Welcome to CS 101!Welcome to CS 101!Introduction to Computers
PersonnelPersonnelDr. Debby Keen, Lecturer and Coordinator of the TEAM
Teaching Assistants on the TEAM◦Pictures online◦get to know your TA!◦You can talk to ANY 101 TA about software questions!
Thank you very much!!Thank you very much!!
You are receiving two 3x5 You are receiving two 3x5 cardscardsOne 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 Write this URL on a 3x5 cardcard
intro.htmlKEEP THIS CARD!
For Attendance on the other For Attendance on the other 3x5 card3x5 cardWrite your NAMEWrite the DATE (1/15/15)Write your SECTION
◦if you don't know your section, hold up your hand and a TA will look it up and tell you
AND... on the front of the card
GOALS - write them downGOALS - write them downWhat 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, continuedGOALS, continued
COMPARE your list with the one from the syllabus
On the back of the cardOn 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 cardTurn in your card
TURN in your card at the end of class by putting it in the envelope with your SECTION NUMBER at the front of the room
Goals of the Course areGoals of the Course areTo 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 How will learning these goals help me in my life?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 How will learning these goals help me in my life?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 SuppliesTextbook and SuppliesYou are responsible for material
in chapters in the textbook that are listed in schedule and all material covered in lectures
Clicker - yes! we will use them for attendance all semester long
Your Grade is Based on:Your Grade is Based on:Lecture Exam 1 200 points Lecture Exam 2 200 pointsLecture Exam 3 200 pointsLab Exam 1 on Windows/Excel 70
ptsLab Exam 2 on MS Excel 100 pointsLab Exam 3 on MS Access 100 pointsan HTML project 50 pointsan Alice project 25 pointsHomework, inclass work, lecture
attendance 35 points
Your Grade continuedYour Grade continuedAttendance
◦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
AttendanceAttendanceRequired at All Lectures
◦ taken often, taken at random by clickers, 3x5 cards
◦ Two Required Labs◦ First and last labs of the semester
Three Lab Tests◦ Makeup Request Process – EXCUSED absences
◦ Three Lecture Tests – Common Hour - at night◦ arrange alternate time with lecturer if you have
class Open Labs - optional attendance but bonus!
Bonus PointsBonus PointsOne 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 TestIf you miss a Lab TestIf you have a “UK excuse”
◦Serious illness, death in family, academic trip◦Give documentation to Dr. Keen when you
makeup the examIf 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 AlertsAcademic AlertsThese are caused by
◦Excessive absences◦Poor performance◦Disruptive behavior
Dr. Keen 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 Accommodation for DisabilitiesDisabilitiesPlease tell Dr. Keen about it if you
have a letter - as soon as possible!We can arrange accommodation
for both lecture and lab testsThese letters are NOT retroactive!
That means you cannot go back and retake tests if you bring me a letter after the fact.
Plagiarism / CheatingPlagiarism / 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 ExamCS 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
Your Teaching TeamYour Teaching TeamDr. Keen
◦35 years of teaching computer science◦MS (‘82) and PhD (‘94) from UK◦Grew up in Eastern Kentucky (Pikeville)
TAs◦Ismail Abumuhfouz – CS PhD student –
“the cloud”◦Ye Yu – CS PhD student - networking◦Yi Zhang – CS PhD student -
bioinformatics◦Qing Zhang – CS PhD student - graphics
Make Yourself a Study Plan Make Yourself a Study Plan for 101for 101When and where you will studyWhat materials you will need to
studyWhat rewards you will give yourself
if you follow your study planHow you plan to prepare for testsWhat you will do about test anxietyWhat you will do when you miss a
For Next WeekFor Next WeekMake your Study PlanRead the slides about File Management on the class web page
Go to your lab when it is scheduled and do First Lab activities
Find the Lecturer’s office and sign the roster hanging there (will be up on Friday) (Marksbury 215)
Today's ExitToday's ExitKnow your SECTIONHave your NAME, SECTION, DATE
and GOALS on the 3x5 cardBring your card down to the front
and put it in the envelope corresponding to your section