As we come to the end of the spring semester, the Deans’ Office for Advising and Support wants to remind you of your resources and options if you are experiencing any issues that may impact your ability to complete work for your courses satisfactorily.
We want to be sure that everyone is aware of College policy and practice, so that if something should come up to impede your progress, you will know what to do.
One of the most important things to remember if you are experiencing difficulties is to reach out to your instructor and/or Class Dean. Your class dean is available to discuss your specific situation and offer advice and options.
Personal Librarians: As you complete your final assignments for this semester, you may contact Barnard Library’s research and instruction team (Personal Librarians) for any support needed in completing research-based assignments, including senior projects. Librarians are available for individual consultations about ways to access online research materials and meet citation requirements for your papers and projects. Personal Librarians can assist in finding e-books, full-text articles, and open access sources.
Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS): Students who are registered with the Barnard Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) and have accommodations should be in touch with CARDS as needed to ensure that their accommodations are aligned with end-of-term assignments. If a faculty member has specific questions about how to implement accommodations in their courses, CARDS is available for individual consultation at email@example.com.
FINAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
All students and instructors are expected to follow the official exam schedule. If you find yourself scheduled for three exams within a 24-hour period or four within 48 hours, you should fill out this form.
If you find that you need to take your exam on a different day during the final exams period, please contact your instructor and make arrangements directly through them (this is different from a deferred exam -- see below). Individual faculty members have discretion to allow or deny requests to take an exam at a time different than originally scheduled, or to take an exam online instead of in-person. If you need assistance with communicating with an instructor, you may contact your Class Dean. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or have been required by the College to quarantine and/or isolate when you otherwise would be taking an in-person exam, please be in touch with your Class Dean to discuss possible options.
Students may defer an exam due to illness or personal emergency on the day of the exam. If you need to request a deferral, you must:
a) Email your instructor, copying your class dean, on the day of the exam requesting a deferred exam.
b) You must also submit an official request for a deferred exam in Slate. You will need to upload an approval email from your instructor when you submit the Slate form.
c) Deferred exams will be given on Friday, September 9, 2022 and Monday, September 12, 2022. After submitting the Request for a Deferred Exam form, you will receive a confirmation email. It is your responsibility to check the registrar's website and your Barnard email the previous week for the details of your deferred exam.
Please be aware that deferred exams cannot be requested in advance of exam week. For more information visit https://barnard.edu/registrar/
ILLNESS DURING EXAM:
If you become ill during an examination:
a) inform the proctor
b) hand in the exam, and
c) go directly to Health Services.
If you've completed less than 40 minutes of a two-hour exam or less than one hour of a three-hour exam, you qualify for a deferred exam (see above.) If you leave the exam more than 40 minutes into a two-hour exam or more than an hour into a three-hour exam, you'll be graded on the basis of the work you've completed to that point.
Incompletes are to be given only in cases of illness, personal emergency, or other compelling circumstances. If you need to request an Incomplete, and the instructor is amenable, please be in touch with your faculty member via email to obtain their approval. From there, you will need to submit an Incomplete Request Form in Slate. You will need to upload email confirmation from your instructor when you submit the Slate form.
As a reminder, the official College deadline for completing spring 2022 Incomplete coursework is September 6, 2022. Individual faculty may also set an earlier deadline for the work to be completed. Please note that incompletes apply only to coursework exclusive of the final examination. For more information, visit: https://barnard.edu/registrar/
Final grades are indeed final. Grades may be changed only in cases of clerical error or in the event that for some unusual reason the instructor needs to reevaluate the work of the entire class. Grades may not be recalculated on the basis of reexamination or the submission of additional or revised work.
As you write papers or complete exams, whether in a proctored environment or in the comfort of your residence hall, keep the College's Honor Code (https://barnard.edu/honor-
ACADEMIC PROBATION or SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) WARNING:
Please be advised that if you are on academic probation or SAP warning, incompletes or deferrals may have an impact on your academic standing. To discuss your academic standing, please contact your Class Dean.
I wish you all the best as you complete your work for the semester, and hope you have a restful, restorative summer.
Dean for Academic Planning and Class Advising