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CS101 Proctoring Opportunities

Interested in becoming a proctor? Learn more below.

What is a proctor?

Grade A clipArtProctors are students who've successfully completed Computer Science 101 with an "A" grade. After they've taken the course as a student, proctors come back and help the course by serving as a student assistant.

Most CS101 sections and Open Lab shifts have a proctor.  If there is a student in the room helping the instructor, chances are that they're a proctor.

What do proctors do?

For the Spring 2024 semester, all of our proctors are working in Open Lab.

Open LabOpen Lab Proctors

These proctors help students who come to Open Lab complete their Homeworks and Participation Projects. They also help to administer exams.

Open Lab proctoring is excellent for students who like to work with others on a one-on-one basis or tutor.

Who is eligible to proctor?

Proctors must have taken a Morgantown-based or WVU Tech on-campus or online section of CS101. Proctors should have earned an "A" grade in the course and had no academic integrity violations, although students not meeting these requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What do proctors earn?

Proctors earn CSEE 490 (Teaching Practicum) credits.  These credits can be applied towards graduation in most majors.  (Check with your advisor for details on your program of study.)

Credit Hours

The number of CSEE 490 credit hours proctors receive depends on how many hours they work. Students can mix and match these tasks to earn up to 3 credits per semester:

Mix-and-Match Tasks Additional CSEE 490 Credit Hours Earned
Assist 2 hours per week in Open Lab +1 credit hour
Assist 4 hours per week in Open Lab +2 credit hours
Maximum Credit Hours per Semester 3 credit hours

Major Credit Restrictions

Some majors limit the number of CSEE 490 or "490" Teaching Practicum credit hours that can be applied towards graduation. It's important that students check with their advisors to verify how CS490 can fit into their plan of study.

Major CSEE 490 Credit Limit
Majors in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics 4 credits
Regents' Bachelor of Arts 6 credits
Other majors Check with your advisor.


Proctor grades are based on attending your scheduled times and assisting as requested. We want you to be involved, so it's important that you be present.  If you can't make an Open Lab shift, it's your responsibility to notify the coordinator. For more details, check out the CSEE 490 syllabus.

How do I register?

Complete the application

Once you've figured out what times will fit your schedule, complete the CS101 Proctor Application. Within a couple days after you submit the application, Dr. Powell will contact you to finish signing you up.

Register for classes

Dr. Powell will add a registration override in STAR so you can register for classes. The section you will sign up for will depend on which grading option you chose. Registration works like any other course.

Spring 2024 Semester

Credit Hours Section To Register For CRN
1 credit hour CSEE 490 Section 003 CRN 17073
2 credit hours CSEE 490 Section 004 CRN 17074
3 credit hours CSEE 490 Section 005 CRN 17075

Brochures and Flyers

Proctoring Opportunities Brochure

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