Conditions to Provide MuSSS Services
The MuSSS courses are based on a degree-seeing academic degree program and all regulations as such apply to students. An academic degree program is subject to sovereign university administration and management. In addition, the MuSSS program at the JKU offers additional fee-based services.
Courses in the MuSSS program are considered an additional service and represent an optional service for the students. As MuSSS courses are optional and not required in order to complete studies, the program is not subject to the sovereign university administration regulations, but rather subject to the terms and conditions as follows:
MuSSS courses are fee-based and cost €12 per ECTS credit. Fee payment is allocated in regards to the respective courses providing the student fulfills all required pre-requisites as outlined in the curriculum or as part of the module's program.
Range of Services
The MuSSS program was designed to improve study conditions at the JKU by providing students with additional services, especially for those students who have time and/or location constraints. Individual services vary depending on the course or module and are listed in detail in the JKU's course catalog. Textbooks and readers are not included in the course fee, however, if possible, MuSSS will provide information and students will have an opportunity to order and purchase course materials when signing up for MuSSS courses.
Students need sufficient technology and internet access in order to complete courses in the MuSSS program. This includes a computer with a stable internet connection and sound capabilities. Some courses will require students to have a headset and microphone.
Students must register for MuSSS courses via KUSSS. Spots in MuSSS courses are allocated in the order of incoming payment. Paying the required course fee will provide you with an allocated spot in the course.
Just as the JKU is bound to enrolling you in a course after payment has been rendered - and just as you have a right to attend the course providing you attend the preliminary course meeting and comply with the remaining provisions - you are also obligated to attend. In principle, the fees paid for courses are not refundable. You can, however, nominate another student as a substitute or retain the amount as credit to pay for another course. These kinds of transactions can only be made immediately prior to the preliminary course meeting during the period provided for this purpose.
If a course is cancelled due to not enough students enrolling in the course, the student will be refunded any fees that were paid for that course. The right to redirect paid fee to another student or another course remains valid in this case.
On-site attendance for MuSSS courses has been reduced to a minimum and some courses do not even have mandatory attendance dates. However, if there are specified on-site course dates, then you are expected to be physically present. If you cannot attend, you must speak personally with the course instructor and plead your individual case. In many cases, however, absences will only be officially excused if the circumstances were unforeseen.
Students enrolled in MuSSS courses will be required to use Moodle (a learning platform) as well as other IT systems that will not work properly without your personal information in the system. Standard use of these IT systems means that individual personal information will be made public and/or accessible to fellow classmates and students. You must acknowledge that these services cannot be provided without providing this personal information. We undertake all efforts to avoid collecting any unnecessary information and will inform you about the information we consider necessary, thus giving you an opportunity to see the personal information accessible to others.
Any misuse of resources provided by MuSSS, particularly unlawful use, will result in being excluded from the systems in question, whereby further sanctions are neither canceled nor excluded.
In any case, virtual communication - an integral part of MuSSS courses - is already more complicated than personal communication due to the technical limitations. Compliance with the appropriate rules of communication ("netiquette") is expected. Offensive statements and similar unequivocal violations of netiquette are considered a violation and will result in being excluded from the MuSSS program. Being excluded from taking MuSSS courses will not hinder studies and is limited only to taking MuSSS courses.
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Terms and Conditions to Take Examinations at Off-Campus Locations
Students enrolled in MuSSS O.C. courses have the option to take examinations at off-campus locations. This also applies to examinations for MuSSS courses providing they are not a part of the on-site class date. A fee will be charged in this case as taking an examination at an off-campus location means that additional costs are incurred.
Being able to take MuSSS course examinations at an off-campus location is considered an additional service, representing a special service offer for students. As this is optional and not required in order to complete a degree program, it is therefore not subject to the sovereign university administration regulations, but rather subject to the terms and conditions as follows:
- A fee of €25 and registering by March 31st of the respective year and to be paid as a lump sum per semester (1.10. to 28.2. and 1.3. to 30.9.), regardless of how many exams the student signs up for. Fee payment will be required upon registration in the Moodle "Examination Registration Room".
- An examination will only be given at a particular off-campus location providing at least 3 people have signed up in the "Examination Registration Room" 10 days before the examination date to take the same examination at the respective off-campus site. Students may only withdraw from taking an examination for important reasons which - without exception- must be verified. If a student fails to show up for an examination and has no legitimate reason for missing the examination, the student will be immediately barred from accessing the "Examination Registration Room" and will lose all hereto associated rights.
- Access to the "Examination Registration Room" after the March 31st is permitted once triple the amount of the fee (€75) has been paid; this also applies to cases in which access has been denied in accordance with Pt. (2).
- A minimum number of students must sign up in order for the examination to be given. If too few students sign up to take an examination at a specified off-campus location, the examination will not be given and, upon request, a student will be able to access the "Examination Registration Room" for an extended period without being subject to fees.
Students who wish to take examinations at an off-campus locations will be required to use Moodle (a learning platform) as well as other IT systems that will not work properly without your personal information in the system. Standard use of these IT systems means that individual personal information will be made public and/or accessible to fellow classmates and students. You must acknowledge that these services cannot be provided without providing this personal information. We undertake all efforts to avoid collecting any unnecessary information and will inform you about the information we consider necessary, thus giving you an opportunity to see the personal information accessible to others.
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