UMBC, CMSC202 Computer Science II, Spring 2007
Email is great --- much better than voice mail. If you need to contact
your instructor about this class outside of lecture and office
hours, email is much better than the telephone. You should, however,
observe the following etiquette:
- Email is good for lots of things, but it is horrible for
debugging. You should use your instructor's office hours, the
TAs' office hours or the Help Center for debugging help.
- When you send email to your instructor, your instructor
will reply to the address from which the email was sent.
- When your instructor wishes to initiate email to you, it
will be sent to your UMBC GL account. Therefore, you should check
your email at that account on a regular basis, as it will be used
when necessary to communicate with the class outside of normal
lecture time. You may also choose to forward your UMBC mail to
an outside account.
- Use your real name. Email from "Hot Stuff" gets deleted without being
- Use only the email addresses listed under "Staff Contact
Information". Mail sent to any other addresses may not
- Include your name and section number in all email correspondence
with course staff.
- Include a meaningful subject line, something like "CMSC
202 Project 2 question". Your instructor teaches more than one
course, so don't just refer to a project number.
- Send email in text format only (no HTML, MS Word attachments, etc.). Mail
with suspicious attachments will not be read.
- If you ask a good question, the answer (along with your question) might
be copied to all the students in CMSC 202. If you do not want this possibility,
clearly indicate so in your message.
In addition, due to the volume of student email during each semester,
please note the following:
- Do not expect responses during holidays or weekends, late in the
evening, or on the evening a project is due. If you do not receive a
response within several business days, feel free to email them again, your
original email may have been lost or spam-filtered.
- Do not expect an immediate response to your mail. This means
your should ask your project questions WELL BEFORE the due date,
if you expect an answer in time to help you.
- Do not wait to submit a project because you are waiting for a response
to your email. Once you receive a response, you can resubmit an updated
version of your project if you so choose (subject to the late penalties and
policies outlined above).
[Spring '07 CMSC202]
26 Jan 2007 02:55:13 EST