Teaching at University: Frameworks, rules and resources (RRR)
The course is primarily aimed at new teachers and doctoral students at Karlstad University.
40 hours. Approximately 20 h are scheduled lectures.
University teachers practice their profession as government employees. All University activities must strictly adhere to legislation, regulations and local policies. At the same time, we are teachers in an organisation with enough resources to provide the support we need to do our job well. It is important to be well versed in the framework, rules and regulations that let us enjoy the confidence of students, colleagues, and the larger community.
The course introduces University teachers to their role as government employees through frameworks concerning university education, such as fundamental legislation, rules and local policies. Course participants receive an overview of international and national quality assurance protocol and their relation to University activity. Participants receive knowledge of and preparation for work with quality development in higher education.
The course features discussions about the fundamental values in higher education and their appropriate application in relation to other academic requirements and expectations.
After the course, the participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge about national and local regulations that govern higher education in connection to quality development within their field.
- Discuss the societal aim of higher education with regard to democracy, internationalisation, gender equality, equal treatment, sustainable development and student participation in the education, in relation to the roles of civil servant and university teacher.
- Reflect on their own as well as other people’s quality development of higher education, together others and with support from current research.
Dates and registration
For current dates and registration, visit https://sola.kau.se/course-registration/ or contact the Unit for Teaching and Learning (UPE) via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ECTS credits are not awarded for UPE courses. The 1 hp credit presented in the course is a suggestion that must be confirmed by your personal examinator. The courses should be regarded as staff training, designed to develop and ensure high quality in the credit-based education that we offer our students.
However, in some cases, a transfer of ECTS credits may come in question. For example, a doctoral student’s examiner may decide that some of the courses are relevant to the doctoral student’s individual study plan and transfer credits for those courses.