No electronic device will be allowed during the Midterm Exam.
There will be no makeup Midterm Exam, except for students requesting a Special Midterm Exam for religious reasons. These students must have notified the course instructor and filed documentation with their Dean's office at least 2 weeks prior to the Midterm Exam.
If you miss the Midterm Exam for any other reason, and present valid documentation to the Dean's office, your Final Exam mark will be reweighted to include the weight of the Midterm Exam. You must notify the course instructor within a week of the missed Midterm Exam, and documentation must be received by your Dean's office within 2 weeks of the missed exam.
All assignments will be made available on the course's web site. The availability of assignments will be announced in class. Students are responsible for checking their e-mail on a regular basis. Assignments must be handed in class.
Late assignments policy:
If for any reason the assignment schedules cannot be adhered to, the assignment marks will be pro-rated: The 3 assignments are worth 45% of the overall mark for the course. If an assignment has to be cancelled for any reason, the remaining assignment weights will be pro-rated to add up to 45%.
Assignments will be marked by the instructor. Every effort will be made to have assignments marked and handed back within 3 weeks of the handin date, preferably sooner. Midterm exam marks will be posted within 2 weeks of the exam at the latest.
Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at the following web site: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/appeals/scholoff.pdf
Plagiarism: Students must write their assignments in their own words. Whenever students take an idea, or a passage from another author, they must acknowledge their debt both by using quotation marks where appropriate and by proper referencing such as footnotes or citations. Plagiarism is a major academic offence.
All assignments are individual assignments. You may discuss approaches to problems among yourselves; however, the actual details of the work (assignment coding, answers to concept questions, etc.) must be an individual effort.
The standard departmental penalty for assignments that are judged to be the result of academic dishonesty is, for the student's first offence, a mark of zero for the assignment, with an additional penalty equal to the weight of the assignment also being applied. You are responsible for reading and respecting the Computer Science Department's policy on Scholastic Offences and Rules of Ethical Conduct.
The University of Western Ontario uses software for plagiarism checking. Students may be required to submit their written work and programs in electronic form for plagiarism checking.
Each student will be given an account on the Computer Science Department senior undergraduate computing facility, GAUL. In accepting the GAUL account, a student agrees to abide by the department's Rules of Ethical Conduct .
We will occasionally need to send email messages to the whole class, or to students individually. Email will be sent to the UWO email address assigned to students by Information Technology Services (ITS), i.e. your email address @uwo.ca. It is each student?s responsibility to read this email on a frequent and regular basis, or to have it forwarded to an alternative email address if preferred. See the ITS website for directions on forwarding email.
However, note that email at ITS (your UWO account) and other email providers such as hotmail.com or yahoo.com establish quotas or limits on the amount of space available to you. If you let your email accumulate there, your mailbox may fill up and you may lose important email from your instructors. Losing email is not an acceptable excuse for not knowing about the information that was sent.