All scheduled final examinations are held at the end of the semester during the University’s official final examination period. Comprehensive final examinations are not required for each course, but are given at the option of the department or instructor.
Instructors are expected to return all assigned work graded and no later than the last regular day of classes in courses for which there is a final examination. In cases when this is not possible, an answer key, solution sets or equivalent feedback should be provided unless the final examination will not cover the material in work that has not been returned.
No other coursework, including laboratory work, will be due during the final examination period unless it is assigned in advance and in lieu of the course’s final examination. Regardless of whether there is a final examination in the course, no classes other than review sessions shall be held during the final examination period. Review sessions should be scheduled for optimal attendance, and a serious effort should be made to accommodate students who cannot attend. In appreciation of the time required to prepare for final examinations, no other portfolio reviews, examinations, critiques or juries shall be scheduled for the last class day of a course with a final examination.
All graded class work (such as graded homework, papers, quizzes, reports, research or projects) are to be graded with results returned to students a week before the final exams period. Students are expected to present themselves at the place assigned at the start of the examination; late arrival will reduce the total time a student has to complete the examination, unless Instructor’s course policy indicates otherwise.
Instructors reserve the right to require attendance within a specific time period. Students, who miss the final exam with a reasonable excuse and wish to set for an incomplete final exam, should fill the appropriate form and submit it to the college for the Dean’s approval.
Any student shall be permitted to review his or her corrected, graded final examination in the presence of an Instructor or a Teaching Assistant. Any controversy arising from this review shall be dealt with in accordance with the University’s procedures for the appeal of grades and academic actions. A final examination that is not returned to a student will be kept available for a year for review. In the event that the Instructor or Teaching Assistant is not available for the review, the responsibility shall rest with the head of the department or his or her designee. Since Instructors are expected to return all work assigned a week before the final exams, they are not responsible for retaining unclaimed coursework.
Concerns related to final examination, complaints about violations of the final examination policy or alterations of the final examination schedule should be directed to the Department Head of the Instructor offering the course or to the Dean.