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Collaboration & Academic Honesty Policy

I highly encourage students to get together in small groups to go over material from the lectures and text, work problems from the text, study for exams, and to discuss the general ideas and approaches to laboratory assignments. However, work to be turned in, including programming assignments, must generally be done independently, unless credit is given for all collaboration or assistance. All students should include a statement on all homework detailing all collaboration or assistance given or received. The statement must detail the problems involved, the type of collaboration or help, and the persons involved. If I believe any student is depending too much on others, I will inform them that they must receive less help in the future, but no points will be deducted from homework turned in to that point. All solutions must be written up independently. Copying another person's solution is always a violation of the academic honesty standards.

Of course exams must always represent only your own work. Before an exam is distributed I will give you careful instructions on what sources, if any, may be consulted during the exam.

Failure to abide by these rules is considered plagiarism, and will result in severe penalties. Violations will be dealt with promptly. The first offense typically results in failure in the course. A second offense is automatically referred to the College's Board of Academic Discipline. See the Academic Honesty Policy in the Student Handbook for further information. Please do not put me, yourself, or anyone else in this unpleasant situation.


Philosophy behind our approachTopDocumentationCollaboration & Academic Honesty Policy