## CPSC 324 and 327, Spring 2004

Assignment: Meet the Candidates

As you know, the Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science is hiring a new faculty member to teach computer science.
Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing three or four
candidates to Geneva for on-campus interviews. As part of their
visit, each candidate will give a talk. It's important that
students attend the talks so that we can get feedback about
the candidates and so that the candidates can get a feel for
what it is like to teach here.

As an assignment for CPSC 324 and/or CPSC 327, you are
required to attend at least three of the candidate talks.
After each talk, you will turn in a short evaluation of the
candidate. Your participation will be graded as a homework
assignment for the course, for a maximum of 20 homework points.
Grading will be as follows:

- For attending one talk: 10 points.
- For attending two talks: 17 points.
- For attending three talks: 20 points.

In addition to the talks, there will be a time when each
candidates will meet with a group of about six students for about
one-half hour. I will be looking for people to attend these meetings.
In the event that you absolutely cannot make it to three
of the talks, you can substitute participation in these
meetings. However, the number of slots in these meetings is limited,
so you will need make arrangements quickly. (I will have a time
for the meetings soon.)

The first two candidate talks are:

- Richard Liston, Monday, February 23, 4:00 PM in Lansing 300.
- Stina Bridgeman, Friday, February 27, 4:00 PM in Lansing 300.

There will be refreshments and a chance to talk with the candidate
at 3:30.