Academic Integrity Policy
Course Academic Integrity Policy
Academic dishonesty includes (but not limited to) the following:
- Giving or receiving
information during an exam.
- Unauthorized or malicious
use of computing facilities.
- Deception or misrepresentation
in a student's dealing with the instructor, teaching assistant, or
- Inappropriate collaboration
on or coping of homework assignments. Students are encouraged to discuss
the readings with one another, even when the discussion relates to assignments.
As log as the purpose of discussion is to help the student's
understanding of the material, and not to reduce or share the work, such
discussion will not be deemed inappropriate.
- Plagiarism, the submission
of material authored by another person but represented as the students
own work. It does not matter whether the original work author gave
- Any violation of academic
integrity standards described in the student conduct code. Students are
expected to be familiar with these standards.
All students are responsible for reading and following the Student Conduct
Code. Note that the USC Student Conduct Code prohibits plagiarism. Some
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 assignment solution; and 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. Violations of the Student Conduct Code will be filed with the
Office of Student Conduct.