Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Weeks of November 13,
Academic Calendar Reminder. Thanksgiving vacation runs
from Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26.
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.
•Exams on Computer Sign-Up: November 13-26.
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 begins on Monday,
November 13 and runs through Sunday, November 26. To register,
log into your Webmail account, click on Web for Students,
and navigate to the appropriate form.
Notice About Borrowing Laptops from the Computer Center:
The Computer Center has a limited supply of laptop computers
reserved for use in emergency situations that arise during
exam period. Please contact me if you register to take an
exam on laptop, and your laptop suffers unexpected problems
that cannot be remedied before your exam. The Computer Center's
laptops also may be used (subject to availability) if your
computer has problems immediately before or during an exam,
as long as the problem is not due to your failing to properly
configure or register your laptop to run the SofTest program.
(SofTest is the program all students are required to use for
taking exams on computer; the Computer Center will email and
post information separately about the SofTest program.) Because
of limited supply, the Computer Center's laptops are not available
for general loaning purposes during exam period, including
to students who do not own a laptop or are Mac users. However,
if you have exceptional circumstances that you believe justify
borrowing a laptop for an exam, please contact me to discuss
•Exam Reschedule Requests. The period for requesting
an exam reschedule has now closed.
•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 Schedule. The Spring 2007 preliminary schedule
to this page. The final schedule will be issued early
in the week of November 13. Please note: The
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.
Illinois Bar Exam: Q&A with Bar Examiners. The
session for third-year and fourth-year students, originally
scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, will be rescheduled to
a date early in the Spring semester. The new date will be
announced here when it has been set. A separate session will
be held early in the Spring semester for first-year students.
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.
Joke of the Week. If one synchronized swimmer drowns,
do the rest have to drown too?
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "To
be of use," by Marge Piercy.