Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of April 17, 2006
Academic Calendar Reminder. Please note the following
dates for the closing weeks of the Spring semester:
Monday, May 1: Monday classes meet (King Birthday make-up)
Tuesday, May 2: Last day of classes: Friday classes meet (Good
Read Period runs from Wednesday, May 3 through Sunday, May
7. Exams begin Monday, May 8 and end on Friday, May 19.
Summer 2006 Registration. Initial registration for
Summer 2006 classes is now over. Fortunately, we were able
to accommodate all student registration requests -- we did
not have to drop anyone from any of the summer courses due
to oversubscribed classes.
The registration system has reopened. You may add an open
class, or drop a class and receive a tuition refund, through
the end of the first week of the Summer term.
Fall 2006 Preliminary Schedule. The preliminary schedule
of classes for the Fall 2006 semester will be distributed
no later than Thursday, April 20, outside the third floor
cafeteria; an online version will be available on the main
Portal page. The final schedule and Registration Bulletin
will be issued the following week.
Spring 2006 Final Exams.
Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule
for the current semester is available
here. You will be notified of your Spring exam number
and the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the
start of exam period.
Exam Reschedule Requests. The deadline for
submitting exam reschedule requests has now passed. If you
submitted a reschedule request, we will notify you as soon
as possible about the results of your request.
Exams on Computer Sign-Up: Deadline April 21.
Many professors allow students to take their exams on computer
(either lab computers or students' own laptops, or both).
Registration for taking exams on computer is now open and
runs through Friday, April 21. To register, log onto your
click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the appropriate
Availability of Professors' Old Exams.
Many professors make their old exams available for students
to review. Exams dating from 1992 and before are bound in
volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.
Exams after 1992 are available online by going to http://library.kentlaw.edu/Services/students.htm,
clicking on the Exams Database link on the left, and then
clicking on the link indicated there.
Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations will be
distributed in the coming weeks to elicit students' opinions
about the quality of teaching at the Law School. Instructors
will review the responses to improve the quality of their
instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered
as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation
decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in
determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. Evaluations
are anonymous and will not be available to professors until
grades are turned in.
Joke of the Week. Ever wonder about those people who
spend 2 dollars for a little bottle of Evian water? Try spelling
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "A
Supermarket in California," by Allen Ginsberg.