Academic Integrity Policy

  • All course work must be done in teams or individually as explicitly specified by the course instructor. Discussion and teamwork are encouraged on any topic including ideas about how to do the assignments. But, under no circumstances will exchange of code via any means be permitted among students in cases where a homework, a quiz or an exam is to be completed individually. In such a situation it is considered dishonest either to read someone else's solution or to provide a classmate with a copy of your work.
  • Do not make the mistake of thinking that superficial changes in a program (such as altering comments, changing variable names, or interchanging statements) will avoid detection. If you cannot do the work yourself, it is extremely unlikely that you will succeed in disguising someone else's work. We are adamant that cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Even the most trivial assignment is better not done than if you cheat to complete it.
  • Penalties: A first instance of academic dishonesty will result in a zero for that assignment plus a letter grade reduction at the end of the semester. Any instance of academic dishonesty on an exam / a quiz / an individual assignment / project will be reported to the Office of Education.

Other Policy

  • Attendance: While class attendance is not required, you are strongly encouraged to attend all cohort sessions. All sessions will be highly interactive and your participation will benefit all. In the event you miss a cohort session it is solely your responsibility to find out what material was covered during that session.
  • Missed exams: Makeup exam will be given only in the case of an emergency. The instructor reserves the right to deny a makeup exam request.
  • Missed quiz: Arriving late to a cohort session will likely cost you a quiz. We plan to give quizzes regularly. Every quiz contributes to the total grade.
  • Late submission: Missing a homework deadline (11:59pm on the specified date) will result in a 50% reduction in the homework grade. Homework submitted beyond 7 days from the deadline will not be graded.
  • Electronic devices: You are required to bring your laptop during a cohort session to access course related material being covered during the class. Please ensure that the use of electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets does not in any way disturb others in the classroom. You may bring your mobile devices to the class but you are not allowed to use such a device for the activities not assigned by the instructor.