All members of the University community have the responsibility to maintain and foster a condition and an atmosphere of academic integrity. Specifically, this requires that all classroom, laboratory and written work for which a person claims credit is in fact that person's own work. The annual University Student Handbook publication has detailed information on academic integrity.
All students must adhere to the Student Academic Honesty Code of the University and the Watson School. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a standard policy to enforce these codes for violations involving course work. Category I violations result in a grade of 0 for the graded work plus a one letter course grade reduction. A Report of Category I Academic Dishonesty form is filed with the Provost's Office; if a prior report is already on file, the offense is automatically elevated to Category II. Category II violations result in a failing grade for the course plus any additional penalties determined by the Watson Academic Integrity Committee.