Several changes coming up for fall 2012 semester
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012 14:08
UCF-1.01 is the first planet researchers at the university have discovered, but hopefully it won’t be the last.
More recently, UCF has appeared on sites like The Huffington Post and The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding a situation that has been developing all summer.
UCF marketing major Tim Arnold created an app called U Could Finish that would notify students when a class they were trying to get into opened up. Students would sign up for the service and pay based on how often they wanted U Could Finish to check the availability of the class.
If the class opened up, the student would receive a text so they could quickly enroll in it.
Arnold posted his idea to the UCF page on Reddit, a link-sharing community, on June 6 and then on June 8 he realized his service no longer had access to the myUCF servers. On June 15, he received a summons from the Office of Student Conduct.
A conduct hearing was held on July 24 and Arnold was told that his app violated policies outlined in the Golden Rule Handbook. Arnold has to cease operations for U Could Finish, write two five- to eight-page papers, take a $15 coaching session and step down from his leadership positions.
Arnold recently appealed the decision and received a reduced punishment.
On June 10, 2013, UCF will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Between now and then, the university will be hosting celebratory events, although the dates and times have not yet been announced.
As you come back to campus for the fall semester, make sure you’re aware of these upcoming changes and be sure to look forward to more in the future.