The CIS Department presents these guidelines describing its expectations of students regarding academic honesty. Individual instructors may qualify these statements to be appropriate to their classes.
I understand that I am to complete all assignments for this course individually unless explicitly stated by the instructor in the description of an assignment. It is my responsibility to learn the material and put forth my best individual effort in this class.
If I am unable to successfully complete an assignment, it is my responsibility to seek help from the lab assistants or the instructor. Copying or working out the details of assignments on a collaborative basis is not allowed. This includes asking others to help me by designing my program, writing source code for me, or completing my assignments for me.In programming or other technical "hands-on" software courses, I may seek help from or provide help to other students related to syntax issues, but I must create all source code or data files for a project myself. If I have completed work with assistance that is not described here from people other than the instructor or lab staff, I will acknowledge such help explicitly in the work I submit, including identification of each individual who has helped along with a brief statement summarizing the nature of the collaboration. I will not share my solutions, whether complete or partial, with other students.
Furthermore, I understand that it is not permissible to make copies of my work in any form available to any student for any purpose during or after this course. I also understand that the homework assignments in this class are not intended to be collaborative efforts and are not to be worked on in groups, whether on paper, on the computer, or via some other medium unless explicitly stated by the instructor. I understand that the homework assignments I submit for evaluation are to contain the results of my efforts alone.
I will not make use of assignments, papers, or computer source code or data files provided by past students or current students in other sections of this or similar courses.
I will document all outside sources (including other books, web sites, etc.) that I reference that help me to complete assignments for this class. Copying quotes, source code, or other material directly from the Internet or other sources without proper reference, submitting the work of others, or submitting academic work for this class that been previously or simultaneously submitted to another course constitutes plagiarism.
I will not make use of unauthorized materials or collaborate on exams, quizzes, or any other written work for this class unless explicitly permitted to do so by the instructor.
In assignments where group work is permitted, the group carries the responsibility to uphold this policy of academic honesty.
Finally, I understand that if I fail to follow the guidelines stated above, I will be charged with academic dishonesty. Forms will be filed with the dean's office. This may result in my failing the course, or suspension or expulsion from Bentley College.
Contributors: Irv Englander, Mark Frydenberg, Wendy Lucas, Heikki Topi, Doug Robertson