CSCI 4530/6530 - Spring 2012
Advanced Computer Graphics
Copying, communicating, or using disallowed materials during an exam is cheating, of course. Students caught cheating on an exam will receive an F in the course and will be reported to the Dean of Students.
Academic integrity is a difficult issue for programming assignments. Students naturally want to work together, and it is clear they learn a great deal by doing so. Getting help is often the best way to interpret error messages and find bugs, even for experienced programmers. In response to this, the following rules will be in force for programming assignments:
Students caught cheating on programming assignments will be punished. The standard punishment for the first offense is a 0 on the assignment and full letter grade reduction on the semester average. Students whose violations are more flagrant will receive a higher penalty and may receive an F in the course immediately. Students caught a second time will receive an immediate F, regardless of circumstances. Each incident will be reported to the Dean of Students.
Refer to the The Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities for further discussion of academic dishonesty. Note that: "Students found in violation of the academic dishonesty policy are prohibited from dropping the course in order to avoid the academic penalty."