A student was referred to SJA for submitting a fraudulent quiz for grading. After the quizzes had been graded and returned, the student forged a quiz, filled in the answers, forged grading marks and gave the quiz to the professor as evidence that it had been missed in the grading process. The sustained fraud, premeditation and lying aggravated the seriousness of the violation. The student agreed to accept deferred dismissal status until graduation, which means that the student waives the right to a formal hearing if referred again, and would likely be expelled from the university if found in violation of any UC or campus policy. The student also agreed to 20 hours of community service, a writing assignment on integrity and a consultation with the Learning Skills Center.
A professor referred a student for using unauthorized materials during an exam. After getting stuck during the exam, the student retrieved study materials that she had left in her backpack and used them to answer the questions. Since the student already had a prior violation, she agreed to deferred separation status and 15 hours of community service. Although similar to deferred dismissal, a student on deferred separation would likely be expelled or suspended if again found in violation of campus or university policies.
The Campus Judicial Report is compiled by student members of the Campus Judicial Board. Additional information about SJA and the Campus Judicial Board may be found at sja.ucdavis.edu.