Welcome to CGS 4854 – Web Site Management and Construction
Semester: Summer C. 2012 ( 5/7/2012 – 8/10/2012 )
Class Time: Tuesday and Thursdays, 14:00 to 15:15
Office Hours (Subject to change): Tuesday: 15:45 – 17:30 and 17:45 to 19:00 Any other time by appointment only.
- All the power point slides, quizzes (except quiz 4 which was take home) , practice exams and exams are available for you to download here. You can use them in any way you want.
- The videos can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/FranciscoOrtegaMelo/videos
- The files for video 6 can be found here.
- You can find your grades here
- To locate your grade, look at your four last digit of your pantherid.
- If you need more information about your grades, please email me
- Your letter grade reflects your Final Grade + Extra Credit.
- The Final Grade with numeric value reflects your grade before the extra credit.
- The bump to the next grade level happen if you had extra credit and you were in an acceptable range to be upgraded.
- The minimum grade that I set to be a passing grade for the final is 60. That means that I lower the minimum from 69 to 60.
- If you did not pass the final exam (60 or higher) or did not have enough of an average, you received either a C- , D or F.
- Your grades will be available in PantherSoft August, 16 2012.
- To calculate your “Final Grade” numerical value (last column) you need to do the following
- Participation * 0.05 + Q * 0.05 + HWAVG * 0.15 + FP * 0.10 + Tutorials * 0.5 + MT * 0.20 + FINAL * 0.35 = FINAL NUMERIC GRADE without Extra Credit (e.g., ocelot…)
- All grades have a max of 100 except when you had extra points. For example, some people did additional work for the final project and received 150 points
- Max Quiz Average = 100 (except when extra points were given).
- Max HW Average = 100 * 4 = 400 (except when extra points were given).
- Max Participation = 100.
- Max Tutorials = 100.
- Max FP = 100 (except when extra points were given).
- Max MT = 100.
- Max Final = 100 (except when extra points were given from MT –> meaning that their Mid term was greater than 100).
- If you have any problems, please email me!
Final Project 15%
Tutorials and Participation 5%
(Participation includes attending class and interacting when is required)
Extra Credit (This will help if you are between grades – e.g., A- to A)
(This will be discussed for the Final Project)
You must have a passing grade in your final exam to pass the course. (C or better.)
A scale of 100 points will determined the following:
Homework and Tutorials Policy
You may discuss topics of the class and homework with your classmates but you may not work on the homework together. If you do use a web site, article or book different from the class, it is expected from you to cite them. Not citing any work that does not belong to you and it was not given during class, it will be considered cheating.
Please include the following statement to your homework (in the main java file):
I ________________, did not copy the homework from another person or web site, except what it was provided by the book and the instructor. (If you did use something from the web,other books and/or persons, please cited)
Final Project Policy
Teams of 3 students will propose and complete a final project. The final project must be approved by instructor. If your team must be greater or lesser than 3, you must ask for permission. No one project may be the same.
Please include the following statement (in the main java file):
We _______________________, _______________________, _______________________did not copy for the final project another person or web site, except what it was provided by the book and the instructor. (If you did use something from the web,articles, other books and/or persons, please cited)
Make-Up Exams and Assignments Policy
There will be no make up quizes, exams, assigments. However, you can replace any quizes, exams and asigments using the following criteria:
- If you are not able to take the Mid-Term Exam, you may replaced with the Final Exam. This means that the Final Exam will weight 55%.
- However, if you do use of this option, your final exam may be different from the rest of the class.
- You can drop the two lowest grade of your quizzes.
- You can drop the lowest grade of your assignments.
Incomplete Grade Policy
Incomplete grades are not a way to get more time to finish the course because of course load or to “repeat” the course. I will be very strict when it comes to giving incomplete. In most cases, I will not issue an incomplete. Given the fact that I’m not a regular instructor at this institution, it makes it even harder. I will only approved the Incomplete if the conditions explained below are met and my direct supervisor approves the incomplete.
The conditions that must be met, in addition with FIU Incomplete Grade Policy are: the student must have a passing grade at the moment that it request the “I” grade; The incomplete will be only issue if is due to a documented event that prevents the student from continuing the semester. The student must finished within 2 semester. I will use my discretion to give incomplete.
Students with disabilities
If you have any disability make sure you let me know with time to make any accommodation. Also, please make sure you check the FIU Disability Center web site at : http://drc.fiu.edu/
I will be more than happy to accommodate any part of this class, based on the recommendation of DRC.
How to do well in this class (applies to all classes)
The following items are what I found during my studies to help me. Maybe some will help you
- Read the book/slides and any other material available to be presented at the class, BEFORE CLASS! READ EARLY AND OFTEN!
- Do your own work. Struggling to do homework is a good exercise that will prove to be a great asset in the future.
- Always challenge yourself.
- Remember that you are paying tuition. Therefore, try to get the most out of it!
- Ask questions!
- If you are having trouble in the class, you may want double the amount of time to study the course.
- Always do additional exercises. Always read beyond the class!
TO DO LIST
In moodle site you will find a list of activities for this class. This includes readings, tutorials, assigments, exams and any other additional information that is needed for this course. You will also find links to any power points or additional material you need. Everything will be listed by dates.
Make sure you read before class! READ EARLY AND OFTEN!!!
You will need to submit your homework via moodle and submit to the unix server. When submitting homework to moodle, you will need to upload ONE compress file (zip,rar…) with the following format: LastName_FirstName_PantherID_HW#.zip (or .rar…)
Each homework will stay if you need to print out the homework or not before coming to class.
I’m currently a Ph.D Candidate at the School of Computer Science at Florida International University. It is important for me to acknowledge some people for helping me to put this class together.
- Professor Downey for all the great resources he has in his site and all the material he has given me.
- Dr. Weiss for all the help and support for this course.
- Dr. Milani for the opportunity to be part of GAANN and for his support.
- Dr. Rishe and Dr. Barreto for advising not only to be a good researcher but a good instructor as well.
- My Committee members: Dr. Clarke and Dr. Raju.
- The SCIS Support Team (Steven, Erick, Catherine,…) .
- Karl Morris for passing along some important tips about the class.
- My great friend Frank Hernandez for always giving me tips about teaching!
- To have been inspired by art of teaching by Dr. Adjouadi.