Action 3.5

3.1: Exam timetabling will be enhanced and the necessity for autumn examinations will be reviewed

3.1: Exam timetabling will be enhanced and the necessity for autumn examinations will be reviewed

Team

The lead sponsor has convened a cross-university working group of academic and support staff.

Outcome

Exam timetabling will be optimised to meet the needs of students and staff and may lead to the elimination of autumn exams.

Current Status

In preparation.

Timelines & Targets

  1. Q1 and Q2 2019: Explore in tandem with key support stakeholders such as the SU, SREO, B&E and Systems Admin the feasibility (e.g. physical space and IT systems capabilities) of timetabling exams such that they occur biannually in May and December only.

  2. Q1 and Q2 2019: Explore and articulate with academic and support staff in UCC and benchmark universities the pedagogical (as well as practical) reasons for or against such a re-structuring.

  3. Q3 - Q4 2019: decisions made.

Expected Completion Date

Q4, 2019

Comment

Feedback and ideas welcome. Please email vplearningandteaching@ucc.ie

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