cs205: engineering software?
23 August 2006
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CS205 Pledge

Return this to class on Friday, 25 August. This is the only pledge you need to sign for the whole course. You should not write generic pledges on your assignments and exams — we assume students are honorable without you saying so. Please read it carefully. Cross out and remark on any statements you are not willing to agree to.

I will not lie, cheat or steal.

If I am unsure whether something would be considered lying, cheating or stealing, I will ask before doing it. I will follow the stated collaboration policy for each assignment. On exams, I will work on my own and not provide aid to other students.

Since upholding honor standards is to the benefit of all members of the course, as well as the community at large, I will not tolerate dishonorable behavior in my classmates. In the event that I become aware of dishonorable behavior by others, I will either confront them to prevent it, inform the course staff, or initiate an honor case.

I will do what I can to help my fellow classmates learn. Except when specifically instructed not to, this means when other students ask me for help, I will attempt to provide it. I will look at their answers and discuss what I think is good or bad about their answers. I will help others improve their work, but will not give them my answers directly. I will try to teach them what they need to know to discover solutions themselves.

I will ask for help. I will make a reasonable effort to do things on my own first (or with my partners for group assignment), but will ask my classmates or the course staff for help before getting overly frustrated.

I will provide useful feedback. I realize that CS205 is a new course and it is important that I let the course staff know what they need to improve the course. I will not wait until the end of the course to make the course staff aware of any problems. I will provide feedback either anonymously (using the course feedback form) or by contacting the course staff directly. I will fill out all course evaluation surveys honestly and thoroughly.