All individual assignments must be done independently and all group assignments must be done by group members only,
or you will be penalized for cheating. The USC
Student Conduct Code prohibits
All USC students are responsible for reading and following the
Student Conduct Code,
which appears on pp. 132-146 of the 2011-2012 SCampus.
In this course we encourage students to study together. This includes
discussing general strategies to be used on individual/warmup assignments. However,
all work submitted for the class is to be done individually. (For a group/kernel
assignment, the entire group is considered as one individual since only one
submission is expected from a group.)
For this class, one thing you must not do is to access programming assignments
done by other students in the current or a previous semester. Therefore, if you have a copy of any of
our programming assignments written by someone else, you must not look at the code or even run the code.
You should get rid of such code.
Some other examples of what is not allowed by the conduct code:
copying all or part of someone else's work (by hand or by looking at others' files,
either secretly or if shown), and submitting it as your own;
giving another student in the class a copy of your code;
knowingly let another student (current or future) have a copy of your code;
writing code together for an individual assignment and share the collaboratively written code;
consulting with another student during an exam.
If you have questions about what is allowed, please discuss it with the instructor.
Students who violate University standards of academic integrity are
subject to disciplinary sanctions, including failure in the course and
suspension from the University. Since dishonesty in any form harms the
individual, other students, and the University, policies on academic integrity
will be strictly enforced. We expect you to familiarize yourself with the
Academic Integrity guidelines found in the current SCampus.
Violations of the Student Conduct Code will be filed with the Office of Student Conduct, and
will be given.
For an overview of the USC student judicial process and
browse frequently asked questions and answers, please visit the USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards page.