STUDENT INSPECTION OF TESTS AND EXAMINATIONS
Students' right to inspect tests and examinations has been provided for in Senate bill No. 745-B-24 and signed by President Kermit Johnson on January 27, 1975. The following is the text of the bill:
Section 1. Finding of the Student Senate; purpose of act defined. The Senate finds that many students are enrolled in courses in which they never have the opportunity to review graded test papers and examinations which count toward a grade within the courses; they may not review them within the class or even by appointment with the instructor. Affirming our support of Article One, Section 2 of the SGA Constitution that "each student has the right to pursue a quality education and is entitled to counsel with the faculty. . .as to his academic program" and our support of Section 5 of the same section that "academic records are confidential; each student has the right to inspect his. . .," both sections approved by the Board of Trustees, we find need for a clear University academic policy with respect to reviewing graded test papers and examinations.
Section 2. Right to reasonably inspect provided. It shall be the University's academic policy that any student shall have the right to reasonably inspect any graded paper in any course in which he or she has been or in currently enrolled.
Section 3. Definition of Terms. Within the context of this act, the following definitions are made:
(1) "Paper" shall mean any examination, test, term paper, research paper, review, analysis, or other written matter which, in any way, counts in the instructor's computation for a grade of a student in a course.
(2) "Graded paper" shall mean any paper that has been evaluated by the instructor, and on which errors have been noted, together with the numerical or letter evaluation or grade.(3)"Reasonably inspect" shall mean the right to review, although not necessarily permanently possess, a graded paper. This review shall be a t a time that is reasonable to both student and instructor, whether the review by in a class or by appointment. Such inspection may be made at any time within a year following completion of a course.