How will Fall 2020 Final Examinations (or other final course assessments) operate?
Since students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving holiday, all final exams for Fall 2020 will be conducted remotely.
Courses with residential (RESD), hybrid (HYBR), or remote synchronous modes (SYNC) will administer their remote final exams during their officially assigned block as published on the Fall 2020 Final Exam Matrix. These courses have scheduled days/times attached to the course record (as listed in OSCAR for students). Using the Fall Final Exam Schedule on the Registrar’s website (link is below) as a reference, these final exams are administered in the specific day/time block as published on the final exam schedule. As published on this schedule, the duration of the exam is limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes. Instructors may choose to allow more flexibility, offering the exam in an extended 24-hour period on the same exam date of the set exam block as published on the fall final exam matrix. The duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours and 50 minutes, but a student may complete the exam within the 24-hour period.
Courses with a remote asynchronous mode (ASYN) do not have scheduled days/times attached to the course record (as listed in OSCAR for students). These final exams are administered over a minimum of a 24-hour time period of the instructor's choosing. The duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes, but a student may complete the exam at any time within the established exam time period. Instructors should plan to provide at least a 24-hour time period between the time the final examination (or other final assessment) content is posted/made available to students and is due. If only 24-hours will be provided, it should be confined to a single exam date, and the duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes. The due date should be no later than the final day of the final exam period for the term.
Last Day of Final Exams for Fall 2020: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The website links below provide information on the final examination matrix for Fall 2020 and the Schedule of Classes indicates whether course sections carry assigned days and times.