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Final Exam Schedule

Final Exam Information for Spring Semester 2020-21

  1. Courses taught completely online: Faculty will provide students with final exam or culminating experience due date and time on the course syllabus. This due date must occur during the university defined final exam week. For alternatively scheduled courses (i.e. 10-week, 7-week, 5-week), the final exam or culmination experience must occur during the final week of instruction, per the existing university final exam policy. In addition to the due date and time, faculty will include any technology requirements for the exam or experience on their syllabus as well as applicable start times or time limits.
     
  2. Face-to-face and Hybrid courses: Faculty will provide students with final exam or culminating experience due date and time on the course syllabus. This due date must occur during the university define final exam week. For alternatively scheduled courses (i.e. 10-week. 7-week, 5-week), the final exam or culminating experience must occur during the final week of instruction, per the existing university final exam policy. In addition to the due date and time, faculty will include any technology requirements for the exam or experience on their syllabus as well as applicable start times or time limits.
     
  3. Online Exams
    • Unless otherwise required by program accreditation, all faculty are strongly encouraged to use an asynchronous exam.
      • The need for synchronous exams should be reviewed and approved by the department chair. Faculty members who teach regional campus courses should also notify their campus dean.
      • Proctored synchronous exams will need to use University Testing Services.
      • Synchronous exam window must be at the traditional scheduled exam time listed on the Registrar's Final Exam Schedule website.
      • Should a student be scheduled for an exam beginning earlier than 7:00 a.m or later than 7:30 p.m. in their local time zone, the student may seek relief from the instructor. This process must be initiated and completed by the beginning of the thirteenth week of the semester. The instructor will provide an examination for the student at a mutually agreed upon time during the final examination period.
    • Asynchronous exams should follow best practices identified by the Office of Instructional Innovation. Faculty are encouraged to work with the Office of Instructional Innovation to identify and develop alternative assessment measures and practices.
  4. Other culminating experiences
    • Faculty are encouraged to develop culminating experiences that reflect the needs of their discipline and the traditional or standard time-on-task expectations of students during finals week.
    • Faculty are encouraged to work with the Office of Instructional Innovation to identify and develop alternative assessment measures and practices.
    • Other culminating experiences must not be due prior to the end of the scheduled exam time list on the Registrar's Final Exam Schedule website.
  5. Students will not have more than three finals, exams, or other culminating experiences, due on the same day. If students have more than three on the same day, they can appeal to the instructor with the exam that is due at the latest time on that day. If there are multiple exams due at the same time the student will contact the instructor with the highest alpha/numeric course (subject and catalog number) to request an alternative day/time. (For example: student is enrolled in MATH 1200, COMS 2050, ART 1141, and NUTR 1000. All course final exams/culminating experiences have a due date of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. The student will contact the instructor for NUTR 1000 regarding a new date/time.) Since all faculty will identify the due date for their final exam or experience on their course syllabus, students will work with their instructor on a resolution by the thirteenth week of the semester. If a faculty member changes the due date of their final exam or experience after the start of the semester, the faculty member will be responsible for helping students resolve any due date conflict.
  6. The Office of Instructional Innovation and Information Technology will develop and provide workshops for faculty. These workshops will focus on meaningful final summative experiences.

 

Athens Campus Final Exam Schedule

Fall Semester 2020-21
Spring Semester 2020-21
 

Athens Campus Combined Sections Examinations Schedule

Fall Semester 2020-21
Spring Semester 2020-21
 

Summer Semester exams are held on the last day of classes.
 

Regional Campus final exam schedule
 

Each examination period is scheduled for two hours. Final examinations are given in the regularly scheduled classroom unless the instructor is giving a combined sections examination. Instructors will notify students in courses having combined sections examinations of the time and location of the classroom where the examination will be given.

Multiple Final Examinations - Resolution Adopted by Faculty Senate March 12, 2012
Students may not be required to sit for more than three final examinations in one day. Should a student be scheduled for more than three examinations in one day, the student may seek relief from the instructor with the examination scheduled latest in the day. This process must be initiated and completed by the beginning of the thirteenth week of the semester. The instructor will provide an examination for the student at a mutually agreed upon time during the final examination period.