Integrity of Scholarship Agreement

This document constitutes an agreement by the student to abide by the rules regarding Integrity of Scholarship. All students enrolled in this course implicitly agree to abide by these policies and will seek authorized assistance when in need of help. 

Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this course.  Incidents of plagiarism will be taken seriously, and could result in your expulsion from the University. 

Cheating is not only dishonest, but is self-destructive. Authorized course assistance is available in person and via email from the Instructor, Teaching Assistants, lab tutors, and OASIS.

While it is often a good idea to talk with your classmates about your assignments, any work you turn in must be your own. For example, you must not do the following.

Finally, any work you do in an exam must be your own.  You must not copy someone else's answers.

Each student is assumed to be familiar with the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship as described in the UCSD General Catalog, and the course policy as described in this document.   If you have any questions about these policies, be sure to discuss them with us. 

A student violating this policy will be reported to the appropriate Dean for administrative action, such as probation or expulsion from UCSD, in addition to any academic penalty imposed by the instructor in the course. Academic penalties include, but are not limited to, receiving a grade of 0 for the assignment or test in question, receiving an 'F' for the course. Please see a very important document regarding this policy by clicking on the URL and by consulting the following  excerpt from the UCSD General Catalog (1999-2000) on "Students' Responsibility"


No student shall engage in any activity that involves attempting to receive a grade by means other than honest effort, for example:
  1. No student shall knowingly procure, provide, or accept any unauthorized materials that contains questions or answers to any examination or assignment to be given at a subsequent time.

  2. No student shall complete, in part or in total, any examination or assignment for another person.

  3. No student shall knowingly allow any examination or assignment to be completed, in part or in total, for himself or herself by another person.

  4. No student shall plagiarize or copy the work of another person and submit it as his or her own work.

  5. No student shall employ aids excluded by the instructor in undertaking course work.

  6. No student shall alter graded class assignments or examinations and then resubmit them for re-grading.

  7. No student shall submit substantially the same material in more than one course without prior authorization.

For programming classes the above regulations imply the following.

  1. All source code and documentation submitted for evaluation or existing inside the student's computer accounts must be the student's original work or material specifically authorized by the instructor. (Students may accept material relevant to an assignment after the assignment is completed, however.)

  2. Collaborating with other students to develop, complete or correct course work is limited to activities explicitly authorized by the Instructor. Use of other student's course work, in part or in total, to develop, complete or correct course work is unauthorized, including course material submitted in past offerings of the course.

  3. No student shall make available to others source code or documentation useful in completing an assignment, nor procure or accept such material. This includes students in current and future offerings of the course, and applies to electronic transmissions including email, web pages, ftp, and so on, as well as hard copy such as source code listings.

  4. No student shall knowingly permit such information to be conveyed to others for the purpose of completing an assignment.

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