Attendance for this course is MANDATORY
It is assumed that
you will come to class for both lectures and for closed lab
sessions. A portion of your grade is based on participation and
attendance - attendance is necessary to earn these points but not
itself sufficient. If you are forced by circumstances to miss a
is your responsibility to find out what information you may have missed
- including both notes from the lecture and any announcements that may
have been given in the class you missed. We strongly suggest that
you find a fellow student in the course early on in the semester to
borrow notes from and/or pass on announcements to you in case an
illness or other circumstances force you to miss a class session.
You will be expected to be able to use electronic mail
personally with your instructor or grader or anyone else. Please
get in the habit of checking your e-mail once every day or two.
Your instructor will use your OSU e-mail account when sending
e-mail. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that
this e-mail is properly received.
you use an account other than your OSU e-mail account for e-mail,
up your OSU account to forward
to the account you use regularly.
When sending e-mail to your instructor or grader,
please be aware that "spam" filters may intercept e-mail sent from an
external account (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and either
delay it or prevent it from reaching your intended recipient. We
therefore strongly recommend sending e-mail from your OSU
account. Even if you do use your OSU e-mail, remember that it is
your responsibility to follow-up with the instructor later to make sure
that the instructor actually received your e-mail. Never assume
that "no response" means "no problems".
You will be expected to be able to use a web browser
Internet. Essentially all course-related information will be available
on-line through the appropriate course home page:
For example, the course syllabus, all assignments, etc., are available
this way. Some materials and assignments will appear incrementally
during the course of the quarter.
Your instructor will hold regular office hours to answer questions
about the course and the material. In addition, you may attend
the office hours of any other instructor teaching the CSE 1223 course
if you cannot meet with your instructor during the assigned time.
You can find the schedule of office hours for CSE 1223 instructors at http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/cse1223/currentsem/index.html
If you need additional help understanding the material, don't
to contact your instructor via email and/or in person, to
an appointment outside of their normal office hours.
The CSE Department has two computer labs where you can access the Java
compiler. They are located in Caldwell Lab 112 and Baker 310. The labs
are only open at certain times and the schedule is available at
Caldwell Lab 112 is generally staffed with a Java consultant.
During the hours the lab is open, a monitor or operator will be
to help with any machine problems. In addition, the lab is staffed with
consultant to help with problems in using the operating system, the
the debugger, and syntax questions. If the consultant suggests radical
changes or changes you feel are not appropriate, use common sense and
with the instructor before making changes. Note that the consultants
supposed to write portions of your program for you.
You may also choose to work from home if you do not require any
from the consultants. However, you will have to install the appropriate
software on your personal computer. The course instructors will not be
assist you in setting up this sort of thing; which is not to say it is
impossible, only that you shouldn't expect the instructors to help.
The CSE Computing Services Help Desk staff are responsible for all
the computers and your CSE accounts. If you have a problem with your
or username, visit them on the 8th floor of Dreese (DL 895, 292-6542).
If you expect to be unavailable for an exam, please make alternate
. You will need a documented, valid excuse for missing
exam. If you have trouble writing in English (and this goes for native
speakers as well as foreign students), practice! Points will be
for incomprehensible answers -- probably more than for wrong ones.
Please note the following important statement in the course
"A passing grade on the final exam is required in order to
a passing grade for the course."
In addition to the posted exams (two midterms and a final exam) there
may be any number of quizzes given during the course of the
semester. These quizzes will be factored into the homework grade
as an additional homework assignment. These quizzes may or may
not be announced beforehand.
The final exam date has already been determined and can be found on the
section information page here
It is up to you to make sure that you attend the final exam. Students
who make travel plans that conflict with the exam time and request an
earlier final exam will receive an automatic deduction of 30% off their
final exam score
. Make sure that your travel plans include you taking your final exam
on the date listed in the link above. In the event of illness or
other unforeseen emergency a make-up exam may be scheduled at the
discretion of the instructor after the scheduled exam date. Please bring such events to the
attention of the instructor immediately
to ensure that a final grade can be appropriately computed. Note
also that exceptions can be made for students in the military who are
called up for active duty before the final exam date.
Homework and other written assignments should be done in a
manner. This does not mean "expensive". It means that you should
make your reports look nice in addition to having the right content.
are strongly encouraged to use a word processor to prepare them.
Homework assignment are required to be typed to receive full credit.
In addition, we will have specific design and coding standards,
just like most professional programming organizations. Adherence
to these standards will be worth a substantial fraction of each lab
Remember that projects and homeworks are individual efforts
and should be completed by each student on their own. Closed labs
are strongly encouraged to be completed by pairs of students.
Be sure to keep all graded material until you have received your
grade in the course.
- Homework assignments are due at the start of class on the
due date and must be submitted to the Canvas/Carmen dropbox before the start of class.
Late homework will not be accepted. If you will not be able to attend
class on the day a homework is due, submit your homework before
the due date.
Lab submissions are due at the end of the lab session they are assigned
in. Every student (or pair of students) is expected to be able to
finish at least the first exercise of the closed lab during the lab
session. Labs will be graded on participation and effort.
No credit will be given if you do not come to the lab and
participate. Make up labs will not be accepted, but you will be
allowed to drop your two lowest-scoring labs to account for absences
that cannot be avoided.
- Project (programming) assignments are due at the deadline time on
A penalty of 20% will be assessed for a project submitted one day (or part
thereof) late, 50% will be assessed for two days (or part thereof)
after which the project will not be accepted. The final project may not be
in late. Projects are due ONE HOUR BEFORE your class on the due date
unless otherwise specified.
- Make-up exams will only be
given for students who have a documented,
excused reason for missing the exam. Typically this is a medical emergency
of some kind (such as an illness) and requires a doctor's note to
indicate why you were forced to miss an exam. It is your
responsibility to communicate with your instructor as soon as possible
when you miss an exam. If at all possible, e-mail your instructor
the day of the exam before the exam
to let them know that you will be
missing the exam and will need to make it up. If your emergency
is such that you cannot communicate with them before the exam, make
sure you get in touch with your instructor as soon as you are able to
inform them of your documented, excused reason for missing the exam so
that we can determine if a make-up will be allowed.
- If you know in advance that you will miss an exam for a
doucmented, excused reason, it is your responsibility to communicate
this to the instructor in advance and provide documentation for your
absence in advance
exam. Absences in this category include participating in a
university-sponsored sport, participating in a university-sponsored
performance (singing in the chorus or playing in a band competition),
military service duties,or certain other events. Bring these to
your instructor as soon as you know of any conflict with the schedule.
Documentation for an absence like this presented after the exam
has been given may not allow you to have a make-up exam, so it is in
your best interest to be responsible for your schedule and keep your
instructor informed as soon as you know of a conflict.
The policy on collaboration with others is fairly liberal -- but please
don't be tempted to test its limits. Certain things clearly will
be permissible (e.g., discussing problems and solution approaches) and
certain things clearly will not be permissible (e.g., passing off as
own the work of someone else). Some people think there is a fuzzy
area in between. If you have doubts about the middle area, stay out of
it; ask your instructor for assistance. Violations are surprisingly
easy to detect and they must and will be dealt with according to OSU
on academic misconduct.
- You may ask the consultants or others for assistance with the
Windows, Eclipse, or Java (including interpreting the meanings of error
and general advice about what causes them, but not including actually
- You may not write or otherwise record any part of
to an assignment while someone is helping you.
- You may not take a physical or electronic copy of
of a solution to an assignment from anyone.
- You may not give a physical or electronic copy of
of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
- You may not show a physical or electronic copy of any part of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
- You may not reference a physical or electronic copy of any part of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
One possibly ambiguous area involves talking to others about homework
and about the design, logic, and implementation of a program. You
to talk with others (especially others in the
about these things. But do not give anyone or take from anyone written
or recorded material, and in all cases please write up your own
. If you feel the need to cheat on these
or are not sure whether some activity would constitute cheating, please
discuss your questions with your instructor first!
And just in case it is not clear from the statements above:
- You may not ask for any help on the internet to
any assignments (homeworks and labs).
- You may not search on the internet for
any solutions to any of the assignments.
- You may not use any partial or complete solution
on the internet to any of the assignments for any reason or purpose.
There is one other rule about professional ethics:
- You may not turn in an assignment solution from a
quarter's offering of the course.
Please note that this last rule applies even if
taken the course and you think it might save you some time to turn in
old solution. Lab assignments may change in subtle ways from one
quarter to the next. Any homework or lab submission that gives evidence
of having been prepared for a previous quarter's course offering will
zero credit. Moreover, if there is reason to suspect you got the
questionable solution from someone else who took the course in a
quarter, it will be treated as academic misconduct just as if you had
it from someone else who is taking the course this quarter.
For other information about appropriate use of the laboratory
facilities, please see the
official policies for the departmental computing facilities.
Accommodation for Disability
If you need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability, you
contact your instructor to arrange an appointment as soon as
At the appointment you and the instructor can discuss the course
anticipate your needs and explore potential accommodations. We
on the Office for Disability Services for assistance in verifying the
for accommodations and developing accommodation strategies. If
have not previously contacted the Office for Disability Services, we
you to do so.