The 4th important notice to all UM staff and students on teaching and learning arrangements of this semester for postgraduate students

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Higher Education Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region (hereinafter referred to as the SAR) and considering the actual circumstances of the University of Macau (UM), the University has made the following teaching and learning arrangements for students at different stages of their PhD degree, master’s degree and postgraduate certificate/diploma programmes:

 

1. PhD and Master’s Students at Oral Defence Stage

 

1.1 PhD and master’s oral defences will resume on 4 May.

 

1.2 Starting from 6 April, the PhD and master’s students concerned may apply for conducting oral defence to the Graduate School through their supervisors and faculty deans/institute directors, and the applications will be subject to approval by the Vice Rector (Academic Affairs).

 

1.3 Returning to the Campus and the Postgraduate House (PGH)

 

• Non-PGH residents

- Students who have obtained the approval for conducting oral defence and are currently in Macao should avoid going out or travelling between Macao and other regions. They should stay at home to prepare for their oral defences and must not return to the campus before 4 May.

- Starting from 13 April, students who have obtained the approval for conducting oral defence and are currently not in Macao may gradually return to the SAR and undergo medical observation in accordance with the requirements of the SAR. After completing the medical observation, they will need to stay in Macao to practice self-health management for 14 days, and should follow strictly all other anti-epidemic policies and guidelines of the SAR government and UM before they may return to the University.

 

 

• PGH residents

- PGH residents who have obtained the approval for conducting oral defence and are currently in Macao should avoid going out or travelling between Macao and other regions. They should stay at home to prepare for their oral defences and must not return to the campus or the PGH before 4 May, except for those who are currently residing on campus.

- Starting from 13 April, PGH residents who have obtained the approval for conducting oral defence and are currently not in Macao may gradually return to the SAR and undergo medical observation as required by the SAR. After completing the medical observation, they may return to the PGH and practice self-health management there for 14 days in accordance with the UM requirements. Meanwhile, they should follow strictly all other anti-epidemic policies and guidelines of the SAR government and UM.

 

• All PGH residents who have obtained the approval for conducting oral defence should notify their residential halls of their PGH-return dates in advance. They must complete the Personal Health Declaration before entering the PGH, and follow strictly all other anti-epidemic policies and guidelines of the SAR government and UM.

 

2. Students of PhD Degree, Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma Programmes at Coursework Stage

 

2.1. Teaching and Learning

• Distance learning will continue for all these programmes until the end of the semester. Students are not allowed to return to the University without authorisation.

 

2.2. Exams

• Exams will be postponed to the period between 20 May and 1 June.

• Class attendance will not be used as a factor for assessment.

 

2.3. Grading System

• Students may choose between the original grading system (i.e. the Letter Grades or the 20-Point Scales system) and the P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) Grades system for each course according to their own will.

• Application details for a change of grading system will be announced in mid-April.

• 5 May will be the application deadline.

 

2.4. Withdrawal from Individual Courses

• All withdrawn courses will not appear on transcripts.

 
3. PhD and Master’s Students at Research Stage

For master’s and PhD students who are at research stage and need to return to the campus for special reasons, such as for their laboratory work and research, they should seek approval from the Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) through their supervisors and faculty deans/institute directors. Duly authorised students should also follow strictly all other anti-epidemic policies and guidelines of the SAR government and UM.

 

4. Academic and Administrative Staff

Academic staff should dynamically implement distance teaching and other arrangements for class resumption of the University during the rest of the semester. Administrative staff are required to actively support the teaching and research activities, and duly perform their administrative duties before and after class resumption.


Contacts (Office Hours)

 

Unit

Website

Tel

Email

 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

https://fah.um.edu.mo

8822 8121

mingc@um.edu.mo

Faculty of Business Administration

https://fba.um.edu.mo/students/e-notice

8822 8666

terrylam@um.edu.mo

Faculty of Education

https://fed.um.edu.mo

8822 8776

fed.enquiry@um.edu.mo

 

Faculty of Health Sciences

https://fhs.um.edu.mo

8822 4201

AndrewLIU@um.edu.mo

Faculty of Law

https://fll.um.edu.mo

8822 8687

fll.suggestion@um.edu.mo

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

https://fss.um.edu.mo

8822 8321

fss.enquiry@um.edu.mo

Faculty of Science and Technology

https://fst.um.edu.mo

8822 4963

fst.enquiry@um.edu.mo

Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences

https://sklqrcm.um.edu.mo

8822 4685

icms.enquiry@um.edu.mo

 

Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering

https://iapme.um.edu.mo

8822 4142

iapme.enquiry@um.edu.mo

Institute of Microelectronics

https://amsv.um.edu.mo

8822 8035

ime.enquiry@um.edu.mo

Honours College

https://hc.um.edu.mo

8822 4973

hc.enquiry@um.edu.mo

 

Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement

https://ctle.um.edu.mo

8822 8430

aileenchu@um.edu.mo

 

Student Affairs Office

https://sao.um.edu.mo

8822 4842

sao@um.edu.mo

 

Registry

https://reg.um.edu.mo

8822 4007

registry@um.edu.mo

 

Graduate School

https://grs.um.edu.mo

8822 4560

gradschool@um.edu.mo

 

Office of Administration

https://admo.um.edu.mo

8822 8597

gigiwong@um.edu.mo

 

Global Affairs Office

https://gao.um.edu.mo

8822 4386

gao.enquiry@um.edu.mo

 

Office of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs

https://hseo.um.edu.mo

8822 8852

hseo.health_care@um.edu.mo

 

Security Centre 24-hour hotline

https://sts.cmdo.um.edu.mo

8822 4126

sts.security@um.edu.mo

 

 


Best regards,
UM Task Force for Pneumonia Prevention and Control

(Ref: PPC/CO/073)

 

 

 

 

Release on 2020-04-03 17:15

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