Development of educational programmes
Educational quality is a shared responsibility running from the student level to decision-making levels. The University will promote continuous discussion on the development and renewal of teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks and will support educational development projects.
The University’s activities will be characterised by gender equality and equal opportunities perspectives and by norm criticism, intercultural competence and internationalisation, as well as sustainable development.
Educational development work will be based on knowledge about academic teaching and learning and subject didactics, and involves dialogue between students and teachers, supported by educational leaders and course administrators. The students will be involved and take an active part in this work, both through student representation and through other forms of cooperation. The students have a responsibility to communicate their views via their representatives on programme committees, department boards or similar bodies. Students can support teachers who seek to cooperate with students through active participation.
Excellent teaching and learning environments presuppose effective collegial leadership. Educational leaders have key strategic roles in the creation of new educational programmes, the testing of educational innovations and the development of good conditions for teachers and students to teach, learn and engage actively. The University must therefore make it attractive for teachers to take on the role of educational leader and enable them to grow in this role.