University of California, Santa Barbara
of Engineering


Introduction to C Programming and MatLab

ENGR3 - Fall 2007

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov

Schedule: MWF 10:00 - 10:50am, HFH 1104


Academic Misconduct


The university labels each of the following activities as academic misconduct:

*      Cheating. Whether on exams or homework assignments, this includes copying the work of other students, and asking or allowing another student to do your work .

*      Plagiarism. Also known as "academic theft," it refers to the use of another's ideas or words (or source code) without proper attribution or credit.

*      Collusion. "Any student who knowingly or intentionally helps another student to perform any of the above acts of cheating or plagiarism is subject to discipline for academic dishonesty. There is no distinction between those who cheat and plagiarize and those who willingly allow it to occur."

The following is a description of explicit forms of plagiarism/collusion/cheating that will result in an "F" in this course and may result in suspension from UCSB for two quarters (this list is not inclusive):

*      Seeing any portion (no matter how small) of another student's code.

*      Allowing another student to see any portion of your code (no matter how small).

*      Working together (that is, actually writing the computer code) with another student.

*      Modifying another student's work to make it your own.

*      Asking a fellow student to help you find a bug in your program, or to help you write any portion of your program, no matter how small. .

*      Copying any portion, no matter how small, of another student's code for use in your program.

*      Using the Internet or Library to seek explicit solutions to programming projects.

*      Knowingly allowing any of the above to take place.

The following is a description of allowed forms of seeking help (this list is not inclusive):

*      Discussing your project with your TA, professor, or a designated tutor.

*      Receiving help from your TA, professor, or a designated tutor via email.

*      Discussing the general ideas of solving the project with a friend or fellow student.

*      Getting explicit help from a fellow student about a concept in the course, unrelated to an assignment.

*      Using the Internet or Library to read about the general principles that apply in the project.

The penalty for the first offense of academic misconduct in this class will be to be receive an "F" in the course and to be referred to academic judiciary at the Office of Student Life, SAASB, 2201.   The standard penalty the Office of Student Life issues for plagiarism is a 2-quarter suspension from UCSB.


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