UW-Madison Mid-term Evening Exam Policy
The following sections provides information regarding the Mid-Term Evening Exam Policy.
What is the UW-Madison mid-term evening exam policy?
Two evening examination periods have been established for daytime classes that require evening mid-term examinations.
- The first 90 minute period is from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm to accommodate examinations of 90 minutes. Examinations can begin any time before or during this period as long as they end no later than 7:00 pm.
- The second examination period begins at 7:15 pm and will accommodate longer exams (longer than 90 minutes).
- Any exceptions to this general policy may be authorized by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Instructors of daytime courses who plan to give evening mid-term examinations must
make a request to footnote/highlight this information on the course in the Course Guide so students will be aware of potential conflicts with evening courses or other commitments. Whenever possible, the times and/or dates of evening examinations should also be footnoted.
- Instructors who schedule evening examinations should make every possible effort to accommodate students with unavoidable (documented) conflicts.
- Instructors are responsible for assuring that all students with conflicts between daytime courses with evening exams and evening courses are treated fairly and without penalty.
- If a scheduling conflict exists between the evening examination of a daytime course and a regularly scheduled evening course, then the evening course takes precedence over the examination.
The Faculty Senate approved an amendment to this policy (available as Faculty Document 1585a
, dated 5/11/01) to clarify instructor responsibilities regarding conflicts between evening classes and evening exam hours for daytime classes:
"It is the instructor's responsibility to assure that all students with conflicts between daytime courses with evening exams and evening courses are treated fairly and without penalty. If a scheduling conflict exists between the evening exam of a daytime course and a regularly scheduled evening course, then the evening course takes precedence over the exam."
Questions regarding this policy can be directed to L&S Student Academic Affairs (608-262-0617) or to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.