A student is said to cheat when he or she claims to have completed work
that was actually completed by someone else. Some people think that
turning in a friend's work is not cheating. We think that turning in
someone else's work is detrimental to the standing of the department.
Businesses and Government offices rely on us to supply a competent
workforce. They use grades to measure competence. Grades can not
measure competence with any accuracy in the case of a student who does
not do the work. Therefore, stiff penalties are levied when cheating
The following are considered cheating in this course, where applicable:
- Talking to another student during an exam
- Getting information from the Internet during an exam
- Texting to any other person during an exam, whether in class or not
- Submitting a solution to a lab where that solution was completed by
another person or group. Note that group sizes are limited to three so
a similar solution that is turned in by five people, say, is considered
cheating by all.
- Submitting work that was discovered on the Internet without proper
- Submitting work that is based on some other person or group without
Proper attribution means describe exactly what was used from the work of
the other person or group so that it will make clear what your contribution
to your solution is.
The following will happen if you are found cheating:
- If cheating on an exam (as described in points 1,2,3 above),
grade for the exam will be 0.
- If submitting some other work without proper attribution (as stated
in points 4,5,6 above),
your grade for that submission will be 0.
- If found cheating more than once during a semester,
your course grade
will be F.