Spring 2018 • CSS 496 Applied Computing Senior Seminar Capstone Contact Information Instructor: Laurie Anderson Email: [email protected] Office: UW1-260C Office Hours: by appointment, probably on M, T, or W Alternate contact: text @ 425-999-1476 Start the text, "This is <your name> from 496 <Question>" Course Objectives CSS 496 provides a capstone experience for majors in the CSS Applied Computing degree program. This senior seminar is designed to integrate your minor, or concentration, with computing in a new way. Methodologies and deliverables include reviewing professional literature, writing a research paper, and presenting project results to technologists and end-users. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to: Relate your minor/concentration to your computer science education. Have demonstrated your research in your intersected topic in writing a comprehensive research paper, and presenting at the CSS Colloquium (poster and 8-9 minute presentation). Grading Your grade will be credit or no credit for the course. To receive credit, for the course, students must participate fully in all activities and turn in all deliverables to the academic standard of senior-level research work. To succeed, I recommend that you pick a topic that drives you to want to learn and become an expert in this topic area, thus making the outcomes of that work unquestionably worthy of credit in this course. If I am questioning whether you have done sufficient work for this class, then you will not receive credit. Course Materials OPTIONAL TEXT: Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. (any edition) to help with writing/research process, citations, grammar, etc.… CANVAS: All on-line course activities take place on Canvas. All students are expected to be able to access and participate there. Problems with Canvas? Use the Open Learning Lab, email [email protected], or call the UW IT helpdesk at 206-221-1500. ANNOUNCEMENTS: I use the course canvas announcements to send out information between classes, which can send an email to your uw.edu account. Recommendation: Modify your account settings to turn on email notifications of announcements. See Account-> Settings-> Notifications. CSS 496 Syllabus Policies Find School of STEM policies at http://www.uwb.edu/getattachment/stem/about/stempolicies/classroom-policies-stem-fc-1-12-17.pdf on the following topics: Academic Integrity Access and Accommodations Classroom Emergency Preparedness For Our Veterans Inclement Weather Parenting Resources Respect for Diversity Student Support Services Wondering How to Address Faculty? These additional policies provide an even grading policy and an encouraging learning environment for all. DELIVERABLES: All work is due at the beginning of the class, electronically on Canvas or on paper in class (or both). I’d like a paper copy of your draft paper, and both a paper and electronic copy of the final works (your research paper). MISSED CLASSES: If you miss class, you are still responsible for turning in any assignments. PEER REVIEW: Your work will be reviewed by peers. We will determine these peer groups and meeting schedule the first week of classes. There are several goals: (1) practice evaluating another’s work and providing feedback, (2) capitalize on another’s learning to see where it might intersect with your own research, and (3) help each other see interconnections within each other’s work. Therefore, please make an effort to listen when someone else is reporting their work and work collaboratively, even if immediate connections or relevance is not obvious. BACK UPS: You are responsible for maintaining electronic back-up copies of all your work. FOOD: Snacking is permitted; however, please be courteous to everyone by avoiding crackling cellophane, and crunchy and odorous foods. Also please clean up after yourself. GRADUATING? You must register with the CSS student advisor at the beginning of the quarter if you plan to graduate at the end of that quarter. INCOMPLETES: University rules state “an incomplete is given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work until within two weeks at the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor … the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control.” CSS 496 Syllabus Daily Schedule (changes possible) Gray days: no class; work independently wk M 1 3/26 Activities / Deliverables Syllabus, Course deliverables; grading W 3/28 The Sequence: Holding ideas together without rushing to the finish. Activities / Deliverables DUE: 4+ annotated works re: Brainstorming fuel: Works to help with brainstorming Brainstorming revisited (mind mapping). Learning to x-ray a document Brainstorm everyone’s project (listing) 2 4/2 DUE: 4+ annotated works re: research 4/4 DUE: 4+ annotated works: Closing your circle: How do these works bring you closer to closing your project idea and creating a project proposal plan? 4/11 DUE: 4+ annotated works re: Outliers? What are the outliers? What is inside/outside your scope? What do you still need to complete your proposal? BRING a copy of your resume SET UP PEER GROUPS 3 4/9 Continue your research (no formal annotations) Library: Interdisciplinary Research Bring annotations & laptop Meet in LB1-220 4 4/16 Bring annotations & laptop Meet in LB1-220 DUE: Project Proposal & Detailed outline Bring paper copy of outline for in-class review 4/18 Career Fair 10:30-2:00 No class. Post your draft work on-line. 5 4/23 No class. 4/25 No class. Post your draft work on-line. 6 4/30 No class. 5/2 No class. Post your draft work on-line. 7 5/7 DUE: Draft Research paper (as complete as possible) Paper copy to me. 5/9 No class. Continue writing on your work. LECTURE: Pitfalls, strategies, and best practices with Posters 8 5/14 DUE: Drawings: Storyboard of Presentation & Poster Review the paper you were assigned to review. 5/16 No class. Finish up your research work. Review in class Draft your power in PowerPoint. DUE: finish peer reviews of drafts in Canvas 9 5/21 DUE: Draft II paper (Paper copy to me) 5/23 No class. 5/30 Prepare for panels Fri 6/8 DUE: Final Poster COLLOQUIUM (NCEC)You're expected to be present for this entire event DUE: PowerPoint: Draft poster Review in class 10 5/28 HOLIDAY. No class. 11 T 6/5 DUE: Final Research paper. Post your work on-line. Paper copy to my office.