Procedure No.: 09.001 Page No.: 1 of 1 Date Issued: 07/01/87 Issued By: J.D. Stewart
A formal final examination, written in class, will be required in all courses where a letter grade is given unless the instructor, at his/her discretion, substitutes some other method for bringing the course into focus and for evaluating students. In either case the instructor will continue to meet his/her class at the time the final examinatin is scheduled either to give the test or to receive the work which takes its place; exceptions will be made only with prior approval of the department chairperson or other appropriate academic officer.
If an instructor feels that the course objectives can be better met by some method other than the final examination, he/she will announce this plan to the class at the beginning of the quarter, and, along with his/her statement of attendance policy, inform the department chairperson in writing of his/her intentions.
Final examinations may not be given, nor final projects in lieu of an examination be required, at any time prior to the regular examination period. Students are entitled to this period of examinations and/or project purposes, and should be so informed. If a student is made to take an examination or submit a final project prior to the stated final examination period, he/she should appeal to the Dean of his/her college.
(NOTE: A more comprehensive discussion of the issue is contained in the Faculty Handbook, IV.B )
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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/policy/09-001.html) on May 1, 2013.
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