Social impact of Coronavirus

Social impact of Coronavirus

Dear students!

Roskilde University (Denmark) is engaged in the research project “The Social Impact of the coronavirus crisis in 10 Universities”. We would appreciate your participation as Tor Vergata students!

The leading researchers on the project are Anders Ejrnæs and Bjørn Thomassen, both Professor (mso) in Social Sciences and they have requested the supervision for Italy of the anthropologist professor Pietro Vereni.

We are very grateful for your participation – and feel free to encourage your fellow students to participate!

The purpose of the project is simply to examine how the corona crisis has affected our lives. Your information will be collected via the questionnaire you will find a link to here below. We ask you two kinds of questions:

1) questions where you are asked to answer within some predefined categories;
2) some completely open questions that allow you to describe in your own words how you are living through the corona crisis. We believe in the importance of sharing our stories in this crisis situation.

Participation in the project is voluntary. The legal basis for processing your personal data is Article 6 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation and Paragraph 10 (1) of the Data Protection Act.

After collection, the information will be stored securely and without unauthorized access. When stored on portable media, such as computers, phones and hard drives, data will be encrypted to ensure protection.

Tor Vergata and Roskilde University keep your information until the project is completed + 10 years; it will then be transferred to the National Archives.

Data will be used for publication in scientific journals and media outlets. Data will be used in such a way that the readers of these articles will not be able to identify you as a participant – or that you have participated in the project.

Partecipate Here 

Coronavirus Update 10: Online Oral Exams Procedure

Coronavirus Update 10: Online Oral Exams Procedure

On the day of the exam, each professor will proceed to take the attendance of the booked students, in order to check who is actually present, subsequently he will declare the exam open and students are called to take the test in the order deemed appropriate.

It is recommended that other connected students temporarily turn off their device audio and video-cameras in order not to disturb the student who is taking the exam.


ID Verification

The professor will call the first student, explicitly request her/him to activate the camera (in addition to audio) and will verify the identity of the examined candidate by checking and taking note of the identification document details.


Exam Conduct

Candidates will be recommended to keep their eyes on the screen (in order to avoid the consultation of illegal material, unless the Commission allows it).

Student may not wear hats and must show the ears (to avoid the use of micro-earphones): students are recommended to use headphones with microphone or to speak directly into the devices’ microphone.

The student’s behavior will be closely monitored: For the outcome of the examination, it will be evaluated whether (s)he denotes distraction from the monitor or excessive uncertainty or slow response.


Exam Result

The Commission can decide to inform the student about his final grade or to call the next one. The exam session will not be recorded.

Admission Test A.Y. 2020-2021 ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA

Admission Test A.Y. 2020-2021 ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA

In response to the current emergency situation, starting from May, CISIA will provide ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA home tests to allow students to take TOLCs remotely for the academic year 2020-2021.
ENGLISH TOLC@-FCASA tests are provided to individual students through the CISIA platform using tools and technology that allow to create secure and controlled virtual classrooms in which candidates can be reliably identified and carry out their tests autonomously. Virtual classrooms are created and managed by universities in collaboration with CISIA. Information and instructions on the equipment required to take ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA tests can be found on the CISIA website.

What the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA is?
The ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA is an individual test, different for each participant, composed of questions automatically and randomly selected from the CISIA TOLC database with a software developed and managed by CISIA – Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l’Accesso.
TheENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA test is carried out on the computer and allows to participate in any selection for which the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA is required: it is not necessary, therefore, to support it at the same location of the course of your interest.
Once you have taken the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA test, you can apply to one of the intakes of Pharmacy. The selection will be based on the score obtained at the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA, weighted according to the criteria set out in the Call for Applications.

The ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA test structure

The ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA consists of 50 questions divided into 5 sections. The sections are: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Logic.

SECTIONS NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TIME AVAILABLE
BIOLOGY: 15 QUESTIONS 20 MINUTES
CHEMISTRY: 15 QUESTIONS 20 MINUTES
MATHEMATICS: 7 QUESTIONS 12 MINUTES
PHYSICS: 7 QUESTIONS 12 MINUTES
LOGICS: 6 QUESTIONS 8 MINUTES
TOTAL: 50 QUESTIONS 1 HOUR AND 12 MINUTES (72 MINUTES)

The result of each ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA is determined by the number of questions answered correctly, wrong or unanswered which make up the total score as follows: 1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each unanswered question and a penalty of 0.25 points for each incorrect answer.

For more information: Structure and Syllabus 

How and When to enrol in the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA Test
Carefully read the Call for Applications to check the deadlines for registration toENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA and to the intakes.
To register for ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA you must access the CISIA website, select ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA,  date and pay the fee of € 30 payable by MAV or credit card.
Check the calendar of English TOLC-F@CASA sessions organized by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
– For the Subscription watch this video tutorial

Score
The ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA score, divided into the various sections, will immediately become visible on the CISIA website at the end of the test, entering with the credentials used for booking. This score must be parameterized with the coefficients for each section that are indicated in the Call for Applications.
At the deadline indicated in the Call for Applications will be published the ranking list based on the scores of the ENGLISH TOLC-F@CASA test “weighted” according to the criteria set out in the Call.

How to enrol in the Degree Programme
Once you have passed the selection process, to enrol in the Degree Programme please consult the “Enrolment & Payment” page and follow the instructions and deadlines set out in the Call for Applications very carefully.

FAQ about TOLC@CASA 

In this page there are more information about TOLC@CASA

TOLC@CASA Instructions

For more information about call for applications:  segreteria@farmacia.uniroma2.it

Coronavirus Update 9: Overseas Suspended

Coronavirus Update 9: Overseas Suspended

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Overseas Call for International Mobility for study for the A.Y. 2020/21 has been suspended and will open in June.

Mobility will be allowed only in the second semester and will follow the emergency status of the country where the host Institutions are.

All Students are kindly required to check the following link:
Overseas Office

We will send communication about the open of the call and the deadline.


About the grants

The goal of these grants is to allow students of Tor Vergata University of Rome to study at an extra-European host university (under an Agreement existing between the two Institutions) to carry out didactic activities that must be consistent with their course of study;

Students must attend classes and do the final exams, and will obtain the title (Degree or Master Degree) only after their return and after the conclusion of the mobility period.


Contacts

For further information please contact the Overseas Office:

Phone +39 06 7259.3509
e-mailstudents.exchange@international.uniroma2.it

Linee guida – Esami di profitto on-line

Linee guida – Esami di profitto on-line

Il decreto elettorale 888/2020 ha emanato le “linee guida” per le modalità di svolgimento degli esami di profitto on line.

Inoltre, secondo lo stesso viene emanato che gli esami scritti e orali nonché le prove finali per il conseguimento del titolo  presso l’Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” avverranno in modalità esclusivamente a distanza fino al 30 luglio 2020, e comunque fino a revoca della presente disposizione. Link  di Ateneo

Linee Guida – Esami di Profitto On Line

Decreto Elettorale 888/2020

Online Graduation Tutorial

Online Graduation Tutorial

This is a quick guide for those students who will graduate online. Before you start remember to:

– not to invite other people in the room during your online graduation.
– deactivate your microphone and camera while other candidates are being examinated.
– email a copy of your presentation (.pdf or .ppt formats) at least one day prior to your graduation exam session so that the Commission can read it in case of technical problems.

Download Microsoft Teams

The software necessary to participate in the online degree session is the Microsoft Teams platform. To participate in the session it is not necessary to have a specific account, however for a better user experience it is recommended to download and install the Desktop version of Microsoft Teams (Download here).

For a better use of the platform it is recommended to use a laptop or desktop computer, equipped with video camera and microphone. We also recommend using the Chrome or Edge browsers.


Session Convocation

The Commission will send both a personal and an institutional email with the announcement of the graduation session containing the necessary  information and with the references to contact if technical problems arise.

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To participate in the session remotely, simply click on the link (Partecipa alla riunione di Microsoft Teams) you find in the convocation email.

N.B: None – other than the graduating student – is allowed to participate in the session.


Participate in the Session

The next screen will show two buttons: Download the Windows app (Scarica l’app di Windows) or Join on the Web (Partecipa sul Web). We recommend using this second option.

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To access the meeting, simply enter your name and press on Join now.

The candidate is invited to:
• disable the microphone and the camera waiting to be called by the Commission,
• check the devices (by selecting the speaker, microphone and video camera before starting the session).

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The candidate will remain “on hold” until the Commission authorizes the candidate to participate (pic below).

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The candidate can use various features by clicking on the buttons of the bar:

• activate / deactivate the camera;
• activate / deactivate the microphone;
• show participants the screen of their computer (for example to show one
PowerPoint presentation);
• open the chat to write to the Commission or receive replies.

In particular, through the meeting chat it is possible to interact with the Commission without interfering with the graduation session.

We ask for the maximum collaboration from the candidate in following the instructions of the Commission in order to allow a correct development of the graduation session.

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Identifying the Candidate

The President will invite the candidate to identify himself.  Candidates must therefore activate the video camera, and reactivate the audio showing their face and a valid identification document.

Valid ID‘s include identity card, passport, driving license, nautical license, pension booklet, license to run thermal plants, firearms license, identification cards as long as they are provided of photograph and stamp or other equivalent signature, issued by a state administration.

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During the test, it is required that only the candidate examined, in addition to the Commission, keeps the video camera and the microphone active.


Share your presentation

If you want to run a PowerPoint presentation, you can use the Share (Condividi) function present in the button bar

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Microsoft Teams allows the candidate to share the screen or a PowerPoint file present on their computer and which can be selected with the browse (Sfoglia) button.

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Using the controls at the bottom left, you can move the presentation forward or backward or stop it.

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Once the presentation is over, you can stop the presentation or share the screen with the appropriate Stop sharing button.

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At the end of the discussion, the commission will meet in confidential form to establish the graduation mark, pausing the meeting with the candidates.

Subsequently, the commission will proceed to the proclamation by reopening the meeting with the candidates.


Support

Delphitotem-support@uniroma2.it
Office 365 e Teamsoffice365@supporto.uniroma2.it


Instruction Graduation

Diary of Quarantine

Diary of Quarantine

Being at university in Rome during the coronavirus outbreak has been a real challenge. Areas that were once buzzing with students are now empty.

Quarantine in young people leads to profound reflections such as, for example fear and loneliness, but also dreams and ambitions: we publish the writings of six high school students closed at home in one of the most delicate periods of life

We asked students to write a story about isolation: how they felt, how their habits had changed, the relationship with their home, what idea they had of this historical moment, what they expected from the future, what they would do once the quarantine is over.

And you???

Tell us your story by e-mail: segreteria@farmacia.uniroma2.it

Below the stories of our students:

StayhomeUTV Journals #1: Cornelius

StayhomeUTV Journals #1: Cornelius

Hello reader!
as Italy was quite present in the news around the world concerning the intensity of the Corona-Virus situation, this idea of student journals came into being, where students could report their experience with the present situation and the organization of the university.

This allows outside students, that are planning to come to Italy for studying or are thinking about applying for a university here, to get a better insight into the situation.

Spoiler-Alert: It is definitely not as bad as it might seem in the media. Rather the opposite. It is impressive how well the transition to Onlinelectures and the adaptation to the new system worked.


From Germany to Italy

My spring break just finished, when the first cases of Covid-19 appeared in Italy and made the first headlines. At that time, I was in Germany, and hesitated a whether I should return to Italy or not.

To be honest, I never imagined the Lockdown that was implemented later, I mean, who could have? Therefore, I decided to go back to Rome and start the new semester as usual.

In the first week of March we had three normal days of lectures at university, when it became clear that all universities in Italy must suspend lecturing after Wednesday, 04 March 2020.

Luckily, my class of the Global Governance course did not have any planned lectures for the rest of the week that would have had to be cancelled otherwise. Unfortunately, some interesting planned Extra activities had to be cancelled.

But that was understandable, due to the increasing urgency of the situation. On Thursday, the first plans for online lectures circulated, with the hope of being able to be implemented by next week Monday. And so, it happened.


From “normal” classroom lectures to online lectures

During the 4 days of organization, all students were informed about the online classroom format (ZOOM in our case), the usage and the guidelines for the usage.

Despite the expectations of many mistakes and technological problems, I cannot recall major problems with the online lecturing from the start (except some minor adaptations that we all had to get used to of course).

I am still a little surprised by the unexpected but smooth transition from “normal” classroom lectures to online lectures.

The first weeks were very exciting, as we were confronted with a whole new modality and weighed off the advantages and disadvantages of the new situation.

In the following weeks the process became more “natural” and all parties proved to be open for adjustments to make the lecturing more comfortable for everyone, as online lectures are more “intense” compared to normal lectures.


Online Exams!

The next question that came up, was that of exams. It took quite some time for the professors to evaluate the several options for exams – but even these worked quite well eventually.

In April, we conducted two multiple choice exams, one open book exam and one oral exam, all online – and I don’t have anything to complain about their execution.

Since most of the communication with the secretariat and the management of the course worked via email already before the crisis, also this continued to function flawless.


Looking forward to meeting each other

We could always count on contacting our Secretariat and professors for any questions and organizational purposes and received helpful answers. The only negative aspect is: we don’t get to meet each other in person, which is a crucial aspect of a university for me.

But regarding the situation, this is necessary of course, and we are looking forward to meeting each other, when it is possible again, hopefully in the near future!


Together we will overcome this

To conclude, I hope to have clarified some of your doubts on the situation and could give you some insights into our university life. I don’t think there are major reasons to not come to study in Italy because of the Covid-19 Virus.

So far, we have managed the situation in the university sovereignly, learned many new things and I am confident that together we will overcome this situation successfully.Written by Cornelius Balle – Bachelor in Global Governance