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Thanks for your help Winter Term!

You checked in and proctored 2,358 exams Winter Term!!!

Have a great Break!

 

REMINDER: Make sure students have logged out of MOODLE when they are done testing

Today a student was logged in to computer #8 for a Final Exam and another student had completed an Extra Credit Exam on computer #18.  The student on #18 had just left as the student who was supposed to test on #8 was checking in. Instead of going to computer #8, this student went and sat at computer #18 and logged herself into the FINAL UNDER THE OTHER USER’s NAME!

This is actually a way that students could try to cheat if they planned this ahead of time.  I do not know if this was the intent in this instance, but it is a reminder for why we need to be on top of making sure students are logged out when they leave and then LOCK that station as soon as possible.

I realize that this is harder to do when it is as busy as it tends to be FINALS WEEK, and I appreciate your quick ability to problem solve!  

I was able to contact the Instructor and he was able to print a copy of the exam and delete the attempt.  Otherwise, the student who was on #18 would have come in to take the Final and it would have shown that he already had taken the exam.

Thanks for your attention to this issue! 

CEN 311B Computers 1, 2 and 3 reserved Thurs am for 3 Nursing students

Please have these three NURSING 230–Clinical Pharmacology take their exam in the small testing room(CEN 311B).

They should be here right at 8:30am.

Sick Leave accrual for LETS and Hourly C4 employees

Check your leave balances if you are a LETS employee or an hourly (C4) employee.  Sick leave accrues 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.

Report this on your timesheet as sick leave and the hours you were scheduled to work.  You cannot claim sick leave over the amount that you have accrued.

Please let me know if we need to enter any sick leave hours retroactively for this term for you on your next timesheet, which will be the last one for this term.

Unfortunately, Federal Work Study does not accrue any sick leave.

BOOZER’s students can use their own calculators….

No phones or other electronic devices are allowed.

REMEMBER to write the time that student’s start and finish the written part where indicated on the exam.

 

Special scratch paper for GILLETT’s BA213 exam.

Give students one of the sheets on the front counter with Gillett’s name on it for BA 213 Final.

Thanks!

USE THE MATH 60 scratch paper with HSIAO’s name on it ;-)

Please do not give HSIAO students the blank scratch paper and as usual, read info in the test description box of MOODLE carefully when checking students in.

If it says, “SCRATCH paper allowed” give them at least a half sheet (even if they say they do not want it) and they can hand it in when they are done. This will prevent students asking for scratch paper after they have started their exam–when we cannot see the test description info anymore…

 

 

Update on computers in CENTER 311B

CENTER 311B is the reduced distraction room with only 4 Macs.

These Macs are set up slightly differently than the testing computers in the Main Testing Room–CENTER 304. Do not put students taking essay exams on these computers… there is an issue with cursor jumping which I am trying to get resolved.

Students have used this room for testing for multiple choice online exams and written exams. Anyone can request to use this room on the spot.

I am working on setting this up for students to reserve for testing requiring reduced distraction.  For now, I am keeping a list on the back of the door.  Let me know if students ask to reserve the room and write down their name, Instructor and day/time they want to reserve the room.

Two Dental Hygiene students have requested to use the room today at 1:30pm for a 3 hour exam.

New Phone List

The phone list has been alphabetized–Thanks Scott!

I tacked a copy up between the white boards and put a copy in the flip file located at staff station 1.

Please look over the list to familiarize yourself and ask if you have questions.

Also, let me know if there are extensions that you feel should be added to the list.

Reminders about breaks and number of hours student workers are allowed to work…

Staff take paid breaks (15 minutes) for every 4 hour shift worker.

In addition, staff need to report a 30 minute unpaid break if scheduled for 6 or more hours.

You should not report more than 8 hours in one day.

LETS employees can work up to 15 hours per week and FWS can work up t0 20 hours per week during the term.

Finals Week Student workers can work up to 40 hours per week, since they are not in class, provided their award amount or funding will allow.

Feel free to ask me if you have any questions reporting time on your timesheets.