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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Campus Judicial Report

Double quiz trouble

A sophomore was referred to Student Judicial Affairs for academic misconduct regarding two different quizzes. In the first case, the student altered a quiz that had already been graded and submitted it to her professor for re-grading. In the second case, the student took an in-class quiz home, graded it herself, and submitted it to the instructor, claiming that her score had not been recorded. When the student met with a Judicial Officer, she admitted to altering the two quizzes and agreed to the disciplinary action of deferred separation through graduation and 20 hours of community service. A deferred separation means that if the student is found in violation of any university policies or regulations in the future, she would likely be suspended or dismissed from the university.

Coincidence or collaboration?

A first-year was referred to SJA for suspected unauthorized collaboration with another student on an exam. The two students had incorrect answers that were nearly identical. When the student met with a Judicial Officer, she claimed that she studied with the other student and that they usually prepare for exams together, but said that she did not collaborate with the other student during the test. In addition, both students stated that another student was sitting in between them during the exam, which would have made it hard to copy. Both students were given the benefit of the doubt. Therefore, this referral did not lead to a disciplinary sanction. It was resolved with an Administrative Notice, which serves as a formal reminder to the student of university policies and standards.

Cite! It’s right and saves you time

A senior was referred to SJA for plagiarism. The student submitted a paper that contained several sentences copied from an online article. When the student met with a Judicial Officer, he admitted to failing to cite his sources. He stated that he had been under a lot stress for personal reasons. The student agreed to the disciplinary action of deferred separation through graduation and 10 hours of community service. In addition to his sanction, the student is required to do a plagiarism writing assignment and quiz, attend a plagiarism workshop and meet with the Learning Skills Center.

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


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