Homework: Unless specifically stated otherwise, collaboration on
homework is encouraged, provided (1) You spend at least 15 minutes on each
and every problem alone, before discussing it with others, and (2) You
write up each and every problem in your own writing, using your own words,
and understand the solution fully. Copying someone else's homework is cheating
(see below), as is copying the homework from another source (prior year's
notes, etc.). The quiz problems will be very similar to the homework problems;
if you truly understand the homework, then the quizzes will be easy. If
you have copied the homework...
Quizzes: A quiz is a short exam—no collaboration or discussion
is permitted. If you have a question during a quiz, ask the instructor
or the TA.
Cheating is a very serious offense. If you are caught cheating, you can
expect a failing grade and initiation of a cheating case in the University
system. Basically, cheating is an insult to the instructor, to the department
and major program, and most importantly, to you. If you feel that you are
having a problem with the material, or don't have time to finish an assignment,
or have any number of other reasons to cheat, then talk with the instructor.
Just don't cheat.
To avoid creating situations where copying can arise, never e-mail or
post your solution files. You can post general questions about interpretation
and tool use but limit your comments to these categories. If in doubt about
what might constitute cheating, send the instructor e-mail
describing the situation.
Comments to: email@example.com
(Last Update: 09/25/97)