CS2102 (B10): Object-Oriented Design Concepts
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There will be seven homework assignments, six labs, roughly two online quizzes per week, and two exams. Assignments will be posted on the lecture and assignments page as they become available. Assignments will be due on Tuesdays at 11:59pm. Quizzes will be due Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:59pm. Late assignments will not be accepted (full policy below).

The general grading rubric covers all homework assignments. Additional criteria apply based on the particulars of each assignment.

Course grades will be computed according to the following rules:

Our Expectations of Students

Make-up Exam Policy

Make-up exams will only be allowed in the event of a documented emergency or religious observance. The two exam dates are listed on the syllabus. You are responsible for avoiding conflicts with the exams. Do not plan to leave campus for the term before the final exam.

Late Assignment Policy

In general, late assignments are not accepted. If an emergency arises or you know in advance about a conflict, contact Professor Fisler to arrange an extension (the TAs/SAs cannot give extensions). One pair member forgetting to turn in an assignment will not be considered an acceptable excuse for an extension.

Collaboration and Academic Honesty Policy

Collaboration is prohibited on exams and quizzes. Collaboration is encouraged on homework assignments and labs. You may discuss problems across pairs, but each pair is responsible for writing up their own solution from scratch.

Violations of the collaboration policy on any assignment or exam will result in an NR for the course and a referral to the Student Life Office, in accordance with WPI's academic honesty policy. Exceptions to this rule are possible only if you admit your violation to Professor Fisler before we detect the violation (this gives you a chance to pass the course if, for example, you cheated in desparation the night an assignment was due, then felt guilty about it in the morning). If we detect the violation before you admit to it, no exception to the NR policy will occur. Egregious violations (such as breaking into another student's account to copy a solution) may still earn an NR even if you admit to them. You can safely assume that we will not begin grading an assignment before noon on the calendar day after the assignment is due.

As examples, each of the following scenarios would constitute cheating (this list is not exhaustive!):

In constrast, the following scenarios would not constitute cheating:

If you are unsure whether an activity would constitute cheating, ask one of the staff.

Accommodation for Special Needs or Disabilities

Students requiring accommodation on exams or assignments due to disabilities must speak with Professor Fisler at the start of the term (and at least one week before the date in question) to work out appropriate arrangements. Such arrangements require documentation from the Disability Services Office (DSO). Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class should contact the DSO (Daniels Hall, (508) 831-5235) to initiate the necessary paperwork.

Accommodation for Religious Observance

Students requiring accommodation for religious observance must make alternate arrangements with Professor Fisler at least a week before the date in question.

Personal Emergencies

In the event of a medical or family emergency, contact Professor Fisler to work out appropriate accommodations.