Computer Science 555 - Academic Integrity Policy
Academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Giving or receiving information during an exam.
- Deception or misrepresentation in a student's dealing with
the instructors, teaching assistant, or grader.
- Inappropriate collaboration on or copying of homework assignments:
- Students are encouraged to discuss the readings with one another, even
when the discussion relates to assignments. As long as the purpose of
the discussion is to help the students' understanding of the material,
and not to reduce or share the work, such discussion will not be
- All submitted answers must be the students own, and based on the
students understanding of the material, not based on the answers of
other students. Copying or rewriting anyone else's answers in the
student's own words is not acceptable. Giving answers for an
assignment to others is also not acceptable, and both the copyer and
the copyee are guilty of copying; we have no way to know which of you
really did the work.
- Plagiarism, the submission of material authored by another person
but represented as the students own work. It does not matter whether
the original author gave permission. Plagiarism includes both
verbatim copying and paraphrasing. When material or ideas are taken
verbatim, paraphrased, or otherwise included in your writing,
citations must be given. The form of the citation must clearly
indicate the extent of the material that was taken from other works.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
- Submiting a paper or report consisting of material taken
verbatim or paraphrased from one or more other sources, except when
such material constitutes an insignificant part of the submitted paper
or report AND is appropriately cited. When such use is made,
the included material must appear in quotes, or be indented to make it
stand out from the original material in the submitted paper or report.
- Writing a paper by cutting and pasting sentences or paragraphs
from other papers is not acceptable, even if the other papers
are listed as references.
- See the
``Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism''
available from the
student conduct office for more infomration and guidelines on
appropriate and inappropriate use of material from other sources.
- Unauthorized or malicious use of computing facilities,
- Any violation of academic integrity standards described in
the student conduct code. Students are expected to be familiar with
these standards, which may be found in SCampus:
``Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Academic Dishonest''
``Academic Intgeiry: A guide for Graduate Students'' for additional information.
The instructors, teaching assistant, and grader, will make every
attempt to detect cases of academic dishonesty. We have copies of
assignments submitted in previous years and will find out if you
attempt to resubmit them as your own.
When in doubt, it is the student's responsibility to find
out if a certain action constitutes academic dishonesty. Additional
information on academic integrity policies may be found in SCampus.
Verified instances of academic dishonesty will result in a letter in
the student's departmental file and referral to the Dean's office for
disciplinary action. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty
will usually be assigned a grade of ``F'' in the course. Your
instructors do not believe that being forced to drop the course or
being assigned zero credit for a particular assignment is adequate
punishment for academic dishonesty.
Additional infomration on student conduct may be obtained from the
office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.