Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Any assignment or exam
that is handed in must be your own work!! However, talking with one
another to understand the material better is strongly
encouraged. Recognizing the distinction between cheating and
cooperation is very important.
- If you copy someone else's solution, you are cheating. If you let
someone else copy your solution, you are cheating. We will not
distinguish between the person who copied a solution and the person
whose solution was copied. Both people will be treated as cheaters.
- If someone dictates a solution to you, you are
cheating. Everything you hand in must be in your own words, and based
on your own understanding of the solution.
- If someone helps you understand the problem during a high-level
discussion, you are not cheating. We strongly encourage students to
help one another understand the material presented in class, in the
book, and general issues relevant to the assignments.
- When taking an exam, you must work independently. Any
collaboration during an exam will be considered cheating.
- Any student who is caught cheating will be given an E in the
course and referred to the University Student Behavior Committee. Many
students think they can get away with cheating and will not be
caught. But it is much easier to spot cheaters than you might think!
Please don't take that chance. If you're having trouble understanding
the material, please let us know and we will be more than happy to
If you have any questions about what constitutes cheating, please
University of Utah Student Code (Sections III and V-B in
particular) has a detailed description on the University policy on