In compliance with the recent Government announcement regarding the closure of all educational institutions, we are shifting to online teaching. The first day fully online is tomorrow i.e. 26 November. Please note the following important information.
- Academic Calendar
Christmas holidays will be December 23-January 1. We will still have online classes January 4-8 (this is not a holiday). Pending further instructions from the government, we will resume the blended calendar on 11 January with even roll numbers back on campus and odd numbers remote. We will notify you in January of the plans for final exams.
- Teaching & Research
No on campus teaching activities will continue. All undergraduate and postgraduate classes will be fully online. However, research labs are allowed to do their research with 50% strength. Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate research students are allowed to do their work on campus as long as labs only have 50% of their normal number of staff, faculty, and students. For example, if the lab usually has 2 faculty, 2 lab attendants, and 4 research students, then only 1 faculty, 1 lab attendant, and 2 research students would be allowed at any one time.
- Student Services
All student services will be provided online. Please note the following important emails to request a student online service.
Vice Rector Office email@example.com
Academic Services Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising Center email@example.com
I.T.S Moodle Help firstname.lastname@example.org
Empower Student Information System: email@example.com
MS Teams / O365: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Email related issues email@example.com
Student Affairs Office firstname.lastname@example.org
International Education email@example.com
Financial Aid firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts Office email@example.com
FCC Hostels firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Counseling Center email@example.com
Students are not allowed to de-register or drop courses. You are allowed to follow the normal procedure for withdrawal with no refund.
- Academic Advising
Academic Advising will not be able to facilitate the sending of course packs to students with connectivity issues. If you need academic advising please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residential Life
Hostels will remain open with reduced strength to accommodate research students, students from far-flung areas, and those with connectivity issues. For further information please contact FCC Hostels email@example.com
Please do not expect that faculty are available 24/7. You are encouraged to follow the scheduled virtual office hours (such as using Zoom). This is important that you respect the time of faculty and also maintain healthy boundaries and take appropriate times of rest.
These are challenging times for FCCU, for Lahore, for Pakistan, and indeed for the whole world. We have pivoted to fully online before and we can do it again. We are confident that you will be able to respond successfully to this once again.
Again, we are committed to ensure that our students are successful in Fall 2020. In case of need do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Dr. Douglas E. Trimble
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs