Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, KU has come up with several measures. KU decided to put off the opening day of the semester and chose to give lessons online. The new semester started on March 16th, 2020, with online classes that KU students are able to take by using e-class or Hello LMS application. The expected date of face-to-face classes was the end of March at first, but was delayed to 13th April, and again to May 4th. At last, it was confirmed until the virus is stabilized. In addition, the period for taking free supplementary lectures was determined to be from June 29th to July 10th and the lectures are available whenever students and professors agree.
As the duration of distance education was expended from March 16th to May 1st, not only the method but also the period of the midterm exam was changed. The midterm exam wa
s carried out from May 4th to May 8th. When it comes to the only cyber lectures, students were able to take the exams online. For other lectures, it was allowed to replace the original tests with assignments or cyber presentations by regulating the proportion. What is more, the evaluation system was changed from relative grading to absolute grading.
Only some classes, in accordance with the characteristics of subjects, took face-to-face classes at campus from April 13th with application in advance and authorization from KU. Every student and professor should check the symptom of a fever by a thermal imaging camera and non-contact thermometer, and wear facemasks in KU.