RHIT  Department of Mathematics
Final Exam Policy for Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability & Statistics Courses, and Discrete Mathematics courses  Public version
revised Fall 2008
The Mathematics Department teaches a large number of multisection lower division classes. These classes are a part of the mathematics and science foundation for the accredited curricula taken by most students at RoseHulman. To ensure a reliable foundation for subsequent courses and to support student learning goals (especially computer use goals), the mathematics department uses coordinated syllabi and coordinated final exams. The syllabi are located here, the policy for the final exams follows.
RHIT Mathematics Final Exam Policy
This public version policy is an extract of the final exam policy followed
by the mathematics department.
Common finals
 The following courses will have a common, departmental final exam in every quarter: MA101, M102, MA111, MA112, MA113,
MA221, MA222, MA223, MA275, MA375, and MA381.
 The common finals will be constructed by the team of instructors teaching the course during the given quarter.
Computer and calculator use policies
 In the following courses, learning computer use is an integral part of the curriculum per the course syllabus: MA101, M102, MA111, MA112, MA113,
MA221, MA222, and MA223.
 For all courses listed in item 3, except MA223, the final exam format will be as follows. The final exam will consist of two parts. The first part will "by hands" (paper,
pencil). No computing devices (calculators/computers) will be allowed during
the first part of the final exam. This part of the exam will cover both
computational fundamentals as well as some conceptual interpretation, though
the level of difficulty and depth of conceptual interpretation must take
into account that this part of the exam will be shorter than the second
part of the exam. The laptop, starting with a blank Maple work sheet,
and a calculator, may be used during the second part of the exam. No "cheat
sheets", prepared Maple worksheets or prepared program on the calculator
may be used. The second part of the exams will cover all skills: concepts,
calculation, modeling, problem solving, interpretation.
 Any aids such as Laplace transform tables required
in either part of the exam will be supplied with the exam.
 In MA223 the policy is the same as above except that Minitab is used and the order of the parts may be reversed. Any aids such statistics tables and formula sheets required
in either part of the exam will be supplied with the exam.
 In the courses MA275, MA375, and MA381 the final exam format and policy will be the same for all sections. The instructors will determine which technology aids are permissible.
