Monday 16 March
our campus is empty and quiet. It is surreal, but trust me, we miss you!
Nonetheless, work goes on and I try to give you some updates for this further week of suspension of frontal teaching activities.
All the courses scheduled for this second semester are currently being carried out by remote, in alternative to frontal lectures, and each professor/instructor has reorganised his or her course syllabus, by adapting it to the specific needs of a virtual classroom. Most of your professors and instructors have recorded lectures that have been uploaded to our Blackboard platform. Some of them were able to manage live sessions when the number of participants, topic and skills practice were suitable to the situation. Some others motivated the interaction with their students by proposing further materials, texts and related questions, different tasks: all with great creativity.
We are ready to open the session of distance undergraduate and graduate programmes on Monday, 23 March!
The waiting is over for those of you who were already ready in February to conclude their course of studies, and who had seen the session postponed, because of the challenging excitement of those first days of uncertainty and disorientation, in which the COVID-19 seemed to us, if possible, even more unknown than today.
You will be the first to go down this path. We thank you for the support and commitment you have shown in this last stage of the process.
We will meet at the proclamation celebration, which this year will be even more beautiful and warm and exciting, to come together, congratulate each other, smile and hug each other again.
For those who are now drafting their final dissertation, we have simplified and extended the procedure: your professors and instructors will promptly reply to your suggestions on the topic.
Finally, exams: an appointment you are concerned about.
As soon as possible, we will inform you of the new calendar for the summer session, which for the students of Economics programmes runs from 18 May to 10 July and for those of law from 8 June to 17 July.
As always, there will be no overlap and the procedures will allow you to respect your plans and keep the other summer commitments (studies abroad, internships, work) that you have taken.
Prepare yourself, work hard, but do not forget to take care of those close to you and support those who are more fragile.
My best wishes also on behalf of professors, instructors, and researchers. Bear in mind that, now more than ever, we are a University community.
Piacenza, 16 March 2020
Anna Maria Fellegara
Saturday 7 March
I would like to join our Rector's word, to give you some more information regarding the recovery of assets.
teaching that have been suspended in our Faculty.
To date, we are not sure of the resumption date, which, set for 9 March, could be further delayed.
I'll show you by points the lines we intend to follow in the two cases:
Graduation Session - 24/28 February
The session will be resumed in the week 23/27 March.
Intermediate test 9/11 March (Programmes in Economics)
ACTIVITY RESUMPTION 9/3 of March
The evidence will be recovered on 23-24 and 25 March.
RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 16/3 of March
The evidence will be recovered on 30-31 March and 1 April.
Recovery for Lectures and Practice Activities
The lectures can be recuperated in classroom, without any particular difficulties, for the Economics and Law's calendars, that were initially scheduled for intermediate tests on 9-11 March (for the Economics courses) and reducing Easter holidays to 09 -13 April (for all Degree Programmes). It is essential that students are able to fully benefit from the contribution of their professors and lectures' support, so emphasis is placed on this teaching method.
However, professors and lectures through our Blackboard platform, which I would like to remind you to use, will be able to activate the following lectures or upload teaching materials, including recorded video/audio. Please follow the directions that the your professors and lectures will provide.
RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 9/3
The exam calls of the summer session will be postponed by one week, while the summer graduation session will remain scheduled as per the current calendar.
RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITIES 16/3
The exam calls of the summer session will be postponed by 2 weeks, while the summer graduation session remains scheduled as per the current calendar.
Student Reception Hours
Professors and Lectures are available to answer your emails and arrange possible appointments, also via skype.
Our university community which is motivated by professors and lecturers, students and technical-administrative staff of our Campus, will be able to handle with determination and generosity this situation that we would never have imagined having to face it. I suggest you make the most of these moments to work harder. and dedicate yourself to study, reflection and personal rethinking.
Piacenza, 4 March 2020
I would like to echo our Rector's words in giving you further information regarding the recovery of the teaching activities that have been suspended in our Faculty.
To date, we are not sure about the date of resumption which, set for 9 March, could be further delayed. I would like to outline the plans we intend to follow for each scenario:
Graduation Session 24/28 February
The session will be recuperated during the 23/27 March week.
Intermediate tests on 9/11 March (Economics degree programmes)
Recovery Lectures and Workshops
During the week of 9/11 March lectures can be recovered in presence, with no particular effort, either for the Economics and the Law calendars that have been Initially scheduled for intermediate tests (for Economics degree programmes) and shorten Easter holidays to 09/13 April (for all degree programmes). It is essential that students are put in the position of taking full advantage of our Professors’ and lecturers' teaching assistance, therefore this teaching approach is preferred.
However, professors and lecturers through our Blackboard platform, which I kindly invite you to access, will be able to activate distance learning tuition or upload teaching materials, including video/audio recordings. Please, follow the instructions that your professor or lecturer will give you.
ACTIVITY RESUMPTION 9 March
The summer exam session will be shifted of 1 week, while the summer graduation session will be held as per the current calendar.
ACTIVITY RESUMPTION 16 March
The summer exam session will be shifted of 2 weeks, while the summer graduation session will follow the current calendar.
Student reception hours
Professors and lecturers will answer your emails and arrange any appointments, also via Skype.
Our university community, led by professors, lecturers, students and technical-administrative staff in our Campus, will be able to fight with determination and generosity a situation that we never imagined we would have to face. I invite you to make the most of these moments to work more intensely and dedicate yourselves to study and self-reflection.
Anna Maria Fellegara