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    Final Exams Reduced To 2 Hours

    Nov. 13, 2010

    All final examination periods have been cut from three hours to two hours this semester at the request for the Faculty Senate, according to David L. Winsor registrar.

    This is one of four major revisions in the examination schedule issued recently by Windsor’s office.

    “”Many professors feel that a two-hour examination period is sufficient to determine what a student has learned,”” Windsor said. “”Also, we want to retain the original eight-day examination period. To do this, the hour reduction is necessary because of the other revisions.””

    The other revisions are: students in certain sectioned courses will be given the same examination; continuing education (late afternoon and evening) tests will be given in the regular examination period, and no examinations will be held during the noon hour.

    “”The important change is the giving of common ecams in certain sectioned courses,”” Windsor said. “”Many faculty feel it is difficult to grade students fairly if they aren’t given the same examination.””

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