Coronavirus - summary information

Important

  • According to a valid order of the Rector and a government resolution, holding face-to-face examinations of up to ten people present in a room is possible (while maintaining other rules of hygiene). For students of final years there is also the possibility of individual consultations.

News

11. 1. 2021

Accommodation of students to take an exam in January 2021

7. 1. 2021

Rector's Order No. 21/2020 on reducing the risk of coronavirus infection

9. 12. 2020

3. complete version of Rector's Order No. 09/2020 on study programs and courses and examinations at CTU

23. 11. 2020

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to you in connection with the latest developments regarding the situation surrounding coronavirus and what this specifically means for teaching at our faculty. As you may have noticed, a new order from the Rector was issued on Friday, November 20, which takes effect today, ie on Monday, November 23. The main message of the new document is that CTU operations will be based on the rules specified in the scale of the Anti-Epidemic System of the Czech Republic (PES). However, individual university faculties have the opportunity to set stricter rules to reflect their needs and priorities optimally.

Although the current epidemiological situation and the overall trend in the number of diseases appear to be somewhat more favorable than in October, the faculty management have decided to continue with the current online teaching regime until the end of this calendar year. The main reason for this measure is that we want you, as employees and students, to be able to plan well in advance how the teaching will take place regardless of what level of PES is currently in place. We are taking into account, among other things, students outside Prague who do not have secured accommodation, and we want to avoid the situation in which they will have to find it overnight.

I believe that you will understand / appreciate our approach and use the time until the end of the year for the most intensive work during study or teaching and its provision. At present, the possibility of individual consultations and laboratory measurements for projects related to final theses applies. Each student arranges an individual consultation with his / her final thesis or project supervisor in advance. If the further development of the epidemiological situation allows it, we would like to start block teaching of practical laboratories after the New Year. We will start planning this step this week.

I wish you all good health and enough energy to meet the challenges of this extraordinary time.

Kind regards,

Petr Páta, Dean

9. 10. 2020

Rector’s order No. 18/2020 On reducing the risk of coronavirus infection

29. 9. 2020

Teaching in winter semester 2020/2021

As you know, due to the limitations of the epidemiological situation, we switched to distance learning from the beginning of the semester. Unlike the previous semester, we did not have to switch to distance learning "on the go". At that time, the faculty had to react and take a number of necessary measures to ensure the pedagogical process, such as adjusting the time schedule, conditions for advancement to the next year, etc.

In this semester, there is no reason to take similar measures. The faculty monitors the development of the situation and in case of unfavorable development of the pandemic and pedagogical situation it is ready to react immediately.

Students have the opportunity to actively "manage" their studies. By the end of this week (until October 2), students have the opportunity to cancel any course that they think they would not be able to complete succesfully, thus preventing unnecessary one course registration from two possible course registrations. Later cancellation is not allowed. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to use the helpfulness of teachers and agree on, for example, a more suitable teaching time or schedule for checking teaching, etc.

Students should also respond immediately to problems with distance learning, poor contact with the teacher, with inappropriate teaching aids, etc. It is not worth complaining retroactively after the end of the semester that there were situations that hindered the proper process of teaching.

18. 9. 2020

Due to the epidemiological situation and in accordance with the Rector's Order No. 16/2020 On reduction the risk of coronavirus infection, all contact teaching is suspended from 21 September 2020 until further notice and is transferred to a distance form. All information about the form and location of distance learning will always be given for each subject in Moodle or Courseware. On-line distance learning will take place in the time defined by the standard schedule using a communication tool chosen by the teacher.

16. 9. 2020

11. 9. 2020

5. 6. 2020

2. 6. 2020

25. 5. 2020

18. 5. 2020

6. 4. 2020

Added information for students.

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.