Proctors for Examinations

Proctors for Examinations

Proctors are required ONLY for Math 090, 112 and 113 and BIOL 100. Most Distance Learning classes do NOT require proctors.

Several Distance Learning instructors require that exams 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.

Proctoring at UW-Superior

On campus, proctoring is normally available through Student Support Services (SSS) in Swenson Hall Room 1024, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Students should plan to start by 3 p.m.). Please contact Jason Ihlenfeldt at least two business days before the desired testing time to make an appointment.

It may be possible to arrange alternate proctoring, if necessary, at the Distance Learning Center (DLC) in Old Main 100. Please contact Beth Hebert to make alternate arrangements.

Obtaining an Approved Proctor

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. They must be one of the following:

  • Full-time teaching faculty or educational administrator at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Full-time, certified elementary/middle/high school teacher, educational administrator, or school librarian. (A currently employed teacher may not use a fellow teacher as a proctor; a principal or superintendent will be OK).
  • Public librarian in an administrative position (director, assistant director, or head librarian).
  • Testing Center or Student Services Office at a college or university. 
  • For military: commissioned officer of higher rank than the student, base commander, noncommissioned officer in charge of a military post, education officer, or base librarian. Provide documentation regarding proctor's position in the military.

Proctor Guidelines: The proctor must be approved before exams will be sent out. Exams will be sent to (and proctored at) the proctor's place of business. Exams will not be sent to a proctor's home address or private email address. Exams must be returned to the instructor by the proctor, NOT by the student. Completed paper exams may be returned to the instructor via U.S. Mail in pre-addressed, postage-paid envelopes. Alternatively, they may be scanned and emailed back to the instructor.

Proctor Approval Form

View the Proctor Approval Form.

  • The form can be completed on a computer and then signed, or printed prior to completing and signing it. It requires information from both the student and the proctor.
  • Your proctor must return the form by mail or fax to the Distance Learning Center. The completed form and verification must be approved by the Distance Learning Center before exams will be sent.
  • Proctor forms are good for a full year (i.e., three terms).

Testing Process

Students arrange a time to take the exam that is convenient for the proctor. Students must show the proctor an official photo-identification card (state driver's license or ID card, tribal ID card, or passport).

  • MATH exams are normally taken on paper.
  • BIOL 100 exams are computerized, and must be taken online in Learn@UW-Superior ("D2L").

Completed Exams

The proctor (not the student) returns completed paper exams to the instructor.

  • The proctor is encouraged to scan and email the test back to the instructor, if possible.
  • Alternatively, the DLC can provide pre-addressed, postage-paid envelopes for mailing the completed exams to the instructor upon request to dlc@uwsuper.edu.