EMIS 7300 Course Policies Updated 10 August 2005

EMIS 7300 Course Policies Updated 10 August 2005

EMIS 7300 Course Policies Updated 10 August 2005 Textbooks Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers., 3rd edition by Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger. A custom edition of Quantitative Analysis for Management., 8th edition. by Barry Render, Ralph M. Stair Jr., and Michael E. Hanna 2 Grading

Homework 10% Two Midterm Exams 25% Each Final Exam 40% Grading based on the 4-point scale A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, etc. 3 Grading Scale Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD F Grade-Points 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7

2.3 2.0 1.7 1.0 0.0 Min. 90% 87% 84% 73% 70% 67% 56% 53% 42% 0% Max. 100% 89% 86% 83% 72% 69%

66% 55% 52% 41% 4 Homework Generally due every Thursday at the start of class One week later for distance students Late homework receives a grade of zero Assignments available on the class web page http://www.engr.smu.edu/~olinick/emis730 0 Plan to spend at least 10 hours per week on home work and reading assignments, and studying for exams

5 Submitting Homework Blackboard http://smu.edu/cms/ Click on the Go to the Blackboard logon page: link Your login name is your SMU ID Your password is you SMU ID Contact the distanced education help desk at [email protected] for help with DVD delivery. 6

Submitting Homework Name the file hwno_firstinitiallastname. If there are multiple files then number them as hwno_firstinitiallastname1, hwno_firstinitiallastname2 and so on. E.g. If you are turning in HW#5 and your name is George T. Mason then your homework file name should be hw5_gmason. Turn in one file / assignment if possible preferably Word / PowerPoint. If you happen to use Excel then you can neatly embed an excel sheet in Word / PowerPoint by using copy -> paste special option. 7

Submitting Homework If you have to turn in an Excel File then make sure that each worksheet fits in one page. Use View->Page Break Preview to adjust the sheet so that its contents will fit in one page. Type your name in the first page of your homework without fail. Include a header that has the homework number and your name. Insert a footer with page numbers of the format page x of y. If you use different font colors make sure that the color is not a very light shade 8 Midterm Exams

Two Miderms Distance Students First midterm: September 22 Second midterm: October 25 Midterms are sent to site coordinators the day the exam is given in class You will have a one-week window in which to take the exam If business travel or military service conflicts with the exam dates, you must let me know ahead of time Open textbook and notes

80 Minutes 9 Final Exam December 7th (3 P.M. to 6 P.M.) in class December 7 through 15 for Distance Students Comprehensive 3 hours Open textbook and notes 10 Grade Calculation Example HW1 90% A

4.0 HW2 85% B+ 3.3 HW3 80% B2.7 HW4 68% C+ 2.3 HW Ave. B 3.2 10% Exam 1 B2.7 25%

Exam 2 A3.7 25% Final B 3 40% HW5 88% A3.7 HW Ave. 3.2 Course B 3.12 11 Important Dates

Thursday, September 22 (Exam 1) Tuesday, October 11 (Fall Break) Tuesday, October 25 (Exam 2) Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) Tuesday, November 29 (Last Class) Wednesday, December 7 (Final Exam) 12

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