| Grading Policies
The university's Academic Honesty policy is in effect for this course. Please read the section on: "Academic Policies/ Academic Dishonesty" in the Drexel University Student Handbook to make sure you are familiar with this policy. To find this material online, visit the university's online handbook at http://www.drexel.edu/studentlife/docs/handbook/shindex.html and look at Section 10.
You must be the sole original author of all assignments and examination solutions in their entirety, unless the instructor explicitly instructs you otherwise in written directions on an assignment or exam. Except where specifically assigned, collaborative work is a violation of academic honesty in this course. You are not to examine or use code/written solutions belonging to someone else, nor may you let anyone else examine or copy your code/written solutions.
Students found in violation of the Academic Honesty policy may receive no credit for a questionable assignment or exam, or possibly receive a failing grade for the course.
Students having difficulty fulfilling the requirements for an assignment without outside help are to seek assistance from a teaching assistant or instructor, not from another student or knowledgeable person.
It is your responsibility to avoid violating the university's policy. If you are unclear as to what the policy means in a particular situation, ask the instructor for clarification before you hand anything in.
See the examples below for clarification of this policy.
ExamplesThe following are acceptable:
|Harassment and Discrimination|
|All students should consult the student handbook and review the policies on harassment and discrimination. Faculty and TAs will report incidents the University Judicial Officer on the first offense. Students who feel that they are the victims of harassment should immediately report the incident to the Office of Judicial Affairs (215 Creese Student Center -- (215) 895-2506/2507).|
|Students with Disabilities|
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations and services at Drexel University need to present a current accommodation verification letter ("AVL") to faculty before accommodations can be made. AVL's are issued by the Office of Disability Services ("ODS"). For additional information, contact the , 3201 Arch Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 215.895.1401, or TTY: 215.895.2299.
|Cell Phones, etc.|
Use of cell phones and pagers during class is disruptive to other students and the instructor. If you must bring your phone or pager to class, make sure you turn the ringer off. If you need to take or make a call, quietly leave the room.
Students who bring laptops to class should turn the sound off. Start-up and shutdown music, dialogue and error alerts, and instant messaging sounds are disruptive.
|Cell phones, pagers, PDAs, laptops and some calculators can be used to communicate with people and access Internet sites. Thus using any of these items during an exam is in direct violation of the academic honesty policies of Drexel University. Any use of a cell phone, pager, laptop or other electronic device during an exam is considered an act of cheating. Students are advised not to bring these items to exams to avoid misunderstandings. If you must bring any of these items with you to the exam, turn it off and keep it in your book bag. You may not make a call, receive a call or page, or otherwise keep any of these items "in plain sight."|