On Feb. 3, a meeting on adjusting academic schedule for 2020 spring semester was held. Vice President Huang Haijun presided over the meeting.
Huang Haijun stated that the overall schedule for 2020 spring semester remains unchanged, while the originally scheduled holiday will be extended due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. He demanded that all schools and departments should adjust academic schedule in advance.
He urged all school and departments to make self-study plan for their students and adjust the teaching schedule for spring semester. In response to the requirements of Ministry of Education to facilitate home study and research, he suggested the staff to make full use of multiple educational platforms or teaching channels like MOOC, videos recording and live streaming to provide online courses to their students.
Huang Haijun added that the postponement is a great challenge for maintaining a proper order of academic schedule. Schools and departments should be fully prepared and make plan B beforehand.
Cao Qinghua, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, pointed out that course selection, change of major, supplementary exam, academic performance verification and other academic services for undergraduates will be adjusted accordingly. He suggested different schools to promote cooperation, share resources and experience with each other and make joint efforts to arrange work appropriately.
Xu Guoqiang, Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Beihang University, made a detailed report on graduate cultivation arrangement and suggested graduate advisers to pay close attention to students’ physical health and offer remote guidance for students’ research work.
Reported by Jiang Shan
Edited by Wang Qing
Reviewed by Cao Qinghua
Translated by Xiong Ting