Regulations for Doctoral Studies and Study Regulations

IV.2. Organisation of assessment

IV.2. Organisation of assessment

47. In the organisation of assessment, the good practice is observed that assessment is fair, unbiased and supportive of learning.

48. Assessment of learning outcomes in a course may be organised in the form of final assessment (exam or pass/fail evaluation), continuous assessment or combined assessment. In continuous assessment, the final grade is based on the results of interim assessments. In combined assessment, one or more differentiated or non-differentiated interim assessments are used before the final assessment.

49. Students have the right to assessment if they have registered for a course and fulfilled all the requirements laid down for the course. The teaching staff member in charge decides whether to allow the student to retake the required prerequisites for assessment and enters such information in the course information according to clause 50.

50. For final assessment, the student can have one regular assessment in the semester when the course is taught, and in case of a negative result in the regular assessment, one resit (two resits for compulsory courses taught in the year system). If combined assessment is used, the teaching staff do not have to let the student retake an interim assessment, if it is not reasonably expected considering the nature of continuous assessment, and if it does not violate the provisions of clause 47. In the case of combined assessment, the provisions for final assessment and continuous evaluation are observed, taking into account the nature of combined assessment in the particular course.

51. For final assessment, in the semester when the course is taught, the student can choose between at least two regular assessment times, which are scheduled on separate days. The student selects the time in the Study Information System on the fourth day before the assessment at the latest. In justified cases, it is possible to have one regular time for final assessment in a course. Registration for resit and the right to cancel the registration ends two days before the resit.

52. Students are not allowed to take a resit to attempt to improve a positive final grade. Students cannot apply for new assessment in a course completed by way of RPL.

53. A resit must take place before the beginning of the next semester. The vice dean for academic affairs of the faculty organising the course may extend this deadline by up to two weeks if the resit was prevented by good reasons. To that end, the student submits to the vice dean for academic affairs a reasoned application including written consent of the teaching staff member in charge of the course by the beginning of the semester at the latest.

54. Students are entitled to

54.1. use only the resources and materials permitted by teaching staff during assessment;

54.2. inspect their written paper and get feedback on the paper from teaching staff within five days from the announcement of the results;

54.3. submit to the vice dean for academic affairs a reasoned request to establish a committee for assessment. The vice dean for academic affairs must establish a
three-member exam committee to administer the fourth assessment (in the year system, the third assessment) in the same course based on the reasoned request by the student.

55. The university is entitled to

55.1. check students’ written papers with a plagiarism detection system and enter them for that purpose into the database of the plagiarism detection system;

55.2. monitor assessment using the electronic surveillance equipment managed by the university. If electronic surveillance involves video or audio recording, such recordings will be destroyed by the beginning of the following semester at the latest.

56. If a student who is a connected person of the teaching staff member takes a course, the teaching staff member has the right to withdraw from the assessment of that student. In this case, the vice dean for academic affairs appoints another teaching staff member or convenes a three-member committee to assess the student.

57. Before admitting the student to an assessment, the organiser of the assessment has the right to require the student to present an identity document.