Instructor: Nan Schaller Office: 10-1182 Office Hours: 3-5 MW or by appointment (Phone: 475-2139) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com URL: http://www.cs.rit.edu/~ncs/, http://www.cs.rit.edu/~ncs/Courses/FS/FirstDay-6.html http://www.cs.rit.edu/~ncs/Courses/FS/c101-6.html
This course is a failure without your attendance and participation! Therefore your grade is based completely on attendance and participation. Implied in "attendance and participation" is that:
You start this course with an A! You are allowed to have NO unexcused absences in the quarter and still keep that A. One unexcused absences will result in a B. Two unexcused absences will result in a C. I will use my judgement on what to do on more than this. An excused absence is one which results because you are ill (a note from student health/doctor is required) or because there is a death in your family (again, the appropriate documentation is required).
Outside assignments will be worth a letter grade as well; so, if you do not hand them in, your letter grade will go down.
E-mailing in at least 80% of your journal entries; so, if you do not do so, your letter grade will go down.
So, to reiterate: If you come to every class (9 classes), participate in each class, turn-in your outside assignments on time, and turn in at least 80% of your journal entries, your grade for the course will be: A. If you miss one class, do not hand in an outside assignment on time, or don't e-mail me at least 80% of your journal entries, your grade will be: B. If you miss two or more classes (and/or do not hand in an outside assignment on time or do your journal entries), your grade will be: C or D or F (I will decide which is fair!).
CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS
If you have any concerns or questions, you may call me at 475-2139 (Ext. 2139 if you are living on campus) or stop by my office, Building 10 (Ross Memorial Hall, the Computer Science building), room 1182. My office hours are from 3-5 on Monday and Wednesday. That is the time that you can be guaranteed I will be in my office.
I look forward to getting to know you this year.