A. Book rooms with extra space whenever possible.
- Book rooms with the UDC – email Becky DiMattia to book a room.
- Try to get enough space for students to sit with one seat between them.
- In coordinated, multi-section courses, assign specific sections to each space so that you can have faculty present who know their students.
- Require faculty to be present.
- Remember to book a space for students with exam accommodations (e.g., extended time, distraction-reduced classroom, etc.).
- Get scantron forms (aka bubble sheets) for multiple choice exams.
B. Create multiple versions of the exam.
- Mix up the order of the questions and the answers on multiple choice exams.
- Create 4 different versions: A, B, C, D.
- Use for different colors for exams – no white paper. Avoiding white copies makes it easier for faculty proctors to see whether there is any paper on a desk that does not belong there.
- Collate exams in pairs, alternating: A & B, then C & D.
- When distributing exams to students, alternate rows with exams A/B in rows 1 & 3, and exams C/D in rows 2 & 4, etc. Students do not have the same exam as someone next to them, or in front or behind them.
- Include academic conduct statement on cover page of exam (see attached example).
C. Require all faculty to be present / request additional proctors / require student ID.
- Faculty should be present at the exams, whenever possible, since they know their students.
- It may also be necessary or desirable to request additional proctors and/or have TAs present to check IDs, collect exams when students finish, and check ID and exam codes on scantrons.
- If faculty are not present, require students to bring their BU ID. Have students sign into the exam room using their student ID, and then show their ID again when handing in their exams (SM 323 does this with their exams).
For more information, please see the attached PDFs below.