Make-ups for examinations may be arranged if a student's absence is caused by documented illness or personal emergency. A written explanation (including supporting documentation) must be submitted to his or her lecture instructor; if the explanation is acceptable, an alternative to the examination will be arranged. Whenever possible, make-up arrangements must be completed in advance.
A student who is unable to complete a computer project by the specified due date due to illness or personal emergency should contact his or her lecture instructor. If the student's explanation is acceptable, the assignment due date will be extended (or his or her lecture instructor will make other appropriate arrangements).
A student is allowed to miss up to two scheduled laboratory sessions without penalty so illness or personal emergency can be accommodated without needing to notify us. If a long-term illness or personal emergency consumes more than two, the student needs to contact his or her lecture instructor.
A solution to a computer project must:
To be eligible for full credit, a solution to a computer project must conform to the specifications stated on the handout for that assignment. Solutions that conform to some, but not all, of the assignment specifications will be eligible for partial credit. Note that proper programming practices and coding standard are considered part of every assignment.
To be eligible for any credit, a solution to a computer project must be submitted for grading by the deadline stated on the handout for that assignment. Solutions which are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
To be eligible for any credit, a solution to a computer project must be your own work. You are encouraged to discussed the assignment specifications with your instructor, your Teaching Assistant, and your fellow students. However, anything that you submit for grading must be your own work.
As noted above, anything that you submit for grading must be your own work. The "handin" program will compare your solution against every other student's solution to identify similar solutions. Students who submit solutions which are essentially identical will receive a score of zero for that assignment and be reported to the Dean. A student who is involved in a second such incident of academic dishonesty will receive a grade of zero in the course.
The grades for computer projects are emailed to your MSU account. Grades are typically emailed within 4 days of the due date. If you have questions about the grading of a computer project consult your lab instructor.
The grades for exams are emailed to your CSE account. Grades are typically emailed within 6-10 days of the exam date. If you have questions about the grading of an exam contact your lecture instructor.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering expects all students to adhere to MSU's policy on Integrity of Scholarship and Grades, which includes the statement, ".... all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind" (Academic Programs, General Procedures and Regulations). General Student Regulation 1.00 in the student handbook (Spartan Life) also addresses this issue.
In particular, a solution to a computer project must be your own work. You are encouraged to discuss the assignment specifications with your instructor, your teaching assistant, and your fellow students. However, anything that you submit for grading must be your own work.