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Group Midterm Examination Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Group midterm examinations exist in order to facilitate the administration of courses with multiple sections (where the midterm examination is common to all sections).

  2. A course qualifies for a group midterm if it consists of three or more sections, or two sections of an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. All sections of the course constitute the group.

  3. Requests for group midterms should be addressed to the Registrar's Office. Departments originating such requests should obtain a forwarding endorsement from the appropriate Dean. The request should include the date, time and number of students and sections. Requests must be received not later than the second Friday of the term. Requests will normally be granted assuming space is available and no conflicts exist. Requests will be scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis.

  4. Group midterm examinations will be scheduled at 1900 for one regular class period. No group midterm examinations will be scheduled before 1900.

  5. In the case of group midterm examinations, provisions must be made to administer an equivalent make-up examination to students who for a good reason cannot attend a specially-scheduled group midterm examination. The following exemplify reasons that could justifiably prevent a student from taking a group midterm examination: a schedule conflict, job, lengthy commuting distance, etc. Classes required to take a group midterm examination will have one designated class period canceled. These policies also apply to midterms in all courses administered outside regular class meeting times.


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Group Final Exam Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Group final examinations exist in order to facilitate the administration of courses with multiple sections (where the final examination is common to all sections).
  2. A course qualifies for a group final if it consists of three or more sections, or two sections and an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. Normally all sections of the course constitute the group.
  3. Group final examinations will be the same length of time (110 minutes) as other examinations.
  4. Requests for group final examinations should be addressed to the Registrar's Office. Departments originating such requests should obtain a forwarding endorsement from the appropriate Dean. Normally these requests should be submitted in order to meet publication dates for the forthcoming Schedule of Classes.
  5. In the case of group final examinations, provisions must be made to administer separate examinations to students with conflicts (examinations in two or more courses scheduled on the same day and time). Conflicts will be resolved in accordance with the instructions contained in the Final Week Schedule, Schedule of Classes, either printed or online.

 


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Final Examination Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Final examinations are administered during the final class meeting, in accordance with the "Final Week Schedule" as published in the Schedule of Classes. Final examinations shall not be given during "dead week." (See Academic Regulation #16).
  2. Final examinations will be 110 minutes (1 hour 50 minutes) long.
  3. Requests for a change in the time of a final examination should be submitted by the instructor to the Registrar's Office prior to the end of the fifth week of the term in which the examination is scheduled. The request must contain the supporting endorsements of the department chair and dean.
  4. If a final examination is rescheduled, provisions must be made to administer the examination on the originally scheduled date/time to those students unable to accommodate the rescheduled examination.

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Exam Conflict Resolution

  • Conflicts should be resolved Friday 1200 or Friday 1400, or at mutual convenience of the instructor and student. Order of priority in determining which class takes precedence in the event of conflicts: Institution-required courses, major courses, minor courses, electives.
  • Examinations are given in regular classrooms unless different rooms are requested through the deans and assigned by the scheduling coordinator, Registrar’s Office.
  • Examination periods are 110 min. (1 hour, 50 min.)

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Student Petitions to Change the Time of a Final Examination:
Policies and Procedures

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987-88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. A student request to change the time of a final examination is made on petition forms available at the Registrar's Office. (A Summary of University Final Examination policy is printed on the form.)

  2. Petitions for changing a final examination are submitted directly to the appropriate instructor. Oregon State University instructors are committed to help students achieve their personal and academic goals. However, rescheduling a final examination may not be possible even for the most meritorious reasons. For example, there may not be time to design and prepare an equivalent make-up examination for individual students.

  3. In June 1988, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee recommended that instructors who can make arrangements for a rescheduled final examination may approve student petitions for any reasons they feel are appropriate. No further approval is required.

  4. Students may forward disapproved petitions through the dean of the college to the university registrar for review. Approvals are normally limited to the following reasons:

    1. Conflict with working hours on a job that has been held during the term, and for which working schedules cannot be readily adjusted. Example: driving a school bus.
    2. Religious reasons.
    3. Four finals in one day. Where amicable agreement cannot be reached by the student and the instructors, a solution following the rules on schedule conflicts in the Registration Information Handbook or online will be used.
    4. Military obligations verified in writing. Example: military orders, preinduction physicals.
    5. Other exceptional hardship cases.

    Petitions for reasons of personal convenience are generally not approved.

  5. A request to change the assigned final examination time for an entire class must be forwarded via the instructor, department chair, and dean to the Registrar's Office. A request to change a final examination to dead week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee. Appropriate forms are available in the Registrar's Office.


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Fall 2014: Final Examination Schedule by Class Meeting Hours

Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by the start time of the first lecture of week one.

  • For example, a class meeting for the first time on M 800 or 830 will have its final examination fall term on T 1400.
  • Except for a class that starts "1700 or after", a class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing; a class having its first lecture on R or S will follow the T listing.
  • Classes with start times at “1700 or after” are listed below.
  • A class having its first meeting at a time not listed below will follow the T 1600 listing.

Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."

Finals by Class Meeting Hours
Fall 2014: December 8–12, 2014

First Weekly Meeting

Final Exam

Day

Time

Day

Time

M

800 or 830

T

1400

M

0900

M

1400

M

1000

W

1400

M

1100

M

0930

M

1200

R

1800

M

1300

R

1200

M

1400

W

1200

M

1500

T

1200

M

1600

T

1800

M

1700 or after

M

2000

T

800 or 830

F

0930

T

0900

R

1400

T

1000

R

0930

T

1100

M

1800

T

1200

W

0930

T

1300

T

0930

T

1400

F

0730

T

1500

W

1800

T

1600*

M

1200

T

1700 or after

T

2000

W

1700 or after

T

2000

R

1700 or after

R

2000

F

1700 or after

F

2000

* Exam time for classes not found in list


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Fall Term 2013: Final Examination Schedule by Group Examinations  [FINISHED]

Examination times for the following courses will be used in place of the time in the scheduled by class meeting hours.

Fall Term: Dec 9–13, 2013

Day/Time

Day/Time

Day/Time

Day/Time

MON 0730

MON 1600

 

 

University

Closed on Monday,

December 9th

 

 

 

 

 

TUES 0730

TUES 1600

TUES 1800

TUES 2000

 

BA 215

BI 211

 

 

BA 233

MTH 105

 

 

CH 331

MTH 254

 

 

MTH 095

 

 

 

MTH 111

 

 

 

MTH 211

 

 

WED 0730

WED 1600

 

WED 2000

BA 260

BA 333

 

ACTG 317

BA 276

CH 121

 

BA 352

BA 357

ENGR 211

 

FIN 340

MTH  103

MRKT 488/588

 

HHS 231

MTH 252

MTH 065

 

 

PH 212

MTH 241

 

 

 

ST 351

 

 

THURS 0730

THURS 1600

 

 

BA 211

BA 302

 

 

BA 390

BA 353

 

 

COMM 111

BA 376

 

 

MTH 231

MTH 251

 

 

MTH 306

MTH 256

 

 

 

PH 201

 

 

 

FRI 1200

FRI 1400

 

 

CH 201

BI 101

 

 

CH 231

MTH 112

 

 

PH 211

Z 331

 


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Fall Term 2013: Final Examination Schedule by Class Meeting Hours  [FINISHED]

Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by the start time of the first lecture of week one.

For example, a class meeting for the first time on M 800 or 830 will have its final examination fall term on M 0930. Except for a class that starts "1700 or after", a class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing; a class having its first lecture on R or S will follow the T listing.

Classes with start times at "1700 or after" are listed below.

A class having its first meeting at a time not listed below will follow the T 1600 listing. Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."

First Weekly Meeting

Fall Dec 9 – 13, 2013

Moved to

M 0800 or 0830

M 0930

W 0930

M 1500

M 1200

T 0930

T 1200

M 1400

R 2000

M 1600

M 1800

F 0730

M  1700 or after

M 2000

F 0730

M 1000

T 0930

 

M 1400

T 1200

 

T 1000

T 1400

 

T 1500

T 1800

 

T 1700 or after

T 2000

F 1400

W 1700 or after

T 2000

F 1400

T 0900

W 0930

 

M 1300

W 1200

 

T 1400

W 1400

 

M 1200

W 1800

 

M 1100

R 0930

 

T 0800 or 0830

R 1200

 

M 0900

R 1400

 

T 1600*

R 1800

 

R 1700 or after

R 2000

 

T 1300

F 0730

 

T 1100

F 0930

 

F 1700 or after

F 2000

 

* Exam time for classes not found in list.

 


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Winter Term 2014: Final Examination Schedule by Class Meeting Hours [FINISHED]

Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by hour of first weekly lecture.

  • For example, a class meeting for the first time on M 800 or 830 will have its final examination winter term on W 1200.
  • Except for a class that starts "1700 or after", a class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing; a class having its first lecture on R or S will follow the T listing.
  • Classes with start times at “1700 or after” are listed below.
  • A class having its first meeting at a time not listed below will follow the T 1600 listing.

Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."

 

Finals by Class Meeting Hours
Winter March 17–21, 2014

First Weekly Meeting

Final Exam

Day

Time

Day

Time

M

800 or 830

W

1200

M

0900

T

1200

M

1000

T

1800

M

1100

M

1800

M

1200

R

930

M

1300

R

1200

M

1400

T

1400

M

1500

W

930

M

1600

W

1400

M

1700 or after

M

2000

T

0800 or 0830

M

1400

T

0900

F

730

T

1000

R

1800

T

1100

M

930

T

1200

W

1800

T

1300

M

1200

T

1400

F

930

T

1500

R

1400

T

1600*

T

930

T

1700 or after

T

2000

W

1700 or after

T

2000

R

1700 or after

R

2000

F

1700 or after

F

2000

* Exam time for classes not found in list.


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Winter Term 2014: Final Examination Schedule by Group Examinations [FINISHED]

Examination times for the following courses will be used in place of the time in the scheduled by class meeting hours.

Winter Term: March 17–21, 2014

Day/Time

Day/Time

Day/Time

MON 0730

MON 1600

 

BA 215

CH 202

 

BA 276

CH 232

 

BA 357

MTH 241

 

CH 121

PH 213

 

CH 231

MTH 211/212

 

MTH 245

 

 

ST 351

 

 

TUES 0730

TUES 1600

TUES 2000

BA 260

ACTG 318

COMM 111

BA 333

BA 376

 

BI 212

HHS 231

 

 

ST 352

 

WED 0730

WED 1600

WED 2000

CH 332

BA 233

BA 302

MTH 111

BA 353

BA 466

MTH 254

BI 102

CH 122

 

MTH 256

MTH 103

 

MTH 306

PH 202

THURS 0730

THURS 1600

 

BA 213

BA 211

 

BA 390

BA 352

 

MTH 112

MTH 251

 

MTH 252

PH 212

 


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Spring Term 2014: Final Examination Schedule by Class Meeting Hours [FINISHED]

Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by hour of first weekly lecture.

  • For example, a Spring 2014 class whose first meeting is M 800 or 830 will have its final examination on F 0730.
  • A class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing; a class having its first lecture on R or S will follow the T listing, except classes that meet at "1700 or after".
  • Classes with start times at “1700 or after” are listed separately below.
  • A class having its first meeting at a time not listed below will follow the T 1600 listing.

Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."

Finals by Class Meeting Hours
Spring June 9–13, 2014

First Weekly Meeting

Final Exam

Day

Time

Day

Time

M

800 or 830

F

730

M

0900

T

1400

M

1000

R

1400

M

1100

W

1400

M

1200

M

1800

M

1300

M

1200

M

1400

R

1800

M

1500

F

930

M

1600

R

1200

M

1700 or after

M

2000

T

800 or 830

W

1800

T

0900

M

930

T

1000

T

930

T

1100

W

1200

T

1200

R

930

T

1300

W

930

T

1400

M

1400

T

1500

T

1200

T

1600*

T

1800

T

1700 or after

T

2000

W

1700 or after

T

2000

R

1700 or after

R

2000

F

1700 or after

F

2000

* Exam time for classes not found in list

 


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Spring Term 2014: Final Examination Schedule by Group Examinations [FINISHED]

Examination times for the following courses will be used in place of the time in the scheduled by class meeting hours.

Spring Term: June 9–13, 2014

Day/Time

Day/Time

Day/Time

MON 0730

MON 1600

 MON 2000

BA 376

ANS 317

BI 103

FIN 342

BA 390

 

MTH 252

CH 123

 

 

MTH 105

 

 

MTH 254

 

 

ST 352

 

TUES 0730

TUES 1600

TUES 2000

BA 215

CH 233

 

BA 333

MTH 111

 

HHS 231

MTH 241

 

 

PH 213

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 0730

WED 1600

WED 2000

ACTG 319

BA 352

BA 233

BA 260

BI 213

BA 353

MGMT453/553

ENGR 212

 

MTH 112

PH 211

CH 232

MTH 212

 

MTH 245

MTH 231

 

MTH 306

PH 203

 

 

 

 

 

THURS 0730

THURS 1600

 

BA 213

BA 276

 

MTH 251

BA 357

 

 

COMM 111

 

 

MTH 103

 

 

MTH 256

 

 

 

 

 


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