This message was sent on Dec. 1 from Steve Cramer, vice provost for instructional continuity and academic affairs, to all faculty and instructors teaching this fall 2020, as well as deans, associate deans and department chairs.
As we near the end of the semester and approach the final exam period, I want to share how grateful I am for your efforts to create an outstanding learning experience for your students in an especially challenging semester. From focus groups, surveys and individual consultations, I know our students are also grateful for your efforts.
As we push to complete the semester, I offer one more plea. While maintaining exam integrity, please be as accommodating to your students as practical. Final exams will be even more stressful for many students this fall. Careful attention when planning and administering remote exams is critical.
I strongly encourage…
- Everyone to review: Important Reminders for Successful Remote Exams, which provides specific guidance around careful exam design, fairness and academic integrity, and supporting your students.
- Those using Honorlock to review:
- How to Successfully Use Honorlock for Remote Exams, which outlines support resources, best practices and set-up requirements.
- What to Communicate to Your Students When Using Honorlock, which includes six key points to convey to students, plus a pre-exam student checklist.
Additionally, please remember the usual policies regarding final exams are in effect.
- Review these FAQs on scheduling exams as you plan your remote exams.
- All final grades are due at 11:59 PM, December 21. Please refer to the Office of Registrar’s grades and grading policy page for more information.
If you have questions or need further assistance, our cross-campus teams are here to help. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out directly to your school and college support.
Steve Cramer – Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs