Buying into failure
An instructor referred an upperclassman to Student Judicial Affairs (SJA) for submitting work which was not his own. The student had purchased a paper online and submitted it for credit. Due to the serious level of premeditation, misrepresentation and fraud of the student’s actions, he agreed to a two-quarter suspension, and deferred dismissal status when he returns. The student also agreed to a meeting with a writing specialist at the Learning Skills Center. Deferred dismissal means that if the student is found in violation of academic misconduct in the future, he will likely be dismissed from the university without the option of a formal hearing.
A student was referred to SJA by Sony Pictures Entertainment for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The student had shared copyrighted material through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. The student’s connection to the UC Davis computer network was temporarily suspended and the student was given an administrative notice. An administrative notice is not a disciplinary action, but SJA keeps a record of the notice, which may aggravate disciplinary sanctions for future violations. Any further notification of the infringement of copyrighted material by the student, intentional or not, will result in the termination of UC Davis computer network privileges.
Students should be aware that copyright holders have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against them for copyright infringement. To avoid loss of UCD network privileges and civil suits for copyright infringement, students should consider removing any peer-to-peer software from their computers.
The UC Davis Police referred a student to SJA for alcohol intoxication. The police responded to a report of possible alcohol poisoning at one of the residence halls, where they determined the student was dangerously intoxicated. The student, unable to care for himself, was then transported to the hospital. Not only did the student violate university policy regarding alcohol use, the student engaged in self-threatening behavior. The student agreed to disciplinary probation and a meeting with ADAPT, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program.
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.