Section 9.5

COLLEGIATE FINAL EXAMINATION POLICY

In accord with the Charter ( B-II.GSection(7)),

  • A final examination should be given in all courses where appropriate.
  • In accord with the traditional principles of academic freedom, the faculty member or group responsible for a course shall determine whether a final examination is or is not appropriate (such as in graduate seminars).
  • Final examinations shall be administered at the times scheduled for that purpose except with specific permission of the VPAA. See Charter B-II.7 d for requesting a change in the scheduled exam period.
  • In those courses where a final examination is deemed inappropriate, faculty shall conduct other appropriate course-related activities during the period scheduled for final examination. Faculty are expected to be present on campus and accessible to students during this time. Their availability during the sixteenth week of the semester is consistent with contractual obligations.
  • Chairs/Directors shall be responsible for implementing and monitoring this policy.

 

COLLEGIATE POLICY ON SCHEDULING MAJOR CLASS ASSIGNMENTS PRIOR TO FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK

(Section B-II.G(6) of the Charter )

In accord with the Charter, it is the academic policy of the College of Arts and Sciences that no test or major quiz or assignment of a major project, with the exception of laboratory tests and language proficiency examinations, should be given during the week prior to the final examination week.

Passed by Arts and Sciences Council 2/29/90