Lecture 0. Who is my instructor?. Tom Gambill 2209 Siebel Center 244-3541 [email protected] All relevant class information is presented on the CS 101 web site. http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/cs101/fa2014/ Check the web site at least once every three days for updates. Who is my TA?.
Find staff information online here .
Engineering CAD/Prototyping tools and
Numerical Scientific Computation
User Interfaces/Desktop Environments
Engineering Software Design
TA-assisted CS101 Lab with 41 dedicated
workstations running Linux. Open during limited hours.
Click and then click on image of DCL. Next,click on “basement”.
CS101 Lab in DCL L520
Other Engineering Workstation (EWS) Labs.
These support the same software and are
available for general use during extended hours.
Engineering Workstations (EWS)
There will be three MPs (programming assignments), that students will have to work on their own, assigned during the semester.
There is an MP link on the course website that will display the assignments along with the due dates.
The week before the MP assignment is due there will be evening MP help sessions held in our lab
A checker program will be provided for each MP. The checker program is the same program that the TAs use to compute the students MP score. Since we provide students with a checker, if the checker doesn’t run on a students’ submission then the MP score is a zero.
Thursday October 2nd, 7:00-8:00pm
Conflict exam: Friday Oct 3
Tuesday December 2nd, 8:00-10:00pm
Conflict exam: Wednesday Dec 3
Your course total will be computed from your grades as follows:
Assignment Point Value
MPs (3 worth 50 points each) 150
Lab Activities 100
Prelab Activities 50
Midterm 1 (Matlab material) 150
Midterm 2 (Unix / C material) 300
Students have two weeks (from the date handed back) to request a re-grade or appeal the grade recorded in the GradeBook, for an exam/mp/lab activity. A re-grade will be performed on the entire Prelab/Lab/MP/Exam and can lower the score!
In any appeal procedure it is the student's responsibility to keep possession of his/her Prelab/Lab/MP/Exam. In the process of a re-grade a student has to arrange for a TA to modify the gradein the presence of the student. A student should not hand over any material to the TA for keeping.
Therefore, a lost or missing Prelab/Lab/MP/Exam is no reason for a modification of a grade.
The course grades are based on the above fixed cutoffs. There is no curve!
CS101 students may use the free NX Client software to do lab or MP work. A link to find out how to obtain this software and install this software is:
However, this software is made available as a convenience. Students may not use the fact that the NX Client software doesn’t work for them or that they couldn’t login to the NX Client server as an excuse for a late assignment.
CS101 students may participate in the James Scholar Honors program. First, students must complete and submit a form to the Engineering College office. This form may be obtained from your department secretary.
Honors students will be assigned a programming assignment beyond the three MPs assigned in CS101.
View the Honors page on the course website for details.
Working the Honors assignment has no effect on your CS101 course grade.
Should you miss a midterm exam or an MP for a legitimate reason such as severe illness you will need to provide a verification letter from the Emergency Dean:
300 Turner Student Services Building 610 East John Street Champaign, IL 61820(217) 333-0050
( Emergency Dean )
The letter must state that you have shown proof of your absence.
If you miss an exam or other assignment worth points for the course then we assume that you will take the makeup exam or turn in the assignment on the first week-day (Monday – Friday) you are back to school as indicated in your note from the Emergency Dean unless we specifically grant you an extension. Any extension given by CS101 staff must be given via email (no verbal approvals for extensions).
SEVERE PENALTIES ARE APPLIED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
else’s code/answers on MPs/Exams or
code/answers on MPs/Exams
What is cheating?
On MPs: allowing others to view your code or reading someone else’s source code constitutes cheating. Students should protect their own work so that another student cannot copy any part of their code. Therefore, if copying has been detected, it will be assumed that cheating has occurred by all parties involved.
On Exams: allowing others to view your answers or reading someone else’s answer constitutes cheating.
Don’t do it. We’ll catch you, and we’ll punish you
as outlined in the Code ( penalties ).
In case of a charge of academic irregularity against a student, the student has two weeks after the date of the charge to appeal the allegation. To make an appeal the student should first contact Dr. Gambill.
A charge of academic irregularity can be made known to the student by: