Academic Integrity Policy As a student at Purdue you are subject to
University Student Code of Conduct, which enjoins you to respect the
highest standards of honesty and integrity. All work that you submit in this
course must be your own; unauthorized group efforts are considered academic
dishonesty. See the online brochure Academic
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 taken, 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 dishonesty if:
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 assignment.
You examine another student's solution to a written or programming
You allow another student to examine your solution to a written or programming
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
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 standard 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 Final grades will be assigned according to the following
|Programming Assignments ||40% |
|Lab Assignments ||20% |
|Quizzes ||5% |
|Exam #1 ||10% |
|Exam #2 ||10% |
|Final Exam ||15% |
I reserve the right to adjust this weighting at any time.
Grading Policy Problems regarding grading of assignments and the
midterm exam must be resolved 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 grades will not be modified after the one week period.
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.
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 doctor's 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
[As an interesting side note, this page on academic dishonesty is largely
copied from Dr. Hosking's policy pages from previous semesters. One of the
major differences between plagarism and proper reuse is giving credit
where credit is due.]