Rules Governing Final Examinations
- No instructor
may hold a final examination nor require the submission of a take-home
final exam except during the period in which final examinations
are scheduled; when necessary, exceptions to this policy may be
granted for postponed examinations (see 3 and 4 below). No final
examinations may be scheduled during the last week of classes
or on reading days.
- No student
may be required to take more than two final examinations on any
calendar day during the period in which final examinations are
scheduled. If more than two are scheduled, the student may postpone
the middle exam. If a take-home final exam is due on a day when
two final examinations are scheduled, the take-home exam shall
be postponed by one day.
that are postponed because of conflicts with other examinations,
or because more than two examinations are scheduled in the same
day, may be taken at another time during the final examinations
period if the faculty member and student can agree on that time.
Otherwise, they must be taken during the official period for postponed
that are postponed because of illness, a death in the family,
or some other unusual event, may be taken only during the official
periods: the first week of the spring and fall semesters. Students
must obtain permission from their dean's office to take a postponed
exam. Instructors in all courses must be willing to offer a make-up
examination to all students who are excused from the final examination.
- No instructor
may change the time or date of a final exam without permission
from the appropriate dean.
- No instructor
may increase the time allowed for a final exam beyond the scheduled
two hours without permission from the appropriate dean.
- No classes
(excluding review sessions) may be held during the reading period.
students must be allowed to see their final examination. Exams
should be available as soon as possible after being graded with
access ensured for a period of at least one regular semester after
the exam has been given.
matters relating to final exams, students with questions should
first consult with their dean's offices. Faculty wishing to seek
exceptions to the rules also should consult with their dean's offices.
Finally, the Council of Undergraduate Deans and SCUE urge instructors
to see that all examinations are actively proctored.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 13, November 20, 2001
November 20, 2001
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receives over $15.5
million from JDRF and W.W. Smith Trust to establish two
centers to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications
2001, the Associated Investments Fund, Penn's main investment
vehicle, out-performed its benchmark, returning a positive performance.
have been redesigned to be more informative and easier to
Way weekly raffles begin; envelopes must be submitted to
Payroll by this Wednesday for the first drawing.
fall semester classes ending December 10, the Provost reissues
Governing Final Examinations.
types of grants
are available to faculty to conduct cancer-related research
projects; the deadline is January 15 for both.
the holidays approach, there are special events
and performances to attend and there are the annual appeals
to donate and contribute to those less fortunate.