Internal Governing Policies


 

#44 - Final Examinations


Approved: December 1, 2008

Monitor: Vice President for Academic Affairs


The final examination shall be a part of the evaluation of a student's performance.  While the term “final examination” may refer to many different instruments and activities, it shall be given in each undergraduate and graduate course, except as noted below.

If the character of a course is such that a final examination is not feasible or is unnecessary, the Department Chair may waive the requirement, with the approval of the College Dean.  The College Dean shall report all courses for which the final examination has been waived to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The final examination schedule shall be published on the Office of the Registrar’s web site.  No University or student-sponsored activities shall be scheduled during the final examination period or during the two days immediately preceding the final examination period.

Examination Schedule Changes by Instructors

Except under very unusual circumstances, instructors must hold their final examinations at the times scheduled and announced by the Registrar.

When unusual circumstances warrant a change in the scheduled time of a final examination, the instructor must:

  1. have the written agreement of all students in the class that the proposed new time for the examination is acceptable.
  2. secure the permission of the Department Chair and the College Dean.

Examination Schedule Changes by Students

A student who has three finals in one day may change the date of one of the final examinations with the approval of the instructor.  Requests for changes for medical or personal emergencies may also be considered.  In cases not resolved between the student and the instructor, the Department Chair will seek resolution.

CGS Approval: November 4, 2008

CAA Approval: November 6, 2008