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Welcome to

CIS 115

Instructor: Russell Feldhausen

Email is definitely the best method!

Small Army of Teaching Assistants:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Get into groups of 3 - 5
  2. Find at least 5 non-obvious things you all have in common
  3. Come up with 2-3 questions to ask the instructor about himself (AMAA)
  4. Write it down, nominate a speaker

Syllabus: Read these topics later

Course Structure


All group work will include a peer evaluation component which can adjust that portion of the individual’s grade up to 50%. If a student should fail to contribute to a group assignment at all, their grade for that assignment will be reduced to a zero. Failure to complete the peer evaluation will result in a 10% grade deduction for that assignment.

Letter Grades:

My philosophy: do your work completely, turn it in on time, and you should have no issues getting a 'B'.

Grades vs. Missed Assignments

Late work: 10% of the possible points will be deducted for each day it is late.
Make arrangements with the instructor if extenuating circumstances arise.

(He really is a nice guy and will help you out if needed!)

Attendance: 28% of your grade is based on attendance and participation (1% each lecture). You have
2 unexcused absences.
In most cases, excused absences will only be given for:
University Activities (w/ prior notice)
Major Life Events (w/ notice from Office of Student Life).

Course Textbooks:

Subject to Change
CIS 115 is a very flexible class
Things may change quickly

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