CS310 Statement of Academic Integrity
Part of the value of your degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison lies in the standards of academic honesty and integrity maintained by the campus. To avoid academic misconduct (cheating), it is important that you understand how such misconduct is defined and what the campus, your college, and we expect of you.
Academic honesty requires that the course work (drafts, reports, examinations, papers) a student presents to an instructor honestly and accurately indicates the student's own effort.
Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:
- seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another person without authorization or citation;
- uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
- forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
- impedes or damages the academic work of others;
- engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance;
- assists other students in any of these acts.
The University expects that academic integrity and misconduct are universally understood. It is
your responsibility to be familiar with the standards of academic integrity expected for this
course, and not to engage in academic misconduct. More information on campus expectations
may be found on the University web site at: http://students.wisc.edu/saja/misconduct/UWS14.html. Below is further clarification with
specific relation to CS310, Problem Solving Using Computers, and more may be found in your course syllabus.
Plagiarism is defined as the use of someone else’s words or ideas without proper quotation or citation. Viewing, copying, rewriting, rephrasing code written by anyone other than yourself is expressly prohibited. The exception to this is that students may use any source code provided as part of the current semester's course materials without including reference or citation to the authors of those provided materials.
Computer Science Department takes acts of plagiarism seriously and will severely penalize any
infractions. If a student is unable to solve the assigned problem, then a concise accounting of the problem solving attempts and other strategy and their results should be submitted indicating which parts were solved and which parts remain unsolved.This allows us to give students most partial credit for what they were able to complete.
Falsification of Output Results
You are expected to submit only code and results directly produced from your code.
When any results are falsified, the entire solution is rendered suspect, and in many cases unusable.
Falsification of results includes:
1) Copy/paste/edit results so that they appear in the specified form even if code did not produce that form.
2) Submitting results produced by another solution.
Falsification of output results is a major threat to the scientific programming enterprise. Colleagues, the scientific community, and the public need to be able to trust that published results accurately reflect the code used to produce them.
Group Work Means Group Responsibility
All of the work in Team Lab involves group work. Each individual student has the responsibility to be an active, prepared, and engaged participant in group work. Where new skills are introduced, make certain that every student in your group – especially you – masters the technique. Share the keyboarding responsibilities during labs. Review and make suggestions when someone else is typing.
Use of lecture and module notes in the team lab is both permitted and encouraged as the lecture, modules, and laboratory portions of the course reinforce one another.
When reports are submitted for a grade, each person named on the report is responsible
for the entire contents of the report. If an instance of academic misconduct (plagarism, falsification of data, etc.) is discovered in a report than all students named on that report are held liable for the misconduct and are thus subject to the same penalty. If collaboration is allowed and you choose to collaborate, it is in your best interest to prepare reports together, as a group. It is also critical that no group member share work produced by their group with any student who is not in the group that produced the work.
Consequences of a Lapse in Academic Integrity
You are paying tuition for the opportunity of a quality education. It is in your best interest that your degree be earned with the highest standard of integrity. Your ethical behavior is of the utmost concern for your future career. The Computer Science Department protects academic integrity by penalizing instances of academic misconduct wherever they are found. The Department reserves the right to use any penalty deemed appropriate, including the awarding of a failing grade and petitioning the University for the expulsion of offenders.
I have read and understood the document in this manual relating to academic integrity. I understand that violation of these policies will result in penalties that may include failure in the course or expulsion from the University. I also understand that the results of any academic misconduct investigations will also be reported to the Dean's of Student's office.
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