Honor Code and Quizzes. When you take the quizzes, you are expected to do the work on your own, without the help of another person. You may use books, notes, or other written material to assist you in taking the quiz if you want.
Honor Code and Gradebook Declarations. You will be responsible for recording the completion of many of your assignments in the online Gradebook. These are called Gradebook Declarations . The Honor Code means you will honestly represent your efforts when you declare your work. If you make a false Gradebook Declaration, that is a violation of the Honor Code.
Honor Code Violations. Violations of the Honor Code will be treated severely. If you violate the Honor Code, you may be penalized up to 50 points . This basically lowers your grade by one letter (so, for example, if you would have received an "A" at the end of the semester, you would end up with a "B", and so on). In addition, cases of academic misconduct may be reported to the Provost's Office for further investigation and additional penalties. In any given week, I will check between one-third and one-half of the Gradebook Declaration entries in the gradebook to make sure that the entries are accurate. So, please do not abuse this system. It is not worth the risk. If you have any doubts about a Gradebook Declaration, please send me an email at the time that you post your grade. It is much better to be safe than sorry - so if there is anything unusual about the work you have done or the circumstances in which you are reporting the completion of your work, please check with me.