Academic Integrity Policy
As a student at Purdue you are subject to the Purdue
University Student Code of Conduct, which enjoins you to
respect the highest standards of honesty and integrity. As a student in
the Computer Sciences Department you must also read and sign the Department
Academic Integrity Policy (you will need your Purdue Career Account
login and password to access this page).
All work that you submit in this course must be your own; unauthorized
group efforts are considered academic dishonesty. See the online
Integrity: A Guide for Students for definitions and sanctions.
Academic dishonesty is a serious offense which may result in suspension
or expulsion from the University. In addition to any other action
such as suspension or expulsion, a grade of F will normally be
recorded on the transcripts of students found responsible for acts of
academic dishonesty. Students are encouraged to report academic
dishonesty to me directly, or to the Office of
the Dean of Students. You may discuss assignments in a general way
with other students, but you may not consult any one else's written
work. Among other ways to get an F, you are guilty of academic
In addition, it is unwise and I strongly discourage you from sitting
next to or nearby your friend or classmate while you both work on an
- You examine another student's solution to a written or
- You allow another student to examine your solution to a written
or programming assignment
- You fail to take reasonable care to prevent another student from
examining your solution to a written or programming assignment and that
student does examine your solution. For example, if you allow another
student to check his/her email from your terminal while you step out of
the room, you have failed to take reasonable care to prevent him/her
from accessing your files.
Automatic tools will be used to compare your programming
solutions to those of every other current or past student. Don't con
yourself into thinking you can hide any collaboration. The risk of
getting caught is too high, and the possible penalty is way too high
(grade of F).
If I find reason to believe that a student has cheated on any
assignment, I may inform the student promptly, or I may decide to
silently accumulate evidence against the student on later assignments.
Final grades will be assigned according to the following approximate
I reserve the right to adjust this weighting at any time.
Problems regarding grading of assignments and the midterm exam must be
resolved within one week after the graded work has been
to you. It is your responsibility to pick up the graded work on time.
The grades will not be modified after the one week period.
Normally, the TAs make the final decisions on assigning the grade
for each assignment and each exam question. Therefore, any issues with
grading should normally be resolved with the TAs. However, if a student
believes the TA's solution is wrong for a certain problem, then he or
she can ask me for clarification.
Late Work Policy
For each assignment, we will announce when it is due and how to turn in
the work. The late policy for all work is a 10% penalty for up to
one day late. Each student is allotted two late days
penalty for the semester, to be used as needed on any two separate
assignments. Excluding the allotted late days, any assignment that
is more than one day late will not
accepted. Exceptions will be given only in the most extreme
circumstances. Any travel,
including interview trips, load from work or other classes, or simply
not being able to get your program to run will not be grounds for extensions or
exceptions. The two late days are allotted for your convenience in such
Make-Up Exam Policy
A make-up exam is given only in the most extreme circumstances
and requires certification for such circumstances: e.g. medical
statement certifying that the student is unable to attend the
scheduled exam. Any travel (including interview trips), load from work
or from other classes, failed alarm clocks, or simply not being able to
make it to the exam will not be grounds for a make-up. If you
have any recurring medical problems that may unexpectedly prevent you
from making it to class or exams, please obtain a doctor's statement
certifying your circumstances.