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School of Computing Honour Code

Students enrolled at all courses provided by KAIST School of Computing are expected to respect personal honour and the rights of others, as well as to do their best to uphold personal integrity and honesty. The students will neither give nor receive any unauthorised aid in class work that is to be graded by the instructor. The following acts are regarded as violations of academic integrity and honesty.


- Reusing, or referring to other students/publisher’s solutions, assignments, program source code, and reports.
- Using solution-sharing online services such as chegg.com for exams and assignments
- Sharing your own solution to code repositories such as GitHub, or referring to code from such repositories
- Allowing another student to refer from one’s own work
- Submitting another student’s work as his or her own
- Sitting for someone else's exam
- Unpermitted collaboration or aid on take-home examinations and class assignments
- To use chatGPT, GPT3, Copilot, and other AI-assisted tools to write either code or essays that you are expected to manually write (unless the usage is explicitly allowed within the class)
- Plagiarism: the use of another person's original work, regardless of lengths, without giving reasonable and appropriate credit to or acknowledging the author or source


The professor will determine whether any violation has occurred and the appropriate penalty for the violation. All violations will be reported to head professor of student affairs as well as the head of School of Computing. Internally, those who reported will receive the following penalty.


- Exclusion from any awards or scholarship consideration/recommendation for two following semesters
- (If the major is not CS) Exclusion from change of major to School of Computing for two following semesters


Depending on the seriousness of violation, the student can also reported to the institution-wide disciplinary committee. To see the maximum possible penalty for academic misconduct, please refer to the attached penalty guideline below (taken from the English version KAIST Student Handbook 2021, page 79, available from https://portal.kaist.ac.kr/ennotice/student_notice/11653532098202)




Disciplinary Action Guideline in KAIST Student Handbook

Reason for disciplinary action
Probation Definite suspension Indefinite suspension Expulsion
1. Unethical conduct
A. Violence and threatening   o o o
B. Sexual violence (Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other sex-related crimes) o o o o
C. Theft   o o  
D. Document forgery o o o  
E. Tarnishing the reputation of KAIST o o    
F. Other illegal acts o o o  
2. Academic
A. Grade manipulation and disclosure of exam materials   o o o
B. Cheating during exams   o o o
C. Proxy test taking     o o
D. Plagiarism o o    
E. Participation in fraudulent research o o o o