(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.)
Group midterm examinations exist in order to facilitate the administration of courses with multiple sections (where the midterm examination is common to all sections).
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.
Requests for group midterms should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. Departments originating such requests should obtain a forwarding endorsement from the appropriate Dean. The request should include the date, time, and the 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.
Group midterm examinations will be scheduled at 1900 for one regular class period. No group midterm examinations will be scheduled before 1900.
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.
A student request to change the time of a final examination is made on a Petition for Change in Time of an Examination During Final Week form available at the Office of the Registrar. (A Summary of University Final Examination policy and AR 16 is printed on the form.)
Petitions for changing a final examination are submitted directly to the appropriate instructor. Oregon State University instructors are committed to helping 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.
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.
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:
Petitions for reasons of personal convenience are generally not approved.
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 Office of the Registrar. A request to change a final examination to dead week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee. Appropriate forms are available in the Office of the Registrar.
Ecampus follows the same examination policies set by the university. Some of your distance courses will require you to take proctored exams. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the course catalog, course syllabus, a classroom announcement, or an email. Not all of your courses will require proctored exams. Ecampus recommends completing the required proctoring forms at least 1 to 2 weeks prior to your exam. The Ecampus Testing Coordinator is available if you have questions or problems and can be contacted at 1-541-737-9281. Additional information on Ecampus testing, including a step-by-step guide for scheduling, can be found at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/services/proctoring
Examination times for the following courses will be used in place of the time in the scheduled by class meeting hours.
First Weekly Meeting
0800 or 830
1700 or after
Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by hour of first weekly lecture.
Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."
Examination times for the following courses will be used in place of the time in the scheduled by class meeting hours
For example, a class meeting for the first time on M 800 or 830 will have its final examination winter term on T 930.Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by hour of first weekly lecture.