Distance Learning Center
Proctors for Examinations
In several Distance Learning classes, exams must be administered by a qualified proctor. For these classes, written proctor verification is required by UW-Superior to ensure the academic integrity and credibility of our programs, and to maintain accreditation.
You have the option of scheduling exams through our office. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment.If appropriate, you must check to make sure the instructor has sent the exam to the Distance Learning Center. Call (715) 394-8487 to schedule an appointment. While we can't guarantee proctor availability, we will always provide alternate proctoring options. After-hours proctoring may be available at a local library or at the Distance Learning Center.
If you are not able to take your examination at UW-Superior, you need to arrange to have your exam administered by an approved proctor. You are responsible for arranging the proctor, who must meet UW-Superior standards. Qualified proctors may NOT be personal friends or relatives, and must be one of the following:
A full-time member of the teaching faculty or an educational administrator at any regionally accredited institution of higher education. Submit a photocopy of the front cover of the institution's directory or catalog and the page that lists the proctor's name and title.
A full-time, state-certified elementary or high school teacher, or school librarian. Submit a letter on official letterhead from the person's principal or superintendent verifying his or her position. A photocopy of a teacher's certification is not sufficient.
Any educational administrator who holds a position similar to high school superintendent, supervising principal, principal, or Intermediate Unit administrator (whose name appears in the institution's directory or catalog). Submit a page from the directory or catalog showing the proctor's title as well as the institution's name. Important: A currently employed teacher may not request a fellow teacher as proctor. A superintendent or principal from the same school district is acceptable.
A public librarian who holds a library science degree. Submit a letter written by this person's supervisor on official letterhead of the library system in which he/she is employed. The letter must include verification of the proctor's employment, highest degree earned, and job title.
The Proctor Approval Form can be accessed online, completed, and printed by your selected proctor. Your proctor must return the form by mail or fax to the Distance Learning Center, along with required verification. The completed form and verification must be approved by the Distance Learning Center for approval before exams will be sent. Proctor forms are good for three terms.
Several options are available to you for ordering exams. Ordering may be completed:
You must provide the following information when ordering an exam:
The exam will be sent directly to your proctor. You arrange a time to take the exam that is convenient for the proctor. You will need to provide positive photo identification (state driver's license or ID card, tribal ID card, or passport) to the proctor. When completed, the proctor must return the exam to the Distance Learning Center in the supplied, pre-paid, addressed envelope.
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