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
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
on the transcripts of students found responsible for acts of academic
Students are encouraged to report academic dishonesty to me directly,
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.
other ways to get an F, you are guilty of academic dishonesty if:
In addition, it is unwise and I strongly discourage you from sitting
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
- You fail to take reasonable care to prevent another student from
your solution to a written or programming assignment and that student
examine your solution. For example, if you allow another student to
his/her email from your terminal while you step out of the room, you
failed to take reasonable care to prevent him/her from accessing your
Authorized group efforts must
be approved first by me in advance (such as for group projects that I
specifically assign). I will ask you to submit your group for
approval early in the semester, and expect you to cite the relative
weight of each member's contribution to any work turned in for grading.
Automatic tools will be used to compare your programming
to those of every other current or past student. Don't con yourself
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
I may inform the student promptly, or I may decide to silently
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
within one week after the graded work has been returned to you.
It is your responsibility to pick up the graded work on time. The
will not be modified after the one week period.
Normally, the TAs make the final decisions on assigning the grade
each assignment and each exam question. Therefore, any issues with
should normally be resolved with the TAs. However, if a student
the TA's solution is wrong for a certain problem, then he or she can
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
day late. Each student is allotted two late days without
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 be 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
to run will
not be grounds for extensions or
exceptions. The two
late days are allotted for your convenience in such situations.
Make-Up Exam Policy
A make-up exam is given only in the most extreme circumstances
requires certification for such circumstances: e.g. medical doctor's
certifying that the student is unable to attend the scheduled
Any travel (including interview trips), load from work or from other
failed alarm clocks, or simply not being able to make it to the exam
be grounds for a make-up. If you have any recurring medical problems
may unexpectedly prevent you from making it to class or exams, please
a doctor's statement certifying your circumstances.