Plagiarism Policy

  1. Unless I tell you that you can work in teams on a lab, homework assignment, or project assignment, you must do them alone. It is permissable to talk to other students about your strategy for solving the problems assigned in the homework assignments. However, any code and any written material you submit must be written exclusively by you or provided by Professor Vander Zanden or the TA. Note that the word "exclusively" means that you may not use code written by anyone else, including but not limited to former students, current students, code found on the internet, and code prepared by any type of professional service. Solutions that I have provided in previous semesters are not considered material provided by me. If you submit a solution that I have provided in a previous semester, it will be considered plagiarism, since it represents someone else's work. Failure to follow these guidelines is considered plagiarism.

  2. It is not permissable to give code or written material that solves or partially solves a lab assignment to another student. Doing so is considered plagiarism. If you leave your directories or files publicly readable, we will consider that to be evidence that you have voluntarily given your code or written material to other students. Therefore you should read protect all directories and files associated with this course. If you have a directory named cs365 then you can read and write protect it using the following command:
    	UNIX> chmod 0700 ~/cs365

  3. Plagiarism will be dealt with harshly. Penalties may range from a 0 for that assignment to an F in the course and a referral to the office of student affairs for academic misconduct. Penalties will be assigned based on the perceived seriousness of the offense.