|Table 1: Exam Schedule|
||On Line Window (Dates Inclusive)
||Mon Feb 15 - Sun Feb 21
||Sat Apr 23 - Fri Apr 29
|Table 2: Course Components|
|Programming Projects ||40|
|Midterm Exam ||20|
|Final Exam ||30||
| Table 3: Letter Grades |
| Percent || Grade |
| 93 - 100 || A |
| 90 - 92 || A- |
| 88 - 89 || B+ |
| 83 - 87 || B |
| 80 - 82 || B- |
| 78 - 79 || C+ |
| 73 - 77 || C |
| 70 - 72 || C- |
| 68 - 69 || D+ |
| 63 - 67 || D |
| 60 - 62 || D- |
| 0 - 59 || F ||
- The exam windows run for seven days. Midterm runs Mon - Sun, and Final runs
Sat - Fri. These windows cannot be widened or
otherwise changed. It is very important to check with your testing center to
verify that the exam can be taken in the window. Changing testing centers may be
necessary, but requires planning in advance.
- Deadlines for deliverables are firm. Please note the deadlines listed in the
- FSU Testing requires that you register your test site within the first two
weeks of classes. Be sure to take care of that promptly.
First Day Attendance Policy: Official university policy is
that any student not attending the first class meeting will be automatically
dropped from the class. For distance students, this policy is interpreted as
posting to the discussion forum "First Day Attendance" no later than the first
day of the semester.
Regular Attendance Policy: The university requires
attendance in all classes. Attendance in distance classes shall mean regular
access to the course web site via campus.fsu.edu and regular participation in the class
discussion forums. Here, "regular" shall mean a substantial amount of time on a
weekly basis. Note that individual access statistics are maintained by
Proctored Exam Policy: All exams must be proctored and taken at
an approved testing site during the exam window. It is the student's
responsibility to arrange for proctored exams in compliance with the FSU
standards. Go to the FSU ODL Student Testing Responsibilities for complete information
on setting up a proctored exam site. Please note also that students taking exams
on main campus in Tallahassee are now required to sign up for a time slot at the
Exam Makeup Policy:
An exam missed without an acceptable excuse will be recorded as a grade of zero
(0). The following are the only acceptable excuses:
- If submitted prior to the day of the scheduled exam:
- A written and signed explanation as to why the exam will missed. Illness or required
professional travel are acceptable, while discretionary or personal travel
are not. In any case the explanation should be accompanied by corroborating
documentation, including names and contact information, and the explanation must
be accepted by the instructor prior to missing the exam.
- Evidence from a university official that you will miss the exam due to
university sanctioned travel or extracurricular activity.
- If submitted on or after the day of the scheduled exam:
- A note from a physician, university dean, spouse, parent, or yourself indicating an illness
or other extraordinary circumstance that prevented you from taking the exam and
could not be planned for in advance. Again, corroborating information should be
All excuses must be submitted in writing, must be signed by the excusing
authority, and must include complete contact information for the authority,
including telephone numbers and address.
Missed exams with acceptable excuse will be made up or assigned the average
grade of all other exams, at the option of the course instructor.
Missed, and acceptably excused, final exams will result in the course grade of
'I' and must be made up in the first two weeks of the following semester.
Grade of 'I' Policy:
The grade of 'I' will be assigned only under the following exceptional circumstances:
- The final exam is missed with an accepted excuse for the absence. In this
case, the final exam must be made up during the first two weeks of the following
- Due to an extended illness or other extraordinary
circumstance, with appropriate documentation, the student is unable to
participate in class for an extended period. In this case, arrangements must be
made to make up the missed portion of the course prior to the end of the next semester.
Completion of Work Policy:
To be eligible for the grade of A or A-, working versions of all programming
assignments must be submitted.
ACADEMIC HONOR POLICY:
The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the
University’s expectations for the integrity of students’
academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those
expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty
members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading
the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to
“. . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and
institutional integrity at Florida State University.” (Florida
State University Academic Honor Policy, found at http://dof.fsu.edu/honorpolicy.htm.)
All students are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Policy.
Please note the following items are defined and made violations by the policy:
- Unauthorized Group Work
- Fabrication, Falsification, and Misrepresentation
- Multiple Submission
- Abuse of Academic Materials
- Complicity in Academic Dishonesty
- Attempted ...
Violations of the academic honor policy may result in failing grades and/or
dismissal from the university. All students are expected to read and understand
Checking for Plagiarism: FSU subscribes several databases of papers and
computer source code that have been previously published or turned in for credit
in university courses worldwide. Student work may be checked in one or more of
these databases for originality. Note that turning in work that contains uncited
quoted material from any source is considered plagiarism and a violation of the
FSU honor code.
Student Help Policy:
Students in this class are encouraged to help each other within the official
course Blackboard site. Instruction staff will also help there and be able to
monitor student interaction to assure correctness and guide the nature of the
help when appropriate.
It is a violation of the course code of ethics for students to receive help in a
medium outside the visibility of the course, such as in a third party
discussion board, chat room, or via email. The only help that is condoned is
that obtained from any instructor or from discussions on the Blackboard course
site. If help outside the course environment is discovered, both the giver and
receiver of help will be given a failing grade.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability
Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation
and what type. This should be done during the first week of
This syllabus and other class materials are available in
alternative format upon request.
For more information about services available to FSU
students with disabilities, contact the:
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)
(This syllabus and other class materials are available in
alternative format upon request.)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION:
Information regarding the status of FSU in an emergency situation may be
obtained from the following sources:
- For information specific to the Panama City Campus go to the FSUPC web page at http://www.pc.fsu.edu/ or call the Campus
Hotline number 850-770-2000
- For information related to FSU in general and the Tallahassee Campus go to
the FSU alerts web page at http://www.fsu.edu/~alerts/
- For state-wide and national information, go to the Florida Division of
Emergency Management information pages at http://www.floridadisaster.org/
Any specific information related to this class will be posted on the course web site
or sent via email to your fsu email address.
SYLLABUS CHANGE POLICY:
Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation
(grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to
change with advance notice.
Such notice will be in the form of a posting to the course web site on campus.fsu.edu.