we would love to hear feedback on the winter semester! One of the main tools for evaluation of quality of the educational process is teaching evaluation. By February 12 you may assess teaching skills of your educators.
What does it entail and who gets to evaluate?
It is an evaluation of the teaching by its direct participant, the student, which provides the teacher, the head of his / her department and the management of the entire faculty with the necessary feedback. Thanks to the information obtained during the evaluation of teaching, the management of the faculty, the heads of departments and individual teachers can continuously improve the quality of teaching. Feedback is important not only for improving pedagogical activities, but also contributes to open communication at the faculty and to improving education.
Teaching evaluation is part of the quality management system at Palacký University. Its aim is to obtain from as many students as possible information about the quality of teaching, the compliance with its content with the content announced in the course annotation, methods used in teaching and the approach of teachers. All this information is key so that teaching in all these areas can be constantly improved. The evaluation applies to all taught subjects. You can find more information at https://eval.upol.cz/StudentEvaluation.
Vice-dean for study matters
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - ERC CZ
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced the 6th public tender in research, experimental development and innovation of the ERC CZ program. The aim of the ERC CZ program is to support excellent research in the Czech Republic by implementing projects submitted to one of the European Research Council calls, which were included in the international peer-review evaluation conducted by the European Research Council's expert panels in the second round in category A or B and have not received support from European funds. More information can be found on the provider's website. Contact person: Miriam Delongová (email@example.com). Faculty deadline: February 22, 2021.
GA CR and TA CR have published a list of calls for this year
The Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA CR) is the only institution in the Czech Republic that provides targeted support from public funds exclusively for basic research projects. Calls for proposals for standard projects, JUNIOR STAR projects and POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP will be launched during February. This year, unlike in previous years, there will be no EXPRO call, which focuses on experienced scientists. Its re-listing is planned for next year. More detailed information can be found here.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) has published a schedule of public tenders and calls. Competition in the ETA program will not be announced this year.
Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science
The meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science, UP will be held on February 3, at 1:00 p.m. As part of anti-epidemic measures, the Senate will hold an online meeting in Zoom. Senators and the management of the Faculty will receive login details by e-mail. Other interested parties who want to follow the meeting of the Academic Senate must write to the chairman of the AS prof. Tomáš Opatrný by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election of the rector
The Academic Senate of UP has at its first meeting this year announced the proceedings for nominations of a Rector for the term of office from 1. 5. 2021 to 30. 4. 2025. The election of a new Rector will take place on March 31. Nominations may be sent by members of Academia by February 19. More information can be found here.
Fischer scholarship holder‘s seminar
Due to the unfavourable epidemiological situation, the traditional seminar for incoming Fischer scholars had to be postponed. Since the physical presence of everyone is preferred rather than an online form, the seminar will likely take place later in the summer semester. Further information will be published when the new date is known.
Opening hours of the study department
The study department is fully open according to its standard office hours.
Final examination and defence of Bachelor/ Master thesis
We ask students who want to take the final state examination or defend their thesis in February 2021 to come to the study department no later than three weeks before the date of the state exam/ defence and to apply for a specific date via STAG. This is best done by email.
Study plans for the academic year 2020/2021
Lists of lectures (study plans) for academic year 2020/2021 are located on the faculty's website https://www.prf.upol.cz/en/students/current-students/.
Registration of courses in SS 2020/2021
Registration of courses for the summer semester of academic year 2020/2021 for bachelor's, master's and doctoral study programs take place for students of the Faculty of Science from January 19 to February 22. Detailed information is available at https://www.prf.upol.cz/en/students/important-dates/.
Applications for recognition of subjects
The deadline for submitting an application for subject recognition, duly completed and confirmed by the department, has been extended to the end of January.
Student trips abroad
We would like to warn the departments that all student trips abroad must be reported to Mrs. Gronychová (email@example.com). Otherwise, the trip will not be recorded in STAG and will not be displayed on the Diploma Supplement.
The Department of Foreign Languages offers English courses for employees and doctoral students of the Faculty of Science. You can choose from a rich menu for Summer semester 2020/2021.
Experientia Foundation - online meeting for those interested in internships abroad
For all those interested in the program of annual internships abroad, the Experientia Foundation is organizing an online meeting on Monday, February 8 from 10:00. Join and ask everything that interests you about the program. Not only the team of the Experientia Foundation will answer your questions, but also two scholarship holders from 2020 who are currently abroad - Lenka Štacková from the University of Zurich and Ondřej Kováč from Innsbruck University. The meeting will be held at Google Meet. For an invitation with a link, apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7.
The meeting is intended for young scientists (up to 35 years of age, with a completed Ph.D. study or shortly before its completion) who are interested in a one-year internship abroad in the field of organic, bioorganic or medicinal chemistry. Find out more about the program at https://www.experientia.cz/en/research-stays-abroad/.
Experientia Foundation - online meeting for those interested in start-up grants
For all those interested in the program of start-up grants for the establishment of their own research group, the Experientia Foundation is organizing an online meeting on Monday, February 8 from 2:00 pm. Join and ask everything that may interest you about the program. Your questions will be answered not only by the team of the Experientia Foundation, but also by a holder of the start-up grant Ondřej Baszczyňski, who in 2019 founded his own research group at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. The online meeting will be held at Google Meet. For an invitation with a link, apply by email to email@example.com by February 7.
The meeting is intended for young scientists (within 5 years of completing a PhD) who have at least one year of foreign experience and interest in establishing an independent research group here in the Czech Republic in the field of organic, bioorganic or medicinal chemistry. Find out more about the program at https://www.experientia.cz/en/start-up-grants/.
We would like to inform UP employees who take advantage of a discounted T-Mobile tariff that the conditions of the employee programme will change from 1 January 2021.To maintain the benefits of the T-Mobile Benefit employee programme, you may switch to one of the tariffs from the updated offer. The change must be made during the so-called Transition Period from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 in any T-Mobile branch in the Czech Republic, or also conveniently from home via the T-Mobile Customer Line 800 737 373.