CSCI 358: Policies

Academic Integrity:

All students are advised to be familiar with university policy on Academic Integrity. In addition, the following Collaboration Policy exists for all CS@Mines courses. This policy is a minimum standard; your instructor may decide to augment this policy.

  1. If the project is an individual effort project, you are not allowed to give code you have developed to another student or use code provided by another student. If the project is a group project, you are only allowed to share code with your group members.

  2. You are encouraged to discuss homework and final project assignments with other students in the class, as long as the following rules are followed:

  3. Any material from any outside source such as books, projects, and in particular, from the Web, should be properly referenced and should only be used if specifically allowed for the assignment.

  4. To prevent unintended sharing, any code stored in a hosted repository (e.g., on github) must be private. For group projects, your team members may, of course, be collaborators.

  5. If you are aware of students violating this policy, you are encouraged to inform the professor of the course. Violating this policy will be treated as an academic misconduct for all students involved. See the Student Handbook for details on academic dishonesty.

Violations of this policy result in one of a range of punitive measures, from a zero score for an assignment, up to and including a course letter grade drop for all students involved.

All issues of misconduct are reported to the Dean of Students.

Academic misconduct associated with an exam grade will likely result in course failure.

Student Absences:

All students are advised to be familiar with university policy regarding the make-up of work missed due to excused absences. This policy may be found in the Bulletin.

Disabilities Accomodations

The website Disability Support Services (DSS) outlines the university's disability services. Any student requiring accomodations must request Student Disability Services to deliver each professor a Confidential Letter of Required Accommodations to ensure accommodations are met.

Discrimination & Harassment:

This course and all learning opportunities at Mines require a safe environment for everyone to be productive, develop professional practices, and to be able to share and learn without fear of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination or harassment of any type will not be tolerated. Sometimes harassment is unintentional, but regardless of intent the instructor will address any language or behaviors that might discriminate, stereotype, or promote harassment. If you witness discrimination or harassment of others, please bring it to the attention of Mines faculty so it can be addressed immediately.

Title IX is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based on sex and gender in educational programs or activities. Mines takes its Title IX obligations seriously and is committed to providing a campus community free from gender-based discrimination. Gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and domestic violence, is prohibited within the Mines campus community. If these issues have impacted you or someone you know, you can appropriate resources here: You can also contact the Mines Title IX Coordinator, Karin Ranta-Curran, at 303.384.2558 or for more information.

Learning Environment:

Fundamentally, I expect and require respect in this course for yourself, your classmates, and your instructor and TAs.

Please let your instructor know if you become aware of an issue with the classroom (or out-of-classroom) environment with regards to these policies.