RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES
RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES
Academic process 2021-2022 at RSUH. FAQs
Academic process 2021-2022 at RSUH. FAQs
04.08.2021

Academic process 2021-2022 at RSUH. FAQs

- In what format will the educational process be implemented in the first half of the 2021-2022 academic year?

In accordance with the Recommendations for the Implementation of the Activities Of Organizations under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry Of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) dated July 29, 2021, by order of RSUH dated July 30, 2021 No. 01-429, the main educational process from September 1, 2021 will be implemented in a hybrid (mixed) format, that is, face-to-face training and e-learning and distance learning technologies, for students of all educational programs.

- Will the groups be able to choose the format?

They will not. The distance learning format is intended only for groups in isolation (quarantine).

- Can students arrange with the teacher to study online? Is it possible to organize this through a RSUH body, if on a certain day there are classes with only one teacher?

All classes will be held only according to the approved schedule and the set format.

- Will students with chronic illnesses be able to switch to an individual curriculum? If so, how can one do it?

The procedure sush transfer is regulated by the corresponding Regulation. However, it must be understood that this involves predominantly self-directed training based on guiding educational materials and assignments.

- How will the classes be organized? Will there be online streaming?

In accordance with the Order of RSUH of July 30, 2021 No. 01-429, RSUH is planning to organize the broadcasting of all lessons for everybody from the risk group. There will also be face-to-face classes for small groups (no more than 16 people) in disciplines that cannot be organized in an online format (labs, etc.). The educational materials and assignments for all disciplines will continue to be uploaded to the students' personal e-accounts.

- How will education be organized for foreign students who have remained outside the Russian Federation or are in isolation?

The educational process for these people will be organized in the distance-learning format.

- Where do we present a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19? 

The certificate, as well as other related documents, must be uploaded to the student's personal e-account.

- What do I do if I have a medical contraindication to vaccination against COVID-19? Will I be eligible for face-to-face education?

The 2-6 year students with medical contraindications will be admitted to face-to-face education only until October 1, 2021, and the freshmen until October 16, 2021.

- Can I attend face-to-face classes if I have contracted COVID-19 in the past six months?

Yes. These students must provide a certificate of the illness whereupon they will be admitted to face-to-face training.

- Can I enter RSUH buildings and attend face-to-face classes with a negative COVID test? For how long will the certificate be valid?

Yes, you can. You have the right to do so for 3 days from the date of the test.

- Where can I get vaccinated against COVID-19? Will a vaccination point be organized on the territory of RSUH?

Vaccination points can be found HERE. The vaccination point closest to RSUH is located in the Depo food mall.

RSUH is not planning to open a vaccination office on campus.

- How soon after I get vaccinated can I start coming to face-to-face classes?

With the single-phase vaccine, you can attend classes immediately after receiving the vaccination, and with the two-phase vaccine, after the second component.

- Can I present a document certifying my vaccination with a foreign vaccine? 

Yes, you can, and you will be admitted to face-to-face education.

- How can students under 18 years of age enter RSUH buildings?

Students under the age of 18 can enter RSUH buildings without restrictions.

- By what date do I need to get vaccinated in order to be admitted to face-to-face studies? When will restrictions on admission to the buildings of RSUH become active?

Restrictions on entering the buildings of RSUH for the 2-6 year students will come into force on October 1, 2021, for freshmen - from October 16, 2021.

- What is the reason for reducing the duration of the lessons?

The duration of lessons will be reduced to 80 minutes due to the change in the length of the academic hour from 45 to 40 minutes. The right to establish the duration of academic hour at 40 or 45 minutes is defined in the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of April 5, 2017.

This decision was made taking into account the epidemiological situation and the intention to reduce the face-to-face interaction between students. In the second semester, it is planned to add one more (ninth) lesson to the schedule. This will allow us to make the schedule more comfortable for students and reduce the number of empty slots between classes. Currently, many universities have established the duration of classes at 80 minutes.

- Will the curricula change due to the reduction in the duration of the lesson?

No, the curricula will not change.

- For what reason can students enrolled in the face-to-face education be transferred to the distance learning format? How will face-to-face classes be compensated?

In accordance with the current regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, distance educational technologies are one of the established forms of academic work.

In accordance with the Decree of the Surgeon General , the transfer of students to the distance learning format for a period of 14 days is to be carried out in case of a contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

In accordance with the Recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, educational organizations have the right to decide how to organize educational activities using e-learning and distance learning technologies for students of all forms of education who have not been vaccinated or have contraindications to vaccination.

- How exactly do I upload documents to my e-account? What are the deadlines and what exactly do I need to upload?

This information will be published soon.

- Will the cost of education be recalculated due to the introduction of the distance learning format?

According to parts 2 and 3 of Article 54 of the Law on Education, the contract must define the main characteristics of education. The use of e-learning and distance learning technologies is a method of organizing educational activities, which, according to paragraph 3 of the Law, provides for the use of e-learning, distance educational technologies by organizations carrying out educational activities.

The use of e-learning in the implementation of educational programs does not entail a change in the education received by students.

The use of e-learning does not entail a change in the essential terms of the contract and does not require changes to the contract. There are also no grounds for revising (changing) the fees paid for educational services.

- In accordance with what regulatory documents was the decision made to restrict the admission of students to face-to-education?

In accordance with paragraph 15 of part 3 and paragraph 2 of part 6 of Art. 28 of the Federal Law of December 29, 2012 N 273-ФЗ "On Education in the Russian Federation", the duties of the educational organization include creating the necessary conditions for protecting and strengthening the health of students, faculty and staff of the educational organization.

The educational organization is obliged to carry out its activities in accordance with the legislation on education, namely to create safe learning conditions, including during the practical training of students, as well as safe conditions for the education of students, supervision and care of students, their content in accordance with the established norms ensuring the life and health of students, faculty and staff of the educational organization. 

According to part 2 and paragraph 2 of part 4 of Art. 41 of the Federal Law "On Education", the organization of student health protection (except for the provision of primary health care, medical examinations and medical examination) in organizations carrying out educational activities is carried out by said organizations.

Such organizations also are to conduct sanitary, hygienic, preventive and health-improving measures, training and education in the field of protecting the health of citizens in the Russian Federation.

 According to Art. 11 of the Federal Law No. 52-ФЗ "On the Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population", legal entities are obliged to comply with the requirements of sanitary legislation, develop and carry out sanitary and anti-epidemic (preventive) measures; ensure the safety for human health of the services provided.

RSUH fully complies with the its regulatory documents and recommendations. RSUH, being a state university, follows the Recommendations for the implementation of the activities of organizations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, submitted to the University, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), in accordance with which educational organizations are to arrange the organization of educational activities using e-learning and distance learning technologies for students of all forms of education who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus infection or have contraindications to such vaccination.