You, your instructor, and the teaching assistants are bound by the Stevens Honor Code. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the course policies in these web pages and for announcements made in class and in the course email list.
You will be permitted to use the textbooks and course notes for programming assignments (homework and labs). During exams, you are not permitted to use notes, books, computing or communication devices unless a different policy is specifically announced by the instructor.
Bring your notebook computer to class. Sometimes you’ll need it for exercises and pop quizzes. Use of notebook computers is appropriate at times but can also be disruptive or distracting. The instructor reserves the right to say notebooks (and similar devices like PDAs and iPods) must be put away. During lecture and lab sessions please refrain from using mobile phones or otherwise being impolite.
There are no make-ups for labs, pop quizzes or exams. The only possible exceptions are in the case of death in the student’s immediate family or near-death experience of the student; advance notice is required.
Your lowest lab score will be dropped.
Except when groups are explicitly allowed, work must be done individually. You are encouraged to discuss the problems with your classmates but you must not share the details of the solutions. Not by email, not by text message, not by word of mouth, etc. If you are unsure whether you have shared too much, discuss the situation with the TA or instructor; it is your obligation to avoid even the appearance of cheating.
Many of the programming exercises will come from the textbook and solutions are easily found on the booksite or elsewhere on the web. You SHOULD NOT LOOK at those solutions for problems that you submit for a grade, until you have submitted your own work.
We all have trouble meeting deadlines, and as a near-beginning college student you are confronted with many difficult deadlines. But homework doesn’t get easier to do if it’s late, and falling behind can snowball. Hence the following strict policy for homework:
|how late||points deducted (out of 100)|
|up to 24 hours||25|
|25 to 48 hours||50|
|49 or more hours||100|