Academic Integrity


Carnegie Mellon University prohibits academic dishonesty. This includes plagiarism, and may consist of: submitting the work of someone else as one’s own; failing to cite assistance you received; or the failure to properly cite materials or ideas from other sources. Many of these problems can be circumvented if you’re clear and generous in giving credit where credit is due. Please read the University Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism (link above) carefully to understand the penalties associated with academic dishonesty at Carnegie Mellon University. I reserve the right to determine an appropriate penalty based on the violation of academic dishonesty that occurs. The penalty for plagiarizing may range from failure on the specific plagiarized assignment to failure in the class. Repeat offenses can result in severe penalties including, potentially, expulsion from the university. If you have any questions about this policy and any work you are doing in the course, please feel free to contact the professor(s) for help.


We will be learning new skills in designing and constructing using textile media.  As makers, it is fully acceptable to use found materials (patterns, images, etc)  and to use these materials in creating new works of art/design. When using found materials (patterns, images, etc) in your own work there are two requirements:

  • Attribution. You must clearly identify where the found material came from or who made it.
  • Transformation. You must significantly transform the materials you are using. You should extend the material, modify it into something new, offer new insight into the concepts underlying the material, etc. Work that uses borrowed materials, images, designs, ideas, etc. without significantly transforming those materials will result in a low grade.