You are expected to maintain the utmost level of academic integrity in
all your academic endeavors. Please read and understand the following
excerpts from a longer version of the Cornell University Code of
Academic Integrity. "I didn't know it wasn't allowed" is not a valid
excuse; if you are in doubt, ask.
For CS578, all of the work you submit is expected to be your
own. You are not allowed to discuss homeworks or programming
assignments or paper critiques with anyone except the instructor or
TA's. Violation of the Academic Integrity Code very often results in
failure in the course . All written work and programs
must be entirely your own.
Violations of the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity
occurring in Computer Science courses are taken very seriously. We
find it necessary to impress upon you now the gravity of violations of
this Code. The following are excerpts from a longer version of the
Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. The exclusion of any
part does not excuse ignorance of the code.
Absolute integrity is expected of every Cornell student in all
academic undertakings. He/she must in no way misrepresent his/her
work fraudulently or unfairly advance his/her academic status, or be a
party to another student's failure to maintain academic integrity.
The maintenance of an atmosphere of academic honor and the fulfillment
of the provisions of this Code are the responsibilities of the
students and faculty of Cornell. All students and faculty members
must refrain from any action that would violate this principle.
Definition of Academic Integrity
A student assumes responsibility for the content and integrity
of the academic work he/she submits, such as papers, examinations,
A student is guilty of violating the Code, and subject to
proceedings under it, if he/she:
Unless otherwise specified by the individual professor, the work you
do in Computer Science courses is expected to be the result of your
individual effort. The use of a computer in no way modifies the
normal standards of the Code.
- knowingly represents the work of others as his/her own
- uses or obtains unauthorized assistance in any academic work
- gives fraudulent assistance to another student
- fabricates data in support of laboratory or field work
- forges a signature to certify completion or approval of a
- in any other manner violates the principle of absolute integrity.
The penalty for any violation of this Code in Computer Science courses
will be determined by the instructor according to accepted procedures.
It may be failure in the course.
Computer accounts are provided for coursework only. They are not
private accounts; they belong to the Department of Computer Science
and the use of these accounts may be monitored in various ways.
Accounts that are abused will be withdrawn.
- Cornell University Academic Integrity Handbook. Second
Edition, September 1990. Office of the University Faculty.
- The Code of Academic Integrity and Acknowledging the Work of
Others. August 1990. Office of the Dean of Faculty, Cornell
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