Does anyone out there have a set of guidelines you've used in helping online students find a suitable local proctor for a final exam? My entire course is online, but I am requiring a paper-and-pencil final exam, for which each student needs to find a proctor. I will fax or mail the exam directly to the proctor, who will supervise the student taking the exam and then either fax or mail the exam to me.
I've done this with one or two students at a time before, back when I required students to all assemble in one place for the final exam, which I supervised. But now that I have 20 students spread out across the globe it's a bit trickier. There are 2 issues the proctor needs to watch over: timing (it's a 2-hour exam) and use of outside resources (I allow the students to use 2 specific books but no other resources).
I've already had one student say that he has no idea who would be suitable -- possibly he just doesn't get out much --