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SCHEDULING OF ASSIGNMENTS, TESTS, FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Assignments

For professional faculties with sessional dates differing from the standard University term, the following regulations may not apply.

The policy of the university shall be that departments (or faculties) be required to ensure that for courses offered under this jurisdiction:

    1. no new (i.e., previously unannounced) assignments are introduced in the last six weeks.
    2. notice of the dates and nature of assignments be given to students before the final six weeks of a course.

The intent of this rule is to permit students to set their work schedule.


Tests/Examinations

  1. Tests for full-year courses may not be scheduled during the last week of classes in the Fall (September to December) term ( 5 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays) or during the last 3 weeks of classes in the Winter (January to April) term (15 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays).

    An exception is made for practical laboratory or performance tests since they are understood to be tests which by their nature require the scheduling of specialized space or facilities, and which typically do not involve the same kind of preparation on the part of the student as do written or oral tests. Professional schools with special practicum or curricular requirements also are exempt from this condition.

  2. Tests for one-term courses may not be scheduled during the last 3 weeks of classes in the term.

  3. The department/faculty shall ensure that all conflicts with previously scheduled classes or tests are resolved, either by rescheduling the tests, or by offering an equivalent test at another time for those students who have declared a conflict prior to the test in accordance with policy as set by the department.

  4. All tests normally will be held during regularly scheduled class hours. If, for sound academic or administrative reasons, out-of-class tests must be scheduled, such tests may be held on any day, Monday to Saturday, subject to conditions 1-2 above. Reasonable notice of out-of-class tests must be given in order to allow students to resolve conflicts with other academic duties or university-sanctioned extracurricular activities.

    No regular classes will be scheduled during the Fall and Winter terms between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Fridays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Out-of-class tests may be scheduled on Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

  5. In cases where a ruling regarding what constitutes a test or assignment is required, the instructor and/or student may consult the appropriate Dean.

Assignments SR.96-63
Tests/Examinations SR.08-193
Scheduling Tests SR 9-14; 11-14

Scheduling Tests/Examinations for Intersession, Summer Evening, Summer Day and Distance Studies

Four weeks prior to the beginning of the examination periods for Intersession, Summer Evening, Summer Day, the Dean of the Faculty in which courses are being offered will submit to the Office of the Registrar a final and complete list of the courses for which examinations are to be scheduled.

The Deanís Office of the Faculty must also advise the Office of the Registrar by the Monday of the seventh teaching week of the first term of Distance Studies examinations which require room assignment by the Office of the Registrar for inclusion in the mid-year examination timetable; and by the Monday of the third teaching week of the second term for inclusion of such courses in the Spring examination timetable. All such examination papers must be delivered to the Office of the Registrar twenty-one days prior to the examination date.

Tests for Intersession or Summer Day may not be scheduled during the last third of the course, i.e., in a 6-week full course, during the last two weeks of classes (10 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays) or in a 3-week half course, during the last week of classes (5 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays).

Tests for one-term Summer Evening or Distance Education courses may not be scheduled during the last 3 weeks of classes in the term (15 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays).
Scheduling Tests SR 9-14

Scheduling Tests/Examinations for HBA and MBA Programs

1. Tests in one-term courses may not be scheduled during the last three weeks in the term.

2. Tests for full-year courses may not be scheduled in the last week of classes in the Fall and during the last three weeks in the Winter term.

3. Final examinations in one-term and full-year courses may not be scheduled during the last three weeks in either term.

Academic Calendar 2016 ACADEMIC INFORMATION EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULING OF ASSIGNMENTS, TESTS, FINAL EXAMINATIONS
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