This page outlines procedures for administering exams to students who have accommodations that have been authorized through Student Accessibility Support Services (SASS).
There are three basic options for administering exams to students who have authorized accommodations:
SASS recommends that each student and professor work together to develop the best plan for the administration of academic accommodations subject to the conditions of requesting accommodation. It is possible that exam proctoring arrangements will vary from class to class.
Many professors at Kenyon are willing to proctor their own accommodated exams using testing arrangements that are fair to the student and that also meet course requirements. When feasible, this approach is preferred because it provides the faculty member with the greatest control over the exam environment and gives the student direct access to the faculty member in the event of questions or problems.
SASS does offer exam-proctoring services as an alternative, should the professor and student mutually determine that necessary accommodations are best met in this way. If the professor and student have difficulty determining the best approach, the director of SASS should be consulted.
The student is responsible for following up with each professor to discuss options for having accommodated exams proctored. Academic accommodations are not retroactive and therefore it is critical that the student arrange to meet with the professor as soon as possible in the semester, and have a conversation to reach a mutual understanding about how to best implement exam accommodations.
Students are responsible for ensuring that exam proctoring does not conflict with their other scheduled courses or academic obligations. If there is a conflict, it is critical that the student communicate this conflict to the professor and to The director of SASS in order to arrange for an alternative time for the exam to be proctored. Missing one class in order to have an accommodated exam proctored for a different class is not an excused absence.
If the student and professor agree to have an exam proctored by SASS, it is the responsibility of the student to complete a test booking request in the Accommodate system.
Students must complete the request at least five (5) school days prior to the date of the scheduled exam. Students who do not submit the completed and signed form to SASS within the outlined time-frame will not be able to utilize SASS proctoring for that specific exam. Please note that SASS proctoring can be arranged for the entire semester if the student and professor determine it will be needed.
Once a student test booking request is approved by SASS in the Accommodate system, faculty will be notified by email and need to login into the Accommodate system to upload a scanned copy of the test, 24 hours prior to the test time, and confirm the following:
SASS is open Monday–Friday. Exams are scheduled for proctoring beginning at 8:10 a.m., and must be concluded by 5 p.m. on class days. SASS offers extended hours for final exams and exams.
Final Exams must be taken at the regularly scheduled time and cannot be given at alternate times without special permission from the Dean of Academic Advising.
Questions should be directed to a SASS staff member.