|Course #:||COMP 377-001 5519 (online)
COMP 377-002 5520 (online)
COMP 477-001 5536 (online)
COMP 477-002 5537 (online)
|Day/Time:||all sections are asynchronous online
Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:00 (listed as "class" time) will be used to zoom for questions, touching base
|Prerequisites:||COMP 271 or COMP 251
|Instructor:||Dr. Channah Naiman|
||zoom signup will be available via
Doodle or similar
|Texts and Software||Grades|
|Online Recording Policy
|Course Format, Attendance
|Homework/Assignments||Students with Disabilities|
|Course Schedule||Important Dates|
Special ONLINE notes:This course is formatted as a completely online, asynchronous course. I will be available during regular “class” hours (Wednesday, 5:30 – 800 p.m.) to answer any questions that you may have about the course, homework issues. This time slot is available to all students, not just those who registered for 377-001 and 477-001 sections. In addition, I will also be available for individual and team meetings via a doodle signup sheet (to be posted). You are expected to be prepared for the weekly Q & A sessions, if you choose to attend. I will not be repeating the lecture content, but I will provide help, project guidance and homework assistance. Since the course is asynchronous, you are not required to attend the weekly sessions. Once teams are formed, teams will be required to sign up for team meetings with me on the Doodle signup sheet (to be posted).
Loose leaf w/Connect:
|2||Creating the resource pool|
|3||Displaying the network and critical path|
|4||Entering predecessor information|
|5||Initial project data entry|
|7||Obtaining EV, CPI, and SPI|
|8||Recording actual progress|
|9||Working with cost information|
|10||Working with the project calendar|
As of this writing, Sakai will be used for course announcements, homework
submissions, and grade postings. It is your home page for the course.
All sections will share the same Sakai site. This is to
encourage team formation across sections.
All sections of this course are
totally online and asynchronous. This means that there
are no in-person scheduled sessions, and you can work on your own time.
There are two exceptions: for the first class, we will meet
online, just to make sure that everyone is familiar with the orientation
and where to find things; and the final project presentation may be
presented over zoom, and open to all students. All
course materials are posted on the syllabus and on Sakai.
During "class" meetings, I will answer questions, and you will meet with
your teams in zoom breakout rooms to work on the in-class assignments
and on your project. I will rotate among the breakout rooms to
help teams (mostly on the project). Attendance at these zoom
meetings in optional, since the class is asynchronous. However, I
will require some zoom team meetings over the course of the semester,
and if your team has been attending the class-time zoom meeting, that
may be sufficient. All assignments are due as per the syllabus (and
The course is organized into six modules. In each module, there is some combination of quizzes, in-class assignment, video assignment, lab assignment and a Project Milestone. Not every module has every type of assignment. There are "module" menu buttons on Sakai that help you navigate the module home page, where you can find everything that you need for that module. In addition, the course schedule shows the weekly schedule.
Reading Assignments and Quizzes:
Most of the modules have 3 chapters. Check the course
schedule for exact reading assignments. Modules 1 and 6 also have
supplemental slides and/or other material. The quizzes are from the
textbook (although a heads-up that I have modified them), and their
purpose is to keep you up to date with the reading and make sure
that you extract the important concepts. The quizzes are individual
assessments and may not be completed in collaboration with anyone else.
In-class Team Assignments: These are team-based assignments that are sometimes a text-based review of an important model, skill or concept. You will generally collaborate with your team to work on the problem, or discuss the scenario being presented. Your team will then submit the final answers.Video Assignments: There are two video assignments (aside from Orientation). They are in Modules 1 and 5. Their purpose is to provide a concrete application of the concepts in the chapter. There are also several other videos, which are often reviews of techniques and models that I found online. Occasionally a video will also be part of your in-class team assignment. All assignments are clearly listed in the Module page and summarized on the Course Schedule. There are no "lecture videos" as there were in COMP 453, for those students who have taken that class with me.
Students are expected to
have read the statement
on academic integrity This policy applies to the course.
Students with religious holiday conflicts: Please let me know
within the first week of class if you have a religious holiday conflict
with any exam or homework due date, so that we can plan on an
Students with Disabilities: I
If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the Services for Student Accessibility Office (773-508-3700 and SAC@luc.edu) as soon as possible. Students with documented disabilities who provide me with a letter from the SAC office will be fully accommodated as per the terms of the letter. In this course, quizzes may be taken outside of class, so you will most likely not require a separate testing location. However, if you need extra time, please let me know as soon as possible. No medical or disability accommodations can be provided beyond what SAC specifies. Accommodations cannot be provided retroactively. Please do not send me doctor's notes or any personal medical information, unless there is some unforeseen medical emergency that cannot be covered by a SAC accommodation.
Students with Sponsorships and Scholarships: If you require a certain grade in order to satisfy a sponsor or a scholarship requirement, please be sure to monitor your grade on Sakai. I will consider only your performance in this course in calculating grades, using the grading rubric posted in this syllabus. If you cannot achieve a minimum grade that is required by a sponsor or a scholarship, I will not change your grade to help you meet that requirement. This would be unfair to other students, and not reflective of your performance in this course. You are responsible to monitor your grade and to keep apprised of the withdrawal dates posted by the registrar.
Online Recording Policy
In this class software may be used to record live class discussions. As a student in this class, your participation in live class discussions will be recorded. These recordings will be made available only to students enrolled in the class, to assist those who cannot attend the live session or to serve as a resource for those who would like to review content that was presented. All recordings will become unavailable to students in the class when the Sakai course is unpublished (i.e. shortly after the course ends, per the Sakai administrative schedule: https://www.luc.edu/itrs/sakai/sakaiadministrativeschedule/). Students who prefer to participate via audio only will be allowed to disable their video camera so only audio will be captured. Please discuss this option with your professor. The use of all video recordings will be in keeping with the University Privacy Statement shown below:
Assuring privacy among faculty and students engaged in online and face-to-face instructional activities helps promote open and robust conversations and mitigates concerns that comments made within the context of the class will be shared beyond the classroom. As such, recordings of instructional activities occurring in online or face-to-face classes may be used solely for internal class purposes by the faculty member and students registered for the course, and only during the period in which the course is offered. Students will be informed of such recordings by a statement in the syllabus for the course in which they will be recorded. Instructors who wish to make subsequent use of recordings that include student activity may do so only with informed written consent of the students involved or if all student activity is removed from the recording. Recordings including student activity that have been initiated by the instructor may be retained by the instructor only for individual use.