CS 151 Introduction to Programming
SP 2008 HO
Senior Graduate Faculty of Management Information Systems
Ph.D. in Computer EducationM.S. in Computer ScienceM.S.N.S. in Mathematics
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 151 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 8)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 26-27
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 20-27
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7, 8)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 151 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-19
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)
Exam questions: 20-25
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Linkage to Course Objective #:
Assign a sufficient amount of homework such that all of the above objectives are covered.
For each homework assignment, include one or more of: short
answer, multiple choice, trace the given code, debug the given code
1, 4, 8
For each chapter, include one or more programming projects.
In order to meet the “creativity and problem-solving skills” objective, the student must be required to produce programming project solutions from given problem descriptions. Note that this objective is not met if a student is only able to produce solutions by pasting together given code fragments. Although pasting code fragments together is sometimes appropriate, it does not enforce the development of creativity and problem-solving skills.
Include one or more of:
short answer, multiple choice, trace the given code, debug the given code.
Grading weights are as follows: Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:
projects 40% 90 – 100 A
homework 10% 80 - 89 B
quizzes 10% 70 - 79 C
exam 1 10% 60 - 69 D
exam 2 10% less than 60 F
exam 3 20%
Your overall score is determined as follows:
Overall Score = (projects %) * .30 + (homework %) * .10+ (quizzes %) * .10 + (exam1 %) * .10 + (exam2 %) * .10 + (exam3 %) * .30
Late Submission of Course Materials:
TESTS: There will be three unit tests which will cover concepts, programming, and problem solving. The third and final test will involve a programming project in the computer lab.
QUIZZES: Pop quizzes will be given within the first three minutes of the scheduled class time. Quizzes are intended to encourage: 1) prompt arrival, 2) reading the assigned material before class, and 3) keeping up with the material.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85Projects and Homework must be done independently. You may ask procedural or conceptual questions of your classmates. However, you may not ask for or obtain a classmate's project/homework answers. If you copy part of someone else's work, if someone else copies part of your work, or if you do not work independently, all people involved will receive a zero on the project/homework assignment. With this rather severe policy in mind, I strongly suggest that you refrain from discarding your projects/answers in a public place or storing your projects/answers on a hard drive in one of the labs. If someone obtains your work (even without your knowledge), you will also incur the penalty!
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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