CS 498 DL Course Policies

Academic integrity: You are encouraged to discuss assignments with each other, but coding and writing of reports must be done individually or only within your team. Feel free to search the Web for tips or code snippets, provided this does not make the assignment trivial and all external sources are explicitly acknowledged in the report. At the first instance of cheating (copying from other students, excessive copying from Web sources, and/or copying from unacknowledged sources), a grade of zero will be given for the respective assignment or test. At the second instance, you will automatically receive an F for the entire course. See the student code for more information on what consitutes an academic integrity violation.

Last but not least, to minimize future instances of cheating, we ask that you do not post solution code for the class assignments online, e.g., on your personal webpage or on github.

Working in pairs: When choosing to work with a partner, you assume all associated risk, including but not limited to: partner not completing a fair share of work, incorrect or late work, and cheating. The course staff does not have the ability to arbitrate disputes between partners or to assign separate scores to partners. In particular, any cheating or lateness penalty will automatically apply to both partners, even if one of them disclaims all awareness or responsibility for the offense. If you find yourself in an unsatisfactory partner situation, the only solution is to switch to individual submission. Note that you are free to pick different partners for different assignments, or to switch to working individually at any time.

Piazza discussion: You are highly encouraged to ask and answer questions about assignments on the Piazza discussion board. However, the general principle is to avoid directly giving away key elements of solutions. Thus, you should refrain from publicly posting key solution code or parameter values, either to get help with debugging or demonstrate a possible solution to your classmates. Posting sample code for utility functions or publicly debugging system/platform errors is acceptable. If you need help with code, the preferred route is to attend TA office hours. However, if this is impossible and you wish to make a Piazza post with your code, be sure to make it private.

Late submission policy:

Incomplete requests: Requests for an incomplete in the course will only be accepted through the last day of class and must be accompanied by documentation of your special circumstances.