|Office Location    ||DBH 4062 (Bren Hall)|
|Office Phone||(949) 824-2704 (but email is better)|
|Office Hours||Mon||12:00pm - 1:00pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00pm|
|Tues||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Wed||12:00pm - 1:00pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00pm|
|Fri||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Quotes Relevant to Learning in this Class: I'll encourage you to learn and point the way (but you have to engage).|
Instructor Email: I answer e-mail periodically throughout the day (from about 6:30am to 10:00pm). If you have a question that would be of interest to the entire class, please post it on the appropriate MessageBoard Forum (see below).
Instructor Online Hours: I will hold online evening office hours every weekday evening before our class meets (Monday-Thursday, 9:00pm to 10:00pm) where I am reachable by by AIM handle richardepattis.
MessageBoard Forums: I have created a Message Board for this class and started five MessageBoard Forums. I prefer students ask questions on these Forums, so that everyone (staff and other students) can see the questions and everyone can participate in answering the questions (and exploring the answers). I expect students to read these Message Boards regularly to keep current on their discussions. Avoid duplicate posts: before posting, first check whether another student has already posted on that topic. When you do post a question, choose a clear, specific and descriptive title.
In past quarters, the message board/forum mechanism have seen a good amount of traffic: course material has been clarified, questions have been asked and answered, and many interesting discussions have ensued. But the efficacy of these discussions depends on your participation. If the need for other forums arise, I will create them: feel free to suggest other forums to me.
Course Email: The instructor, staff, and all students registered for the course can send email to everyone else by emailing the address ics46-F17@classes.uci.edu. All messages sent via this email address will be archived on the Email Archive As the instructor, I will frequently use this mechanism to broadcast timely information to all the students. Students should use this email address more selectively: mostly you should be using the forums mentioned above to ask questions, so all students can see your questions/comments and participate in the discussion. One reasonable student use of this email list is to send email if Checkmate (the program submission system) appears to be down; by sending class email on this topic, I will learn about the problem, other students in the class will learn about the proble, and everyone will know I know about the problem. In such a case (when I bring Checkmate back up), I'll send a follow-up email message to everyone.
Finally, remember to read the Announcements link daily, on the course web; I tend to post long-lived information here, rather than via the forums or email.
|Lecture||EH 1200||Rich Pattis||MWF||11:00 am||11:50 am|
|Common Lab 1||ICS2 100||Twaha Ibrahim||MW||12:00 pm||2:00 pm|
|Common Lab 2||ICS2 100||Yu Liu||MW||2:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|Common Lab 3||ICS2 100||Vatsal Rustagi||MW||4:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|Common Lab 4||ICS2 100||Not staffed as of 10/16||MW||6:00 pm||8:00 pm|
|Common Lab 5||ICS2 100||Andrew Chio (note Tuesday ONLY)||Tu||10:00 am||12:00 pm|
|Common Lab 6||ICS2 100||Vickki Pang||TuTh||12:00 pm||2:00 pm|
|Common Lab 7||ICS2 100||Charles Zhu||TuTh||2:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|Common Lab 8||ICS2 100||Justin Chung||TuTh||4:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|Common Lab 9||ICS2 100||Adrian Padua||TuTh||6:00 pm||8:00 pm|
|Common Lab 10||ICS2 100||Andrew Chio (note Wednesday ONLY)||W||9:00 am||11:00 am|
It is well known (but often underappreciated) fact that consistent attendence of lectures labs is strongly correlated with good course performance; therefore, I expect all my students to attend lectures regularly. Plan on arriving punctually -I may make important announcements at the start of a class- paying attention, and treating your classmates with respect.
If you do miss a class, your first point of contact should be other students who attended the class to determine what you missed and how you can catch up (see the course web too). One of the most "bewildering" questions faculty hear is, "I missed class yesterday; did you say or do anything important?"