Location and Time


Course Staff

Instructor

TAs

CAs

  • Irene Chen
  • Dean Chou
  • Jasmine Domingo
  • Jesse Gong

Getting Help in STAT 107

You have many options to get help for this class:


Course Content

Data Science Discovery is the intersection of statistics, computation, and real-world relevance. As a project-driven course, students perform hands-on-analysis of real-world datasets to analyze and discover the impact of the data. Throughout each experience, students reflect on the social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and design. Same as CS 107 and IS 107.

Textbooks

  • Required: None

Course notes will be provided, which, in addition to notes taken by students during class are sufficient.

Prerequisites

No official prerequiste. But you should be comfortable with college algebra.

List of Technologies Used in STAT 107

  • Compass 2g: grades and project submissions.
  • Prairie Learn: homework.
  • Course website: lecture notes, videos, syllabus and other course materials.
  • Piazza: discussion forum.
  • Zoom: video call platform used for office hours and discussion sessions.

Course Grades

Assessment Percentage
Homework 40%
Labs 10%
Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 15%
Final Project 20%
Final Grade 100%

Homework

  • There will be 10 homework assignments, each worth 100 points.
    • The homework assignment will be available on Monday each week.
    • Each homework assignment will have 3 deadlines:
      • A 105% deadline: finish your homework by this deadline to get up to 105 points.
      • A 100% deadline: a deadline to get up to 100 points.
      • A 80% deadline: late submissions are accepted up to this deadline with a 20% late penalty, that is the maximum score you can get is 80 points.
    • There are unlimited attempts on the homework. That is, you can answer the questions as many times as you want to get the maximum scores!
  • Homework assignments can be accessed through Prairie Learn.
    • You must log in using your Illinois log-in information (NetID and password).
    • Contact me ASAP if you run into issue with Prairie Learn.

Labs

  • There will be 12 lab assignments, each worth 10 points.
    • The lab assignment will be available on Monday each week and be due the following Monday.
    • You are expected to join your registered discussion session on Zoom (see link on the Home page) to work on the lab with the help of your TA.
  • More information on the labs can be found at the Labs tab.

Exams

  • There will be 2 exams, each worth 100 points.
  • Details regarding the exams can be found at Exams tab.

Project

  • There will be 1 Final Project which worths 100 points.
  • The project details will be provided around Week 8 on the course website.

Grading Scale

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D-
TBD 93% 90% 87% 83% 80% 77% 73% 70% 67% 63% 60%

Grades are not curved or adjusted.


Grade Disputes

If you feel your homework or exam was graded incorrectly, you have one week from the date it was returned to discuss it with the instructor. After one week, grading is final except for exceptional circumstances. You may not simply ask for a re-grade, but instead must justify to the staff why the grading was done incorrectly. Also, by disputing any grading, you agree to allow the instructor to review the entire homework or exam for other errors missed during grading.


Attendence

You are expected to watch all lecture videos and read lecture notes. Failure to do so may not have a direct effect on your course grade, but will likely have a significant indirect effect. Any known or potential extracurricular conflicts should be discussed in person with the instructor during the first week of classes, or as soon as they arise.


Academic Integrity

The official University of Illinois policy related to academic integrity can be found in Article 1, Part 4 of the Student Code. Section 1-402 in particular outlines behavior which is considered an infraction of academic integrity. These sections of the Student Code will be upheld in this course. Any violations will be dealt with in a swift, fair and strict manner. Homework assignments are meant to be learning experiences. You may discuss the exercises with other students, but you must write-up the solutions on your own. In short, do not cheat, it is not worth the risk. You are more likely to get caught than you believe. If you think you may be operating in a grey area, you most likely are.


Safety

The university values your safety. Please read this document or watch this video.


Disability Accommodations

To obtain disability-related academic adjustments or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible. To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 217-333-4603, e-mail or go to the DRES website.


Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make any changes she considers academically advisable. Such changes, if any, will be announced in class. Please note that it is your responsibility to attend the class and keep track of the proceedings.

Modified from David Dalpiaz’s STAT 400 - Spring 2018 syllabus with permission.