Statement of Policy on Computer Assignments (SPCA)
Students will be graded partially on the basis of their programming assignments. These programming assignments are to be treated as examinations, and are expected to be your individual work. While discussions with other students in the course may be permitted or encouraged by your instructor, you should write your program yourself. The mathlab representatives are available to explain error messages, discuss briefly technical details with which you may not be familiar, and give short suggestions as to how you might detect logic errors. The reps should not, however be asked to write part or all of your program. Your instructor (and any teaching assistants assigned to the course) will be glad to help you to the extent that he or she feels reasonable.
Submissions based on other students solutions in prior offerings of the course specifically violate these guidelines, as do submissions prepared with the help of an outside "tutor".
You should take precautions to protect the confidentiality of your work: preserve the secrecy of your password, do not make files or directories sharable, pick up your printouts promptly and dispose of printouts where they will not tempt other students. All work should be done either in your "priv" directory or in the class hand in directory of your University account.
All submissions should include a comment statement near the top
of the program of the form:
THIS CODE IS MY OWN WORK, IT WAS WRITTEN WITHOUT CONSULTING
A TUTOR OR CODE WRITTEN BY OTHER STUDENTS - YOUR NAME
Cases of apparent plagiarism or collusion will be referred to the Honor Council.