1North American A person who monitors students during an examination.
- In reality, the examiners help the proctors in all the counting and recounting, both to save time and because it's also their necks on the line if anything goes missing.
- When instructors are not acting as proctors or detectives hoping to stifle cheating or ferret out dishonest students, some are dreaming up schemes of their own.
- The proctor will administer tests and act as liaison with Purdue University.
2British An officer (usually one of two) at certain universities, appointed annually and having mainly disciplinary functions.
- The kilt ban was sparked after university proctors - officials responsible for student discipline - complained about the variety of flamboyant clothing being worn to graduations.
- Breaking the code could result in a £70 fine from the university proctors.
- Anyone found to have breached university regulations on computer use would be referred to the proctors, and would be subject to investigation.
Serve as a proctor.
- The students are taking the exam in two different rooms, so I did not want to proctor.
- Example sentences
- Do you have an argument here, I mean, if it is a decision under an enactment, universities have their own internal structures, appeal mechanisms to professorial boards, proctorial boards and ultimately to university governing bodies.
- She is said to be considering taking proctorial or police action against the girls, who admitted receiving the e-mails.
- Far from that happening the proctorial office of DU now denies that the girl is a bona fide student of DU.
Late Middle English: contraction of procurator.
Words that rhyme with proctorconcocter, doctor
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