As a reminder to students in COP 3402, I have extracted the following quote from the UCF Catalog. This policy is in force for all students at UCF and you signed a agreement to abide by this, and all other Academic Policies of the University, when you filled out your application for UCF. Therefore, if you are not aware of this, or any other UCF Academic Policy, I suggest that you read the appropriate sections of the UCF Catalog and the Golden Rule, as you are legally bound to act in accordance with those policies.
The University of Central Florida is committed to a policy of honesty in academic affairs. Examples of conduct for which students may be subject to academic and/or disciplinary penalties including expulsion are:
Cheating, whereby non-permissible written, visual, or oral assistance including that obtained from another student is utilized on examinations, course assignments, or projects. The unauthorized possession or use of examination or course related material may also constitute cheating.
Plagiarism whereby another's work is deliberately used or appropriated without any indication of the source, thereby attempting to convey the impression that such work is the student's own. Any student failing to properly credit ideas or materials taken from another has plagiarized.
NOTE: A student who has assisted another in any of the aforementioned breach of standards shall be considered equally culpable. In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the instructor may take appropriate academic action ranging from loss of credit for a specific assignment, examination, or project to removal from the course with a grade of "F". Additionally, the instructor may request disciplinary action through the Dean of Students Office as outlined in The Golden Rule.
You should be aware that the Computer Science Department, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the University can and will enforce this policy and that students are expelled from the University each semester for violations.