On 21 July, the University Council (CUn) of Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) approved the Exceptional Supplementary Calendar, which will be in force at UFSC as the university transitions to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The CUn has decided that there will be a period of five weeks of preparation for the resumption of the academic semester, which is scheduled to restart from 31 August. The semester will last 16 weeks and is expected to end between 14 December-19 December.
The University Council discussed the Draft Resolution regarding the resumption of learning in a session that lasted three days, starting on 17 July and totalling more than 20 hours. All the session videos are available on Youtube.
Exceptional Supplementary Calendar
Following the publication of the Resolution in the University’s Official Gazette, the Student Administration Department (DAE) will prepare the final draft of the Calendar.
The university community will have five weeks to prepare for the resumption of the semester after the Resolution is published. During this period, the Academic Programs and Departments will make their arrangements concerning the course syllabi and the selection of courses to be offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the procedures for enrollment cancellation and leave of absence. Other measures to be taken during the period include training for the use of digital learning technologies and the implementation of policies for access to equipment and Internet resources.
The remote semester will last 16 weeks. The dates for the academic break and the beginning of the 2020.2 academic semester are to be confirmed.
Translated by SINTER.
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