Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Weeks of November 6, 2006
Fall 2006 Final Exams.
•Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule for
the current semester is available
here. You will be notified of the classroom assignments
for your exams prior to the start of exam period.
•Exam Reschedule Requests: Deadline November 10.
The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams
at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as
defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other
extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control.
If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons
justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please complete the
Final Exam Reschedule form on the Web for Students site (log
onto your Webmail
account, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate
to the Final Exam Reschedule form). The deadline for submitting
an exam reschedule request is Friday, November 10. This deadline
will be strictly enforced. If your request is approved,
the Registrar's office will notify you later this semester
of the rescheduled date, time, and location of your exam.
Under current policy, a student is deemed to have an "exam
conflict" if the student has two exams at the same time,
or has two or more exams within 24 hours (e.g., exams at 8:30
a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or at 6:00 p.m. and 1:15 the following
afternoon). A conflict does not exist if two exams are scheduled
exactly 24 hours apart (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. one morning
and 8:30 a.m. the next morning).
•Exams on Computer Sign-Up. 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 will begin on Monday, November
13. Keep an eye on the Record for more details.
•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
and clicking on the Exam Database link (under Resources).
Spring 2007 Preliminary Schedule. The Spring 2007 preliminary
schedule is linked
to this page. Please note: This preliminary
schedule was issued last April (prior to registration for
the current Fall 2006 semester), and changes will be made
to the schedule before it is finalized. The final schedule
will be issued late in the week of November 7.
ASP Workshop: Preparing For and Taking Exams. The Academic
Support Program will present its final Fall workshop on Tuesday,
November 7, 12:00-1:00 pm, in Rm. 590 (for day students)
and Wednesday, November 8, 5:00-5:45 pm, in Rm 590
(for evening students). This workshop will focus on strategies
for preparing for and taking exams and will feature comments
from both the faculty and student perspectives. Although the
workshop is mainly aimed at first-year students, all students
are welcome to attend. For more information about the Academic
Support Program, visit the ASP
Illinois Bar Exam: Q&A with Bar Examiners for 3L/4L
Students. Representatives from the Illinois Board of Admissions
to the Bar will be at the Law School on Tuesday, November
7, 1:00-1:50 pm (for day students) and 5:00-5:50 pm (for
evening students) in the Auditorium to provide information
and answer questions from students in their final year of
school concerning the completion of the bar application process
and the character and fitness process. See my Record
archives (the September 11 entry) for details about the
application process for the February 2007 and July 2007 bar
exams. We recommend that you download and look over the application
materials available at www.ibaby.org
before coming to the November 7 program.
A separate session will be held early in the Spring semester
for first-year students; details will be announced in one
of the January issues of the Record. See my Record
archives (the September 11 entry) for details about the
bar registration requirements for first-year students who
plan to take the Illinois Bar Examination after graduation.
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. Note about Legal Writing 3 Evaluations:
We will be asking students in Legal Writing 3 this
semester to evaluate the class through an online form rather
than the traditional paper format. If you are taking Legal
Writing 3 this semester, you will receive more information
about this from your professor.
Intensive Trial Advocacy: Seats Still Available in January
2007 Session. Registration for the January session of
Intensive Trial Advocacy (January 13-January 20, 2007) took
place as part of Fall 2006 registration. However, several
spaces are still available. Please contact me if you are interested
in being added to the class.
CALI Award Certificates for 2005-2006. If you won a
CALI Award during the 2005-2006 academic year, but were unable
to attend the recent Student Awards Luncheon, you may pick
your certificate up from Denise Lang outside my office (Suite
Joke of the Week. Question: Why are robots so
brave? Answer: They have nerves of steel.
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "The
Possessive Case," by Lisel Mueller. (Scroll down
a bit to see the poem.)