On-campus lecture schedule
- 2:00 - 2:50 PM, MWF
- Meets in CAETE TV room, ECCS 1B28
- There will be one midterm exam and one final exam. Both will be take-home exams.
- Homework assignments: 50%
- Midterm exam 17%
- Final exam 33%
All assignments and exams will be due as noted in the Desire2Learn (D2L) course site. It is required that all assignments and exams be scanned into pdf files, and submitted to the appropriate dropbox on D2L, by the posted due date and time. After that time, the dropbox will automatically shut down.
Extra credit: one or more extra credit homework problems may be assigned. These optional problems are due at the same time as the accompanying regular homework assignment. Points earned on extra credit problems will increase your semester homework score, up to a maximum semester homework score of 100%.
- Prof. Bob Erickson
- Office hours: Wednesdays 10-11 am and Thursdays 2-3 pm (Mountain time)
- Erickson and Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition, Chapters 1-9 and 13-15 will be used.
- Additional materials will be available on this web site.
Desire to Learn (D2L) site
The course will employ the campus Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system. All students will be given access to this site. You must have a campus IdentiKey username and password; once you have a student ID number, you can activate your IdentiKey account at this web page. All on-campus and off-campus students will be required to use the course D2L site.
The course D2L site includes:
- A dropbox for submission of homework and exams
- To upload submissions: log onto D2L, then click the Dropbox tab.
- You will be able to upload your files until the deadline, after which D2L will no longer accept submissions.
- Be sure that you file appears and was uploaded correctly.
- Scanning of assignments will be accepted only if easily readable and of reasonable file size: use 1-bit black and white, at 200-300 dpi, with all pages in a single pdf file. For handwritten materials: use black ink or soft (#2) lead pencils; blue ink and hard (#3) pencils usually do not scan well. Do not use color or grayscale scans.
- A log of your grades for all assignments
- When grading is complete, your assignment grade will appear under the Grades tab.
- The grader will post comments online also.
- A forum that allows you to communicate online with other students in the course
- You are welcome to post questions and discussions with your classmates
- Normally questions will not be answered by Prof. Erickson
- Posting of homework solutions on the forum is considered an abuse of the website and is prohibited.
- To access the forum, log onto D2L, then click the Discussions tab.
Note for on-campus students: a scanner is available within the Student Resource Center (ECEE 1B08); enrolled students can request access to the SRC by showing their BuffOne card at the ECEE Department front desk.
Additional information for CAETE students
It is expected that students taking the course remotely will keep up to date in the course. Streaming video will be available for download via the web, and is usually posted later in the afternoon of the lecture. You should establish a regular schedule for watching the web-based lectures, and view them within 2-3 days of when they were recorded on campus.
The web lectures can be accessed through the CAETE website: instructions and a link are on the CAETE Course Access page.
Assignments must be submitted to the appropriate dropbox in D2L, by the due dates and times announced in class. The dropbox will automatically close at the announced time, and late assignments will not be accepted. Do not send the homework to CAETE or email to Prof. Erickson -- it will get lost.
Regarding Educational Officers (EO): An EO is not required. The course includes midterm and final take-home exams lasting four to seven days each. Exams will be administered via the D2L site, and your completed exam must be uploaded to the appropriate D2L dropbox in the same manner as for the homework assignments.
Office hours for off-campus students
- You are welcome to call Prof. Erickson with your questions, at (303) 492-7003.
- Telephone office hours are Mondays 3-4 pm (Mountain time).
- You can also send your questions via email.
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Additional notices for all students
- If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. (303-492-8671, Center for Community building). If you have a temporary medical condition or injury, see these guidelines
- Every effort will be made to reasonably and fairly deal with students who have serious religious observances that conflict with scheduled exams, assignments, etc. Please notify the instructor well in advance, so that there is time to make adequate arrangements. The Boulder campus policy can be read at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/fac_relig.html
- All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council (firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). The honor code can be viewed at http://honorcode.colorado.edu
- Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Those who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, color, culture, religion, creed, politics, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability, and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the student's legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference early in the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records. See policies at www.colorado.edu/policies/classbehavior.html and at www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/code.html#student_code
- The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. (Regent Law, Article 10, amended 11/8/2001). CU-Boulder will not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. For purposes of this CU-Boulder policy, "Protected Classes" refers to race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) at 303-492-2127 or the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) at 303-492-5550. Information about the ODH, the above referenced policies, and the campus resources available to assist individuals regarding discrimination or harassment can be obtained at www.colorado.edu/odh
RWE update 8/14/13