Academic Integrity Policy
I hope that you value the trust I place in you as a member of our class. It is my hope that together we will create an atmosphere where your learning is maximized, where you will try your best, take risks, and grow as a problem solver and student of mathematics. In order to help you do that, I need honest feedback about how you are doing. In addition to making me doubt your integrity, cheating masks the weaknesses we should address, and in the end, hinders your ability to really learn. It also creates an atmosphere of dishonesty which I do not feel belongs in anyone’s class. So, here is my definition of what cheating is and isn’t.
What is NOT cheating:
Studying together for tests and quizzes
Helping a classmate or getting help from a classmate or professional with homework (helping is NOT copying or letting someone copy your work.
What IS considered cheating:
Copying another student’s homework
Letting someone copy your homework
Copying answers from the back of the book or getting them online
Copying answers from a classmate’s test or quiz
Letting someone copy from your test or quiz
Bringing in information (cheat sheets, etc.) to a test or quiz
Using a calculator or other form of technology when you have been instructed not to on a test or quiz
Asking students in another section or your section (if you were absent) about what’s on a test or quiz