Faces of Carleton

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Scheduling and Examination Services (SES) is a relatively small department at Carleton with two very distinct and important operations – managing the classroom timetable and administering examinations.

Located in Robertson Hall beside the Bent Coin cafeteria, the SES office appears rather unassuming from the outside, but the level of activity inside is often quite astounding. The team, which normally consists of four full-time staff and a handful of casual support staff, expands during peak times to 14 employees in the office and more than 215 exam proctors “out in the field.”

This past December, a record-breaking 66,000 exam papers were administered and 1,300 exam accommodations
co-ordinated. Throughout the year, SES is also responsible for co-ordinating an ever-increasing number of deferred exams.

The demands on the scheduling side of SES also continue to grow, with close to 4,000 course sections requiring classrooms for the Fall/Winter (04/05) Classroom Timetable. Recently, SES announced the launch of the Central Timetable Project, initiated by the University to address the complex challenge of producing efficient class timetables and improving classroom usage.

The hard-working and dedicated team of individuals in SES is led by Wendy Bye, a recent addition to Carleton University, under the direction of Brian Mortimer, Assistant Provost.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2005-1/640.htm

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