Communication of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology regarding organisation of the academic year

Heads of University Units, employees and students,

in reference to enquiries made by both students and employees and doubts that have arisen concerning the organisation of the academic year 2021/2022 at the Silesian University of Technology, I would like to explain that each semester includes 15 weeks of classes resulting from the study programme.

A relevant provision in this respect constitutes Article 26, item 2 of the Study Regulations in force at the Silesian University of Technology.

At the same time, every year an ordinance on the organisation of a given academic year is issued specifying the date range when classes are conducted in a given academic year.

Due to individual days off, this period may exceed 15 full weeks.

If the period of classes specified in the ordinance, including winter and spring holidays, exceeds 15 full weeks and all scheduled hours for a given course in a semester have been completed, i.e. the entire block of classes corresponding to this course has been completed, then the remaining teaching dates from that period, upon prior arrangement with the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education, should be used to compensate for other missed classes, e.g. due to allocated single hours or days off during the semester, or should be used to complete the conducted block of classes.

Moreover, I would like to inform you that in future ordinances concerning the organisation of the academic year, the last 3 days of classes in each semester shall be defined as days designated only for making up for the unfinished curriculum classes, after their schedule has been agreed with the teaching units, or as an early-examination period.

Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc
Rector of the Silesian University of Technology

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