ECE470/570 (OOPES) Course Policy and Procedures

Instructor, contact info, office hours

Dr. Aleksander Malinowski, office JOBST 328,
phone: +1 (309) 306 1131, e-mail: olekmali at bradley dot edu,
Web site: http://olek.matthewm.com.pl/.
Office hours are posted using FSMail Google Calendar and by appointment.

Lectures

Via prerecorded lectures streamed from the Bradley University FSMail Google Drive. The current course Web site is hosted using Sakai on-line Course management System - open lab homework assignments, source code examples, and some additional resources are available.

Texts

Recommended: ADTs, Data Structures, and Problem Solving with C++, 2/E by L. Nyhoff, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-140909-3 -- buy it on Amazon.com

Software

One of the listed Software Packages is required:

E-mail and Sakai® usage

The course has its Web page on Sakai. Partial course notes, homework assignments, announcements, and examples of past exams will be posted only on Sakai. You are responsible for maintaining a reliable e-mail account at Bradley University and checking your e-mail daily. Homework tips and important or last minute announcements and will be distributed only by e-mail using Sakai mailing list. Replies to your e-mail, in general, will go to the return address specified in your message. In no case instructor is responsible for undelivered e-mail due to full mailbox error or your choice of forwarding it to an off-campus location.

Homework

There will be about 13 homework assignments. Keep your homework until the final grade is posted. Grading criteria are listed below:

Late submission:

Exams

There will be three in class tests or exams given during the semester. All exams will include material you are responsible for learning in class, from textbooks, WWW reading and from the open lab homework assignments. The third and last test is just a test and not a comprehensive final exam.

Exam Date Location and time
Exam 1 T.B.A. Arranged
Exam 2 T.B.A. Arranged
Exam 3 (during finals)T.B.A. Arranged

Remote Continuing Education Students

Remote continuing education students take all exams as open book limited time take home exams (24 hours), take no quizzes (homework counts also as quizzes), have relaxed deadlines on homework submission, and no in-person demo of the last homework project.

Grading system

Homework and exams will contribute to your final grade as follows:

area midterm final
Homework 10% 10%
Quizzes 15% 15%
Exam 1 75% 25%
Exam 2 --- 25%
Exam 3 --- 25%

Your final grade: A, B, C, D and F will be determined by your total amount of points earned during the course using: 90%, 80%, 70% and 60% limits. Improvement in work and submission of all homework assignments will be used to determine the borderline cases.

points grade
90-100% A
80-89.9% B
70-79.9% C
60-69.9% D

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