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NCYU 2020-2021 Academic Year First Semester Flexible Schooling Program for Students Unable to Return Due to the Epidemic

NCYU 2020-2021 Academic Year First Semester Flexible Schooling Program for Students Unable to Return Due to the Epidemic
  1. Basis: The January 27th, 2020 Ministry of Education notice (Flexible Schooling Mechanisms for Students Unable to Return Due to the Epidemic).
  2. Purpose: In order to help National Chiayi University (NCYU) students study safely; to prevent students’ rights and interests as students from being affected by their inability to return to campus as a result of epidemic response measures; and to consider the ongoing development of the epidemic, while also taking into consideration the unique characteristics of each student’s situation, a Flexible Schooling Mechanism is provided. This Mechanism lays out appropriate arrangements for the start of classes and class selection; registration and paying fees; instruction methods; grade evaluations; requesting absences; deferral, withdrawal and resumption of studies; and receiving counseling assistance.
  3. Applicable to: New students who are restricted from or delayed in coming to Taiwan after the start of classes for the 2020 academic year (that is, after Sept. 14, 2020) as a result of Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announcements; and to students who were subject to CECC restrictions during the second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year and who are unable to enter the country after the start of classes for the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. (Those who had legitimate reasons to leave the country and who were then unable to return due to government border controls must attach relevant proof.)
  4. In making arrangements, NCYU will consider the unique characteristics of each case as well as the development of the epidemic. If you are a student unable to return to campus in a timely way as a result of the epidemic, follow the specific safe study measures listed below.
CategorySpecific safe study measuresRelevant unit(s)
1. Start of classes and class selection
  1. The class selection mechanism has been relaxed; there is no minimum per-semester credit load for students in selecting first semester classes for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  2. If you return to campus after the add/drop period has passed, you may complete adds/drops manually by October 5th, 2020 at the latest, and you will then be exempt from performing additional student duties
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2.Registration and paying fees
  1. The registration period can be handled on a case-by-case basis, with a maximum extension of 6 weeks (that is, until October 23rd 2020).
  2. Fill out the Application Form for Deferred NCYU Registration Due to COVID-19 (attachment 1), send your application for deferred registration to the Office of Academic Affairs, and attach relevant documents to allow the follow-up procedures
  3. If your total credits do not reach the minimum per-semester credit load, you may pay based on the number of credits you actually take; you will not be required to pay the full tuition and fees.
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3. Instruction methods
So long as instructors can guarantee the quality of students’ studies, instructors are able to adopt flexible methods for students who are unable to return to campus as a result of the epidemic, such as using synchronous or asynchronous distance learning to help students follow the curriculum.Office of Academic Affairs
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4. Testing & evaluationsNCYU will consider the development of the epidemic in allowing make-up tests in specific situations; such make-up test grades may be calculated on the basis of actual grades.Office of Academic Affairs Class Instructor

5. Student absences
If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, or if you do not have a fever or respiratory symptoms but are currently not “attending class in person” as a result of at-home rest for 14 days, you may apply for epidemic leave and attach relevant proof.
Such leave is not counted as an absence, and is not subject to regulations on denial of testing, nor to suspension or dismissal orders.

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6. Deferral, withdrawal, and resumption of studies
  1. Applying for deferral: You may apply for deferral by sending relevant proof to the appropriate campus teaching unit. You will not need to register or pay the full tuition or fees; you will also not be subject to the restriction against applying for deferral once final exams have begun.
If you are unable to resume your studies once the deferral period has ended, then you may apply for and (on a case by case basis) may be approved for an extension of the deferral period.
  1. Return of tuition and fees: NCYU’s return of tuition and fees to students who apply for deferral or withdrawal as a result of the epidemic is not limited by when the student defers or withdraws.
  2. Loosened withdrawal regulations: Students affected by the epidemic are not subject to the regulations on minimum grades for withdrawal.
  3. Extended time to degree completion: If you are unable to
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