. These challenges will not be graded.
Challenges are the best way to prepare for the quizzes and exams. Consequently, students are advised to take the challenges seriously, and complete them on their own outside of class.
Challenges typically conclude with the instruction to “upload your work to the class server.” Each challenge is an opportunity to practice this important skill. Students will be expected to perform this upload step with complete proficiency on exam days.
Challenge solutions will not be provided for download. However, challenge solutions will be reviewed in class, and also presented via video. Students who encounter difficulty with a particular challenge are encouraged follow along with the solution video, typing as they go.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty:
Please see the following: http://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/about-temple-university/student-responsibilities/
It is important to do your own work, and to not present the work of others as if it were your own. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class.
Likewise, any attempt to deliberately interfere with the technology used in this class (e.g. the class server), or to electronically impersonate a student other than yourself, or to knowingly share your credentials with another student for the purpose of sharing your work, will also be treated as a case of academic dishonesty. All students involved in such events or activities will be penalized.
Penalties for such actions range from a failing grade in the entire course to expulsion from the program. Instances of cheating and plagiarism are very likely to be reported to the University Disciplinary Committee.
Disability Disclosure Statement:
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact the instructor privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. Students should contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the available resources. The instructor will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities.
Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities:
The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link: