Below you will find some important information and updates resulting from the emergency situation at the faculty.

FSS specific information

Teaching and Examination period

Mass full-time teaching was canceled until the end of the teaching period of the spring semester on 15 May .   

The decision of the Rector of Masaryk University No. 4/2020 sets special rules for studies in the spring semester 2020 For the purposes of study, the tools of distance education, online teaching and examination can be used. However, where the object characteristic variation of distance performance, decides to sponsor the program in consultation with teachers subject of compensation in the form of block education , announced for the period from 16 May 2020. For courses whose teaching will be implemented in any mode will be entered in S By granting this evaluation, the subject is successfully completed.    

It is recommended to use electronic tools available at it.muni.cz/en. Recommendations and instructions on how to implement distance learning can be found here. Resources for the study are available here it.muni.cz/en/services/closed-libraries-wont-stop-you        

Deadlines for continuous tasks (tests, written preparations) are not binding for students during the duration of extraordinary measures, so teachers cannot require deadlines. They are obliged to accept assignments (seminar work, written preparations, etc.) in alternative terms, resp. to announce alternative dates of interim texts, for the whole extended examination period.

The examination period begins on 18 May and ends on 30 September , so in this period, more than ever, the rule arising from the SZŘ applies that regular and corrective dates must be published in the IS MU at least two weeks before the beginning of the examination period, i.e. by May 3, 2020.
University management requests the use of the summer months, July and August, to list exam dates. The management of the faculty recommends concentrating the dates mainly in the months of May, June and September and individually satisfying the students if they require dates in August and July.
The management of the faculty recommends for each course to identify what is the main output of the course (oral exam, written exam, seminar work) and to condition access to this part by completing ongoing tasks. This practice will enable teachers to set fixed deadlines for the completion of ongoing tasks in connection with the date of the exam. This fact, unless explicitly stated in the course syllabus now, must be strongly articulated by the student. A methodology for online testing is being developed at RMU, and we will share it as it becomes available.

Course and form of testing . Due to the current situation, the management recommends the preparation of testing in a  remote form.  If the teacher decides to take the exam in June remotely and in September in person, this is possible, however, the content of the exam must be equivalent. However, the faculty management recommends unifying the forms of examination for all terms.

The issue of distance testing is regulated by the  Methodological Sheet for Distance Testing and Completion of Subjects,  accompanied by technical recommendations for conducting online exams and state exams.

State final exams and defenses will take place on two dates in May / June and in September. For the first ones, there was a shift in the submission of final theses to the diploma seminar submission room and to the final thesis archive - all dates are available here . The September Final Examination and Defense deadline will be available here   in the week of April 6. Students will register for individual dates via schedules in the IS. The September date can be used as a correction date, when students who failed in May / June can correct their attempt in September. Students who correct SZZ from previous semesters can choose the May / June or September date. Students who have interrupted their studies in the SZZ will be informed and will be offered an automatic extension of the interruption from 17 May 2020 to 31 August 2020. Communication with the students concerned will be ensured by the Vice-Dean for Studies.

Exams, colloquia and credits of all subjects at FSS MU will take place exclusively by distance learning until the end of June 2020 , without the presence of students in the FSS MU building.   

 Until the end of June 2020, the state final examinations will take place exclusively in a distance manner , without the presence of students in the FSS MU building. For June, there was a shift in the submission of final theses to the diploma seminar submission room and to the final thesis archive - all dates are available here . The September Final Examination and Defense deadline is available here  . Students will register for individual dates via schedules in the IS. The September date can be used as a correction date, when students who failed in June can correct their attempt in September. Students who correct SZZ from previous semesters can choose the June or September date. Students who have interrupted their studies in the SZZ will be informed and will be offered an automatic extension of the interruption from 17 May 2020 to 31 August 2020. Communication with the students concerned will be ensured by the Vice-Dean for Studies.

Admission procedure to follow-up master's programs will take place on two dates -  in June 2020 and in September 2020 . Materials for the admission procedure will be submitted by  June 1  or  September 1  (depending on the date of your exam), exclusively electronically at  prijim@fss.muni.cz . Candidates will apply for deadlines in the form of schedules in the IS MU. Those who do not have access to the MU IS will send their decision on the date to  prijim@fss.muni.cz . Candidates will be informed about the methods of application in the first week of May. The documents for the admission procedure are submitted by the candidates for both dates exclusively electronically.

The admission procedure for doctoral study programs will take place on  25 June 2020  and  1 October 2020 . The schedule of the admission procedure to the doctoral study (dates of insertion of additional materials into the e-application, dates of enrollments, delivery of documents, etc.) can be found  here .

Beginning of the academic year 2020/2021 . The schedule of the academic year is publishedhere . Teaching of the autumn semester begins on October 5. According to the SZŘ, the syllabus and conditions for completing the course must be published 5 working days before the start of weekly teaching or before the start of block teaching. The teaching of the autumn semester will last until January 17, 2021.

Opperation of Buildings

Wearing of a face mask is required to enter the building and when in common areas of the Faculty.

Matriculations of newly admitted students will not take place in autumn 2020.

Traveling and receiving guests

Domestic and foreign business trips can already be held . Current travel restrictions can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (in Czech) or on the website reopen.europa.eu . 

Foreigners from EU countries:

  • From 15 June, new  rules for entry into the Czech Republic apply to foreigners from the EU . The so-called The "traffic light" divides EU countries into three categories based on the risk of infection. Foreigners from countries marked in green can come to the Czech Republic without a test for COVID-19, foreigners from countries marked in orange and red will have to prove a negative test for COVID-19 or enter quarantine (currently Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, UK and Silesian Voivodeship in Poland).
  • Czechs and residents of the Czech Republic can travel without restriction between green and orange countries; when returning from countries marked in red, they must submit a negative test for COVID-19 or enter quarantine.
  • The list of countries is updated at weekly intervals based on the epidemiological situation in the world, so please follow the current information on the  website of the Ministry of the Interior .

Information regarding the entry of foreign students into the Czech Republic can be found here . 

MU Management and Bodies

The Act allows for all MU collective bodies to act remotely even after the emergency state has been lifted. If it is not necessary to have a face-to-face meeting, the MU Crisis Staff recommends that you continue to act exclusively using long-distance communication tools. These tools enable full-fledged secret and public hearings and voting.

The restrictions in force do not apply to administrative or other proceedings (including disciplinary proceedings). Where possible, crisis staff recommends distance action.

Research

It is not yet possible to estimate the impact of the measures on the implementation of projects - the situation is constantly evolving. Please do not contact individual providers - contact possibly the Department for Research and Project Support, you will find contacts and news .       

MUNI information

Information for all MUNI students regarding dormitories, visas, entering the country, testing locations, etc. can be found on the Masaryk University website

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