CSE 4317 Homework 1

Due: June 8, 2001 by midnight (no late submissions accepted)

Submit via email to holder@cse.uta.edu (not to Red!).

Read the IEEE Potentials article "Degrading your degree" on page 41 (page 35 in 1st edition) and answer the following questions.
  1. What is the conclusion of the argument being made?

  2. What are the reasons offered in support of the conclusion? Rank them, starting with 1, in order of their perceived strength.

  3. Using your critical-thinking skills, what is your assessment of the argument's validity?

  4. What should you do when you witness someone cheating on an assignment?

  5. What do you do when you witness someone cheating on an assignment? Why?

  6. Read the followup responses on pages 42-43 (not in 1st edition; will distribute in class). What are the main points of the first two respondees in reference to the original article, and what is your assessment of the validity of these points?

  7. What specific elements of the AITP, ACM, Software Engineering, and IEEE codes of ethics apply to cheating? Describe how they apply.