I am pretty sure the Dean was talking to me in this email!
(Barb O'Keefe is our secretary)
In the past, many of us have routinely left make-up exams with Barb O’Keefe to
administer to students at their convenience. While Barb is glad to provide that
assistance, our continued reduction in available free spaces in which to conduct
make-up exams has made the administration of unscheduled make-up exams
To ease the burden on Barb, as well as to ensure that there are appropriate spaces available to our students to use for completing their examinations, I would like to request the following:
Please check with Barb before scheduling make-up exams that you would like her assistance in administering. Barb can then ensure that there is adequate space available at the scheduled times, or suggest other times in which space will be available. If make-up exams must be scheduled for more students than can be accommodated in the available space in Murphy at a single time, you may need to schedule a classroom for the exam, and make appropriate arrangements to proctor. Even if you are planning to administer a make-up exam yourself in one of the available spaces on the 2nd floor (e.g., the “printer room”), please be sure to check with Barb; she will keep a schedule of when that room is in use so that we can avoid scheduling conflicts.
what this means: no more take the test whenever...expect there to be a single time only. One solution may be to allow students who can not make a test (or the single makeup time) to add the points to the final.