Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Misconduct

Cheating Policies: CPSC 213, Intro to Systems, Sep 2012

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Don't cheat! It's a very, very bad idea. You won't learn the material so you'll fail the exams in this course. Even if you barely squeak by, you'll be lost in later courses.

There's a good chance you'll get caught. The penalties can be very serious: failing the class, having a letter of reprimand in your university record, having a permanent notation on your transcript, being suspended, being expelled. The UBC policy on student conduct and discipline has more details on the penalties for plagiarism.

I do regularly prosecute students for cheating, even though it's traumatic for everybody involved (including me), because I think it's very important to have a level playing field for everybody in the course.

If you're feeling stressed, come talk to the instructor or the TAs to get help - at the labs, or the posted office hours, or make an appointment. Don't be afraid to come in and say you're confused, we're here to help you get unconfused. Of course, it's good to come talk to us before you're completely overwhelmed.

Course-Specific Academic Conduct Expectations

The work you turn in must be your own. You are not allowed to work in teams in this course.

What's allowed

What's not allowed

If you share code with another person, that counts as cheating by both people. Remember that you cannot control what happens after code leaves your possession. Maybe they'll turn it in as their own work on purpose. Maybe they'll turn it in as their own work by mistake. Maybe they'll send it along to somebody else, who will then turn it in.

If you have any questions at all about a grey area, don't hestitate to ask the instructor.

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Last modified: Wed Sep 5 09:56:26 PDT 2012