IV – ORGANIZATION OF TEACHING
The academic year is organized in two semesters: winter and summer.
Classes in the winter semester begin on the first Monday in October and last 16 weeks (15 weeks of continuous activity + 1 week for the final exam).
Additional classes and remedial exams last for a maximum of 4 weeks.
The winter certification and the summer semester enrollment (and winter break) take 3 weeks.
Classes in the summer semester begin on the last Monday in February and last for 16 weeks (15 weeks of continuous activity + 1 week for the final exam). Supplementary classes and remedial exams last no longer than 4 weeks. Summer holidays and other non-teaching activities (organization of supplementary-additional classes, including forms of assessment lasts 8 weeks. Certification of summer and winter semester enrollment lasts 2 weeks. The exact calendar of organization and realization of study programs for the academic year is determined and published by the Senate of the International University in Goražde, at the latest 60 days before classes start.
Classes are organized and delivered according to a set schedule of classes. However, the Senate has the right to intensify teaching in the first part of the semester, by teaching 3 subjects for 7 weeks in the block and carrying out all pre-exam activities during that period.
If there are between 5 and 10 full-time students, the classes are taught in the form of block lectures (without holding exercises and specific seminars). If there are more than 10 students per class, classes are provided in full form. In case the group has less than 5 full-time students, only consultations are held on a schedule determined by the Assistant Dean for Teaching.
The schedule of classes contains: name of the study program, academic year, course title, time (day, hour) of teaching, place of teaching (halls, laboratories), name of teacher and other instruction on teaching.
For each subject, the subject teacher determines the work plan and deadlines, the method of knowledge assessment (tests, projects, etc.) and is obliged to submit it to the principal no later than 15 days before the start of the class. The subject teacher is obliged to inform the students in the first week of the course about the course work and to submit it to the students in writing.
Knowledge assessment is organized in terms determined for the teaching of the subject from which the knowledge assessment is envisaged. Assessment of different subjects can also be carried out during the year, so that students can attend the semester in which they are enrolled.
Assignments for individual student work (seminars, projects, assignments, etc.) must be evenly distributed throughout the semester. The overall scope of these tasks must be consistent with the workload foreseen in the course, in accordance with ECTS.
The teacher is obliged to assist the students by organizing consultations during the course of teaching, the development of independent assignments and the preparation for the assessment. Consultation terms should be aligned with teaching so that they are accessible to students.
Changing the class schedule and work plan during class is generally not allowed. If there is a need for change (due to the illness of teachers, etc.), the Dean determines the change. The subject teacher is responsible for delivering all forms of teaching, lectures, exercises, practical work and tutorials.
Some forms of teaching can be organized in the form of distance learning (virtual teaching), but exams must be held at the headquarters of a separate department. Practical work and professional practice can be organized and carried out as an integral part of regular teaching or as a separate unit. We will regulate this form of teaching after obtaining a license to work.
The student submits the courses he / she wants to listen to and takes in the next academic year three weeks before the start of the winter semester, and for the first academic year after enrollment.
The course choice is up to 30 ECTS credits per semester load and 60 ECTS study credits per year.
A student may apply to listen to subjects he / she did not pass from previous semesters, as subjects from the next academic year for which he / she fulfilled the conditions stipulated by the rules of the study program.
Upon expiry of the envisaged time for submission of courses, student lists are formed by subject for the next academic year and published on the website of the International University of Goražde, and a bulletin board for each study program and course. The subjects reported by the student cannot be changed after their verification.
Students who do not pass the exam in the regular and remedial period re-enroll the subject, if it is from the group of compulsory subjects, the load may be at most 1/3 of the total number of ECTS credits.
The success of teaching is monitored and conducted by student surveys.
The survey is anonymous.
The Vice-Rector and the Vice-Dean for Teaching are responsible for conducting the survey. The survey is mandatory after the semester ends. The results of the survey are obtained only by the Dean at the International University of Goražde who talks to teachers whose grades are well below average. The evaluation rules are defined by the Quality Assurance Rulebook adopted by the Senate.
Semester and year certification is required for all students.
Based on the certified semester and year, it is determined how much the student has achieved ECTS study points.