Sophie Quigley: Team Work Policy
When a lab, assignment, paper, or project is handed out, it is usually accompanied by a
marking sheet that is to be stapled to the submission. This marking sheet has slots
at the top where all the team members should enter their name, student id, etc. The number
of slots on the marking sheet indicates the maximum team size for that particular
evaluation. On some projects, I also specify a minimum team size.
The following rules have evolved out of painful experience.
No team can have more members than the maximum team size without suffering a
- If a team decides to add extra members past the maximum size and declares these
members on the marking sheet when the assignment is submitted, the assignment mark will
be pro-rated (e.g. if a team opts to have 4 members even though the maximum team size is
3, each member will receive 3/4 of the original mark)
- If a team decides to add extra members past the maximum size or if two teams submit
the same work, without acknowledging their collaboration anywhere in the submitted work,
this constitutes academic fraud, which is an academic offence described in the Ryerson
Student Conduct Code.
The minimum penalty is a 0 on the assignment for all involved parties no
matter who is the actual author of the work.
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