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Friday, January 12, 2007

Some distance education courses require a proctor, which is a person appointed to supervise you when you take your examinations. Your advisor and/or instructor will inform you of the necessity to obtain a proctor for the courses in which you enroll.

Choosing a proctor should be one of the first things you do, so that you have a approved proctor on file when you are ready to take examinations. You must meet the following guidelines:

1. A proctor must be chosen from the following list:
    a. Certified librarian
    b. Teacher, counselor, or administrator at a local school or college
    c. Member of the clergy (This must be a full-time job. Some restrictions apply.)
    d. Personnel/human resource officer where you work
2. The proctor cannot be related to you in any way or be a friend. The student’s supervisor at work or a coworker is not an appropriate proctor.

3. The proctor may not currently be a student in a UW-Platteville distance learning program. Also, she or he must not have been nor plan to be a distance learning student.

4. The student is responsible for requesting examinations and arranging a time with the proctor to take the examination.

5. The student may not have access to the examination before or after the scheduled testing time.

To obtain a Proctor Nomination Form and more information about the process, please contact the Distance Learning Center at 1-800-362-5460.



Blogger chsheaf4 said...

I am wondering if a proctor may be necessary for graduate courses? Specifically, those in the CJ program.

January 18, 2007 at 6:27 PM  

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