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2. 4. 2020

Information about submitting bachelor and master theses

  1. The May deadline for submitting bachelor and master theses remains the same, i, e, 22nd May, 2020.
  2. We are aware of the fact that many of you will have trouble finishing your thesis in time. The second, summer date for submitting theses is 14th August, 2020. In case you cannot turn in your thesis by 22nd May, 2020, you will have to apply for a second date (14th August 2020) via e-mail to your thesis supervisor before 22nd May, 2020. The supervisor will reply and you will forward your application, together with your supervisor’s statements, to the respective study department officer, who will take care of the necessary steps with you.
  3. After each registration for Bachelor/Master Thesis subjects, it is only possible to allow only one alternative date for submission. To those students who are currently registered for Bachelor/Master Thesis for the second time already, we strongly recommend that you consider applying for a submission date as late as 5th January, 2021.
  4. Bachelor state final examination and defences will be held in two intervals: 8th June – 18th June, 2020, and 31st August – 11th September, 2020 (in case you submit your thesis in May, you will sit for your final state examination in June, submitting your thesis in August will result in final state examination in September).
  5. Master final examination and defences will also be held in two intervals: 8th June – 18th June, 2020, and 31st August – 11th September, 2020 (in case you submit your thesis in May, you will sit for your final state examination in June, submitting your thesis in August will result in final state examination in September).
  6. All of the above applies if direct instruction is resumed on 1st June, 2020 at the latest. Otherwise, these dates are subject to change.

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.
vice-dean

30. 3. 2020

Added information for students.

20. 3. 2020

Added information for students.

18. 3. 2020

Added information for students.

9. 3. 2020

  • This week until March 15, 2020, all teaching is suspended, even in online form. We do not prevent individual non-contact consultations (eg on final works, projects, etc.). Teachers are not allowed to assign assignments to students during this period and individual consultations during this period must not interfere in any way with the conditions for obtaining credits and completing the course.

  • In the week from March 3 to March 22, 2020, online teaching will be tested on faculty-supported platforms.

  • If, as of 23 March 2020, the regular teaching regime has not been fully restored, we will switch to online teaching with all the obligations for the students. These obligations will be defined for each course in Moodle or CourseWare.

 


11. 3. 2020

Reasons for limitations of classes and a more detailed explanation

Dear colleagues,

We are aware of the fact that many teachers are almost completely ready for online teaching, and many have already put it into practice. On the other hand, many of them have almost nothing and need to work hard on that.

It is very confusing for students (judging by their responses) that online teaching does not run in a uniform and controlled manner. To unify the whole process, we have to give teachers the time to prepare for the situation. Only then, can we jointly start online teaching .

An important reason why we cannot start online teaching immediately, as many would like, is the fact that many students first need to take care of the problems arising from the limitations given. For example, our colleagues have to move out of dorms, get home, make provisions for internet connection, etc. That is why we do not want students to be penalized in any way for not meeting study requirements during this time. We can hardly require anyone to work on homework and submit it, follow on-line lectures, when their thoughts are occupied by many restrictions the “coronavirus“ has put on them.  Time must be given for everything.

However, we do not want to limit those who are ready to teach online straight away. Do communicate with students, but please, bear the issues mentioned above in mind. Give students access to videos, documents and assignments, but please, do NOT insist on meeting requirements until March 23rd, 2020. After that, we will start teaching for real.

Those among you extensively experienced in online teaching, please offer help to your less experienced colleagues. Many of you have already done so, for which we offer thanks.

Thank you for your understanding and helpfulness.

prof. Mgr. Petr Páta, Ph.D.
dean

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.
vice-dean

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Responsible person: prof. Mgr. Petr Páta, Ph.D.