Testing through the ARC will be available on the following schedule:
- Monday - Friday, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:30-5:00pm
Any testing done outside of those regular hours will be allowed only at the discretion of the Director of the ARC, Kevin Hadduck. Expect that this will happen rarely.
The ARC will handle testing for the following students and situations:
- Students with disabilities who need extra time and a quiet location, when those accommodations cannot conveniently or easily be handled by the professor and student without the assistance of this office. Students who may not be documented as eligible for accommodations may, nonetheless, take tests through the ARC at the request of the professor, if the professor knows that the student suffers some challenge, like significant anxiety, for instance, which would make testing under normal conditions extraordinarily difficult.
- Athletes, debaters, musicians, for instance, or other students who must miss an exam in order to participate in a game, performance, conference, or other school-sanctioned event.
- Students who are or were ill or injured or otherwise delayed by an emergency of the sort that the school traditionally recognizes as basis for an excused absence from an exam.
ARC Test Scheduling
The process for scheduling examinations through the ARC is quite simple, but must involve the student, the professor, and the ARC director. Please follow these guidelines as closely as possible:
- Students and professors, let the ARC director know at least three days ahead of time that the student needs to take a test in the ARC. Late notifications will be honored if possible, but if testing facilities are already full, the professor and student may have to make other arrangements.
- It is primarily the STUDENT’S job to inform the ARC that he or she will be taking a test through the ARC and to remind the professor to send a test copy to the Center. However, it is also helpful for the professor to send an email confirmation to the ARC (Kevin Hadduck at firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The professor must send or bring the test copy to the ARC. Sending the test copy as an email attachment is most convenient for the ARC director, but bringing the hard copy by hand is fine.
- The professor must communicate with the student and with the ARC regarding any special instructions for the test—what day(s) is preferred for the testing; deadline for the testing; instructions regarding the use of a calculator, book(s), notes, formula sheets, etc.
- The student must then communicate with the ARC in order to establish the day and hour(s) for the exam.
- The ARC will return completed exams via campus mail in the St. Charles building, unless the professor requests that the ARC hold onto them until she or he comes to pick up the exam personally.
The ARC director will provide proctors for all exams. Most proctoring will be done by student proctors, whom the Center director will train. However, student proctors will not be left without assistance if serious conflict or confusion arises in the testing room.