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==EXAM POLICIES==
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==FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES==
  
===Final Exam Period/Free Week===
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===Mid-term Reports===
  
(Approved: BFC 9/16/80, 10/7/80)
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(Approved: Faculty Council 1/10/67)
  
The campus should take the last two days of the semester, which presently are devoted primarily to examinations, and combine these with the present departmental examination period of three days to constitute a final examination period of five days at the end of each semester.  
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Letter grade reports shall be given at mid-term for all Junior Division students. Faculty members are expected to give each undergraduate student a written evaluation of his performance as early as compatible with the nature of the course, but not later than after two-thirds of the semester or summer session have elapsed. This evidence will normally consist of a letter grade, but could also be recorded in a different manner (e.g., written critique of a paper, written evaluation of the student's total performance). In certain types of courses such as senior or honors seminars, the evaluation might be given orally.  
A final examination period shall be instituted on the Bloomington Campus. No major or final examination, except for practical tests at the end of laboratory periods, may be required during the last week of class. In the event of more than three examinations in one day, for the examination scheduled for the fourth time slot, that instructor or that department is obligated to adjust the student's examination schedule, provided the student concerned notifies the instructor or the department by the mid-point of the semester.  
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===Night Exams===
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The Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs shall remind each faculty member of the new regulation governing grade reports at mid-term at the appropriate time each semester and each summer.
  
(Approved: Faculty Council 11/4/47, 10/1/63)
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===Bloomington Campus Procedures on Early Evaluations===
  
Night examinations shall be scheduled for multi-section classes only at times no student involved in the examination has a regularly scheduled class at the same hour. In addition, examinations shall not be given outside the regular class hours for the course without permission of the Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
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(Approved: BFC 12/18/09)
  
===Review of Examinations===
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Early assessment and feedback about student progress are valuable to students, faculty, and academic advisors, allowing each to make informed decisions. Early feedback is especially valuable for beginning students, and for those taking classes outside their primary areas of interest. To prompt such feedback, all instructors of courses in which there are freshmen or University Division sophomores enrolled, as well as instructors of all students enrolled in General Education Common Ground courses, shall receive a request for a letter grade evaluation of those students in the fourth week of the regular semester, with a submission deadline of Monday of the sixth week. The method by which an early letter grade evaluation is determined, and the percentage of the final grade which that evaluation represents, are decided by the instructor. This evaluation will be accessible to the student and the student’s academic advisor.
  
(Approved: Faculty Council 4/18/50)
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Recognizing that ongoing evaluation of all undergraduate students is important, the faculty further recommends that all undergraduates receive a written or oral evaluation of their performance in a course as early as compatible with the nature of the course, but not later than after two-thirds of the semester has elapsed.
  
All instructors in the University are to give opportunity for review of hour and mid-semester examinations in each of their undergraduate courses.
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===Course Activities===
  
===Examination Files===
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(Approved: UFC 10/6/70)
  
(Approved: Faculty Council 4/18/50)
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No member of the Faculty shall have the right to require participation by a student in an activity which requires the absence of the student from regularly scheduled classes, except with the prior written approval of the teacher in charge of the regularly scheduled class. In cases of extended absences, the chair of the department or dean of the school sponsoring the activity should seek the approval.
  
Each head of a department in the University which has undergraduate students shall assemble, in the discretion of the several instructors, and transmit to the Director of Libraries, upon request by the Director, five sets of typical weekly or bi-weekly quizzes, hour and mid-semester examinations, and final examinations for all freshman and sophomore courses in the department, together with typical examinations for junior and senior courses.
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===Faculty Instructional Responsibilities===
  
===Absence from Final Examination===
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(Approved: BFC 1/20/81)
  
(Approved: Faculty Council 1/20/48)
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The Bloomington Faculty Council charges the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs to communicate to the faculty each semester that: Faculty members teaching courses have the responsibility to provide instruction as scheduled. Variations from the schedule may occur for a variety of reasons, including illness, professional activities, and pedagogical considerations. When such variations occur, it is the responsibility of the faculty member both to provide equivalent activity for the students in the course and to notify the chairperson of the department offering the course of the change in schedule.
 
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Students who fail to attend the final examination or other closing exercise of the classes in which they are enrolled, and who have a passing grade up to the time of the final examination or exercise,6 should be marked incomplete. The report of marks for other students who are absent from final examinations or closing exercises is left to the judgment of the instructor. No instructor or officer of the University will excuse any such absence in advance. If earlier examinations are requested in emergencies, written permission must be obtained from the Dean of the School in which the student is enrolled.
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The student who is absent from a final examination is required to make upon one of the blanks furnished by the Office of the Dean of Students a written statement of the reason for his or her absence, to show this statement to each of his teachers in courses for which he was absent from the final examination or other closing exercise, to receive the signature of each thereon, and to file this statement so signed with the Dean of Students. The Committee on absence will notify the instructor regarding its decision on the excuse.
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Revision as of 16:11, 5 March 2012

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

Mid-term Reports

(Approved: Faculty Council 1/10/67)

Letter grade reports shall be given at mid-term for all Junior Division students. Faculty members are expected to give each undergraduate student a written evaluation of his performance as early as compatible with the nature of the course, but not later than after two-thirds of the semester or summer session have elapsed. This evidence will normally consist of a letter grade, but could also be recorded in a different manner (e.g., written critique of a paper, written evaluation of the student's total performance). In certain types of courses such as senior or honors seminars, the evaluation might be given orally.

The Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs shall remind each faculty member of the new regulation governing grade reports at mid-term at the appropriate time each semester and each summer.

Bloomington Campus Procedures on Early Evaluations

(Approved: BFC 12/18/09)

Early assessment and feedback about student progress are valuable to students, faculty, and academic advisors, allowing each to make informed decisions. Early feedback is especially valuable for beginning students, and for those taking classes outside their primary areas of interest. To prompt such feedback, all instructors of courses in which there are freshmen or University Division sophomores enrolled, as well as instructors of all students enrolled in General Education Common Ground courses, shall receive a request for a letter grade evaluation of those students in the fourth week of the regular semester, with a submission deadline of Monday of the sixth week. The method by which an early letter grade evaluation is determined, and the percentage of the final grade which that evaluation represents, are decided by the instructor. This evaluation will be accessible to the student and the student’s academic advisor.

Recognizing that ongoing evaluation of all undergraduate students is important, the faculty further recommends that all undergraduates receive a written or oral evaluation of their performance in a course as early as compatible with the nature of the course, but not later than after two-thirds of the semester has elapsed.

Course Activities

(Approved: UFC 10/6/70)

No member of the Faculty shall have the right to require participation by a student in an activity which requires the absence of the student from regularly scheduled classes, except with the prior written approval of the teacher in charge of the regularly scheduled class. In cases of extended absences, the chair of the department or dean of the school sponsoring the activity should seek the approval.

Faculty Instructional Responsibilities

(Approved: BFC 1/20/81)

The Bloomington Faculty Council charges the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs to communicate to the faculty each semester that: Faculty members teaching courses have the responsibility to provide instruction as scheduled. Variations from the schedule may occur for a variety of reasons, including illness, professional activities, and pedagogical considerations. When such variations occur, it is the responsibility of the faculty member both to provide equivalent activity for the students in the course and to notify the chairperson of the department offering the course of the change in schedule.