Working together and academic integrity
- We have no objection in principle to collaboration on the homework, provided that it is done in a way that maximizes the benefit of the homework to all people involved.
- However, if one person simply tells another how to do a problem then it completely defeats the purpose of having homework problems.
- It is our opinion that you get maximum benefit from a homework problem if you work hard on it alone before combining your ideas with those of someone else.
- The work that you turn in with your name on it should represent your own solutions, written in your own words, regardless of whether you arrived at some of those solutions in collaboration with others.
- You may not simply copy someone else's homework and turn it in as your own - this will be treated as a violation of UBC's Academic Integrity Code.
- Similarly, copying solutions that you might find on the web or from some other source is a similar violation.
- We take academic integrity very seriously and will follow university procedures in all cases of suspected cheating. This may result in expulsion from the University.