USeP OASR - Regulations

Examination

Examinations are integral components of instruction and shall be administered by the faculty subject to the College/Academic unit policies/rules for evaluating student performance.  All examination papers should be checked, properly recorded, and must be returned to the students.


A. Schedule of Examinations


There are three (3) periodic examinations prescribed every semester, namely; prelim, midterm and final, which shall be conducted in accordance with the schedule prescribed under the University Calendar.


An integrated schedule of course examination during the periodic examinations shall be prepared by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Deans of Colleges/Campuses. The schedule shall be disseminated to all students and faculty one week before the date of examination.  Faculty members should administer their examinations following strictly the schedule.


Schedule of examinations may be changed by the course teacher provided it is approved by the Dean of College and the students concerned are informed one (1) week before.


Special examinations shall be given to students attending seminars, conventions, workshops, athletic and cultural competitions and the like during the time of examination if their participation is considered vital and approved by the Director of Student Services or College Dean concerned.


 B. Types of Examinations


Faculty members enjoy the full academic freedom of deciding the type of examination to give to their students.  It is suggested that the examinations assess the significant learning outcomes covered in the course particularly the Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) such as creative and critical thinking skills.  Performance-based examination should be scored by using rubrics.

Departments may also give departmental examinations in basic courses.  The Dean should assign a committee who will prepare the examination for each course.


C. Preparation and Reproduction of Examination Questions


The individual faculty member prepares his/her own examination and uses the resources of the University, if available, for reproducing it.  The students must not be made to pay for reproduction expenses except in urgent cases where reproduction was done outside the University resources and provided the permission of the Dean is sought.


D. Examination Proctors and Correctors


Faculty members should act as proctors and correctors of the examination given to their respective classes.  Staff and students are not allowed as proctors and correctors.


E. Validating Examination


For purposes of accreditation of courses taken from other institutions by transfer students with ratings lower than 2.50, validating examinations shall be requested by the student from the Office of the Dean.


F. Reporting Cases of Cheating and Other Forms of Dishonesty


Any form of dishonestly and/or deceit, especially cheating during examinations or any class work, shall be subject to disciplinary action ranging from reprimand to automatic failure of the course or test.  Faculty members should report suspected cheaters to the Department Head who coordinates with the Director or Coordinator (for external campuses) of the Office of Student Services (OSS) through the College Dean for an investigation and the corresponding appropriate sanction.