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Course : Numerical Analysis

Course Number
CMPS 5323
Section Number
201
Semester
Summer I 2021
Location
Bolin Hall, 320
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, July 01, 2021 12:00 am - 1:48 pm

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No make-up exams will be given, except for the following cases:

·       ONLY Properly documented Surgery, Medical Emergency, Death in the family, Presentation at a Conference, some others as determined by the instructor. 

·       If you miss an exam, the make-up exam you need to notify the instructor and demonstrate with the proper official documentation (signatures, seals, contact information) that an emergency that you could not circumvent existed. This documentation must be presented not later than 24 hours after the test.

a.     Students who miss an exam due to University business should notify the instructor in advance, and present the sponsoring university member’s written justification.

b.     If your instructor cannot verify or validate the given documentation, then it will consider invalid and no make-up exam will be given.

If you do miss an exam and your case fall in one of the categories above (a), (b), it means that you have a properly documented case. Your instructor will proceed then to design a make-up exam. Be aware that exams are unique, this means that the questions that you will be presented in the make-up exam will be different and this may affect its complexity.This substitution can only be performed once during the semester. Exams are uniquely composed for each term.


Final Exam

·       There is no make-up final exam. The final exam will take place in our regular classroom (unless decide otherwise by the University). It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the designated date, time.

·       The date of our final exam is Thursday July the 1st, class time in our classroom.

·       For the final exam students are required have scanner like capabilities. Please prepare well ahead of time, setup your system and have it ready to be used.

·       If you have a smartphone you can take advantage of free scanner apps. Please download the one of your choice and familiarize with it ahead of time.

Late Policy & Deadlines

·       Submitted work is due when specified, as specified (format) by the instructor. It is in the student’s best interest to keep track of all deadlines.

·       The instructor is not required to remind students of ANY date and/or deadline associated with tests, homework, reports, project assignment, etc.

·       Late assignments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This rule will be enforced

o  What does it mean to be late? Answer: for example, if your assignment is due today at 8:00 am and you attempt to deliver your report by 8:00:01 am (1 second late) then it will be considered late. There will not be exemptions of any kind.

o  Assignments MUST be submitted to the corresponding Dropbox via D2L before it closes (deadline). If the Dropbox has closed and you cannot upload your assignment to it, then you are late and your assignment will not be accepted.

o  Students will have more than enough time to complete their assignment on time.

o  Internet outage, computer problems, car problems, work, and several others are NOT a valid excuse for a late delivery.

·       Very Important: Before you submit any file, take your time and double OR triple check that

a.     You are uploading the correct and ALL necessary files

b.     Your work is correct at the best of your abilities

c.     Failure to fulfill (a) and (b) ON TIME, WILL NOT excuse you from a bad grade.

Please let your instructor know if you are going to miss a class for academically related extracurricular activities. If this is the case you must present the sponsoring university member’s written justification before your absence occurs.


No Procrastination Policy

Students are strongly encouraged to contact the instructor during office hours to clarify questions associated with lectures, exams, assignments, presentations, quizzes, homework, etc. Questions are more than welcome from the moment the assignment is released and stop the day before the assignment, exam, quiz, presentation is due.


Additional Grade Policy

Once the grades, have been either returned to the students, or published via D2L, the student will have one week to examine them and check for inconsistencies, errors, etc. After the one week window of opportunity all grades will become PERMANENT and WILL NOT change. It is not only the student’s responsibility to check the accuracy of his/her grades, but also in his/her best interest to do it. This rule DOES NOT apply to the final exam because the final is exam triple checked by the instructor before publishing the grade.


Important Information about our grading policy

The instructor reserves the right to adjust the grade distributions for the whole class.


Departmental Cheating Policy and Ethical Conduct

Policy on Academic Honesty

The Department of Computer Science had adopted the following policy related to cheating (academic misconduct). The policy will be applied to all instances of cheating on assignments and exams as determined by the instructor of the course. 

·       1st instance of cheating in a course: The student will be assigned a non-replaceable grade of zero for the assignment, project or exam. In addition, the student will receive a one letter grade reduction in course.

·       2nd instance of cheating in a course: The student will receive a grade of F in course & immediately be removed from course.

·       All instances of cheating will be reported to the Department Chair and, in the case of graduate students, to the Department Graduate Coordinator.

Policy on Testing Process

The Department of Computer Science has adopted the following policy related to testing.


a)     All bags, purses, electronics (turned off), books, etc. will be placed in the front of the room during exams, or in an area designated by the instructor.

b)    Unless otherwise announced by the instructor, nothing is allowed on the desk but pen/pencil/eraser and test papers.

c)     You are not allowed to leave the classroom. Please take this seriously and into consideration before any test and the final. Prepare yourself to be in the classroom during the entire exam.

d)    If you decide to leave the classroom during a test and/or the final exam, your exam will be collected, and you will not be allowed to continue.

Classroom Civility

All violations of classroom civility will be reported to the Dean of Students.

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. In order to ensure that all students gain from time spent in class, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction, e.g. leaving the room for extended periods of time, reading newspapers (or other articles), working on other courses, and using cell-phones or laptops for calls or messages. If you indulge in any such inappropriate behavior (without explicit consent of the instructor), you will (at the very least) be asked to leave the classroom. MSU Dean of Students Website.


Student with Disabilities

Any student who, because of a disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements. Students should present appropriate verification from disability support office during the instructor’s office hours. Please note instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from Disability Support Office has been provided. For additional information you may contact the Disability Support Office in Clark Student Center 168 - Phone: (940) 397-4140.

Disability Support Services.


Dean of Students

The Dean of Students can assist in notifying the campus community of student illnesses, immediate family deaths and/or student death. Generally, in cases of student illness or immediate family deaths, the notification to the appropriate campus community members occur when a student is absent from class for four consecutive days with appropriate verification. It is the student's responsibility for missed class assignments and/or course work during their absence. MSU Dean of Students Website.


RECORDING OF CLASS LECTURES

Permission must be requested in writing & obtained from the instructor before recording of class lectures. If permission is granted, the recording may only be used by the student making the recording. Recordings may NOT be posted on any internet source without written permission of the instructor. Failure to adhere to the policy may result in removal from the course with a grade of F or other appropriate punishment.


University’s Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at Campus Carry.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://msutexas.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://msutexas.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@msutexas.edu.