Thursday, May 29, 2008

Class evaluations for your (temporary) edification..


 It is my custom to share the college teaching evaluations with the students.

You can look at a copy of  the evaluation for 574

(The link will be available for about a week).

Thanks to the 8 of you who took time to do the evaluation (the other four would hopefully be riddled with relentless guilt ;-)

I appreciate all the comments.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Elusive cse574 Cumulative Grade Book


 Here are the "grades" for the first project, the two homeworks, the final and the all important paper.

Note that for the paper, I gave the grades in four objectives:

-->"Significance" -- Is the problem being attempted significant?

--> "effort"   -- How much work did the student put in to the project

--> "Presentation" -- How readable/compelling is the paper?

--> "Finish"  -- Is the paper self-contained or half-finished?

The final and the domain project were graded by me. The homework 1 was graded by Menkes and homework 2 was graded by J. Benton.

The papers were all read by me as well as Will Cushing and we exchanged views on the significance etc. (This of course took the most time).

Although there is no single number for semester cumulative, I feel that the student "5297 172" certainly deserves an A+. 
In keeping with my tradition, that student, if he/she so chooses, suggest me what should be the grades for others.

The grades should be on the system anytime now.. ;-)

thanks for your work. I will get in touch with some of  you with more elaborate paper comments. All the graded material will be available from
my office on Friday (I am away at D.C. the next two days)



Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Here is the link for all the semester project reports...


 The following link takes you to a message on the mail archive which has all the project reports sent to me


Friday, May 2, 2008

an old midterm and some homework solutions..

Some of you wanted an example exam. Here is one from last offering (this is a midterm though)
Also, you can get solutions for the first homework here

Thursday, May 1, 2008

your peer reviews.. all tf and no idf...

I looked at your peer reviews.  All I can say is that you should definitely take the classes from each other-- the lowest grade you will give seems to be 8-10 range :-)

I will have to re-scale and re-center the numbers to mine patterns from it.. There go my hopes of using just your numbers (although they might make good data for collaborative filtering question in my next fall's class).

I am slowly reading through the reports. The good news is that as of now, I like at least two of them..