Information to students at the Faculty of Education and Arts

Nord University’s campuses will remain closed until Monday, April 13, 2020. The Ministry of Education has allowed university's to investigate alternatives to ordinary professional practice.

The Faculty of Education and Arts takes its role in restricting transmission of Coronavirus seriously, and the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. This is a extraordinary situation. We are currently investigating options for students who are unable to participate in compulsory classes at this time, whose professional practice has been interrupted or delayed or are experiencing similar difficulties.
 

Classes and exams (updated March 26)

The faculty is investigating alternative modes of delivery for teaching and examinations. Students will be advised in cases where the mode of delivery for teaching and examinations is changed.

Updated March 26, 2020:

Information regarding changes of exams and deadlines for spring 2020 / Faculty of Education and Arts

The faculty is working with making the changes in the exams according to the adopted and approved temporary regulations. The information will be published in Canvas in week 14.  

The following has been approved regarding deadlines for bachelor- and master theses:

    • The deadline for the planned submission of bachelor theses is prolonged with two weeks. The deadline for the submission of master theses remains unchanged. Students who cannot submit their thesis in the spring of 2020 can submit it before the next deadline which is September 1, 2020. Students who wish to submit it then are obliged to pay semester fee and complete their autumn semester registration before August 10, 2020.

    • The deadline for the submission of FoU-papers remains unchanged.
      (FoU = abbreviation for “research and development”)

Professional practice

Updated March 24, 2020

Students at the Faculty of Education and Arts will not participate in ordinary professional practice while the university is closed, currently until April 13, 2020.

The Ministry of Education has announced that university's may investigate alternatives to ordinary professional practice.

The Faculty of Education and Arts is with our placement schools to identify solutions for as many students as possible, regarding professional practice for spring 2020.

Alternatives include the possibility for digital practice. Different solutions may be defined for different study programmes.

Stay up to date on this page. Information about your study programme will be published in Canvas.

Pre-school teacher education
It is not possible to carry out digital practice in pre-school education. We are investigating other alternatives.

Absence

We are receiving a lot of questions about absence from compulsory classes and practice because of quarantine and the like. We are aware that many students are affected by the new measures and we are working to find acceptable solutions for our students. The most important is that our students achieve the learning outcomes defined in their study plans.

We will update this page as soon as more information becomes available. An important factor in determining solutions is the expected timespan for the current situation. 

Travel

  • We recommend that students consider the need for planned private travel carefully as this can affect participation in professional practice.
  • Students who choose to undertake private travel do so at their own risk. Quarantine may affect study progression.
  • Students who are currently on exchange will be contacted individually about their situation.

If you suspect infection

Any student who suspects that he/she has Coronavirus is subject to guidelines provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

Expenses

We have received a lot of questions about refunds of students' expenses. If the current situation causes extraordinary study or practice-related expenses, the university will contribute to compensation. Guidelines for compensation are not a priority currently, but more information will be available in the course of the coming weeks.
Still have questions? Contact: flu-post@nord.no