CS 115 Introduction to Computers Fall 2017 Syllabus - Common Hour Exams

Lecture Tests Details

The two lecture tests during the semester are "common hour".

Common-Hour Exam Procedures

Common-hour exams are exams given to the entire class enrollment (including Night sections) at the same time, at night. Two hours are allotted for this test. If you have a night class or other conflict, you need to get in touch with Dr. Keen at least two weeks ahead of the test date to make other arrangements. We will work with your schedule as necessary, but we do need sufficient notice.

The following is a direct quote from the Registrar's Page on common hour exams.

"Common-hour exams are not listed as part of the course meeting pattern. When you register for a course with a common-hour exam, your printed schedule will list "TBA EXAM" after the course.

It is your responsibility to know exam dates and times and to resolve time conflicts with a) other common-hour exams, or b) other classes.

The University does permit students to register into classes which will conflict with a common exam. However, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor giving the exam that you are enrolled in a course which conflicts with the exam. This notification must be in writing and must be presented to the exam instructor at least two weeks prior to each exam. Under the University Senate Rules, the instructor giving the exam must provide an alternate exam time.

Keep in mind that it is possible for courses with large enrollments that there may be many students with such a conflict. Our instructors do their best to accommodate students with conflicts but it would be impossible to offer as many make-up exams as there may be conflicts.

Therefore, the alternate exam time may or may not create another conflict for you. If you feel that you are going to experience problems with conflicting courses and exams, it's in your best interest to try to adjust your schedule to avoid the conflicts.

myUK alerts you when you register in a course with a common-hour exam, but does not list the specific exam times. "