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
Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this course. Incidents of
plagiarism will be taken seriously, and could result in your expulsion from the University.
Plagiarism 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 you may discuss the assignments with your classmates
(or other teams if team work is authorized by the instructor), any work
you turn in must be your own.
For example, you must not do the following.
- Submit any source code written by another person, nor copy
another person's answers or writeup
- Submit code you have previously submitted to another course for credit
without first obtaining permission from the instructor.
The same restriction holds for publicly available code that
you haven't written. If you do get permission from the instructor
to use the code, then you must cite the source, including
a URL and/or any book that accompanies the code. Be sure to
give the author(s) credit, consistent with any statement
they require you to include in your code.
- Take detailed notes (basically copying everything down)
during any discussions with classmates about an assignment.
- Use words or text written by someone else without citing text
appropriately. Every figure or sentence fragment must be appropriately
decorated with quotation marks or indention to indicate very clearly that someone
else wrote the text. In addition, the passage must be labeled with a
citation or citation number which refers to a footnote or bibliographic
entry. Citing a paper once is not enough.
Remember: citations should be used to illuminate a viewpoint which
you hold. They are not a substitute for expressing your own ideas
in your own words.
- Submit any portion(s) of a paper you have previously submitted for credit in
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 the instructor.
A student violating this policy will be reported to the appropriate
university official 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 on
No student shall engage in any activity that involves attempting to receive
a grade by means other than honest effort, for example:
- No student shall knowingly procure, provide, or accept any unauthorized
materials that contains questions or answers to any examination or assignment
given at a subsequent time.
- No student shall complete, in part or in total, any examination or
assignment for another person.
- No student shall knowingly allow any examination or assignment to be
completed, in part or in total, for himself or herself by another person.
- No student shall plagiarize or copy the work of another person and
submit it as his or her own work.
- No student shall employ aids excluded by the instructor
in undertaking course work.
- No student shall alter graded class
assignments or examinations and then resubmit them for re-grading.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
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.
No student shall knowingly
permit such information to be conveyed to others
for the purpose of completing an assignment.
To reinforce these points, every student in CSE 21 must read, understand,
and sign the
CSE 21 Integrity of Scholarship Agreement,
and turn it in before they
get their first assignment graded.
If in doubt about this Policy of Academic Integrity, be sure and see the instructor.