Winter 2021 Syllabus

Professor: Dr. Tanu Malik
Office Hours: Fridays 9:30 AM – 11 AM; Use Bluestar
Course Website:
Hours: Fridays 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Course Location: Virtual

Course Description: The CDM research colloquium is a weekly seminar in which we invite speakers (faculty and senior researchers) from the academic and business communities. The lectures feature creative and scholarly works that encompass the disciplines and areas of interest of CDM faculty. In Winter 2020, the focus will be on introspective systems within the School of Computing.

The Research Colloquium is also a 2-credit course. Participating students must listen to talks, and write reflections for each of the presentations. The educational objectives are to expose students to creative and scholarly research at DePaul and elsewhere, and to engage students in the thought process of identifying and solving challenging research problems.

Prerequisites for CSC 395: (CSC-321 or CSC-355 or CSC-376) and (WRD-204).

Prerequisites for CSC 500: None

Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to attend each class virtually in-person and to remain for the duration. Joining Zoom session 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes early constitutes an absence for the student. The slides and recording will be made available through D2L.

Assignments & Grading: Please see D2L.

Changes to Syllabus: This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted on D2L, and sent via email.

Attitude: A professional and academic attitude is expected throughout this course. Measurable examples of non-academic or unprofessional attitude include but are not limited to: perusing social media and indulging in web browsing when the presenter is speaking, mocking another’s opinion, texting on cell phone, emailing, etc.

Civil Discourse: DePaul University is a community that thrives on open discourse that challenges students, both intellectually and personally, to be Socially Responsible Leaders. It is the expectation that all dialogue in this course is civil and respectful of the dignity of each student. Any instances of disrespect or hostility can jeopardize a student’s ability to be successful in the course. The professor will collaborate with the Dean of Students Office to assist in managing such issues.

Evaluation Policy: Course and instructor evaluations are critical for maintaining and improving course quality. Please complete the evaluations at the end of the quarter.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: All assignments must be done on YOUR OWN. In particular, plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Scholastic dishonesty includes acquiring answers from any unauthorized source, working with another person except when permitted by the instructor, providing answers when not specifically authorized to do so. Disciplinary actions range from grade penalty to expulsion. Please refer to the school policy on plagiarism for more specific detail

Academic Policies: All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at:

Students with Disabilities: Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:

Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296

Course Evaluation: School Policy