Provost emphasizes importance of final exam schedule

As the Fall 2008 finals period approaches, SMU Provost Paul Ludden reminds faculty and administrators of the importance of keeping to the official final exam schedule. Adherence to the schedule was one of 36 initiatives recommended by SMU’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and approved by SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

“All six academic recommendations put forward by the Task Force were accepted by President Turner last April,” notes Ludden. “One important feature was the recommendation that faculty give final exams during the appropriate week for every lower-division course. The Fall 2008 finals are scheduled from Dec. 8 through Dec. 13. My office and the deans are working with academic departments to implement this recommendation in courses where an exam is appropriate.”

Faculty and staff questions may be addressed to Provost Ludden at 214-768-3219.