Summer 2008 Registration.
Initial registration for
Summer 2008 classes is now over. To learn what classes you have been admitted
into, you must check the Online
when it opens back up on Tuesday, April 8.
add an open class, or drop a class and receive a tuition refund, through the end
of the first week of the Summer term.Spring 2008 Final Exams.•Exam
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:
April 2-April 11.
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, April 2. 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 Friday,
April 11, at 5:00 pm
. If your request is approved, you will be notified later
this semester of the rescheduled date, time, and location of your exam.
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: April 2 - April 11.
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
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 exam.
you wish to register to take an exam by hand or on a lab computer, log into your
click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Exam Method Registration
form. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, April 2. The deadline for
submitting an exam method request is Friday, April 11, at 5:00 pm
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:
Students who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the
same room used by laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will not be put in
a separate 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
Library.Joke of the Week.
If someone tries to fail and succeeds,
which did he do?Poem of the Week.
This week's poem is "Forgotten
Planet," by Doug Dorph