Monday, April 25, 2005

From the Dean on finals

Mike Fischer just sent the following. It might interest you.

"Reading Days

Thursday, May 5th and Sunday, May 8th are designated “Reading” (or “non-exam”) Days. No undergraduate exams, classes, or other mandatory activities are to take place on these days (optional review sessions are fine).

Exam Conflicts

I know that you will be considerate of our students’ needs if they come to you with legitimate exam conflicts, particularly if the conflict was caused by a change in the time of your exam (including, but not limited to, it being scheduled at a “special” final exam time). It is our long-standing practice that students should not have to take more than two final exams in a given day. I hope that you will be understanding if a student comes to you with such a situation and asks for relief from having three exams in a day.

Final Grades

Final grades for degree candidates (undergraduate and graduate) are due to be submitted not later than 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 12th. Final grades for all other students (undergraduate and graduate) are due to be submitted not later than 10 AM on Monday, May 16th. It is imperative that we comply with these deadlines.

Incomplete Grades

An Incomplete Grade Record form must be submitted to the Registrar’s office for each student for whom an “I” grade is submitted. Janet and Barb have copies of this form, if you need them. Please note, also, that the “I” grades must be made up before the beginning of the third week prior to the end of the following academic semester. The use of an “IP” grade is not a substitute for an “I” grade. The “IP” grade is reserved for research and other situations where the course work is planned to extend for more than one semester (e.g., a scheduled 2-semester course)."

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