CS 35/135: Data Stream Algorithms
Spring 2020 | Professor: Amit Chakrabarti

Principles

(lightly edited version of Brandon Bayne's original from UNC)

  1. Nobody signed up for this.
    • Not for the sickness, not for the social distancing, not for the sudden end of our collective lives together on campus
    • Not for an online class, not for teaching remotely, not for learning from home, not for mastering new technologies
  2. The humane option is the best option.
    • We are going to prioritize supporting each other as humans
    • We are going to prioritize simple solutions that make sense for the most
    • We are going to prioritize communicating clearly
  3. We cannot just do the same thing online.
    • Some assignments are no longer possible
    • Some expectations are no longer reasonable
    • Some objectives are no longer valuable
  4. We will foster intellectual nourishment, social connection, and personal accommodation.
    • Accessible asynchronous content for diverse access, time zones, and contexts
    • Optional (though highly enouraged) synchronous discussion to learn together and combat isolation
  5. We will remain flexible and adjust to the situation.
    • Nobody knows where this is going and what we'll need to adapt
    • Everybody needs support and understanding in this unprecedented moment