Proctored Exam Procedures for Proctors
- What does a proctor do?
- What are the proctor's responsibilities?
- Who can be approved to serve as a proctor?
- What technology must the proctor have access to at the testing site?
- How does the proctor receive exams and return them to Ole Miss Online?
A proctor is a liaison between The University of Mississippi, Ole Miss Online, and its students to ensure that testing is done under secure conditions. The proctor:
- Receives and administers the exam.
- Ensures the identity of test-takers by requiring picture identification.
- Maintains proximity with and is able to observe the student during the entire test-taking period.
- Ensures that test-takers complete the exam according to the instructor's instructions.
- The proctor must ensure that all necessary technologies are available and working.
- Only the proctor may handle the exam prior to and following its completion.
- No copies of the exam other than the copy used for test-taking are to be made at any time.
- No person other than the proctor and student may view the exam. The student may have access to the exam only during the time period allowed by the instructor.
- The proctor must follow all instructions for administering the exam. These may include a time limit and specific allowable equipment such as a calculator and inclusion or exclusion of books, notes, etc.
- The proctor must return testing materials in an envelope provided by the student addressed to the instructor after the student completes the exam.
An acceptable proctor is someone with no conflict of interest in upholding The University of Mississippi's Academic Policy. Relatives, friends, spouses, neighbors, and co-workers are not acceptable proctors. The proctor may be from one of the following categories:
- Educational administrator's office or library at a community college or university.
- Librarian at a public library.
- A Learning Center or officer of higher rank than the student, if in the military.
- College, university, or private testing center.
- A valid working business e-mail address.
- Internet access for students taking internet-based exams.
- A printer.
- For exams given on Angel, the instructor will inform the proctors of the location, password, and any additional information just prior to the exam window.
- For exams that professors wish students to take via paper and pencil, the exam will be emailed to the proctor just prior to the exam window. The proctor will print the exam and administer it to the student according to the instructions provided. The proctor will then return the exam and any additional testing materials to the instructor immediately after the student completes it.