(A) Assignments or projects worth less than 10 percent combined total of a student's grade may be assigned at any time prior to pre-finals week and may be due during pre-finals week. However, no assignments or projects may be due on the last two days of pre-finals week. Quizzes may be given during pre-finals week, but cannot account for more than 3% combined total of the final grade. Exams may not be given during pre-finals week.
(B) Assignments, take-home examinations, in-class examinations, or projects worth more than 10 percent of a student's grade must be scheduled at least 30 days prior to the first day of finals and must be due or given prior to pre-finals week. Any assignment that is to take the entire semester to complete may be accepted or presented during the first three weekdays of pre-finals week provided the syllabus explicitly states that the assignment can be turned in prior to pre-finals week.
(C) Special cases deviating from the Final Exam Preparation Period policy must be clearly stated in the course syllabus and approved by the chair of the department through which the course is offered. If the professor is the chair of the department, the professor must have these special cases approved by the dean of the college in which said department resides. If the professor is the dean of the college in which the course is taught, the professor must have these special cases approved by the Senior Vice President and Provost.
(D) Special requests made by a student for an extension of assignment deadlines into pre-finals week may be granted subject to the discretion of the instructor.
(E) Final Exam Preparation Period policies must be placed in the course syllabus underneath the University Policy section.
This policy applies only to 16-week courses during the spring and fall semesters.
This policy excludes make-up assignments, make-up tests, and laboratory examinations. It also does not apply to classes meeting one day a week for more than one hour or to classes without a university-scheduled final exam time during finals week.
All University laboratory classes and graduate courses are exempt from this policy.
No Student Government Association (SGA) Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) may hold meetings, banquets, or receptions or sponsor or participate in any activity, program, or related function that requires student participation during pre-finals week.
Violations to this policy should be reported to the chair of the department in which the course is taught or, in special circumstances, to the dean of the college and may be grounds for grade appeal.
This policy shall remain in force until reviewed no sooner than 2014.
NOTE 1: Classes meeting one-day-a-week, with a start time before 5:00 PM, will test according to Regulation #7. Also, see Regulation #9.
NOTE 2: Day classes (class start time prior to 5:00 PM) meeting on-the-hour more than one day a week will test at the same time as classes meeting on the same days at the following half-hour. For example, classes meeting M W 8:00 AM will test at the same time as classes meeting MWF 8:30 AM. Standard on-the-hour meeting times are listed in the schedule above. See Regulation #8.
During the summer session, if a final examination is to be given, it must be administered during the final regular class period, or the final two class periods if additional time is required, as long as the final exam does not exceed two hours in length.
The University-wide policy on multiple final exams (see regulations above) will also apply for the summer session.