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College-wide Policies

Examinations

Responsible office
Registrar
Responsible party
Registrar
Last revision
June 2014
Approved by
Other
Approval date
June 2014
Effective date
June 2014
Additional references
None

Scope

All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus are within the scope of this policy. If there is variance between departmental expectations and the common approach described through college policy, the college will look to the campus community to support the spirit and the objectives of college policy.

Policy

Instructors decide the number and nature of examinations given in a course. Students usually will be given notice in advance of examinations, but unannounced quizzes and other criteria such as class discussions may help determine a student’s grade for the course.

Under the Block Plan, there are no final examination periods. Final exams, if given, will be held during the block(s) in which the course is offered. Instructors will decide on the method of evaluating student performance.

Students who are unable to take a scheduled examination as a result of illness or for other acceptable reasons may be given a make-up examination or may receive an “Incomplete” if there are unfinished requirements at the end of the course.

All examinations are to be given under the honor system. Briefly, this system means that teachers are to remove themselves from classrooms during tests, except for necessary announcements. The Honor Council may make exceptions to this rule. The professor shall designate the time allowed for each examination. There shall be no limitation as to where examinations shall be taken except as specified by the professor. The honor system shall apply to all written or oral examinations, to all reports, term papers, theses, and all other work done for credit. 

Procedures

None