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EMU Senate Takes Decision on Education and Teaching Methods for 2020-2021 Academic Year Spring Semester

EMU Senate Takes Decision on Education and Teaching Methods for 2020-2021 Academic Year Spring Semester
Published Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

In programs that require application, the Senate has decided to conduct face-to-face education for students at the graduation stage in the 2020-2021 Spring Semester.

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Senate made decisions regarding the 2020-2021 Academic Year Spring Semester educational method at a meeting held on Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

In scope of the decisions produced regarding EMU’s 2020-2021 Spring Semester and in accordance with the decisions of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Council of Ministers and the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey, it was decided to implement the courses that require application for students who are in graduation status face to face. In this context, it was decided that faculties and schools, with the approval of the Rector’s Office, will prepare plans for face-to-face applications for students studying in the relevant programs to come to the campus as of 1 April 2021, taking into account the quarantine and vaccination processes. In addition, face-to-face education on campus will be conducted in small groups, with the utmost attention and strict precautions.

On the other hand, for students at the graduation status residing in countries where transportation is not available, faculties and schools will make the necessary planning to provide digitally supported education.

In line with the decisions taken by the EMU Senate, other university-wide courses, including the theoretical parts of the courses that require practice at the graduation stage, will be held online in the 2021 Spring Semester.

If deemed necessary by faculties and schools, with the approval of the Rector’s Office, face-to-face education can be conducted in small groups with maximum attention and strict measures.

It was also stated that the EMU Senate could make new evaluations for the educational method to be applied after the mid-term exams, depending on the emerging conditions regarding the pandemic. In the statement, it was also emphasized that the quarantine and PCR test costs of students coming to the university from abroad will be covered by the government.

Full Text of the Decision

21/480 – 01

Unanimously approved; in line with the recommendation of the Rector’s Office,

  1. For students at the graduation status studying in the programs of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences (Nursing, Nutrition Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation), Engineering, Architecture, Communication (Art and Design) and Tourism Faculties, School of Computing and Technology and School of Health Services, application practices of applied courses be conducted face-to-face,
  2. The face-to-face applications of the courses specified in the first article be planned,
    • to start after 1 April 2021, with a consideration of quarantine and vaccination processes and, to enable the students studying at the relevant programs to come to the campus
    • in small groups, with utmost care and under strict measures,
    • by providing alternative methods by Faculties / Schools for students in countries where travelling to TRNC will not be possible
      by the Faculties / Schools, with the approval of the Rector’s Office;
  3. All other university-wide courses, including the theoretical parts of the courses that require application specified in the first article, be held online,
  4. If deemed necessary by Faculties/Schools, with the approval of the Rector’s Office, face-to-face education can be conducted in small groups, with utmost attention and strict precautions,
  5. In line with the emerging conditions regarding the pandemic, new evaluations can be made for the educational method to be applied after the mid-term exams,
  6. In accordance with the decision of the TRNC Council of Ministers, students be informed that the PCR test and quarantine fees of the students traveling to the island for the 2020-2021 Spring Semester will be covered by the State.