Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4PM in STAG 262

Course staff, contacts and office hours

Prof. Glencora Borradaile and Dr. Michele Gretes are co-teaching this class. Prof. Borradaile can be reached at glencora@eecs.orst.edu and Dr. Gretes can be reached at gretesm@engr.orst.edu. Office hours will be held in the half hour before each class in the classroom (i.e. Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.30-2PM in STAG 262) and on Fridays 2-4PM in KEC3071.

Evaluation of student learning

  • 25% written responses to readings and primary sources as described in the Written Responses page. All deadlines are 2PM on the given day.
  • 20% quizzes and short assignments will assess student understanding of technical concepts and their ability to use privacy-enhancing online communication tools. Assignments will be described in the Course Schedule. All deadlines are 2PM on the given day.
  • 5% participation and community as described on the Participation and Community page.
  • 50% course projects as described on the Course Projects page.

A current spreadsheet containing your evaluations so far will be emailed out weekly.

Submitting Assignments

Unless otherwise indicated, assignments, written responses and peer critiques will be submitted as plain text files using TEACH. If you have never used TEACH before or are not an Engineering student, then you must first enable your TEACH account by cliking on "Create a new account (Enable your Engineering resources)" at the bottom of the above page.

Course Communication

Announcements will occur verbally during class and in writing via the course website and email list. It is your responsibility to keep up with class news, as occasionally schedules of reading assignments and due dates may change; if you miss class, please ask a classmate to fill you in on any important notifications you may have missed, and be sure to check your OSU e-mail account regularly.

Important Course Information

Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS immediately at 541-737-4098 or at http://ds.oregonstate.edu. DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.

Please make yourself familiar with the Student Conduct Code, which can be accessed at http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/studentconduct/. Please pay particular attention to the section on Academic Dishonesty, which OSU defines as ďan intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work." For some guidelines on plagiarism, see http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9, and donít hesitate to talk to me if you are uncertain about how to properly utilize or cite material.