DCS861A Emerging Information Technologies II

Dr. Chuck Tappert   Survey Monkey
Dr. Sung-Hyuk Cha

Course Description: The Emerging Information Technologies two-semester course sequence presents a variety of topics not fully covered in the other DPS course material. This semester we will focus on dissertation-related data, and how it is obtained, analyzed, and reported. Dr. Cha's presentation slides and related material are on Blackboard.

Textbooks:  none this semester

Other recommended but not required books

Graded Events and Grade Scale

An individual report: a 6-10 page report that describes the student's proposed dissertation-related data, and how it will be obtained, analyzed, and reported. To receive an A/A- on this report, the report must

A team report: a 4-6 page report that critiques the agile DPS dissertation process, suggests improvements, and possibly gives examples of XP iterations in the dissertation idea paper and/or research work. Recall the Research Seminar 2 "Agile DPS Dissertation Process" presentation. Each team will also prepare a 15 minute Powerpoint presentation summarizing their report, to be presented at our last session if time permits.

Incompletes: in order to be fair to those students who complete the course in a timely manner, our policy is to reduce the grade of those students taking an incomplete by a letter grade for each semester, or portion thereof, that the incomplete is in effect.

Graded Events
Event Possible points per person
Individual Report on
Dissertation-Related Data
400 points
Team Report on
the Agile DPS Dissertation Process
300 points
Individual Participation 300 points
Totals max 1000 points

Grade Scale
1000 points = 100%
Grade Assigned Score Definition
A  93-100% 930 or more points Dominates the Material
A-  90-93% 900-929 pointss Masters the Material
B+  87-90% 870-899 points Good Understanding
with Flashes of Stellar Work
B  83-87% 830-869 points Good Understanding
B-  80-83% 800-829 points Aptitude for the Subject
Less than 80%
below 800 points Weak for Graduate Work