Updated : Sunday, August 12, 2018 5:00 PM
IDOC - Internal documentation at the top every computer program we write. This will be discussed at a later date.
Offenses against academic honesty are any acts which would have the effect of unfairly promoting or enhancing one's academic standing within the entire community of learners which includes, but is not limited to knowingly permitting or assisting any person in the commission of an offense of academic dishonesty.
The following is a list of some, but not all, offenses of academic dishonesty accommodated by the above definition.
1. Plagiarism. This consists of offering as one's own work the words, ideas, or arguments of another. Appropriate attribution in IDOC is required when using another's work. It is the responsibility of all students to understand the methods of proper attribution and to apply those principles in all programming assignments. Plagiarism consists of, but is not limited to, duplicating portions of the code of others with changes in wording. Paraphrasing (discussing program code) program concepts without appropriate IDOC is also plagiarism.
2. Acquiring from other persons or from commercial organizations, or other sources, and submitting, unattributed and as one's own work prepared in whole or in part by others. Finding source code online and submitting it as yours is a violation.
3. Bringing to an examination and/or using crib sheets, supplementary notes, or comparable aids during an examination session except as specifically permitted by the instructor.
4. Soliciting, obtaining, possessing, or providing to another person an examination or portions of an examination prior to or subsequent to the administration of the examination, without the authorization of the instructor.
5. Altering or changing an examination or source code so as to mislead other users or the reader. This includes changing program output in the sample output.
6. Placing personal work in locations accessible to other students such as the pubic drive, on the local computer outside of the My Documents folder, or web sites.
7. Submitting any work as anyone but yourself.
The above is not an exhaustive list and other instances of academic dishonesty may occur. Their identification will require the prudent judgment of faculty and students. The above definition and examples apply to all of my students.