Important News Lectures will be on Monday instead of Wednesday at 6:00pm, starting from Jan 26 in RGAN 203 (Next Monday is a Holiday). Labs will be on Wednesday instead of Monday at 6:00pm, starting from Jan 21 in RGAN 211.
You are receiving two 3x5 cards One for writing the class web page URL - keep this one! One to turn in for attendance today - don't forget!
Write this URL on a 3x5 card http://cs101uky.wikis paces.com/ KEEP THIS CARD!
For Attendance on the other 3x5 card Write your NAME Write the DATE (1/14/15) AND... on the front of the card
GOALS - write them down What are your expectations for this class? or What do you want to learn? NOT “I want an A!” Make a LIST of your most important expectations on the card, then SHARE with a neighbor and ADD to your list if you like
GOALS, continued COMPARE your list with the one from the syllabus
On the back of the card Write the answer to: What's the most complicated thing you've done with a computer? or What's the task you've done on a computer that you are proudest of? In other words, indicate your level of experience with using computers
Turn in your card TURN in your card at the end of class
Goals of the Course are To be able to use applications software ◦ Windows, MS Excel, MS Access ◦ Integrating applications in Office To form an accurate mental model of a computer ◦ hardware ◦ software ◦ the Internet, HTML, networks To be aware of issues in society related to computers
How will learning these goals help me in my life? Office products are ubiquitous and useful – knowledge is assumed in most classes Knowing more about hardware and software means your computer should have a longer lifespan with fewer problems Knowing more about the Internet can save you from problems like spam, viruses and identity theft
How will learning these goals help me in my life? Understanding how the Internet and technology have affected society can make you more successful and a better citizen
Textbook and Supplies You are responsible for material in chapters in the textbook that are listed in schedule and all material covered in lectures Clicker – You don’t need it for this section. It is only required for the day section.
Your Grade is Based on: Lecture Exam 1 200 points Lecture Exam 2 200 points Lecture Exam 3 200 points Lab Exam 1 on Windows/Excel 70 pts Lab Exam 2 on MS Excel 100 points Lab Exam 3 on MS Access 100 points an HTML project 50 points an Alice project 25 points Homework, in class work, lecture attendance 35 points
Your Grade continued Attendance ◦ 15 points for attendance at First Lab to verify your computer account ◦ 5 points for attendance at Last Lab ◦ 25 points for attendance at Lectures one point per day In Total, 200+200+200+70+100+100 + 50 +25 + 35 +15 + 5 = 1000 points
Attendance Required at All Lectures ◦ taken often, taken at the end of the class ◦ Two Required Labs ◦ First and last labs of the semester Three Lab Tests ◦ Makeup Request Process – EXCUSED absences only! ◦ Three Lecture Tests – Common Hour - at night ◦ arrange alternate time with lecturer if you have class Open Labs - optional attendance but bonus!
Bonus Points One bonus point for each Open Lab attended, up to 9 points. 4 bonus points if the Free Makeup is not used during the semester.
If you miss a Lab Test If you have a “UK excuse” ◦ Serious illness, death in family, academic trip ◦ Give documentation to me Keen when you makeup the exam If you do NOT have a “UK excuse” and you choose to use your “Free Makeup”, you arrange a makeup with Dr. Keen and take it. If you do NOT have a “UK excuse” and you’ve used your “Free Makeup” already, you get a zero!
Academic Alerts These are caused by ◦ Excessive absences ◦ Poor performance ◦ Disruptive behavior I asked Dr. Keen to sends them – sends email to you and to your advisor They are sent fairly early, continue until after midterm They are meant to HELP you!
Accommodation for Disabilities Please tell me about it if you have a letter - as soon as possible! We can arrange accommodation for both lecture and lab tests These letters are NOT retroactive! That means you cannot go back and retake tests if you bring me a letter after the fact.
Plagiarism / Cheating seeking "Unfair academic advantage" UK Cheating Policy is followed NO assistance from someone else on Lab or Lecture tests, either in the room or electronically
CS 101 Bypass Exam Details on main CS 101 page at bottom ◦ “Useful Class Resources” Dates given this semester ◦ January 27, Tuesday at 2 pm ◦ March 3, Tuesday at 2 pm ◦ April 21, Tuesday at 2 pm ◦ Gives 3 credit hours and a letter grade on your transcript
Make Yourself a Study Plan for 101 When and where you will study What materials you will need to study What rewards you will give yourself if you follow your study plan How you plan to prepare for tests What you will do about test anxiety What you will do when you miss a class