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:
no new (i.e., previously unannounced) assignments are introduced in the last six weeks.
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 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 or Summer Evening courses may not be scheduled during the last 3 weeks of classes in the term (15 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays).
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.
b) Final examinations in one-term courses and full-year courses may not be scheduled during the last 3 weeks of classes in either term (15 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays).
2. 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.
3. 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 Sunday, 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 intramural classes will be scheduled regularly during the Fall and Winter terms between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Fridays, and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, in order to make these times available for out-of-class tests.
4. In cases where a ruling regarding what constitutes a test or assignment is required, the instructor and/or student may consult the appropriate Dean.
Tests/Examinations SR.October 2008