Academic Calendar Reminder.
In recognition of the
inauguration of John Anderson as IIT's new President, day division classes are
canceled on Tuesday, October 30
. Classes starting at 4:00pm or later will
meet as usual. ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Taking Exams.
Academic Support Program will present its final Fall workshop on Tuesday, November
6, 12:00-1:00 pm
, in Rm. 590 (for day students) and Wednesday, November
7, 5:00-5:50 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
.Fall 2007 Final Exams.•Exam Schedule.
The final exam schedule for the current semester is available
. You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior
to the start of exam period.•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests:
October 31-November 14.
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. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, October
31. To complete the form, log into your Webmail
, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Final Exam
Reschedule form. The deadline for submitting an exam reschedule request is Wednesday,
November 14, at 5:00 pm
. This deadline will be strictly enforced. If your
request is approved, you will be notified 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 Method Registration:
October 31-November 14.
Students have three choices for taking most exams:
hand writing the exam, taking the exam on their own laptop computer, or taking
the exam on a lab computer. Some professors do not permit one or more of these
options (e.g., some require all students to hand write the exam).
this semester, we are changing our "default" assumption as to how you
will take your exams. Assuming your professor has authorized you to take the exam
on computer, we will assume you are taking the exam on your own laptop. You need
to register your exam-taking method only if you wish to hand-write the exam, or
take it on a lab computer (subject to space availability). Please check with your
professor if you are uncertain whether computer use will be permitted for your
If you wish to register to take an exam by hand or on a lab comuter,
log into your Webmail
, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Exam Method
Registration form. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, October 31.
The deadline for submitting an exam method request is Wednesday, November 14,
at 5:00 pm
.Notice about SofTest:
Students taking exams on laptop
must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You will receive information
from the Computer Center about when and how to do this. Even though you do not
need to submit an Exam Method Registration form to use your laptop for exams,
you do need to download and install SofTest.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 opt 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. 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 your situation.Notice to Hand Writers:
Beginning this semester,
students who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the same room used by
laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will no longer be segregated in their
own room. We will provide free ear plugs to any hand writers who believe they
may be distracted by the sound of the laptops.
•Availability of Professors'
Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students
to review. 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). Exams dating from 1992
and before are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the
Change of Division Requests. Students wishing to request
a change of division for the Spring semester (e.g., from evening division to full-time
or part-time day division, or vice versa) should consult the instructions for
doing so on the Registrar's
Record page. Please note: Students may not switch divisions
until they have completed their first year. The deadline for submitting the form
is Monday, November 5, at 5:00 pm.
CALI Award Certificates for
2006-2007. If you won a CALI Award during the 2006-2007 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 320C).
Advocacy (January 2008 Session): Seats Still Available. Registration for the
January session of Intensive Trial Advocacy (January 12-January 19, 2008) took
place as part of Fall 2007 registration. However, several spaces are still available.
Please contact me if you are interested in being added to the class.
2008 Preliminary Schedule. The Spring 2008 preliminary schedule is linked
to this page. The final schedule will be issued in early November. Please
note: The preliminary schedule was issued last April (prior to registration
for the current Fall 2007 semester), and changes will be made to the schedule
before it is finalized.
Joke of the Week. "An escalator can
never break; it can only become stairs. You would never see an 'Escalator temporarily
out of order' sign, just 'Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the inconvenience.'"
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "The
Reflection," by Roald Hoffmann.