Minutes of IST 230 meeting
18 apr 2000
The meeting came to order at 1223 pm at UP. Joe Lambert, Tom
Warms, Connie Yu, and Frank Ritter attending. Galen Grimes was tried to be
reached by phone but this failed.
Review of topics
Done: A few new topics/subtopics/examples have been added. Frank set this
up on the web as a revised syllabus under ritter.ist.psu.edu/ist230
ToDo: need a few more topics set up. FR query committee,
ToDo: Connie to do matrices
Frank to ask Gerry to do: ist230-teachers
Review of books
Washburn was chosen. Teachers to get their own.
todo: frank to ask Kate to announce the choice of suggested
todo: frank to get instructor's manual as example, plus
example books for day of.
Todo: Caesar's cipher and Markov processes.
TODO: Tom: Epp has some examples for module 5, put
might as well assume that software in 110 is still available.
Can't assume more.
Could include optional material.
Next meeting, starting online
todo: ideas for group projects, mock up a web page? FER to ask
group homework sets? some advanced topics for group projects?
But individual tests. A telcom example, a spanning tree.
The committee imagines a range of some, perhaps two tests and
a final, so 2 to 4 projects.
todo: group to prepare an example apiece. inlcuding 230
todo: Mike to provide details of a telcom example.
todo: Joe, teachers of ist230 could be included at some early
point, just to listen.
E.g. a network simulator to test min. spanning trees, with
cost of trees and redundancy noted or computable by hand.
Done: frank to assign XL spreedsheet idea or do it.
todo: tidy up.
Local people may wish to consider local resources such as unix
todo: Frank to ask Georgia to ask for copyright use of graph paper.
New Agenda items
done: Frank to get email and text with Kate to get
note prepared and sent to Joe for co-requisistes and prerequisists.
done: Lambert prerequistites. consultation is next
step. (Math22 and 26) Math 40 or Math, to arrange and to do.
todo: to look at Lambert's documents for assignment,
pace, and seuqence of documents.
Next meeting IST May meeting.