You can send your questions and concerns that you currently have regarding teaching and examinations in the context of the pandemic and its effects to the email address below. We will collect your concerns and take care to prepare a list of answers here.
IMPORTANT: We would like to ask you, however, to always study the information provided by the University of Bremen on the site carefully first. Many of your questions will certainly already be answered here.
All other questions that are not answered there, however, you are welcome to ask us. We will not be able to answer all of your questions, but we can try - together with you - to become aware of those things that are currently on your mind regarding teaching and examinations.
e-mail: Office of the Dean of Studies-FB11
from 14.04.2020 on
Exams in the summer semester 2020
Reasons for the urgent decision
Since 16 March 2020, the University of Bremen has been closed for examinations. This initially affected examinations for the 2019/20 winter semester, in particular follow-up examinations. At the latest with the start of online course operation on April 20, 2020, students are to be provided with transparent information on examination requirements in the modules and courses they have taken in the summer semester 2020. It is therefore necessary, to set the framework conditions for the operation of examinations in times of the Corona pandemic and in the event of any continuing contact restrictions as quickly as possible, in any case before the start of online course operation.
Since the next meeting of the Academic Senate is not scheduled until April 29, 2020, an urgent decision by the Rector is required.
You can find the urgent decision here.
Here you can find the decision of the KMK regarding the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 20/21 (source: kmk.org):
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the federal states have agreed that there will definitely be a summer semester 2020. Although it is to be expected that there will be an "unusual" summer semester 2020, there will definitely be one. The more far-reaching decisions on the design of the summer semester and the scheduling of the application and admission procedure for the winter semester 20/21 will be made on the basis of a few key points that have been determined by the KMK:
1. The semester dates for the summer semester 2020 will not be postponed.
2. The lecture times for the summer semester 2020 can be arranged flexibly. How this can be arranged for Faculty 11 is currently being discussed on the basis of different teaching formats.
All lecturers are instructed to start their courses digitally first. This means that there will definitely be no face-to-face teaching until April 20 and we currently assume that there will be no face-to-face teaching beyond April 20. A definitive decision as to when presence teaching will be possible again has not (yet) been made. For this reason, we can only prepare ourselves to tailor the teaching and learning scenarios to the current framework conditions in the best possible way. All lecturers of Faculty 11 are working with great commitment to offer you courses that will enable you to earn credit points. As soon as we know if and when classroom teaching will be possible again, we will announce this here.
3. The dates for the application and admission procedure for the undergraduate programmes for the winter semester 2020/2021 will be adjusted.
4. Lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021 should uniformly begin on 1.11.2020. Accordingly, the opening of the application portals at the "Foundation for University Admissions" for the winter semester 2020/2021 shall take place on 1.7.2020 at the earliest. The exact date is to be determined within the next two weeks.
Kon2 Today came the final decision that teaching will initially start virtually in the summer semester 2020. In the first week of lectures, starting on April 14th, they will receive information as students in each course, which will explain something about the format and procedure for this semester. In order to make sure that this will reach you well, we would like to ask you to register for all courses you would like to attend and complete in Stud.IP. The Stud.IP platform will probably play an even more central role in the communication between lecturers and students this semester than usual. Therefore, please make sure that you can actually reach mails via Stud.IP.
Please use your University of Bremen e-mail address for all communication with teaching staff of FB11.