UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Proctored Exams

University of the People students are required to successfully complete the required number of proctored exams prior to graduation according to their degree program. It is a condition of awarding a degree and diploma and students cannot graduate unless all required proctored exams are successfully completed.

      • Associate’s Degree students beginning their studies at UoPeople in Term 2 of the 2011-2012 academic year are required to complete at least five course final exams under the supervision of an approved proctor (exam monitor).
      • Bachelor’s Degree students beginning their studies at UoPeople in Term 2 of the 2011-2012 academic year are required to complete at least eleven course final exams under the supervision of an approved proctor (exam monitor).

Students who do not take a proctored exam at the end of a course will be issued a 0.00 in the course regardless of the student’s prior performance in the course.[1] All University policies, including the Code of Academic Integrity, apply to proctored exams.

Proctor (Exam Monitor) Requirements

It is the student’s sole responsibility to choose a proctor (exam monitor), and proctors must meet the following requirements:

      • Must be a responsible, respected adult, such as a local official, supervisor at work, librarian, or a religious figure, and be at least 21 years old;
      • Must not be married to or related to the student or applicant;
      • Is willing to comply with UoPeople policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the exam process;
      • Must have an ongoing Internet connection and be highly responsive to University e-mails during the student’s studies, and must be physically present with the student throughout the entire proctored exam.

A student may not act as his/her own proctor (exam monitor), and the proctor cannot be a relative of the student, another student at UoPeople, or an applicant to UoPeople, nor can the proctor have a conflict of interest or have any vested interest in the student’s grade or performance on his/her exam. The University reserves the right to verify a proctor at any time, and students who assign proctors that do not meet the requirements will have their registration denied.

The proctor (exam monitor) should be from the same locale as the student since, during the examination, they are required to be physically present in the same room as the student taking the exam.  Students are also strictly prohibited from offering the proctor any payment or other benefit in return for the proctor’s willingness to supervise the exam.

Students may elect to pay ProctorU directly for its services (available only for the English programs), or they may select an approved third-party individual or organization offering proctoring services. Students should be aware that they will be responsible for any fees incurred for this service. The hiring of a third-party proctor is not required by UoPeople.

Please be informed: ProctorU is a third party and by signing up and using the ProctorU service the student is agreeing to their terms, conditions, and policies.

Regulations for the Exam

      • Students must identify a proctor (exam monitor) during online registration for courses that require a proctor by entering the proctor’s first and last name, email address, telephone number, occupation, and place of residence. It is the student’s sole responsibility to inform the Office of Student Services of any changes to the proctor’s contact information.
      • UoPeople reserves the right to verify a proctor (exam monitor) at any time by contacting the proctor directly in order to validate his/her identity and to assure that the proctor meets all the requirements. If UoPeople rejects a proctor, the student will be notified accordingly, and it will be the student’s sole responsibility to provide another proctor. Rejecting a proctor is at the sole discretion of UoPeople, and the University has no obligation to provide reasons for the decision.
      • It is the student’s sole responsibility to coordinate the date, time, and location of the final exam with the proctor (exam monitor). The final exam period starts on Thursday, Week 9 of the term at 12:05 am UoPeople Time (GMT-5 time zone) and ends the following Sunday at 11:55 pm UoPeople Time (GMT-5 time zone). The proctored exam must be taken within this time period. UoPeople will send the proctor a reminder a week before the exam.
      • Students are advised not to schedule an exam too close to the end of the final exam period in case there are technical problems or other unexpected issues. This will ensure that there is sufficient time to receive support if needed.
      • A student will not be allowed to start a proctored exam without the presence of the proctor (exam monitor). Prior to starting the proctored exam, students must present to the proctor a government issued ID which will be used to identify the student. The form of identification is required to be in English for the English program students, and in Arabic or English for the Arabic Division students. Once the student is identified, the proctor must enter the exam code in the exam password field after the student has logged into the course area. The code will be provided to the proctor by the Office of Student Services a week prior to the beginning of the exam.
      • It is the student’s sole responsibility to make sure that the proctor (exam monitor) is available during the final exam period. A scheduling problem with the proctor will not be considered a legitimate reason for extending the exam period or requesting a makeup exam.

Proctored Courses (Courses Requiring an Exam Monitor)

The following courses have final examinations that must be taken under the supervision of a proctor (exam monitor).

Proctored Course Required for Demonstrating English Proficiency

ENGL 0101 English Composition 1

Proctored Courses Required for Business Administration Majors in English[15]

ENGL 1102 English Composition 2
MATH 1201 College Algebra
MATH 1280 Introduction to Statistics
BUS 2201 Principles of Marketing
BUS 2202 E-Commerce
BUS 3303 Entrepreneurship 1
BUS 3305 Business Law and Ethics
BUS 3306 Business and Society
BUS 4402 Organizational Behavior
BUS 4403 Business Policy and Strategy
BUS 4405 Leadership

Proctored Courses Required for A.S. Business Administration in Arabic

ARABC 1102 Arabic Composition 2
MATHA 1201 College Algebra
MATHA 1280 Introduction to Statistics
BUSA 2201 Principles of Marketing
BUSA 2202 E-Commerce

Proctored Courses Required for Health Science Majors[16]

EENGL 1102 English Composition 2
MATH 1201 College Algebra
MATH 1280 Introduction to Statistics
HS 2211 Human Anatomy and Physiology
HS 2711 Health Science 1: Health Education and Behavior
HS 3311 Epidemiology
HS 3610 Human Development in a Global Perspective
HS 4212 Genetics
HS 4241 Psychopathology and Mental Health
HS 4510 Biostatistics
HS 4810 Health Policy & Management

Proctored Courses Required for Computer Science Majors[17]

ENGL 1102 English Composition 2
MATH 1201 College Algebra
MATH 1280 Introduction to Statistics
CS 2205 Web Programming 1
CS 2301 Operating Systems 1
CS 3305 Web Programming 2
CS 3306 Databases 2
CS 3303 Data Structures
CS 3307 Operating Systems 2
CS 4407 Data Mining and Machine Learning
CS 4402 Comparative Programming Languages

 

[15] The list of proctored courses required for Business Administration majors includes courses required for the Bachelor’s Degree.

[16] The list of proctored courses required for Community and Public Health majors includes courses required for the Bachelor’s Degree.

[17] The list of proctored courses required for Computer Science majors includes courses required for the Bachelor’s Degree.