Policy on Academic Honesty
Plagiarism is a kind of fraud: passing off someone else's work or ideas
as your own in order to get a higher mark. Plagiarism is treated very
seriously. The assignments you hand in must represent your own work. You
must acknowledge anyone else's ideas you have used. Discussion on
assignments is encouraged, but please do your own work (unless the task
is specifically designed as a group project).
If source code (to enhance) or other material from the WWW is used to
complete your lab assignments, it should be acknowledged and a
priori permission should be sought. Taking source code from a peer
or the WWW or a book to complete a lab makes you culpable.
If I think cheating might have occurred, evidence will be gathered
and forwarded to the University Board on Student Discipline and they
will decide. If it is determined that cheating has occurred, an
F grade will be awarded.
- And here is the School's official disclaimer:
- Academic Honesty plays a key role in our efforts to maintain a high
standard of academic excellence and integrity. Students are advised
that ALL acts of intellectual dishonesty are subject to disciplinary
action by the School; serious infractions are dealt with in accordance
with the Code of Academic
Policy on collaboration in homework assignments
Limited collaboration in discussing general approaches to problems is
allowed; no collaboration is allowed in writing up solutions. You may
discuss assignments with other people currently taking the course
(you must list their names in your homework); however, you should not
leave such discussions with any written material and you must write
up your solutions alone. Violation of these rules constitutes a
serious academic offense.
IMPORTANT: Your assignment submission should include a
The cover page for your assignments must contain:
A sample cover page has been provided
- The signed statement "I have read and understood the
policy concerning collaboration on assignments'';
- The name of all students or other sources (e.g., web URL, book
chapters) with whom you discussed any homework or lab problems or
the phrase ``No outside discussion'' if you didn't discuss with
anyone except the instructor and tutors.
Helping each other
Although you must not solve your assignments with the help of
others, there are still many ways in which students can help each
other. For instance, you can go over difficult lecture or
tutorial material, work through exercises, or help each other
understand an assignment handout. This sort of course collaboration
can be done in study groups or through the mailing list.
Richard (Hao) Zhang /
haoz at cs dot sfu dot ca