CS 1101: Course Policies

Exam and Make-up Exam Policy

Exams will be given in class on the dates listed on the syllabus. Students are expected to take all three exams in the lecture slot (9am or 10am) for which they are registered.

Make-up exams will only be allowed in the event of a documented emergency. The three exam dates are listed on the syllabus. You are responsible for avoiding conflicts with the exams. Do not plan to leave campus for the term before the final exam. Students requiring accommodation for the final due to Yom Kippur should speak to a professor to make alternate arrangements.

Late Assignment Policy

Late assignments will not be accepted without prior consent of a professor (the TAs are not allowed to grant extensions). Extensions will be granted only in the event of unforseen and documentable emergencies, or extenuating circumstances that you discuss with a professor well in advance. One pair member forgetting to turn in an assignment will not be considered an acceptable excuse for an extension.

Collaboration and Academic Honesty Policy

Collaboration is prohibited on exams. Collaboration is encouraged on homework assignments and labs. You may discuss problems across pairs, but each pair is responsible for writing up their own solution from scratch.

Violations of the collaboration policy on any assignment or exam will result in an NR for the course and a referral to the Student Life Office, in accordance with WPI's academic honesty policy. Exceptions to this rule are possible only if you admit your violation to a professor before we detect the violation (this gives you a chance to pass the course if, for example, you cheated in desparation the night an assignment was due, then felt guilty about it in the morning). If we detect the violation before you admit to it, no exception to the NR policy will occur. Egregious violations (such as breaking into another student's account to copy a solution) may still earn an NR even if you admit to them. You can safely assume that we will not begin grading an assignment before noon on the calendar day after the assignment is due.

As examples, each of the following scenarios would constitute cheating (this list is not exhaustive!):

In constrast, the following scenarios would not constitute cheating:

If you are unsure whether an activity would constitute cheating, ask a professor.

Accommodations for Special Needs, Disabilities or Religious Observance

Students requiring accommodation on exams or assignments due to disabilities must speak with a professor at the start of the term (and at least one week before the assignment due date or exam in question) to work out appropriate arrangements. Such arrangements require documentation from the Disability Services Office (DSO). Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class should contact the DSO (Daniels Hall, (508) 831-5235) to initiate the necessary paperwork.

Students requiring accommodation for religious observance or other reasons must speak with a professor at least one week in advance of an affected due date to make alternate arrangements.

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Department of Computer Science Worcester Polytechnic Institute