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Graduate Students

What is it?

The Purdue Proctor Pool is a service for faculty, staff, and graduate instructors who need help proctoring exams. It is administered through the Center for Instructional Excellence and will begin as a pilot during the Spring Semester 2004.

What are the qualifications to be a proctor?

Priority will be given to graduate students who have held or currently hold assistantships (research or teaching) at Purdue. Experience teaching at the college level is also preferred.

What is the salary?

The pay is $12.15 per hour. Proctors will be paid for each exam they proctor, as well as for attending a required one-hour training session.

Are there any restrictions to the number of hours I can work?

Yes, there are. Graduate students who hold half-time assistantships are permitted to work an additional 20 hours per week. Those with three-quarter time assistantships can work an additional 10 hours a week.

International graduate students holding quarter-time assistantships are permitted to work an additional 10 hours per week. Currently, international graduate students with half-time assistantships can participate in this program during the summer, but not during the regular school year.

How do I sign up to be a proctor?

Stop by the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), in Young Hall, room 730. At that time, we will ask you to provide us with electronic contact information and your schedule of availability for proctoring. Additional paperwork may be required to establish you on the CIE payroll as a bi-weekly employee.

Once proctors have submitted their paperwork, they must attend a one-hour training session. These sessions will be announced on a regular basis through e-mail.

How will I be notified of my assignments?

Proctoring assignments will be made using the schedules provided us. Proctors will receive an e-mail announcing the date, time, and location of each assignment. They need to let our office know (via return e-mail) within one working day, whether or not they are available to work the exam.

Once I am assigned an exam time, what do I do?

Proctors are expected to arrive at the specified location 15 minutes prior to the start time. Proctors will check in with the instructor in charge and hand her/him the TIMESHEET form. The instructor will record start and end times on this form, sign it, and return it to you at the end of the exam.

The goal of proctoring is to support and enhance academic integrity. Therefore, each proctor's main responsibility is to walk around the room and be alert and observant.

How will I get paid?

In general, proctors document the hours they work by bringing the TIMESHEET form to Letitia Casebourn, CIE secretary, after each assignment. More specific payroll information, including dates, will be provided during the training session.