On 18th September, a student television “Uniwerek TV” broadcast an online meeting with the University of Warsaw Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching who in a Q&A session explained matters related to teaching and learning at UW. Below we present three selected issues discussed by Prof. Sławomir Żółtek.
Education in the coming winter semester
According to an ordinance issued by Rector Nowak on 7th September, classes and lectures will be conducted remotely with the use of methods and techniques of remote teaching. However, some of them which require direct contact between lecturers and participants can be conducted on the university premises. Respective faculties and units are obliged to provide information on the form of all courses until 21st September. Exams will be mostly remotely, but there can be some exceptions. Language courses and university-wide courses will remain in remote mode, PE classes will be conducted both online and on the campuses.
Tuition fees cover the costs associated with studies. These are primarily personnel costs – salaries of employees and academics that need to be paid regardless of the form of education (face-to-face or remote).
Prof. Sławomir Żółtek will encourage faculties to split the tuition fees into instalments and not to charge interest for late payments, as well as to make individual decisions on applications for tuition reductions. Last semester saw each case analysed individually.
Student card / Student status
When asked about the issue of student cards and the acquisition of student status, Prof. Sławomir Żółtek stressed that student cards should be issued as soon as possible. He also encouraged students to sign up for a student ID through the mObywatel portal. The academic year begins on 1st October, and on this day, students acquire student rights. Two weeks later, on 15th October, classes will start.
The online meeting was organised by the UW Student Self-Government Board. The event was broadcast by the student television “Uniwerek.TV”.
All raised questions and their answers are available here >>