Last week, the Academic Council reviewed and accepted a new version of the Regulations for Interim and Ongoing Assessment of Students that had previously been submitted for discussion with representatives of the Student Council. The previous version of the document was confirmed by the Academic Council and enacted by the Rector in October of last year. HSE University life reports on the main additions and clarifications.
Paper versions will be used only in exceptional circumstances. All grades will be automatically loaded from Smart LMS and certified by teachers via electronic signature. When this is not possible for technical reasons, a department manager may help to certify the record sheets.
Previously, there was only one independent exam at HSE University: the Independent English Language Test in the second year. The university intends to systematically introduce tests in programming, data analysis, data culture competency, and economic and legal literacy. Such exams may not take place during the regular exam period, and they have their own specific pre-requisites (a list of learning outcomes and/or competencies that the student should have). Students who transfer to a different academic programme at HSE University or who undergo the reinstatement process have the right to request a credit transfer for independent exams taken.
Following the Regulations on Practical Training of Students adopted in June 2021, clarifications have been added to the reporting procedure for project, professional, and scientific research practice. Term papers, theses and projects also count as practical training and are governed by a unified set of principles.
Existing information management systems will get a reboot.
– ASAV will be replaced with a new record information system (‘UIS’);
– LMS and related systems will be replaced with an new electronic information education environment (‘EIOS’).
The regulations introduce and outline the concept of ‘conscientious learning,’ which includes completing an individual curriculum, attending consultations with teachers or teaching assistants, not failing assignments or limiting the number of failures to two different courses, attending classes, completing home assignments, completing assessments.
This description was added first and foremost to give students of HSE University a more detailed understanding of the behaviour expected from them, their opportunities, and their responsibilities.
English language remains an optional subject, and students may choose not to take it. However, it is still compulsory to pass the Independent English Test and defend a project proposal in English. The Independent English Test can now be taken during the second or third years. To find out the planned date of the English test, please contact your programme office or check the curriculum of your educational programme.