A proctor is an approved person that administers a proctored exam and agrees to fulfill the PROCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES required by TROY Online. The proctor policy requires students use one of the following options:
Verifying a proctor's qualifications and identity is integral to the academic integrity of Troy University's online programs. To be approved to administer TROY Online exams, a proctor must be affiliated with a suitable organization, such as a college academic testing center or other educational testing facility. If the credentials provided by the student or requested proctor are found to be fraudulent, the student may face academic discipline to include receiving a failing grade for the exam and retaking the exam with a proctor designated by TROY Online. Academic discipline may also include additional disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the university.
Proctors CANNOT be an attorney; your immediate supervisor; a religious leader (e.g. cleric, minister, priest, rabbi); a secretary or an office manager; an administrative assistant; a librarian; a student tutor; a coworker; a TROY student; a family member or friend. TROY Online reserves the right to deny any proctor and/or assign proctors to students as necessary. Previous approval of a third party proctor does not automatically guarantee approval in subsequent terms or for subsequent exams.
Any individual who cannot provide a suitable testing environment will be denied as a proctor. To protect the integrity of examinations, proctored exams can only be administered in certain types of testing centers/facilities. TROY Online can only approve locations that:
The testing facility must meet ALL of these qualifications in order to be approved. The use of personal laptops are not allowed, and exams may not be administered in a private residence. (Note: ProctorU is an exception to this rule. Please visit our PROCTORING OPTIONS page for additional information.)
This information applies to Canvas course exams. For information about specialized exams like MFTs, MAPPs, ACCUPLACER, MAT, etc., please see the Other Exams section below.Step 1: To make arrangements for the proctored course exam, check your course syllabus, course announcements, or other course information for the dates of your proctored exam. Instructors will notify the TROY Online Testing Staff of those proctored exam dates the first week of the term. Contact your instructor directly if the dates of the proctored exam are not clear. Once you have determined the dates of the proctored exam, select a proctoring method.
Step 3: Submit your choice on the TROY Online Proctor Form. Do this well in advance of your test! Please keep in mind that all proctors must meet the criteria listed above and are subject to approval by TROY Online.
Step 4: Check your TROY email address for confirmation and further instructions. Please note that all official correspondence regarding proctored exams will be sent to your @troy.edu email address, so be sure to check your TROY email address regularly for important information. Failure to do so can result in students missing important information about taking the proctored exam, a proctor's approval, or a proctor's denial. If you do not see a confirmation email, check your junk/spam folders, or feel free to contact the TROY Online Testing Staff regarding the status of your proctor form.
Proctors will ask you to provide a current photo ID. All identification must be valid and must be an original document. Examinees will not be admitted to the examination without proper identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a current government issued driver's license, a passport, or a military issued identification card.
After your identity has been verified, the proctor will read the exam instructions to you. Instructions will include the exam time limit and what, if any, resources are allowed during the exam. Each instructor will provide specific instructions on how the exam is to be administered, and proctors will enforce those instructions.Make sure you:
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Online assignments are subject to exactly the same standards of integrity that apply to traditional classroom assignments. According to the Troy University Oracle (Student Handbook), "All students enrolling in Troy University assume an obligation to conduct themselves at all times (both on and off campus) as responsible members of the campus community and in accordance with standards of common decency and decorum, with recognition and respect for the personal and property rights of others and the educational mission of the university" (Page 48). All students should familiarize themselves with Troy University's Standards of Conduct. Failure to adhere to the Standards of Conduct or any suspicion of academic dishonesty will result in disciplinary action.Some examples of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to:
Last Updated: 07/18/2017