Academic Integrity Code
Our program takes academic integrity seriously. We follow the Graduate
School-New Brunswick Academic Integrity Policy
and Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy
in setting ethical standards for
assignments and projects, and taking exams. The overwhelming majority
of students adhere to these codes of good behavior without requiring a
You are responsible for reading and understanding our academic
integrity code; we encourage you to review a
(pdf) which highlights the main points.
Sanctions for violations – even
violations – can include a zero
grade for the assignment, a failing grade for the course,
notification of the Dean of the
Graduate School-New Brunswick (or dean for your unit), suspension or
expulsion, exclusion from
our résumé book sent twice-yearly to prospective
employers, and exclusion from
current or future referrals
for internship or employment opportunities.
financial securities industry, despite popular misconceptions, there is
no tolerance for dishonesty of any kind and penalties
for violations of corporate codes of conduct are severe. Do not
jeopardize your future career by taking a chance that you will not be
Homework Assignments and Projects
Your instructor will provide guidelines for his or her course
indicating whether you can collaborate on homework
assignments or projects. Unless your instructor explicitly tells you
otherwise, you should assume that no collaboration is allowed and that
all submitted assignments or projects
should represent your sole individual effort. If you are in any doubt,
ask your instructor for guidance.
Many of the homework
assignments in our courses involve computer programming. Although
computer code is easily copied, please be aware that copying is
detectable and that all submitted code is subject to screening for
evidence of duplication. We require our students to follow the Department
of Computer Science Academic Integrity Policy and,
in particular, their Policy
for Programming Assignments.
Please take note of the policy on examinations,
which is in accord with that enforced by the Department of
Computer Science and other units:
Students should not obtain or provide unauthorized help on
examinations. The following rules are intended to help maintain an
environment where this principle is maintained:
- Students will not be admitted to an exam without a valid
- Students must sit in their assigned seats, and must answer
questions in the examination copy given to them.
- Electronic devices, such as mobile phones,
calculators, PDAs, Blackberries, laptops are not allowed in
- Bags, backpacks, coats, etc. must be left outside the exam
room, or must be stored in the front of the exam room. Similarly for
books and notes, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
- Students will be required to sign an attendance sheet.
- Students may not open their exam until instructed to do so,
and must stop writing as soon as instructed to do so.
- Talking during an exam is prohibited.
- Beginning 10 minutes from the end of the exam period,
students must remain in their seats until all exams have been collected
by the proctors.