Policies on Team/Individual Work, Cheating, and Copyright

Ryerson University

Team Work

This course is a teamwork-based course: a large percentage of the evaluation, in particular the project and most of the labs, is based on teamwork. Furthermore, all teams must have at least 3 members. This means that
  1. Students who do not want to work in teams should not take this course.
  2. Students who cannot find more than one partner wil be teamed up with other students by the instructor if necessary.

Individual Work and Cheating

It is also expected that all individual work submitted for evaluation in this course will be original and that each team will produce original work.

Each written assignment is accompanied by a marking sheet that is to be stapled to the assignment handed in. This marking sheet has slots at the top where all the team members should enter their name, student id, etc. The number of slots on the marking sheet indicates the maximum team size for that particular assignment. No team can have more members than the maximum team size without suffering a penalty:

Instructor Copyright

Some of the lab and assignment material may include fully or partially-coded code modules, which have been developed specially for cps613 or copied from another source. When this is the case, this material will contain a copyright notice at the beginning of the module. Our own copyright notices will look like:
Copyright (name of instructor) (date) to be used in course cps613
it is to be used as follows:

  1. The copyright notice may not be removed under any circumstances. Students who modify the module, should add the following line under the copyright notice:
    Modified by (student name) (student id) on (date)

  2. The copyrighted material may be used by students registered in the course in the copyright notice during the same term as the date of the copyright notice. Students may modify the copyrighted material as they wish and include it in their assignments, labs or projects for that term in that course.

  3. Any other usage of copyrighted material, including distribution to third parties, use in courses other than the course in the copyright notice, use in terms other than the one in the copyright notice, or use in commercial software, without the written approval of the copyright holder, is strictly prohibited!

This page is maintained by Sophie Quigley (cps613@scs.ryerson.ca)
Last modified Monday, 07-Sep-2009 23:22:58 EDT