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The School of Computing and Mathematics requires proctored examinations in its online courses. The School is doing this for a variety of reasons, including increased pressure from the Federal Department of Education to verify identities of online students, and to increase opportunities for academic integrity.
The School of Business, the forerunner in that assignment at GSW, looked at several alternative ways of instituting this change and decided to use an online proctoring service. ProctorU will administer the proctored exams. Our School is implementing their finding. Their research indicated that it would be preferable to limiting the times students could take the exam to times when official testing sites are open, as well as being less expensive than most of the testing sites.
ProctorU offers 24/7 testing and allows a test now feature.
Each online course will require up to two proctored exams. GSW will cover the cost of the proctored exams. However, students will be responsible for paying convenience fees for scheduling less than 72 hours prior to the test.
I am pleased to present the following information about the School of Computing and Mathematics: our mission, our people, our academic programs, student and alumni organizations, publications, and a variety of special activities.
We are proud of our programs, our students, and our alumni.
The school’s alumni are employed by Federal and State Governments, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon.com, Dell, Emory University, UPS, Total Systems, Aflac, Avaya, Marine Corps Logistics Base, etc. In addition, our graduate students have been admitted to Ph.D. programs across the nation. Two students were finalists for the very competitive and prestigious President’s Fellowship National program.
The majority of the school faculty have practical experience, including database management, system development, servers virtualization, algorithms design and optimization. The School received numerous grants such as: NCR Corporation – $1,600,000, FIPSE - $400,000, NASA – $99,000, Motorola - $250,000, AT&T – $25,000, National Science Foundation – $43,000, Microsoft - 68,000.
The School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in computer science, information technology, and mathematics for a multicultural, global environment. I urge you to browse through the web site and to contact us by e-mail if you require any additional information, as you consider Georgia Southwestern State University in your plans for educational and professional advancement.
-Dr. Boris Peltsverger