Statement regarding the adjustments of the academic activity at the FIB during the autumn semester.
According to last RESOLUTION SLT / 2983/2020 of the Government of Catalonia, of 21 November, regarding the measures adopted in public health, the terms of such measures concerning universities activity will be extended.
Consult the Racó, Atenea and/or those who are responsible for the subjects to inform you of the activities related to each subject.
We remind you that a certificate indicating the face-to-face activities that you have to carry out on campus is available at the Racó. This certificate, together with the Self-Responsible statement, allows you to justify your mobility linked to the University.
We take this opportunity to inform you of the latest news:
According to the information provided by the Government, the terms of the resolution SLT / 2546/2020 of the Government of Catalonia will be extended.
Taking into account the new restrictions on mobility, if you are asked by an authority to provide proof of the reasons for your trip (including Friday mobility, which may involve a change of municipality), you must provide these documents:
We also remind you that:
In case something changes, check regularly the usual communication channels.
In order to comply with RESOLUTION SLT / 2546/2020 of the Government of Catalonia, of October 15, by which new measures are adopted in public health to contain the epidemic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the territory of Catalonia, and in accordance with the instructions of the Rector's Office of the UPC, all face-to-face theoretical teaching must be transferred to virtual format.
As you already know, the schedules of the different FIB degrees were defined to minimise student mobility and following health criteria. The need to teach all the theory classes in a non-face-to-face mode causes fragmented timetables in some GEI courses and master's degrees in terms of face-to-face, and generates situations that go against the purpose (reduction of mobility) of the measure itself.
In front of this scenario, we have to adjust the planning of some degrees with respect to what I informed you last Friday 16th October.
These changes become effective from tomorrow, Wednesday, 21st October, and until next Friday, 30th October, both included.
Note: Because of the UPC's action protocols for confirmed cases of COVID-19, all academic activities will be taught online.
As far as possible, a mechanism must be enabled for all degrees to provide online monitoring of face-to-face activities, such as the streaming system (hybrid class).
As usual, it is necessary to inform the students via the Racó and / or Atenea the detailed information on the adaptation of your subject for the next two weeks, as well as the links so they can be connected to the online and hybrid sessions.
We regret the inconvenience that this adjustment may cause, and we remain at your disposal for any questions.
Recently the Department of Health has expressed the need to reduce mobility and social interaction for 15 days in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In this direction and as a general guideline, the Consell Interuniversitari de Catalunya and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have recommended that theoretical classes have to be taught on-line, while practical and laboratory classes have to be taught face-to-face.
Considering this situation, we inform you of the general criterion that the Barcelona School of informatics (FIB) is going to apply over the next two weeks in order to reduce the number of face-to-face classes:
We take advantage of this message to inform you that we have already enabled the web app to monitoring class attendance and traceability in face-to-face activities using the Racó. Besides, you will find more information in the announcement at the Racó.
In addition, we will continue to keep you informed through the usual communication channels.
In order to make the effort worthwhile, we all must act responsibly by limiting social interaction and leaving our home only for essential activities.
In the hope that the measures taken will achieve the expected goal, we thank you in advance for the responsibility and effort of everyone.