1. WHEN IST THE UNIVERSITY OPEN?

The university is open Monday to Saturday from 09.00-17.00 - but ONLY after prior registration with the head office (and in Cc to the rectorate) and confirmation! The Hans Lenz House will remain closed. Admission to the university is exclusively via the main entrance Hans-Lenz-Platz 3.

The hall of the Hans-Lenz-Haus can be booked as a digital performance room for video recordings (see landeszentrum.net/digital-space/) The cafeteria will remain closed until further notice.

2. WHAT PRECAUTIONS DO I HAVE TO TAKE?

Here you will find the applicable hygiene rules

3. IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS IN THE UNIVERSITY?

Mandatory individual lessons and lessons in small ensembles are possible.

Presence individual lessons

Individual lessons for direct exam preparation, for preparation for directly upcoming competitions or lessons that cannot be sensibly held digitally can be applied for by the teachers at the head office. 

The following procedure applies:

  • the form is downloaded by the teacher from the homepage onto his or her own PC
  • the form is filled in on the PC or printed out, completed and scanned again
  • the completed form is sent by the teacher to the central office as an e-mail
  • the head office gives the teacher feedback on possible free spaces
  • the head office enters the assignment in the Excel table and prints the form
  • on the day of the lesson the teacher signs the form at the central office
  • the head office files the form with the registration of the classroom in the folder

Chamber music and smaller ensembles

Lessons for chamber music or smaller ensembles are possible under certain conditions.

  • Teacher requests lessons with more than one student directly from the Rectorate
  • the informal application contains

    • the names of the participating students
    • a brief statement of the grounds of imperative necessity
    • a brief description of how the hygiene measures can be observed
    • the desired times and rooms

Please always observe the general hygiene regulations or the special hygiene regulations for keyboard instruments.

ATTENTION: Please do not allow yourself to be pushed or persuaded to take lessons on site if you still have certain concerns at the moment ! In this case, the lessons must continue to be digital as far as possible.

Lessons should take place in time slots and, as far as possible, fortnightly in double lessons per student. In the allocation of rooms, as in normal operation, lessons are to take place before practice.

In repetition lessons, care should be taken to ensure that for the time being only 1 keyboard player per room and day is active on the same grand piano. 

When planning your holidays and appointments, please make sure that you leave enough time in September for catch-up lessons, exam preparation and the exam weeks (see 3. and 4.). During the days of the entrance examinations in july (20.-25.07.) the university is closed for lessons or practice, because almost all rooms are needed as (hygienically distributed and ventilated) preparation rooms for the applicants* and for the entrance examinations themselves !

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4. HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE LEARNING?

The media competence team has set up two excellently equipped digital classrooms in rooms B 205 (Blue Construction) and 131/132 (preferably for the study programmes in Old Music), which are equipped with several zoomable cameras and micros as well as large screen and fixed LAN connection.

These can be booked from 26 May in 90- or 180-minute-(double)slots via the central office (each Tuesday to Thursday from 9.00, 11.00, 13.00 or 15.00, with 30 min. ventilation after each slot). Bookings must always be available until the Friday of the previous week 12.00 am at the headquarters (i.e. for the coming week until 22 May). You will receive a confirmation on Monday whether the desired period is possible or alternative suggestions if necessary. 

In the digital classrooms, students, whose lecturers are stuck abroad or in security quarantine at home, can receive lessons in live streams in excellent sound and image quality after consultation with your teacher. If the situation is reversed, the room can also be booked for teachers.

Employees of the media competence team are available at the beginning of a booked unit for about 15 minutes for local support.

Further digital classrooms are planned!

Many THANK at this point at our dedicated media competence team!

The Digital Space for Concerts and Lectures in the Hans-Lenz-Haus, which has been established since March, is also available for video recordings for the Digital Space; Please continue this via Sven ReischWe are looking forward to further inspiring videos for this partially public site!

5. ARE MY USUAL CLASSROOMS AT MY DISPOSAL?

The hygiene measures also require special precautions and room sizes in the classrooms. We therefore ask for your understanding that all room reservations for classrooms for the current semester have been cancelled and the room allocation for this semester will be reconsidered. The teaching rooms will be allocated by the head office according to the requirements of the respective lessons.

For the time being, classroom instruction (only individual lessons and small chamber music formations) is only possible upon request and exclusively for direct examination preparation on individual weekdays (Mon-Fri) between 09:00 and 17:00 hrs in assigned rooms. Please send your informal application for this - with a short list of students in final semesters and possible special room requirements (instruments etc.) - to the Rectorate (rektorat@mh-trossingen.de). You will then be informed by the Head Office at which times and rooms classes are possible.

Please consider the following when planning your lessons: It is imperative that the room is well ventilated for 15-20 minutes after each lesson (exception: concert hall).

In view of the special spatial requirements for artistic practice, the university management asks that courses and lessons which can be held digitally be held in digital form by the end of the semester.

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6. WHICH COURSES ARE HELD DIGITALLY?

All courses listed in the course catalogue have begun, as long as they are digitally possible. An additional overview of digital courses can be found here.

The extent to which digital forms can be used for individual lessons or courses is at the discretion of the respective teacher.

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7. WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT FOR ONLINE TEACHING?

The IT and Media Competence Team has prepared a detailed German/English guide for technical support in setting up digital lessons (as well as for recording videos for the university video blog), which was sent by e-mail. In addition, a "Digital Space Wiki" was set up together with the Landeszentrum to provide quick and uncomplicated help in the area of "e-learning, teleconferencing, online teaching or equipment recommendations": digital-space-wiki.landeszentrum.net/ (This site is internal to the university and has the well-known wlan password protection).

The colleagues of the MK-team have already worked on a number of much sought-after topics. Please use the comment function for your questions (you can also use a pseudonym if you want to remain anonymous in the wiki). The MK-Team will respond to your comments and revise the articles accordingly. If topics that concern you do not appear, please contact us here: medienkompetenz[at]mh-trossingen.de The colleagues* will try to work through all questions and prepare them in the Wiki.

Furthermore, the media competence team offers a regular consultation hour for personal questions Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the form of an online DFN conference: conf.dfn.de/webapp/conference/979130873

In order to use the university's learning platform, you need a user account. Students and lecturers without a user account will receive an e-mail from Mr. Goßmann with the user name and an SMS to the mobile phone number stored in the administration with the password within the next few days. (If you have an account but have forgotten your access data, you can ask Mr Goßmann for them)

If you need a digital course room in Moodle, please contact Mr Goßmann or Mr Ahner. Please send the access keys for your individual courses directly to the students concerned.

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8. WHICH UNIVERSITY COURSES CAN BE HELD AS PLANNED?

In view of the uncertainties as to whether and under what conditions university concerts or events can take place, the Rectorate has agreed that the event planning will continue to be "on sight". This means concretely: 

Some external concerts have already been cancelled by the organisers. Our own public concerts, which are not allowed to take place until June 14th according to the current Corona regulation (www.baden-wuerttemberg.de), will either be cancelled or postponed to the winter semester in agreement with the concert organizers or (as far as affordable by the technical team) will be performed as video or live stream without an audience.

All lecture evenings or exams in single or small groups would - if a limited number of students are allowed on site again and if the responsible teachers wish so - be held in public or, if necessary, without an audience.

The current status of the events can be found on the (internal events page of the university).

Larger concert events in the winter semester 2020/21 can also be registered through the Prorector for Artistic Practice, Ms. Spaans. Detailed information on this topic and a new registration form will follow soon.

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9. HOW DO I CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATION?

The administrative staff work as usual in the university or in the home office. They can best be reached by e-mail. You can find out office hours and how to reach them at www.mh-trossingen.de/hochschule/personen/verwaltung.html by clicking on the individual names.

The administrative area of the university on the 1st floor is generally closed to students and lecturers. If personal contact is necessary (for the exchange of documents or similar), an appointment must be made in advance by e-mail or telephone, and a meeting place in a larger room must be agreed upon individually.

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10. WHEN ARE THE QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS HELD?

Further information can be found under FAQ Study

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11. HOW CAN I ACCOUNT FOR THE LESSONS?

In the documentation of the teaching (time sheets) the principles of contact times are laid down: A teaching hour (or SWS) is 16 weeks of 1 hour each (45 minutes in science). A shortened online lesson (e.g. in theory/ear training) can be compensated by the increased supervision of tasks that may be required.

The university management has decided that - as long as the Ministry does not order anything else - no small-scale recalculation is to be carried out here, and that all lecturers, if possible, are to reach "their" hourly target for the summer semester 2020 at the end (with a catch-up period until 30.9.). Nobody has to worry that he/she will not get his/her "normal" fee for the summer semester at the end, EGAL whether he/she offers online lessons or wants to catch up later. Lecturers who want to start online teaching before 20 April can have their contract changed by Ms. Kulawig.

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