Exam Scheduling Policy and Procedures
- Mid-semester exams will be given during regularly scheduled class time. Faculty are encouraged to use two or more versions of the exam (same questions, presented in a different order) to minimize opportunities for academic dishonesty.
- Final exams will be administered during the University’s final exam period. Exam dates and times will be assigned by OCA. Faculty may reserve both Kerr lecture halls for administration of final exams.
- No more than one (1) core course mid-semester or final exam may be administered on any given day to the same group of students
- No more than two (2) mid-semester exams or major assessments may be administered during a single week to the same group of students. Weekly laboratory quizzes or pre-class self-assessments are exempt from this restriction. Exams in elective courses MAY be exempt from this restriction at the discretion of OCA staff. In general, elective courses should avoid scheduling exams on the same day as a required course exam or in the same week in which two required course exams are already scheduled.
- Prior to the beginning of each semester, course directors will be asked to enter their preferred exam dates onto the shared Oracle calendar by following the procedures listed below. Faculty should negotiate any conflicts amongst themselves and should NOT finalize their course schedules/syllabi until the exam schedule has been finalized.
Exam Scheduling Procedures
Preferred dates for mid-semester exams and major course assessments (e.g. projects, term papers, OSCEs) should be sent to email@example.com.
Please keep the following in mind when scheduling exams and developing your syllabus:
- Exam dates are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Preferred exam dates must be submitted by July 15 for fall semester courses and November 15 for spring semester courses.
- You should negotiate directly with others if your preferred exam dates (weeks) are already taken!
- Occasionally the Office of Curriculum and Assessment (OCA) will need to intervene to revise the exam schedule to make accommodations for special circumstances. Do NOT publish exam dates to students until your course schedule and syllabus have been reviewed and exam dates confirmed by the Office of Curriculum and Assessment (OCA).