Governing Final Examinations
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.
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
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
instructor may change the time or date of a final exam without
permission from the appropriate dean.
instructor may increase the time allowed for a final exam beyond
the scheduled two hours without permission from the appropriate
classes (excluding review sessions) may be held during the reading
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.
all 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. 30, April 16, 2002
April 16, 2002
Volume 48 Number 30
of Arts and Sciences, and the School
of Medicine announce the recipients of their annual teaching
up for Open
Enrollment means thinking about how the changes in benefits
could influence which medical or dental plan is most cost-effective.
Judith Rodin protects and defends
free speech on campus, reiterating a message from her January
1995 Welcome Back which is still relevant today.
new Ennis Professor, named for Dr. Alfred Ennis (Moore School
participates in the Franklin
Institute Laureates Symposium, hosting four symposia on
campus which are open to the University community.