A first-year was referred to SJA for altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading. The TA noticed the discrepancy because the student’s answer did not show enough work to have logically reached the correct solution she had added. The student admitted that she had changed the answer to the question on the MAT16B midterm exam and had then submitted it for re-grading. As a result, she agreed to accept the disciplinary sanctions of deferred separation and 10 hours of community service.
Hiding the evidence
A junior was referred to SJA for stealing from the MU Bookstore. The student opened a package of iPod earbuds, proceeded to stuff the merchandise down his shirt and then hid the empty package under a pile of folders. The student admitted to theft and accepted a $200 civil demand payment from the bookstore in addition to paying $85 for the earbuds. As for disciplinary sanctions, the student agreed to be placed on disciplinary probation until graduation.
A plant biology professor referred a senior to SJA for unauthorized collaboration on a take-home exam. The student lent their notes to a friend to help them complete the short answer portion of the exam, which caused the pair to have strikingly similar answers. The student admitted to the violation and accepted the sanction of disciplinary probation until graduation. Their friend also agreed to a sanction of deferred separation for unauthorized collaboration and copying during an exam.
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.