Policy on Academic Honesty

Don't cheat, please! All the labs, homeworks and other assignments are meant to be done by each student on their own. If I think cheating might have occurred, evidence will be forwarded to the University Board on Student Discipline and they will decide. If cheating has occurred, an F grade will be awarded. Discussion about labs is encouraged, but please do your own work (unless the task is specifically designed as a group project). Near duplicate assignments will be considered cheating unless the assignment was restrictive enough to justify such similarities in independent work. Just think of it that way: cheating impedes learning and having fun. Please also note that opportunity makes thieves: It is your responsibility to protect your work and to ensure that it is not turned in by anyone else.

I will make use of automated plagiarism and code checking tools.

If source code (to enhance) or other material from the WWW is used, 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.

And here is the Schools 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 Honesty (S10).
You should also check out http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity/ as well as http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/tutorials/plagiarism-tutorial.
Last modified: September 2010
Torsten Möller / torsten AT cs DOT sfu DOT ca