A departmental exam, or common exam, covers several sections of the same course taught by different instructors for the purpose of establishing a uniform scale of achievement. Departmental, or common exams, are scheduled though ASFR with the following guidelines:
- Multiple section courses (courses with two or more sections in a semester) may schedule a common final with approval from the department head, dean and senior vice provost. (The remaining text stays the same.)
- Multiple sections of a class taught by the same instructor are not eligible to give common examinations unless they are part of a course taught by more than one instructor.
- Common finals for each course scheduled must administer the same common exam to all sections of the course.
- Room accommodations will be made according to the total number of students enrolled in the course for that term and not on a section-by-section basis.
Each semester ASFR will assign rooms for common exams and this information will be distributed to the point of contact for that exam.