Disputes about grades on a particular project will be entertained for two weeks from the day the project is due, or 1 day before grades are due, whichever is sooner. These will be resolved by re-grading the entire project. Note that this can result in a lower grade in the event that new mistakes are discovered.
No negotiations about individual students’ letter grades will be entertained once final grades are assigned, except as permitted by the policy stated above.
Students are encouraged to work together, both in class / lab / office hours and otherwise, to understand problems and general approaches for solutions. However, project implementations and the associated documentation for each project must be completed individually. Copying another person’s work (even if it comes from a website) is not permitted and will be treated as a case of academic dishonesty.
Projects are due electronically via D2L by the stated deadline. Permission for an extension must be granted by the lab instructor in advance of the deadline in order to receive full credit for a late submission. The first request by a given student is likely to be granted; the probability decreases with each subsequent request. No project will be accepted once solutions are posted online.
455 vs. 555
This course will be co-convened. To differentiate between graduate and undergraduate students, the instructor will require graduate students to implement more complex, state-of-the-art algorithms for the assigned projects. This might require additional reading of research articles. The instructor will provide the additional reading material and will guide the research process. Because of this, projects will be graded separately for undergraduate and graduate students, as described in each project’s description.
Missed Classes (Absence)
Accommodation of Religious Observance and Practice: http://deanofstudents. arizona.edu/religiousobservanceandpractice
All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with such religions. Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students office will be honored. No matter the reason for missing class, the student is always responsible for the missed material.
With the exception of the above, attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than 1/3 of classes will be dropped.
Students are expected to behave respectfully toward each other and to the instructor and TAs. Disrespectful behavior includes the use of cell phones or other electronic devices in the classroom during class hours. Please do not play computer games, check your email, surf the web, text your friends, read the paper, chatter at length with fellow students, etc. If you don’t want to listen to the lecture and participate in classroom discussions, please leave the lecture hall.
Asking Questions: During class, feel free to interrupt with questions whenever they occur to you. The instructor may ask you to hold off on your question for a few moments. Answering Questions: We frequently ask questions of the class during lectures to judge the level of understanding (and to break up the monotony). Some students really like answering questions, sometimes to the point of discouraging anyone else from answering. If you are an eager answerer, pace yourself; let someone else answer an easy one once in a while, and save the hard ones for yourself.
Note that the in-class participation credit (10/100) will be assigned based on both the questions asked and the questions answered in class.
The Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct is here: http://deanofstudents. arizona.edu/studentcodeofconduct
Special Needs and Accommodations
Students who need special accommodation or services should contact the
Disability Resources Center
1224 East Lowell Street,
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-3268 FAX (520) 621-9423
You must register and request that the DRC send official notification of your accommodations needs as soon as possible. Please plan to meet with the instructor by appointment or during office hours to discuss accommodations and how the course requirements and activities may impact your ability to fully participate. The need for accommodations must be documented by the appropriate office.
Student Code of Academic Integrity
Students are encouraged to share intellectual views and discuss freely the principles and applications of course materials. However, graded work must be the product of independent effort unless otherwise instructed. Students are expected to adhere to the UA Code of Academic Integrity as described here: http://deanofstudents. arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity.
Confidentiality of Student Records
On Dropping Classes
If you find yourself thinking about dropping this (or any other) class, first make sure that that’s what you really want to do. Chatting with the instructor or your academic advisor may help. If you drop within the first four weeks of the semester, there will be no notation on your transcript; it will be as though you’d never enrolled. During the fifth through the eighth weeks, a drop will be recorded on your transcript. You will receive a "WP" (withdrawn passing) only if you were passing the class at the time of your drop. After the eighth week, dropping becomes a challenge, because you need to explain to the instructor and to the dean why you were unable to drop the class during the first half of the semester.
Subject to Change Statement
The instructors reserve the right to change with advance notice where appropriate the content of the course. This right does not apply to posted grading and absence policies or University Policies.