I have a bunch of younger faculty who offer take home finals. I've never done it. I thought it sounded stupid. I'm notoriously slow to consider alternative approaches, but it seems that in my cohort I'm doing the alternative thing by having my students come to the classroom for a final.
Q: So, what kind of a take home final works? Does it work better in some disciplines than others? Have you had success with take home finals? Am I missing something pedagogically sound?