S556: System Analysis and Design
COURSE SCHEDULE AND READINGS BY WEEK:
COURSE DELIVERABLES AND GRADING:
Readings are assigned for each class period, and the latest information about readings will be listed in the on the class website. Please come prepared. Class discussions are important, and I expect all students to participate. Your will be based on individual assignments (45%), a team project (45%), and class and team participation (10%).
Individual workProblem definition: 15%
Flow/sequence/task model: 15%
Artifact/cultural/physical model: 15%
Team project workPresentation on teamwork: 10%
Presentation to class/client: 5%
Final specifications: 30%
Participation (class and team): 10%
The class will be conducted in a participative manner, with members of the class having significant control over the specific content of each class session.
To receive a passing grade in this course, you must turn in all of the assignments and the term project and complete all presentations. You cannot pass this course without doing all of the assigned work (which includes the final presentation), however, turning in all of the work is not a guarantee that you will pass the course.
To earn a B in this course your work must consistently demonstrate and/or include:
Your work must also meet all of the requirements of the assignment. To earn a higher grade you must surpass the criteria and expectations for a B; to do so your work should consistently demonstrate and include
Your work should also demonstrate the ability to see the relationship between coursework and the larger issues regarding systems analysis and design.
Please also refer to ILS Grading Policy at:http://ils.indiana.edu/courses/forms/grades.html
There is extensive documentation and discussion of the issue of academic dishonesty here in the Indiana University "Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct." Of particular relevance is the section on plagiarism
A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:
1. Directly quoting another person's actual words, whether oral or written;
Indiana University and the Department of Information and Library Science policies on academic dishonesty will be followed. Students found to be engaging in plagiarism, cheating, and other types of dishonesty could receive an F for the course. As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, cite the source!
On honor and collaboration:
Course assignments are designed to help you build a professional portfolio and gain practical experiences. Most of the class time will be used for discussions and exercises, and you are expected to spend outside of class time each week to practice your skills, work on assignments, and complete readings. You are encouraged to help each other throughout this course. However, the work you submit must be your own. Any student who submits work completed by someone else will receive a 0 score for that assignment, and may receive an F for the course.
I expect you to attend all class meetings. If you cannot attend class, you must notify the instructor in advance (preferably more than 24 hours prior to the class). Attendance will factor into your final grade. Unexcused absences will not be tolerated; numerous absences are frowned upon, and if you foresee yourself missing multiple classes, be sure to see the instructor the first day after class. Make–up work may be negotiated only in cases of documented, excused absences. If you do not come to the class on time, it will affect the participation grade.
On personal technologies:
Please turn off your cell phone before each class starts. It is rude for class activities to be interrupted by a ringing cell phone. Similarly, text messaging will not be tolerated in class; any student found to be sending or checking text messages during class will be invited to make a choice either to cease the texting or leave the classroom.
You are welcome to bring your laptop to class and use it to take notes, access readings we are discussing, etc. You are not welcome to surf the web, check e–mail, or otherwise perform non–class–related activities during class. If I find you using it not to perform a task specifically related to what we are doing in class at that very moment, it will affect your participation grade.
Assignment turn–in policy:
Unless otherwise noted, due dates are at the beginning of class time on the due date. If you come to the class late and submit an assignment after the class begins, it will be considered as a late submission. Due times for non–class days are 5 PM. Unexcused late work may be penalized. Assignments that are over 6 days late will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made with me. If you have unexpected events and need to submit the assignments late, please contact me beforehand.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact IU Disability Services for Students http://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/index.shtml
The instructor reserves the right to change, omit, or append the Course Syllabus whenever she deems it appropriate to do so.