Academic Code of Conduct
In addition to the normal and well-understood strictures against
cheating on exams, altering transcripts, and etc., there are other
varieties of academic misconduct described in the
BU College of Arts and Sciences Academic Conduct
Code which you must be aware of when working on
assignments. The most relevant section of the Academic
Code of Conduct for the assignments in this class relates to
Plagiarism. Any attempt by a student to
represent the work of another as his or her own. This includes:
the answer of another student on an examination or copying or
substantially restating the work of another person or persons in any
oral or written work without citing the appropriate source, and
collaborating with someone else in an academic endeavor without
acknowledging his or her contribution.
another student to represent your work as his or her own.
Submitting the same work in more than one course without the consent
of the instructors.
Policy on Collaboration:
There is nothing wrong in principle about discussing the topics
covered in the course with your friends and colleagues. However, there
are severe consequences to plagiarism. In particular, when
you submit a homework with your name on it, you are claiming
that the work contained therein is your own; it is Plagiarism
to submit work under your own name in which:
You collaborated with another student (current, former, friend,
etc.) in solving the homework problems;
You copied the solution from another student; or
You obtained the solution from a book or other sources.
The above is nothing less than plagiarism and will be
If you are in a situation whereby you have
collaborated with a student on a homework problem, or obtained
homework solutions (or parts thereof) from some other source, then you
should clearly and unambiguously disclose this in your write-up. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism.
If you are caught cheating in a test or plagiarizing a homework, you
will automatically receive an F and the matter will be reported to CAS
Academic Conduct Committee, who recommends sanctions to the Dean of
the College. Handing in your own assignment a day or two late will
affect your grade far less than turning in a copy of someone else's
work on time!
For more information on the Academic Code of Conduct for the College, please
refer to the web page available at