pchapin's CIS-6741 Graduate Seminar 2, Fall 2019


Peter C. Chapin. Office: WIL-415 on the Williston campus. Office hours are by appointment. Phone: 802-879-2367 (voice mail active). Email: pchapin@vtc.edu. I will usually respond to email within 24 hours, not including weekends or holidays. Email is the best way to contact me. I am also sometimes on Skype for business, or on the FreeNode IRC network under the nickname pcc.

Course Description

The official course outline lists high level course objectives and content.

This is a paper reading course. Unlike CIS-6740, in this course you will pick the papers the class reads. Otherwise the format is very much the same as in CIS-6740: we will read a new paper every week and discuss it during the hour long class period.


This is a graduate course and requires graduate standing. It is also assumed that you have taken CIS-6740, Graduate Seminar 1.


There is no text for this course.

I have created an email distribution list for the class. I will use this list to distribute announcements and other supplementary materials. Be sure to check your mail regularly (daily) or you might miss something important. If you send a question in email directly to me, I may reply to my distribution list if I think that others would benefit from my answer. If you would rather I did not reply to the list you should say so in your message.

My home page contains various documents of general interest. You will find my office hours posted there.

Grading Policy

The grade is based on participation.

Other Matters

Students with disabilities may request accommodation as provided within federal law. All such requests should be made by first contacting Robin Goodall, Learning Specialist, in the Center for Academic Success on the Randolph campus. She can be reached by phone at (802) 728-1278 or by email at rgoodall@vtc.edu.

The Vermont State Colleges System is committed to ensuring our campuses are safe places for students and employees. Faculty and staff are considered mandated reporters when it comes to experiences of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking). Disclosures of interpersonal violence will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, who can help provide support and academic accommodations for students who have been impacted. More information can be found online.

Last Revised: 2019-08-21
© Copyright 2019 by Peter C. Chapin <pchapin@vtc.edu>