IST 210: Organization of Data (4 credits)

   	            Course Conduct

- Classes will start on time and end as scheduled. The
un-announced quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, and
thus if you are late to class, you get 0 for the quiz. No

- All work must be completed and turned in at the START of class on
the assigned date. After that deadline, you will get a 50% point
deduction if you submit late by the midnight of the same day. After
the midnight, NO late submission is allowed.  Note that a computer's
failure is not an excuse of being late -- i.e., it represents poor
planning on your part.

- Half-ready lecture slides will be uploaded to the class web page one
day before the class. Before coming to class, students need to either
bring a print-out (so that they can make a note for the missing parts)
or prepare to type them during class. No complete version of slides
will be provided (I simply don't have ones). If you miss classes, it
is your responsibility to catch up missing materials.

- In-class usage of computers for only academic purpose (e.g.,
note-taking) is permitted.

- You are responsible for all the readings, even if the material is
not explicitly covered in class. You should read the class materials
prior to class and be prepared to discuss and ask questions about the
readings and assignments. You should also re-read the material after
class as not every topic will be covered during class time.

- If you miss a deadline or exam due to university recognized excuses,
a written documentation (e.g., a coach's letter, doctor's note) must
be handed to me at the end of a lecture. If you can't provide such,
you get 0 for the missed work.

- All assignment should be typed and printed properly in some word
processing software (i.e., no hand-writing), except any drawings.

- Individual project must be done individually, and group project
must be done by all members. If I become aware that you are not
contributing to your group equally, I will intervene.

- Students who participate in University-sanctioned events (such as
athletics) must make prior arrangements and give ample
notice. Similarly, seniors who need to travel for job interviews or
such must notify me first.

- You can't get higher grade by offering doing an extra
work. Similarly, in grading, instructor does not consider the status
of students (whether s/he is a senior or freshman) -- just the
performance of the student. An excuse like "I need to get C to
graduate" will not be considered at all.

- However, undergraduate students and graduate students, if any, will
be graded separately.