|Instructor||Teaching Assistant||Teaching Assistant|
|Name||Gina Levow||Leandro Cortes||Vikas Sindhwani|
|Office||Ry 166||Ry 177||Ry 177|
|Office Hours||By appointment||By appointment||By appointment|
The instructors' office hours are for discussing material from class. Students wishing to discuss accommodations for unusual circumstances should also come see me, and should do so at the earliest possible time. Because many homework questions come up over and over, it is usually best to check with the TA before coming by during office hours with a homework question, but we will be happy to discuss the homework with you as well if office hours are the most convenient time to get your question resolved. Homework grades should always be discussed with the TA first, but your instructor will be happy to discuss them with you after you have done that if your concern is not resolved. We will hold scheduled office hours as noted above, but I will also be happy to meet with students that don't find that time convenient either after class or by appointment. Electronic mail is the best way to reach us to set up an appointment, and it is also a good way to get a quick answer to a simple question.
The required text is Russell and Norvig's Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd edition, available from the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
|Midterm and Final||50%||25%, and 25%|
Homework is due before the start of class. Credit for partial work will be given. Late assignments will be corrected, but will lose 10% for each 24 period after the due date. All material included in the homework is testable, so skipping an assignment is a bad idea.
In general, the TAs will grade the homeworks under the supervision of the faculty. If you have a question about a homework grade, you should contact the TA first, but you may appeal to the faculty. Open-ended questions on the exams will be graded jointly by the faculty and TA.
Students may work together on the assignments, but all of the material which is turned in for grading must be produced individually. For example, students may form study groups and work out solutions together on a chalkboard, but it would not be permissible for one student to create a computer file containing the answers and then for other students to copy that file and submit it as their own work. The goal of this policy is to encourage the use of homework as a learning aid. Credit should be given for help on the homework by identifying one's collaborators on the first page of the submitted homework assignment.