Policy on Cooperation, Collaboration, and
The policy on collaboration with others is fairly liberal -- but please
don't be tempted to test its limits. Certain things clearly will
be permissible (e.g., discussing problems and solution approaches) and
certain things clearly will not be permissible (e.g., passing off as
own the work of someone else). Some people think there is a fuzzy
area in between. If you have doubts about the middle area, stay out of
it; ask your instructor for assistance. Violations are surprisingly
easy to detect and they must and will be dealt with according to OSU
on academic misconduct.
- You may ask the consultants or others for assistance with the
Windows, Eclipse, or Java (including interpreting the meanings of error
and general advice about what causes them, but not including actually
- You may not write or otherwise record any part of
to an assignment while someone is helping you.
- You may not take a physical or electronic copy of
of a solution to an assignment from anyone.
- You may not give a physical or electronic copy of
of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
- You may not show a physical or electronic copy of any part of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
- You may not reference a physical or electronic copy of any part of a solution to an assignment to anyone.
One possibly ambiguous area involves talking to others about homework
and about the design, logic, and implementation of a program. You
to talk with others (especially others in the
about these things. But do not give anyone or take from anyone written
or recorded material, and in all cases please write up your own
. If you feel the need to cheat on these
or are not sure whether some activity would constitute cheating, please
discuss your questions with your instructor first!
And just in case it is not clear from the statements above:
- You may not ask for any help on the internet to
any assignments (homeworks and labs).
- You may not search on the internet for
any solutions to any of the assignments.
- You may not use any partial or complete solution
on the internet to any of the assignments for any reason or purpose.
There is one other rule about professional ethics:
- You may not turn in an assignment solution from a
previous term's offering of the course.
Please note that this last rule applies even if
taken the course and you think it might save you some time to turn in
old solution. Lab assignments may change in subtle ways from one term
to the next. Any homework or lab submission that gives evidence
of having been prepared for a previous term's course offering will
zero credit. Moreover, if there is reason to suspect you got the
questionable solution from someone else who took the course in a
previous term, it will be treated as academic misconduct just as if you
it from someone else who is taking the course this term.
For other information about appropriate use of the laboratory
facilities, please see the
official policies for the departmental computing facilities.