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Text & Image Production Services

Services provided by T.I.P.S.:

Exam Management: exam preparation, copying, packaging, proctoring of law school exams.  Please contact Lisa Frenz, x6663 (, who overseas the exam processing if you have any questions.

Fall 2019 Dates to remember:
November 18: Unscheduled Exams available during Reading Period are due in our office.
November 18: Unscheduled Exams available during the Exam Period are due in our office.
Scheduled Exams: Please have your exam in to our office about one week before your exam, if you wish help with copying and packaging your exam.

ExamSoft and Character Count:
We use ExamSoft to electronically collect the students’ responses, both essay and multiple choice. Usually, exam questions are delivered to the students on paper and they put their answers in the electronic template provided.  If a student does not wish to type or use ExamSoft an exam, handwriting is allowed. For your information and/or to pass on to your students you may view short video demos of how to take a test in ExamSoft Examplify at

Here’s another geared specifically to students:

In Examplify, the ExamSoft program student’s use to take an exam, “character count” is what appears to the student as he/she types the exam. Page or Line counts cannot be determined by the student. For information on converting page or line counts to character counts please see the second page of the Exam Processing Form.

The procedures for monitoring the hard copies the exams are:  Students pick up the questions at the Registrar’s office and return them to the same office.  We date/time stamp the questions/envelope before giving the questions/envelope to the students.  The questions/envelope will be date/time stamped when returned.  If the student returns the questions/envelope to our office late, we will note the amount of time and notify you. Upon return of questions/envelope, we check each exam to verify that the complete exam has been returned.

Exam Processing Form  Use this form to submit exams via email to TIPS for processing and delivery to the Registrar’s Office.  You may also download a pdf for completion and delivery to TIPS. This is different from the Registrar’s Authorized Materials Form.

Exam Proctoring Request:  Use this form to request a proctor for your Scheduled Exam.  You may also download a pdf version of this form. If you have never proctored an exam before take a look at the Proctor Instructions we developed this “how-to” for the faculty assistants.

Manuscript Production and Editing: type, format, edit faculty articles, books, supplement.

Legal Document Production: production of pleadings, briefs, Westlaw and Lexis article downloads/clean-ups, etc.

Course Material Production: creation of pictorial seating charts, document scanning & clean up, course material packets.

Database Management: maintain your database and processing of large mail and other merges; maintenance of US Law School Deans database and Law School Adjuncts Database.

Design Assistance: preparation of in-house brochures, posters and fliers, tent cards, name badges, etc.

Photography Assistance: photograph and record your planned events, touch-up, scan, size your digital graphics and photos.

Photography Request Form - Use this form to request photography services for your event.

Application help with Microsoft Office and Corel WordPerfect Office suites. Feel free to call us.

Useful links:

Classroom Seating Charts (Photo style) - Use these charts to collect student names for submission to  TIPS for insertion of pictures and/or typing of names.

TIPS - Common “how to” tips for Microsoft Office applications, Corel Wordperfect and other useful ways to use your software efficiently.

Work Order Form - Use this form to request general assistance from TIPS.

Final Exams: The Registrar’s Office page with general instructions and exam schedules.

Located in:
Legal Research Center
2nd Floor, Room 231
Law School Campus

Andy Marion, T.I.P.S.
M-F 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Lisa Frenz, T.I.P.S.
M-F 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Rita Martinez, Director, Faculty Services — Supervisor