CIS102Introduction to Computers Harold Strassner
Who I am Senior Academic Consultant with Systems and Computer Technology Corp. WebCT Administrator, Library Systems Manager, etc.. Office: Main Campus, Conable Technology Bldg, (RM T215). Phone #: 343-0055 ext 6365 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Completed both Bachelors and Masters as a part- time student (nights and weekends)
The Course This is an introductory course in the study of computers. Students will study the most recent developments in the computer industry, computer applications, the Internet, and the components of a computer system. A hands on laboratory will stress application programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Students will be required to make use of the computer facilities to complete computer projects.
Required Textbooks Computing Essentials 2002 – 2003; Timothy J. O’Leary & Linda O’Leary; McGraw-Hill The Internet 4th Edition, Gary P. Schneider & Jessica Evans; Course Technology Microsoft Office XP Illustrated Series, Beskeen/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding; Course Technology
Grades EXAMS (40% of Final Grade) 1. There will be 4 exams. 2. There will be NO make-up exams. QUIZZES (25% of Final Grade) 1. There will be a quiz each week. 2. Each quiz will be from the material in the reading assignments and covered in the classroom the previous week. 3. There are NO makeup’s on quizzes; however, your lowest quiz score will be dropped.
Grades PROJECTS (10% of Final Grade) 1 to 6 Projects may be assigned during the semester CLASS ASSIGNMENTS & HOMEWORK (25% of Final Grade) 1. There will be a Homework/Lab Assignment for each chapter. Assignments will be graded for spelling, grammar, and completeness of thought.
Grades EXTRA CREDIT: 1. Extra credit assignments will be identified as the semester progresses. There may be one or as many as five possible extra credit assignments. Each completed extra credit assignment will count the equivalent of one project. All extra credit assignments DO NOT have to be completed to receive the extra credit. You have the option of completing one, two, three, or all. However, ALL OTHER ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY EXTRA CREDIT IS GIVEN.
Grades GRADE CALCULATIONS 1. Your grade for the course is calculated as follows: A. Numeric grade: (average of exam scores X .40) + (average of quiz scores after subtracting lowest score X . 25) + (average score of all projects X .10) + (average score of homework/lab assignments X .25) B: Letter grade: 92 – 100 A 82 – 92 B 72 – 82 C 60 - 72 D 59 & below F
Grades Grades will be posted weekly Review and initial the grade sheet each week It prevents you from being surprised at the end of the semester
Class Cancellation Class cancellation or delayed opening due to bad Weather will be announced on the following radio stations. AM: WBTA, WBEN, WCJW, WYSL. FM: WBTF, WCMF, WGCC, WMJQ, WVOR. Announcements begin for evening classes by 4:30 pm. If the instructor is absent, class time will be used as lab time to work on computer projects. Continue reading assignments as listed on the agenda. If a lecture or test was scheduled it will be given the next scheduled class.
ASSISTANCE AND COUNSELING Please contact me anytime you have a problem or question about your grade, course work, or anything pertaining to this class. DO NOT wait until the problem becomes too big, or too late in the semester, because by then it is usually too late. I will assist you in any way I can but I can’t do it if you don’t ask.
My Expectations You read each chapter You complete all assignments on time You ask questions and participate in class discussions You respect your classmates (No name calling, cell phones and pagers off, etc.) Have a little fun and walk out of the class in May with a greater understanding of computers and technology.