Statement of Ethical and Academic Conduct

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has, as its primary goals, the education and development of its students, faculty and staff, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the university, state, and nation. These goals can only be attained when the members of the ECE community adhere to a high standard of ethical and academic conduct. Any activity which might unfairly improve a student's score on homework, quizzes, examinations or projects, or which might jeopardize the integrity of research programs or results, will be considered dishonest, and will not be tolerated. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the faculty may fail you on the assignment, award a failing grade for the course and/or refer the case to the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS). Such acts could result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
A few examples of dishonest behavior are:
  • Submitting homework which is not your own work;
  • Sharing results or notes during exams;
  • Bringing unauthorized notes, in hard copy or electronic form, into an examination;
  • Continuing work on your examination after the exam proctors have called for Papers;
  • Requesting a regrade on an exam or homework problem that has been altered;
  • Representing the ideas, results or written work of someone else as your own;
  • Misrepresenting research procedures or results.

Please note that the above is not a complete listing. Please consult your instructor or your advisor if you have any questions or concerns about ethical behavior. As further note, student conduct is addressed in detail in the “University Regulations” book published by Purdue University. We recommend that you study this publication, or consult the Office of the Dean of Students.