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Faculty Guidelines

Faculty Guidelines

Our Goal
A primary Testing Services goal is to meet the needs of faculty and students by facilitating test administrations in a manner that ensures the quality, efficiency, and integrity of academic testing.  Quality testing services are delivered in a secure and distraction-free environment in accordance with National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

Testing Services Hours of Operation

Tests will be scheduled between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Evening hours are available by appointment.

Open Lab Hours

Open lab hours are provided on select mornings and evenings, to better accommodate online students who do not reside on campus or working students who must make up an exam outside of regularly scheduled class time. Please call Testing Services to inquire about open lab hours.

Faculty should consider Testing Services hours of operation prior to requesting computer based test proctoring.

Alternate Testing Locations

Where security is not an issue (i.e. open-book or open-note exams), faculty are encouraged to consider other testing options, such as Respondus Lockdown with or without monitor; which students can take from any computer with internet access.  

Faculty may require the student to download and install Respondus Lockdown Bowser and Respondus Monitor to complete the online assessment on a personal computer.  Respondus Lockdown is also available to students at the following campus locations.  For assistance or additional information on Respondus Lockdown, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at

Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Open Computer Lab 
Madison Hall, room 109

Nursing and General Education Building, room 322  (for Nursing students only). 

Please remember that space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Rules for NSU Faculty Accommodated Test Proctoring

  • Faculty requests for proctored testing in the NSU Testing Center must be received at least 5 working days prior to the anticipated test day.
  • Approval of requests for proctored testing in the Testing Center will be based on availability of computer workstations.
  • Requests must be made on the official NSU Testing Services Proctor Request form. Phone requests will not be accepted.
  • Proctoring is not provided in the Testing Center for paper exams.

Faculty Responsibility

  1. Exam Requests:

    To better ensure availability of a testing time frame, faculty should submit exam requests on the NSU Testing Services Proctor Request form, as soon as possible.
  • Preference 1: Submit all exam requests for the semester at the beginning of the term.
  • Preference 2: Submit the requests as you are able during the semester, with at least one week notice (5 business days).
  1. Scheduling -Faculty will be approved for blocks of testing time, thereby eliminating the need for students to call or come to the office to confirm an appointment for a faculty scheduled exam.


  1. Informing the Student

It is faculty responsibility to inform students of the approved date(s) and time(s) that testing will take place in the Testing Center.

B.  Change of Date
It is faculty responsibility to re-submit the NSU Testing Services Proctor Request form in accordance with the 5 day advanced notice requirement, if they wish to change the date and time of proctored testing.

C.  Special Accommodations
It is faculty responsibility to arrange for special test accommodations for persons with disabilities through the Office of Accessibility Services/ International Students (OASIS) program.

D.  Class Roster and Other Required Information
In addition to the NSU Testing Services Proctor Request form, once approved, faculty must submit a class roster listing the students scheduled for the test, a faculty generated password for the test, and any other materials required for the test to