Students Updates

Degree Audit Notice by Academic Advising Center

Dear Students,

We know you cannot come to the Academic Advising Center but we want to help you in any way we can. If you need any assistance with your degree audit, please fill the following form and one of our staff will get back to you within 24 hours.  Please fill out the online course checklist before we call you and have your transcript available as well.

Click here to access the form

10 Tips for Better Online Learning by Sazabist

FCCU Academic Calendar Updates

Summer 2020:

  • Advance Registration Summer 2020:
    Starts: Friday, 15 May 2020
    Ends: Friday, 22 May 2020
  • Add/Drop Summer 2020:
    Monday, 29th June 2020
    Thursday, 2nd July 2020
  • Classes Summer 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 29 June 2020
    Ends: Thursday, 6 August 2020
  • Deadline for Course Withdrawal:
    Friday, 17th July 2020
  • Course Evaluation Summer 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 27th July 2020
    Ends: Friday, 31st July 2020
  • Final Exams Summer 2020:
    Friday 7th August and 8th August 2020

Fall 2020:

  • Advance Registration Fall 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 1 June 2020
    Ends: Monday, 8 June 2020

Library Services during COVID-19 Emergency

Dear Library Students,

Starting March 24th, the  offline and print-based library services will remain suspended till the COVID-19 emergency situation end. During this period, the delivery of printed materials has been suspended. Please note that:

1) Lending periods for books in circulation will be automatically extended for all user.

2) We will remain fine-free during the emergency period.

3) All library sections will be closed for users, until regular opening of University, except for the main Library, which will be opening from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday, with a skeleton staff, that needs to be on premises for specific reasons.

We foresee a growing need for ‘Online Information Services’ for¬†the FCC faculty as they prepare to start ‘Online Teaching’ and online ‘Course Delivery’, from March 30th, 2020. We¬†already have our¬†Virtual Reference Services. We will continue to answer Reference enquirers¬† electronically or by phone, through our¬†Library Helpdesk¬†which will operate as follows:

 

CCC Shares Resources and Recommendations for FCCU Community in COVID-19

FAID Important Information

Financial Aid Application submission deadline has been extended till Friday April 10th, 2020. 

Kindly note that this date is extendable based on lockdown situation in the country and directives of the government due to Covid-19 epidemic until things get normalized. 

All students who intend to apply for the academic year 2020-2021 financial aid application may download and submit a hard copy of financial aid form along with all required documents. Financial Aid processing fee of Rs. 500 will be charged under the student billing account after receiving financial aid form.

Students are required to make sure to fill out financial aid application form properly and attach all relevant required documents. A Complete application sealed packet can be sent through courier and should reach before Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the following mailing address:

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Financial Aid Department

Room # 15

Ferozepur Road, Lahore

Phone: 04299231581-88 Ext 331

Click here to download List of Required Documents

Click here to download Financial Aid Application Form

For queries, please write us at financialaid@fccollege.edu.pk

Notice for Online Learning for Students

Dear Students,

At FCCU, the University leadership is closely tracking the impact of COVID-19 on a regular basis. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our highest priorities.  In order to help mitigate risk to our entire community, at FCCU we are working on setting up online classes. This is an unprecedented situation and we are trying our best to prepare well to deal with the current situation.

At FCCU, we will be using Moodle for Online Teaching, it is the best Learning Management System for us as it is already linked with Empower. Some of the students are already using it, if you haven’t used it before please login to your Moodle account today. Make sure that it is working well. If you have any tech related issues please email to its.moodle.help@fccollege.edu.pk. For student guide on Moodle please visit http://tmoodle.fccollege.edu.pk/moodle/faq/index.html

We are aware that online may be a challenge for some students. Please email cherylburke@fccollege.edu.pk if you are not able to access internet on a consistent basis. If you have a friend or classmate that you know is unlikely to get this information, please let Ma’am Cheryl know about that situation as well. We are trying to come up with solutions to this issue before we go online on March 30th.

As a reminder, please make sure that you avoid shaking hands, wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer.

We will be sharing more information about your online classes with you as its available.

Vice Rector’s Office

Important Notice for FCCU Community Regarding Coronavirus

Dear FCCU Community,

As many of you are aware, the Government has directed all educational institutes to close till 5 April 2020 in light of the Corona Virus pandemic. FCCU will be following these directions and closing the campus till 5 April 2020.

Beginning on Saturday 14 March till Monday 30 March, FCCU will be suspending all academic and non academic activities for students. This means that classes will not be held during this time. After this initial 2-week period, FCCU is planning to make lectures and classes available online for our students.

For the 3-week duration (from Saturday 14 March till Sunday 5 April) FCCU will put on hold all seminars, conferences, talks, symposiums, educational trips and other events which constitute non academic activities. We are also asking hostel residents to return to their homes at this time.

Please refer all queries regarding this situation to the official FCCU Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fccollege/) or check the official FCCU website.

As of now, we advise you to avoid shaking hands when greeting each other, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer when soap & water are unavailable and avoid touching your face. Taking these measures can help keep you and your family safe.

We will be sending out further communications with information about online classes and will keep you informed if the situation changes.

Campus Advisory on Coronavirus

National and local health officials are closely monitoring the spread of the novel Corona Virus strain (COVID-19) as thousands around the world have been affected by it. There have been no cases in Punjab at this time. However, since Balochistan and Sindh are affected by the virus, it is important that we here in Punjab take the necessary precautionary measures to protect ourselves and our families.

How can we protect ourselves from Corona Virus?

  • Keep your immune system healthy through proper nutrition
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and definitely after sneezing or before/after touching your face or a sick person.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing, if you are ill
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick
  • Avoid travel to affected areas for the time being. This is especially advised for people who may wish to travel home (in affected areas) during the PSL break
  • Avoid going to crowded places like markets unless absolutely necessary

Please ensure that you seek medical assistance if you manifest symptoms like fever and cough/difficulty breathing.

Manifesting these symptoms does NOT necessarily mean you have the Corona Virus, but it means you should put on a mask and get assessed ASAP.

The purpose of this advisory is not to alarm but to inform you so that you may take the required measure to keep yourself safe. We understand that these are uncertain and stressful times, but we encourage you to look out for your colleagues and students and support each other. Please follow this link for more information from WHO:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Rector’s Office

Faculty & Staff Updates

Handbook for Successful E-learning

How to Transfer Knowledge in a pandemic by Dr Altaf Khan

FCCU Academic Calendar Updates

Summer 2020:

  • Advance Registration Summer 2020:
    Starts: Friday, 15 May 2020
    Ends: Friday, 22 May 2020
  • Add/Drop Summer 2020:
    Monday, 29th June 2020
    Thursday, 2nd July 2020
  • Classes Summer 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 29 June 2020
    Ends: Thursday, 6 August 2020
  • Deadline for Course Withdrawal:
    Friday, 17th July 2020
  • Course Evaluation Summer 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 27th July 2020
    Ends: Friday, 31st July 2020
  • Final Exams Summer 2020:
    Friday 7th August and 8th August 2020

Fall 2020:

  • Advance Registration Fall 2020:
    Starts: Monday, 1 June 2020
    Ends: Monday, 8 June 2020

Resources on Online Teaching Dr Altaf Ullah Khan

Dr. Altaf Ullah Khan from the Department of Mass Communication has created some videos expressing his views on online teaching, as well as an introductory video for online courses. The video outlines the demands of teaching online, some helpful tips to support students in this hour of need, it requests for some basic data from students to help them well during the process, gives a broad course outline, mentions probable platforms, and ends on a shared responsibility note:

Library Services during COVID-19 Emergency

Dear Faculty Members,

Starting March 24th, the offline and print-based library services will remain suspended till the COVID-19 emergency situation end. During this period, the delivery of printed materials has been suspended. Please note that:

1) Lending periods for books in circulation will be automatically extended for all users.

2) We will remain fine-free during the emergency period.

3) All library sections will be closed for users, until regular opening of University, except for the main Library, which will be open from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday, with a skeleton staff, that needs to be on premises for specific reasons.

However, as the FCCU Campus switches to ‘Online Teaching’ from March 30th, we foresee a growing need for ‘Online and electronic Information Services’ for the FCC faculty as they prepare to start ‘Online Teaching’ and online ‘Course Delivery’, from March 30th, 2020.

In this regard, the Library will be offering the following ‘Electronic and Digital Services’ to FCCU students as well as the faculty.

(Please note that these services are currently limited to weekdays only, from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. However, as soon as, FCC-IT can provide us with the VPN Passwords, the Library will be able to respond to your inquiries any time by involving all library staff working from home or on duty) :

1. Virtual Reference Services: We already have our Virtual Reference Services. We will continue to answer Reference enquirers  electronically or by phone, through our Library Helpdesk which will operate as follows:

2. Electronic Document Delivery Services: Upon your request, library staff will make online searches in electronic databases to download the information items (eBooks, eArticles) from our licensed resources and deliver them to you as an email attachment.

3. Digitization / Scanning Services: Faculty may ask for preparing the digital copies of parts of course books or articles from newly received Journals, to be scanned by library staff and sent to the requesting faculty for sharing with their students through Moodle or by email attachment.
4. E-Course Packs: Library already prepare eCourse Packs form various Textbooks, eBooks or scanned parts of printed books, as advised by the faculty. Faculty may also ask for an existing e-Course Pack or demand for a new one, for uploading in Moodle or for sharing with their students by email.
5. Request for e-Books / e-Articles Download and Delivery: Upon request, the Library can download eBooks from the extensive eBooks Databases of Library and send them electronically (By email) to the requesting faculty Member.

CCC Shares Resources and Recommendations for FCCU Community in COVID-19

Training for Faculty use of Moodle for Online Teaching

In the current situation, with the outbreak of COVID-19, the Universities worldwide are quickly moving to online teaching. At FCCU, we will be using Moodle for Online Teaching, it is the best Learning Management System for us as it is already linked with Empower. Please start preparing your Online Teaching through Moodle. In recent past there has been training sessions on Moodle and many of you are already using it, if you haven’t done so please login to your Moodle account today.
A faculty guide for Moodle is available at http://tmoodle.fccollege.edu.pk/moodle/faq/index.html. Please check it out, it is a helpful resource to set up your Moodle account for Online Teaching. If you have any tech related issue please email to its.moodle.help@fccollege.edu.pk.

Important Notice for FCCU Community Regarding Coronavirus

Dear FCCU Community,

As many of you are aware, the Government has directed all educational institutes to close till 5 April 2020 in light of the Corona Virus pandemic. FCCU will be following these directions and closing the campus till 5 April 2020.

Beginning on Saturday 14 March till Monday 30 March, FCCU will be suspending all academic and non academic activities for students. This means that classes will not be held during this time. After this initial 2-week period, FCCU is planning to make lectures and classes available online for our students.

For the 3-week duration (from Saturday 14 March till Sunday 5 April) FCCU will put on hold all seminars, conferences, talks, symposiums, educational trips and other events which constitute non academic activities. We are also asking hostel residents to return to their homes at this time.

Please refer all queries regarding this situation to the official FCCU Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fccollege/) or check the official FCCU website.

As of now, we advise you to avoid shaking hands when greeting each other, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer when soap & water are unavailable and avoid touching your face. Taking these measures can help keep you and your family safe.

We will be sending out further communications with information about online classes and will keep you informed if the situation changes.

Campus Advisory on Coronavirus

National and local health officials are closely monitoring the spread of the novel Corona Virus strain (COVID-19) as thousands around the world have been affected by it. There have been no cases in Punjab at this time. However, since Balochistan and Sindh are affected by the virus, it is important that we here in Punjab take the necessary precautionary measures to protect ourselves and our families.

How can we protect ourselves from Corona Virus?

  • Keep your immune system healthy through proper nutrition
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and definitely after sneezing or before/after touching your face or a sick person.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing, if you are ill
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick
  • Avoid travel to affected areas for the time being. This is especially advised for people who may wish to travel home (in affected areas) during the PSL break
  • Avoid going to crowded places like markets unless absolutely necessary

Please ensure that you seek medical assistance if you manifest symptoms like fever and cough/difficulty breathing.

Manifesting these symptoms does NOT necessarily mean you have the Corona Virus, but it means you should put on a mask and get assessed ASAP.

The purpose of this advisory is not to alarm but to inform you so that you may take the required measure to keep yourself safe. We understand that these are uncertain and stressful times, but we encourage you to look out for your colleagues and students and support each other. Please follow this link for more information from WHO:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Rector’s Office

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