Testing Center Hurst Library #H108

The Academic Success & Advising Services Center offers testing services. The tests are taken in the Hurst Library, Room H108.

Testing Procedure as of 8/24/21:

  1. Student receives permission from the instructor to take his/her exam at the Testing Center.
  2. Student schedules a test at least 24 calendar hours in advance using this link .
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  3. Student communicates with the instructor to inform him/her of the test date and time, and to have the exam arrive at the Academic Success and Advising office, Williams 10, 24 hours in advance of the testing appointment time.
  4. Professor sends test to the Academic Success and Advising office, Williams 10. Exams may be submitted electronically to testing@northwestu.edu, dropped off in person, or forwarded through campus mail.

    Requirements for Professors submitting Exams to the Testing Center:

    All tests must have all professor instructions written on the actual exam.

    Required written instructions on exams:

      • First and Last Name of Instructor (We have multiple instructors with the same last name)
      • Name of Class
      • Name/Number of Test takers

    Optional written instructions on exams:

    • Open book/notes – closed book/notes? Any additional materials allowed? If an exam contains no specified instructions, it will be administered by the testing center as a closed note exam.
    • Is there a time limit on the exam? If so, please note only the classroom minutes allowed. If an exam contains no specified instructions, it will be administered by the testing center as a normal class time exam.
    • Will additional electronic devices be needed/allowed? Calculators, computers access etc…If an exam contains no specified instructions, it will be administered by the testing center with no electronic devices.
    • What is the calendar deadline for the student to take the test? If not specified, the test will be available for testing until the end of the current semester.
    • Is a Scantron needed? Professors must submit scantrons along with the test if needed.
    • Is scratch paper needed? The Testing Center can provide scratch paper if allowed.
  5. Student reports to Testing Center, Hurst Library, #H108, for scheduled appointment. Student will be signed in and will read the Academic Honesty Policy inside the testing room. Student’s belongings (including electronic  devices) are stored in a secure location outside of the testing room. All electronic devices are to be shut off, not silenced.
  6. Student will be signed out of the Testing Center at the end of the test.
  7. The test is then returned back to the Academic Success and Advising office, Williams 10, at the end of the business day. The following day, it is scanned into a secured Testing Center folder and placed into the Testing file cabinet for pick-up by the instructor.
  8. Professors may pick up their tests in the Academic Success and Advising office, Williams 10, between M-F 1 PM – 5PM the day after the test is taken at the Testing Center. Other arrangements for delivery will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Testing Center Hurst Library H108 Hours:

 Mondays:        10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  Tuesdays:         10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

 Wednesdays:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursdays:    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fridays:          10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Note****Exceptions to the above procedures are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Taking Finals prior to Finals Week: Not allowed

Finals Week:

During finals week the Testing Center is reserved exclusively for students with Accommodations Plans. The Testing Center is closed for all other exams. Any exams that have not been completed by the end of Finals Week will be returned to the professor or shredded.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Northwest University expects honesty from students in all areas, including their academic lives. Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of Christian standards and may result in the student receiving an “F” in the course, being dismissed from the course, or possibly being dismissed from the University. Instances of dishonesty are typically reported to the Provost’s Office.

Academic dishonesty includes cheating on assignments or examinations, submitting the same (or essentially the same) paper in more than one course without prior consent of the current assigning professor(s), sabotaging another student’s work, and plagiarizing. Plagiarism is – “using someone else’s ideas or phrasing and representing those ideas of phrasing as our own, either on purpose or through carelessness” (MLA).

Any student disciplined by a faculty member for alleged academic dishonesty has the right to appeal the disciplinary action. The student should initial his/her appeal according to procedures outlined in the Northwest University Student Academic Appeals Policy, which is available in the Provost’s Office or the Student Development Office.