Testing Center Faculty Resources
Due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the UT Dallas Testing Center is closed for the 2021 Spring semester. No exams will be scheduled or administered at the Testing Center throughout the Spring semester. Faculty may use a variety of assessment strategies that do not include online proctoring. When the nature of the course or instruction makes online proctoring a necessity, faculty may choose the option to utilize Honorlock to ensure the academic integrity of the test. Honorlock is being offered at no cost to UTD faculty and students.
Faculty Exam Reservation Information
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Testing Center is closed until further notice. During this closure, faculty will be unable to schedule any exams. Students will also be unable to schedule/take exams in the Testing Center. If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of Operation and Closures
Please review the Testing Center’s hours of operation on the Testing Center homepage prior to requesting exams. Times and dates are subject to change with regards to holidays, community events and inclement weather.
The Testing Center may extend its hours during the final exams. Please check the Testing Center homepage for the latest updates.
If the campus is closed due to inclement weather or an unexpected event, students’ appointments during that time will automatically be canceled.
Closing times are strictly enforced. Please plan ahead and allow enough time to complete your exam. Students testing when the center’s doors are locked may continue working on that test until closing time. All exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time. If you do not complete by closing time, your exam will be picked up and considered completed.
Students are NOT allowed to check-in if their exam duration allotted time (professor’s instructions) exceeds Testing Center closing hours. For example: If the exam duration allotted time provided by the professor is 2.5 hours and the student arrives 1 hour prior to the Testing Center closing, he/she will not be able to take the exam and will need to reschedule.
Proctors in the testing center will monitor students during their exam. The testing environment and its computers are also electronically monitored and recorded to include real-time video and screen captures. Proctors watch from a seated position in the room, walk through the room and view a computer screen showing a video feed from the cameras inside the testing room.
All incidents of academic dishonesty and suspected violations will be documented. The proctor will report the incident to the Testing Center personnel and will write an incident report, which will be submitted to the faculty member providing the exam and the Dean of Students Office for appropriate course action.
Examples of academic dishonesty or misconduct:
- Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind.
- Using any aids (books, notes, calculators, computers, websites, etc.) not authorized by the instructor.
- Attempting to take an exam for someone else.
- Failing to follow exam regulations or instructions of the staff.
- Causing a disturbance of any kind.
- Removing or attempting to remove questions and/or responses or notes (in any format) from the Testing Center.
- Attempting to remove scratch paper from the Testing Center.
- Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the exam.
- Sharing a calculator with other examinees.
- Sharing notes with other examinees.
- Talking with other examinees during an exam.
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