The final examination week is part of the regular academic
program and must be incorporated into each instructor’s course plan for the
semester. Final examinations are not the only legitimate type of terminating
activity that conforms to course objectives.
The terminating activity shall take place only at the time
and location assigned by the Office of the Registrar. Unless granted an excused
absence, the faculty member responsible for the course must be present to
direct the terminating activity. Faculty members may require student
participation in the terminating activity.
Faculty members who do not schedule or do not attend the
terminating activity for a course may be subject to disciplinary action
commensurate with unexcused absences. Once the final examination has been set
by the Office of the Registrar, changes and absences must be approved by the
instructor’s dean. Faculty members are only obligated to offer a makeup in
cases where officially scheduled exams are in conflict. Where such conflicts
exist during the examination period, the following general rules apply: