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Fall Hours:

Main Campus Location (Garrett Conference Center RM 108):

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (by appt only)

South Campus Location (C-240):

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (by appt only)

For appointments after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or appointments after 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, please call 270-745-5122 to schedule for the Main Campus location and 270-745-2953 to schedule for the South Campus. 

*Note: The DL Testing Centers will have modified testing schedule for the first two weeks of the Fall semester due to staff shortages.


Proctoring Fees: The WKU DL Testing Centers do not charge a fee; however, the WKU Remote Proctoring Network includes both proctor locations who charge for proctoring services as well as those who do not charge. Students are responsible for payment of any proctoring fees if they choose to use a proctor who charges a fee for this service. Students are also responsible for any additional fees that might be associated with the use of a particular proctoring site, such as parking fees.

Proctoring Fees: We ask that faculty consider placing a statement in their syllabus regarding the possibility of proctor fees for students who need to use a remote proctoring location,such as the following:

The WKU DL Testing Centers do not charge a fee; however, the WKU Remote Proctoring Network includes both proctor locations who charge for proctoring services as well as those who do not charge. Students are responsible for payment of any proctoring fees if they choose to use a proctor who charges a fee for this service. Students are also responsible for any additional fees that might be associated with the use of a particular proctoring site, such as parking fees.

Tabatha Spain Phillips

Tabatha Spain Phillips

Testing Center Coordinator

Office:  107C Garrett Conference Center
Phone:  (270) 745-5122
Email:  tabatha.phillips@wku.edu

Bio:

As coordinator, Tabatha oversees the staff and operations of the DL Testing Centers. She works closely with the WKU faculty to coordinate course exams at WKU’s campuses, as well as, off-site testing locations. Prior to her position as coordinator, Tabatha was the Distance Learning Testing Specialist from 2005-2010.  In this position, Tabatha supervised the proctoring staff and daily operations of the DELO Testing Center. She also processed off-site exam requests and scheduled students for exams. 

 

Education:

B.A., Graphic Design, 2005, Western Kentucky University

M.A., Organizational Leadership, graduating DEC. 2014, Western Kentucky University

Certificate in Leadership Studies, 2013, Western Kentucky University



Affiliations (professional organizations)

National College Testing Association (NCTA):

  • Member since 2005
  • ADHOC Distance Learning Chair since 2013
  • Currently serving on the Technology Committee and Credibility/Policy Committee

Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges (KATAC):

  • Member since 2010
  • Hosted the 2013 KATAC Conference
  • Board member since July 2014.


Presentations

2012:

Phillips, T. & Epley, L. (2012, Aug.) Drowning in a Lake of Registration Paperwork? One Testing Center’s Solution. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Minneapolis, MN.

2013:

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2013, Aug.) In Discord with Distance Learning Exams? Come Learn Ways to Harmonize. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Nashville, TN.

Phillips, T., Elliott, A., & Amador, E. (2013, Aug.) Becoming In-Tune with Training. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Nashville, TN.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2013, Oct.) Overheated Because of Distance Learning Exams? Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning in Bowling Green, KY.

2014:

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, Mar.) In Discord with Distance Learning Exams? Come Learn Ways to Harmonize. Presented at the annual conference for the Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges in Morehead, KY.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, May) Distance Learning Exams Causing a Road-Block? Presented at the Great Lakes Testing Conference in Columbus, OH.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, Sept.) Feeling Barricaded by Distance Learning Exams? Presenting at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Denver, CO.

Campus Involvement:

WKU CWD Staff Leadership Institute: 2009-2010

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