AHAS KIRKHS to adopt HTL mode in Semester 2, 2021/2022

By Nazifa Ramailan

GOMBAK, 24 February 2022: The AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (AHAS KIRKHS) will adopt Hybrid Teaching and Learning (HTL) mode in Semester 2, 2021/2022 for all undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses, including University Required Courses (UNICORE), according to the announcement by the Deanery today.

The position taken by the Kulliyyah is in parallel with the Ministry of Higher Education’s decision to allow students of higher learning institutions to return to campus beginning from 1 March 2022.

Students are advised to refer to the guidelines on ‘Students Returning to Campus Semester 2 2021/2022’ issued by the Sejahtera Council.

All UG and PG courses for Semester 2, 2021/2022 will commence on 7 March 2022.

Classes will be conducted for 14 weeks, which consists of a total of 28 classes yet the number could be less should public holiday falls during the class time.

The classes are to be held 50 percent full face-to-face session and 50 percent full online synchronous session. This arrangement applies to both UG and PG courses. There will be 14 face-to-face sessions and 14 online synchronous sessions for UG courses. Meanwhile for PG classes there will be 7 face-to-face sessions and 7 online synchronous sessions.

Certain circumstances may allow instructors to conduct up to 70 percent face-to-face session, subject to review by the Deanery. There shall be no asynchronous session in HTL mode.

In face-to-face sessions, all students and instructors are required to strictly adhere to the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the university. Course instructors are advised to prepare the schedule for face-to-face and online classes and must inform students about the structure of their HTL session beforehand.

All final examinations and course assessments will be conducted physically and will be decided otherwise by the Kulliyyah if there are any concerns regarding this matter.

All IIUM students are required to return to the campus to attend the HTL mode in the upcoming semester except those with legitimate reasons such as travel restrictions, health reasons and COVID-19 related issues.

Those with valid reasons are required to do the following:

a. Write and application letter for special permission to be excused from full HTL.

b. State the affected course title, course code and course section.

c. Attach verified evidence on (a) travel restrictions (b) health reasons; and (c) COVID-19 related issues with the letter.

d. Submission of the document:

i. Undergraduate: Address the letter to Deputy Dean (Academic and Internationalisation) AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences and email the document to kirkhs_academic@iium.edu.my by 3 March 2022.

ii. Postgraduate: Address the letter to Deputy Dean (Postgraduate and Responsible Research) AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences and email the document to mazlila@iium.edu.my by 3 March 2022.

Students who do not wish to return to the campus may apply for a leave of absence (LOA).

Meanwhile, supervision of thesis/proposal can be conducted via both virtual and physical mode.

During consultation sessions, supervisors and supervisees are obligated to adhere to the prescribed SOP issued by the university, set consultation by appointment, and ensure good ventilation if the consultation takes place in the supervisor’s office.

Consultation time should be postponed if any party shows COVID-19 symptoms.***

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