penalty of cheating is depriving yourself from learning the material. Additionally, cheating is considered scholarly misconduct. The actual penalty for confirmed cheating for a first offense will consist of not receiving any credit for the work in question along with the inability to receive an A as a final grade in the class. If you are found guilty of cheating on a lab, that lab’s 0 grade must be included in your final grade calculation (it is not eligible to be dropped for any reason). Subsequent violations will result in additional penalties and will include a failing grade in the course. All Georgia Tech students, including students in the OMSCS program, must read and uphold the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code . Georgia Tech expects honest and ethical behavior of you at all times. We will report all incidents of suspected dishonesty to the Office of Student Integrity (OSI). If OSI finds you responsible for violating the Honor Code you can expect, at minimum, to receive a score of zero on the lab or exam in question and to receive a warning posted to your academic record; additional grade penalties; academic probation or dismissal; and prohibition from withdrawing from the class. Any grade penalty imposed by OSI means that the grade in question must be factored into your final grade; it will not be dropped for any reason. Since it has been a past issue, you should be extra cautious if you have a close associate (spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, sibling, roommate, close coworker) who is also in this class. Unfortunately, we have historically found that around 25% of the students with academic integrity issues fall into one of those categories, which is much higher than the expected rate of close associates in the class. We have found that it is easy for close associates to inadvertently have inappropriate discussions leading to academic integrity issues about sensitive class material such as lab or exam answers, in particular if you share a home with someone in the class. Therefore, you should question whether it is the right time for you to take this class if you have a close associate also enrolled this semester. Use of Source Control If you choose to store your work in an online version control system such as Git, you may only use Georgia Tech’s GitHub at and must verify that your repository is set to Private . We have had previous academic integrity issues arise from students saving their work to repositories that were set to public and in these cases, both the author and the users of the work may be held responsible. We will consider the use of any other source code repository or posting your work to the internet to be an academic integrity violation and you should expect to not receive credit for any of your lab assignments found on that system. Academic Integrity Policy modeled after CS 6200 course policies and research by Tony Mason, David Joyner, and Angela Smiley. Used with permission. 16. Technical Requirements Georgia Tech's Office of Student Computer Ownership issues minimum hardware requirements to incoming undergraduates; you should meet or exceed these guidelines as well. Finally, you must also meet the technical requirements for taking exams using Proctortrack.
17. Disability Services Georgia Tech is an ADA-compliant educational institution. If you have a disability that requires accommodations, contact Disability Services . To receive accommodations, ask Disability Services to forward the instructor a letter specifying the accommodations you should receive. Do this as soon as possible, as it can take up to 15 business days for the office to process your initial application. Even if you are not sure if you need accommodations, you should arrange for any potential accommodations at the start of the course as we are unable to retroactively give accommodations. Disabilities covered by the ADA include ADHD, dyslexia, and pregnancy.
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