LIN 353C: Hybrid Class Main Facts

This class meets in person 4 times this semester: August 27, September 24, October 22, and November 19. Those dates are clearly marked in the schedule. The in-person sessions will be used for a discussion of larger issues in computational linguistics, and for a discussion of your experiences with the hands-on exercises.

All other class sessions will be offered online synchronously, with in-class interactions via zoom. The online sessions will also be recorded, with recordings available on Canvas for two weeks after the class session.

All students in the class have the choice of taking the class fully online. If you take the class online, you can participate in the in-person discussion sessions through zoom and through chat.

The class has no attendance requirement though I would recommend participating synchronously online or in person.

Office hours will be offered through zoom, with a link on Canvas.

In their Flexible Finals Advisory, the Liberal Arts Council suggested modifying or removing final exam requirements for this Fall because of the disruptions that students may face because of the Thanksgiving return home. Accordingly, this class will not have a final exam or final term paper. Instead, grading weight will be distributed over 8 homework assignments and 4 small "food for thought" assignments. Due dates for those assignments are marked on the schedule page.

I need your feedback to make this class work! I will post polls about how well the on-line and in-person parts are working, and how the technology we are using is working for you. But don't hesitate to email me your feedback whenever. I want to hear what works for you!

If you want to speak to the instructor in person on one of the in-person class days, please do not wait inside the building. Instead, meet the instructor at the designated meeting spot: Outside the building on the side facing RLP, in front of the exit door.