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20-CS-6056 - Security Vulnerability Assessment
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Cheating Definition and Policy

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 is discovered.

The following are considered cheating in this course, where applicable:

  1. Talking to another student during an exam
  2. Getting information from the Internet during an exam
  3. Texting to any other person during an exam, whether in class or not
  4. 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.
  5. Submitting work that was discovered on the Internet without proper attribution.
  6. Submitting work that is based on some other person or group without proper attribution

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:

  1. If cheating on an exam (as described in points 1,2,3 above),
    your grade for the exam will be 0.
  2. If submitting some other work without proper attribution (as stated in points 4,5,6 above),
    your grade for that submission will be 0.
  3. If found cheating more than once during a semester,
    your course grade will be F.
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