CSE 232 Section 1 (Spring 2013)
| Lab Instructor/TA:
|| Kenneth Hanson
| Lab Sessions:
||Tues. 6:00 - 8:00 in 3340 Engineering
| Consulting Hours:
||Wed. 7:00 - 9:00 in 3340 Engineering (or by appointment)
Note: This section"syllabus" is a supplement to the course syllabus. You
are still responsible for everything in the CSE 232 Syllabus,
Policies, and Coding
- I will send announcements, project feedback, etc. via email in order
to save time during lab for programming topics and project Q&A. If
you don't read your MSU email regularly, set up a forwarder to your
personal email account.
- You can email me any time with any questions or concerns. I read email
at least once a day.
Course and Section Websites
In addition to the course website, I also post various materials to our
"section" site. The addresses for both sites are as follows:
| Course Website:
| Section Website:
Where to look for what:
- All project files and the entire contents of the course pack are found
on the course website. I will post my own notes for the projects on the
- All lab assignments are posted on the course website, but I may modify
some of them and post them on the section site. Always check the section
site before downloading the lab assignment files. I will also post extra
instructions and solutions to common problems for the labs.
- Notes from the lab sessions and other examples and guides I create
will be posted on the section site.
Most of these policies are identical to official course policy, but there
are some points I want to emphasize.
- Come only to your registered lab section. We don't have enough
computers for visitors.
- Please come to lab on time. I will often announce important
information at the beginning of lab.
- If you are excessively late, I reserve the right to mark you absent,
and you will not receive credit for the week's lab assignment.
- You may leave after completing the current week's lab assignment,
though it's in your best interest to use any remaining time to work on
the current week's programming project, since I'm here to help.
- During lab, I will give priority to students who need help with the
current lab assignment. I will assist with projects and anything else as
- Please check the section website before starting each lab. I will
often post additional instructions and modified files.
- Please come to lab prepared to do the assignment. I am happy to answer
specific questions about anything you do not
understand, but I am not prepared to teach you topics from zero because
you skipped lecture.
- Per course-wide policy:
- You are free to work alone or with other students on lab
assignments (but not on projects).
- I you miss lab due to illness or emergency, please contact me ASAP
(in advance of the absence, if possible). If the reason is valid, I
will allow you to make up the lab by the beginning of the following
- If you do attend lab, but are unable to complete the are unable to
compete a lab assignment by the end of the session, you will be able
to complete and turn it in by the following lab session. It is your
responsibility to make sure you get the assignment checked off.
- You must complete 13 out of the 15 lab assignments in order to
receive a non-failing grade in this course. I can give you my record
of the labs you've completed at any time, but it is your
responsibility to complete and turn in each lab assignment on time.
- You are welcome to work on any lab assignment ahead of time, but
beware that you may miss important instructions, in which case you may
have to redo parts of the assignment.
- Read the assignment specifications and notes documents carefully.
Everything you need to do is in there. Ask if you don't understand the
- Per course-wide policy, you may not work with other students on the
projects (you can on the labs). The code you submit will be
electronically compared with current and past submissions, and it's easy
to get your code flagged by working with others even if you didn't
intend to cheat.
- Contact Mr. McCullen ASAP if you miss a project deadline due to
illness or emergency, or have problems with the Handin system when
turning in a project.
- Do not modify any project files after the due date. If you have any
problems with Handin, you will need the timestamps on your files to
precede the due date in order to prove that you finished the assignment
- If you think I've made a mistake in my grading, or if any comments I
leave on your score sheet are unclear, please email me ASAP.
- I will not consider requests to raise project grades, except in the
case where you believe I have made a mistake or graded you unfairly
compared to other students in this section.
- I will not "pre-grade" projects under any circumstances. This
includes but is not limited to questions along the lines of "How many
points will I lose if ___ doesn't work when I turn it in?"
- See Grading Policies on the
section website for details.
- Feel free to come to any TA's consulting hours any time. Even if you
don't think you'll need help with the assignment itself, you'll have
other people around to help you with errors and bugs.
- Please read the project specifications and notes carefully before
asking the TA on duty about the current project.
- Please review your notes, the textbook, and the course pack examples
before asking how to do something.
Questions and Concerns
- Contact me for missed labs and project grading problems.
- Contact Mr. McCullen for missed project deadlines (with a valid
- Contact either or both of us if you are struggling with the course or
have any other concerns.
Last updated 1/6/13