University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
CS201J: Engineering Software, Fall 2003

CS201J Pledge

This is the only pledge you need to sign for the whole course. You are not expected to write 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.

Return this in section on Friday, 29 August.

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 not look at solutions from last year's problem sets even though I know they are on the web.

I will do what I can to help my fellow classmates learn. I will ask questions in class when I am confused, because others are probably confused also. Except when specifically instructed not to, this means I will look at other students answers, designs and code when asked 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 not ask someone about their answer until I have tried to come up with my own.

I will provide useful feedback. I realize this is an experimental 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.

I am aware that this course satisfies the CS201 prerequisite, but does not cover all material normally covered in CS201. If later courses require material that was not covered in CS201J, I am willing to learn it on my own without complaint.