A290/A590
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A290/A590
Tools for Computing:
System Programming with C and Unix.

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"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind"

July 21, 1969

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Instructor: Jeff Whitmer

Jeff Whitmer

  • My Office: Luddy Hall 2050 (IF2050).
  • Office Hours:


    • Office Hour Special NOTES:
      • Any changes to my office hours will be posted here.

        • Monday, August 22, 2022: First Day of Class.

        • Monday, September 5, 2022: Labor Day holiday. Class sessions DO NOT MEET.

    • Luddy Hall 2050 (IF2050) Office Phone: 855-3974.
    • E-mail: jwhitmer@cs.indiana.edu.

Meeting Times:

Fall Semester 2022:

MEETINGS: Mondays and Wedensdays:, 3:00pm - 4:15pm (Sections 4743 and 4744) in Luddy Hall 1019 (IF 1019)

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Important Updates for All Students
enrolled in Fall Semester 2022:
[LAST UPDATED: 10/18/22]

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  • ACTIVE Course Engagement Scores, Final Averages, and Final Grades are posted to Canvas and have been submitted to the Registrar: ACTIVE Course Engagement scores, Final Averages, and Final Grades have been posted on Canvas, and grades have been submitted to the Registrar. You should be able to view your official grade tomorrow. It is unlikely I will change any posted grade, unless you discover a mathematical error, but if you have questions you need to contact me promptly. Please read the following carefully before contacting me about your grade as I will refer you back to this message if your question is answered here.

    The quality of work for the course was quite high for this group, and I could not justify any adjustment to the original 90-80-70-60 grading scale, with the top and bottom 2.5% representing the + and - grade respectively. Please remember also, your final average is not simply adding all the scores together and dividing by the total possible. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ADJUST THE GRADING SCALE SO WHAT YOU SEE ON CANVAS IS CORRECT.

    You can confirm the proper distribution for the point groupings on the "General Course Information" page, but the equation used was: Homework ASSIGNMENTS % x .5 + Homework PROGRAMS % x .25 + Participation % x .10 + Attendance % x .05 + MINI/JIT/CAT % x .10 = some total less than 100.00.

    All calculations were taken out to 5 decimal places even though only 2 are displayed. Unless you think there is an arithmetic error, you should consider these grades as truly final, as I have already carefully considered each grade after making the adjustment to the scale. Please note this especially as it relates to "borderline" grades. I've already looked at every grade and if a change was made, it was only if there was consistent work in every category. If you missed work of any sort for any reason, you should not expect to be moved to the next highest grade. Overall, out of 16 students earning a grade, 12 students earned some version of "A", 3 student earned some version of "B", and 1 students earned some version of a "C." The overall Final Average for the class was 90.76%.

    NOTE: The REAL average posted in "GRADES" section of Canvas Assignments is correct, AND SO IS THE GRADE.

    NOTE on "ACTIVE Course Engagement." While this is a subjective score, it was very good for most of the class, with all the scores in the 80s or 90s. It is important for you to recall, as I said in the first and last weeks, it is impossible to separate Engagement from completing all course work and attending class. You cannot be engaged in a course if you are not present for the class meetings. Similarly, if you failed to submit multiple assignments, it was impossible to achieve a superior engagement score. The more missing assignments you accumulated, the lower your ACTIVE Course Engagement score was. I also examined all other data I had available. Again, all Engagement scores were in the 80s and 90s and the class average was 91.25%.

    Once again, thanks for being a terrific group of students and I hope you found the course worthwhile. I hope everyone has a great rest of the semester and I look forward to having some of you in class for the 2nd 8 weeks that started yesterday.

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Graduate Associate Instructor, Fall 2022:

Annelise Wingard

Annelise Wingard

Email: arwingar@iu.edu

  • Office Hours/Appointments: No formal office hours. Preferred appointment times available and appointments strongly encouraged.
    PREFERRED Appointment times:

  • Mondays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Fridays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Some of these are on days we do not have class to give you more options.

Undergraduate Instructors, Fall 2022:

Joe Bierman

Joe Bierman

Email: joebier@iu.edu

  • Office Hours/Appointments: No formal office hours. Preferred appointment times available and appointments strongly encouraged.
    PREFERRED Appointment times:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm - 6:00pm. These are on days we do not have class to give you more options.

Nick Van Burk

Nick Van Burk

Email: ndvanbur@iu.edu

  • Office Hours/Appointments: No formal office hours. Preferred appointment times available and appointments strongly encouraged.
    PREFERRED Appointment times:

  • Thursdays: 1:30pm - 3:30pm and Fridays: 11:30am - 1:30pm. These are on days we do not have class to give you more options.
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