CSCI 788 - MS Project Colloquium

Course Information


Instructor: Reynold Bailey
Email: rjb@cs.rit.edu
Phone: (585) 475-6181

Office hours: Thursdays 11:00AM - noon, Room GOL-3015 (please email me for appointments outside of my office hours)

Class times: Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:30AM - 10:45AM, GOL-1610

Course URL: http://www.cs.rit.edu/~rjb/RITcourses/2185/MSprojectColloquium/MSprojectColloquium.html


Description

This course is a weekly colloquium for the project capstone of the Master's Degree Program in Computer Science. Students select from a set of possible projects and confirm that they have a project advisor.  Students enroll in a required colloquium component that meets weekly, during which they present information, related to their projects.  Projects culminate with delivery of a final report and participation in a poster session that is open to the public.


Expectations (please read carefully)
Grading

Milestones (by faculty advisor)
20%
Final Report (by faculty advisor)
45%
Colloquium Activities (by colloquium course instructor) *                 
20%
Poster (based on feedback from CS faculty)
15%

* The Colloquium Activities grade is broken down as follows:

In-class Presentations
60%
Participation (providing feedback to peers, in-class discussions, etc.)
20%
Homework
20%

Final grades will be assigned using the following scale:

A
92% or above
A-
at least 89% but under 92%
B+
at least 85% but under 89%
B
at least 82% but under 85%
B-
at least 79% but under 82%
C+
at least 75% but under 79%
C
at least 72% but under 75%
C-
at least 69% but under 72%
D
at least 60% but under 69%
F
under 60%


Tentative Schedule

The table below will be updated over the course of the semester with links to homework, special activities, and announcements. Please stay informed by visiting the course page regularly throughout the semester.

Week
Days
Topic / Activity
Notes
1
Jan. 15 and Jan. 17
Introduction / Course Logistics
Homework 1 assigned (due Jan. 22)
2
Jan. 22 and Jan. 24
Scientific method, experimental design, reading and critiquing technical papers, presentation skills

3
Jan. 29 and Jan. 31
Student Presentations - Project Overview - Group 1
Homework 2 assigned (due weekly)
4
Feb. 5 and Feb. 7
Student Presentations - Project Overview - Group 2

5
Feb. 12 and Feb. 14
 Student Presentations - Milestone 1 - Group 1

6
Feb. 19 and Feb. 21
Student Presentations - Milestone 1 - Group 2

7
Feb. 26 and Feb. 28
Final report preparation MS Capstone Report Latex Template
8
Mar. 5 and Mar. 7
Student Presentations - Milestone 2 - Group 1

---------------------------------------- Spring Break (March 10 - 17) ----------------------------------------
9
Mar. 19 and Mar. 21
Student Presentations - Milestone 2- Group 2

10
Mar. 26 and Mar. 28
Poster design Poster size should be 36 X 24
11
Apr. 2 and Apr. 4


12
Apr. 9 and Apr. 11
Student Presentations - Milestone 3 - Group 1

13
Apr. 16 and Apr. 18
Student Presentations - Milestone 3 - Group 2 Poster draft due
14
Apr. 23 and Apr. 25
April 23 - Poster presentation rehearsal - Group 1
April 25 - Poster presentation rehearsal - Group 2
Final posters due in mycourses dropbox for printing

Submission of final project materials
poster, report, and anonymous report
Deadline: TBA
---------------------------------------- Poster presentation ----------------------------------------
Monday May 6th, 1pm - 3pm
GCCIS Atrium


Useful Resources

Links to useful resources will be added here throughout the semester:

Academic Honesty

It is a shame that this must be stated at all, but there are always a few students who do not abide by the rules of proper academic conduct. Complete policy details regarding classroom conduct and breaches of academic integrity (including cheating, duplicate submission, and  plagiarism) can be found at: http://www.cs.rit.edu/csdocs/programs/StudentAcademicIntegrityPolicy.pdf

Please read and be aware of the consequences. Claiming that you are not aware of these policies is not a valid excuse.

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment / Title IX Reporting

RIT is committed to providing a safe learning environment, free of harassment and discrimination as articulated in our university policies located on our governance website.  RIT’s policies require faculty to share information about incidents of gender based discrimination and harassment with RIT’s Title IX coordinator or deputy coordinators, regardless whether the incidents are stated to them in person or shared by students as part of their coursework.

If you have a concern related to gender-based discrimination and/or harassment and prefer to have a confidential discussion, assistance is available from one of RIT’s confidential resources on campus (listed below).

1. The Center for Women & Gender: Campus Center Room 1760; 585-475-7464; CARES (available 24 hours/7 days a week) Call or text 585-295-3533.

2. RIT Student Health Center – August Health Center/1st floor; 585-475-2255.  

3. RIT Counseling Center - August Health Center /2nd floor - 2100; 585-475-2261.      

4. The Ombuds Office – Student Auxiliary Union/Room 1114; 585-475-7200 or 585-475-2876.

5. The Center for Religious Life – Schmitt Interfaith Center/Rm1400; 585-475-2137.

6. NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services – 2nd Floor Lynden B. Johnson; 585-475-6468 (v), 585-286-4070 (vp).