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## Each student is responsible for his/her personal integrity in academic life and for adhering to UT’s Honor Statement: *An essential feature of the University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. As a student of the university, I pledge that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and integrity.* From Hilltopics We encourage students to work collaboratively to learn in our course. Appropriate means of collaboration may include meeting collectively to work on assignments. During collective meetings, all members are expected to participate in discussion and contribute to collective understand and dialogue. The following actions are specifically identified as inappropriate: - Direct copy (in part or in whole) of another class member's assignment or work to turn in as one's own work. - Direct copy (in part or in whole) of a solution provided by anyone outside of our class. This may include (but is not limited to) previous students, tutors, or solutions gathered from websites like Chegg. - Posting on a website, like Chegg, to ask for a solution to an assignment or exam in order copy the solution (in part or in whole) for submission. - Viewing solutions on a website, like Chegg, in order to submit solutions (in part or in whole) as one's own work for assignments or course exams. - Posting solutions or exam questions to social media, group chat, a website (like Chegg) or other communication means to provide the questions or solutions for others. - Collaboration in ANY WAY during a quiz or final. - Copying work to submit as one's own work (in part or in whole) for individual projects and dropbox assignments. We take inappropriate or unethical work in this course VERY seriously. Inappropriate or unethical work is unfair to those students in the course who follow academic integrity guidelines. It also shows a lack of character in regards to future practice in the engineering profession. EF faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring integrity of all work conducted throughout our courses and will pursue all means necessary, in partnership with the Tickle College of Engineering, the Dean of Students, and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to ensure an equitable learning environment. ## Documentation Use comments to explain your code. If you use code from another source, include a reference to it in your comments. For **team projects** it is OK and you are encouraged to share code and look at code from other sources (websites, MATHWORKS help file, etc) as examples. However, you **MUST document** the author/source of parts of the code that are not your own and understand what each line is doing. DO NOT directly copy/paste from these examples. ## Code Uniqueness Code will be checked for **uniqueness**. Examples of uniqueness include commands utilized, sequences of commands, variable names, and comments. When working alone or collectively on an individual assignment, the expectation is that your code is unique. Submitted code will be checked against code from this and previous semesters. Submitted code that does not appear to be original, does not have a properly documented source, or is not functional will be scrutinized via websearch for plagiarism. Any violations to these rules will be considered a violation of the University's honor code and will be dealt with accordingly.