Teaching arrangements for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

General principles

Pursuant to AGH-UST’s Rector Order of 16 October, beginning on 19 October 2020 the University will carry out all its operations subject to restrictions resulting from the necesssary precautions to be taken against SARS-Cov-2 infection.

According to the general rule, the only classes or other events related to the teaching process that can be held on university premises are those that cannot be effectively delivered using methods and techniques of remote teaching.

In accordance with Guidelines on Teaching Arrangements issued by Vice-Rector for Education:

1. beginning on Monday, 19 October 2020 until further notice all classes to be delivered as part of degree (both full and part-time) and post-graduate courses as well as any other forms of teaching may only be conducted remotely, excluding:

  • those practical classes which, due to their specific nature – cannot be taught remotely, which refers in particular to lab classes that make use of dedicated apparatus, out-of-campus classes, workshops and practical classes which should be conducted in specific conditions appropriate for a particular type of professional activity or in a manner that enables students to perform practical activities,
  • student research that must be carried out for their Bachelor projects or degree theses;

2. classes of practical nature, referred to above, as well as research activities to be carried out by students for their Bachelor projects and degree theses may take place on university premises only in small groups, subject to compulsory social distancing as stipulated in the sanitary regime framework issued by the General Sanitary Inspector (GIS);

3. if, owing to the teaching arrangements in force and the Covid-19-related circumstances in a given unit, practical classes which due to their specific nature cannot be taught remotely and cannot be delivered at university facilities, they may be rescheduled to a later date, subject to the 2020/2021 Academic Calendar.

4. physical education classes may only be held outdoors.

Remote classes will be delivered by means of IT infrastructure and software enabling synchronous and asynchronous interactions between students and persons delivering classes using:

  • University e-Learning Platform (UPeL) upel.agh.edu.pl,
  • Office 365 package, particularly MS Teams,
  • tools used so far by individual faculties.

The approved forms of teaching for first-semester classes may differ among faculties.