Academic Integrity

Work outside the classroom on assignments and programming projects plays a particularly important role in the learning process in computer science. It is essential that each student's work reflect his or her own effort. Our department treats cheating seriously. Instructors retain considerable latitude in the penalties they may invoke. For a first offense, an instructor can fail the student in the course. For a second offense, the Department can expel the student from the program. All offenses must be reported to the Department Chair. Students involved in research should understand that it is essential to give proper credit for other people's ideas and work when they present them in their own writing. The University's policy on ethics in research is included in Chapter 27.6 of the Operations Manual and should be thoughtfully considered by any student undertaking research, as well as Student Rights and Responsibilities included in the Student Academic Handbook, published by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.