University Policies

Academic Integrity

The official University of Illinois policy related to academic integrity can be found in Article 1, Part 4 of the Student Code. Section 1-402 in particular outlines behavior which is considered an infraction of academic integrity. These sections of the Student Code will be upheld in the STAT 430 classroom. Any violations will be dealt with in a swift, fair and strict manner.

You may discuss methods for completing assignments with other students, but the execution of these methods and the preparation of the document must be done independently. Furthermore, there can be no discussion with other students or collaboration of any kind on exams. Sufficient evidence of sharing results, collaborating on written assignments, or simply relying on internet resources will generally result in:

  • First offense: receiving an undroppable zero on the assignment and being written up for an academic integrity violation.
  • Second offense: receiving an F in the course, an academic integrity violation, and recommendation for expulsion from the University.

If the evidence is indicative of a larger pattern, then the harshest penalty will be pursued.

Note that cheating includes both obtaining others’ work, as well as distributing your own work.

  • You may discuss the assignment with your classmates, but your final answers must be your own. Your final document should be created independently.
  • To avoid any issues, do note copy and paste code. (With an exception for code provided for the course.)
  • Do not share RMarkdown or other submission files.

If we detect academic integrity violations, we will contact you through the FAIR system.

In short, please do not cheat.

Support resources and supporting fellow students in distress

As members of the Illinois community, we each have a responsibility to express care and concern for one another. If you come across a classmate whose behavior concerns you, whether in regards to their well-being or yours, we encourage you to refer this behavior to the Student Assistance Center (333-0050) or online. Based upon your report, staff in the Student Assistance Center reaches out to students to make sure they have the support they need to be healthy and safe.

Further, we understand the impact that struggles with mental health can have on your experience at Illinois; significant stress, strained relationships, anxiety, excessive worry, alcohol/drug problems, a loss of motivation, or problems with eating and/or sleeping can all interfere with optimal academic performance. We encourage all students to reach out to talk with someone, and want to make sure you are aware that you can access mental health support at the Counseling Center or McKinley Health Center. For mental health emergencies, you can call 911 or walk-in to the Counseling Center, no appointment needed.


To obtain disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible. To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603, e-mail or go to the DRES website.


The instructor reserves the right to make changes that are academically advisable. Such changes, if any, will be announced in class. Please note that it is your responsibility to attend the class and keep track of the proceedings.