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University Senate Calendar Committee Request for Change Form

Requests for Exceptions to the Final Exam schedule USRR 1.3.2

Petitions to the committee must be submitted at least three weeks before the last scheduled day of classes. Students' academic best interests shall be the criteria for the Calendar Committee's decisions on petitions. The Committee will consider a request for a special final exam time only if the request encompasses ALL sections of a course. The Committee will not accept petitions for special final examination times for the purpose of consolidating single exam times for multiple sections taught by the same instructor.

Requests for Special exam USRR 1.4.2

Examinations and tests other than final examinations may be given at times other than regular class hours when the time and place are approved by the Calendar Committee and published in advance in the Schedule of Classes. The Committee will consider a request for a special exam time only if the request encompasses ALL sections of a course. The Committee will not accept petitions for special examination times for the purpose of consolidating single exam times for multiple sections taught by the same instructor.

Request for exception to Events that are schduled on Stop Day and during Finals 

1.3.7 Students should not be put in the position of choosing between studying for exams and attending their recognition/graduation events.  No university organization shall schedule events or meetings that require student participation or academic assessment (e.g., honors placement exams or recogntition/graduation events) during the final examination period, including Stop Day. Exceptions are allowed for local events or meetings that are scheduled on Saturday and up to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. A committee that must meet during the final examination period to resolve an academic issue may meet only at a time mutually convenient to all members. No other exceptions are allowed unless reviewed and approved by the University Senate Calendar Committee. If a decision by the University Senate Calendar Committee is disputed, resolution is directed to the Office of the Provost.  (Change to include recognition/graduation events is effective Fall 2020)

Does the special exam encompasses ALL sections of a course. If Yes, please provide dates and times in the explanation.
A Common Final Exam is defined as one approved for a particular multi-section course by the Calendar Committee in accordance with USRR 1.3.1, and published in the Timetable. Lecture classes with various discussion or laboratory sections are not "Common Finals" for the purpose of this regulation.
Petitions to the calendar committee must be submitted at least three weeks before the last scheduled day of classes. Students' academic best interests shall be the criteria for the Calendar Committee's decisions on petitions.
Please include detailed explanation of request.

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