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ECOT 831

Privacy and Security Issues in Grade Recording
Robert C. Steinke
Grad Student, Computer Science

TAs and GPTIs are usually required to receive student assignments, grade them, record grades, and return them to the students. Throughout this process there are important issues of student privacy, prevention of recording mistakes, and security against cheating that must be considered. Federal law protects students' rights to the privacy of their work. Misrecorded grades should not be a problem, but they can be if precautions aren't taken. Additionally, students will come to you claiming that you have made mistakes with their grade. Your record keeping system should be able to confidently prove or disprove the student's claim. Otherwise this could become an avenue for cheating. This talk will not deal with the grading of papers, but rather with the process of handling papers and recording grades. This talk counts as one discipline specific hour towards GTP certification.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
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