Published: 2021-09-22 15:52 | Updated: 2021-09-23 14:46

Nominate teacher representatives for the KI University Board

All KI employees and students are welcome to nominate teacher representatives to the KI University Board (Konsistoriet) between September 22 - October 13, 2021.

Background

This fall, an online election will be held to appoint three new teacher representatives to the KI University Board (Konsistoriet). The term of office for the three current teacher representatives expires on December 31, 2021.

Nominations

To be eligible, nominees must have completed a doctoral degree and be permanently employed or have an appointment at KI during the entire term of office: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025.

You may nominate multiple candidates. Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Act (1992: 1434, section 5) states that equality between women and men shall be observed and promoted in the university's activities, and the university board has stated that an even gender distribution should be sought when appointing management personnel. This should be interpreted as meaning that no gender should have less than 40 percent of the teaching positions on a board, committee or council. If this result is not achieved in the election, the election result must be adjusted. This shall be done by replacing one or more elected members of the over-represented sex who have received the lowest number of votes with the one or those of the under-represented sex who, without being elected, have the highest number of votes.

The nominations must be submitted via the KI registrar no later than October 13, 2021 at 24.00 and marked with Dnr STYR 1-814 / 2021 (please use the link below). Nominated candidates should be consulted before their names are submitted.

Election

The online direct election will take place within the academy in accordance with current election rules. The task of the nomination assembly is to prepare the election by establishing a list of eligible candidates following a presentation by the nomination committee. In this election, the academy will appoint three new teacher representatives to the KI University Board. The election result will be finalized by the university director.

Read more about KI academic elections

How to nominate teacher representatives

Karolinska Institutet's board is the university's highest decision-making body. Using the link below, submit your proposals for teacher representative candidates to KI's registrar, registrator@ki.se, marked with STYR 1-814 / 2021. Please remember to consult with candidates before submitting their names.

Submit your nominations for faculty representatives via email

All nominations must be received by the registrar no later than midnight on October 13, 2021.

Registrar address and hours

Mailing address: 171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address: Nobels väg 5, Solna

Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00

<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/sara-sigsjo">Sara Sigsjö</a>

  • Title: Administrative officer
  • Phone: +46-(0)8-524 87201
  • Unit: UF Central Administration
  • Email: sara.sigsjo@ki.se
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Published: 2021-09-21 18:11 | Updated: 2021-09-21 18:28

‘The new normal’ in doctoral education at KI - an interview with Bob Harris and Erika Franzén

Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education Robert (Bob) Harris and chair of the doctoral course and programme committee Erika Franzén share their thoughts about the impact on doctoral education at KI when national pandemic restrictions are lifted on 29th September.

Many doctoral students have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. Some have had to take a break from their studies to work in healthcare, others have had to change the focus of their research. Many have also been affected on a personal level, having fallen ill or in not being able to visit their families in their home countries, or being able to work on campus at KI. During the pandemic KI has had to modify its thesis defence and half-time review procedures, its doctoral education courses and other procedures in order to comply with the Public Health Agency’s instructions. 

Now a new phase will begin with a gradual transition from working at distance under pandemic restrictions to a ‘new normal’ in which we will combine being on campus with the positive experiences gleaned from digitalisation are utilised.

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What do you consider the most important thing to take with us in the ‘new normal’?

Bob Harris, Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education and chairperson in the Committee for doctoral education. Foto: Stefan Zimmerman

“First and foremost, it is the social interaction that is important in meeting each other in person, which we need to do in order to do our jobs properly,” says Bob Harris. “According to a Higher Education Authority survey of Swedish researchers, over half of KI’s supervisors consider doctoral student supervision at distance during the pandemic to have been less satisfactory and effective. So a return to campus is welcome.”

“At the same time, we must make the most of the opportunities and advantages that are offered with the digital solutions that we have learnt to use. For example, we can save time and reduce our environmental footprint by travelling less both nationally and internationally. A global university also needs to easily interact with the world, and international colleagues have appreciated being able to follow KI’s public defences from home,” he continues.

What will be the ‘new normal’ for the public defence process?

“It is of fundamental importance that the doctoral student’s defence is of high quality. How this will be achieved will differ from case to case,” says Bob Harris.

“I think that many students will opt for a hybrid solution where, as during the pandemic, the defences will be broadcasted as a webinar in order to reach a wider audience, but that there will also be many people attending in person. It will probably also be common practice for the examiner or individual board members to take part digitally, and this will increase the possibility of attracting the best suited international experts. Fewer long journeys are, of course, also good for the climate.” 

“Ordinary regulatory frameworks will be adjusted in October to enable digital participation after the pandemic, but no changes will be made at short notice and students graduating this autumn will be able to hold their public defence as planned during the pandemic.”

What will be the ‘new normal’ for the half-time review?

Erika Franzén sitting outside.
Erika Franzén, Deputy-chairperson in the Committee for doctoral education and chairperson in the Course and programme committee. Foto: Ulf Sirborn

"The new normal means that there will be different setups for the half-time seminars depending on what is most appropriate at any one time. I think that the most common practice will be a hybrid form with a seminar in person but also an option to take part at distance. The deciding factor will be the quality, that the method chosen will allow for the best possible seminar,” says Erika Franzén.

“One of the advantages of the hybrid form is that people can participate in the half-time committee without having to travel and that international partners can be there too and join in the discussion. Half-time seminars that are already scheduled can, of course, be conducted as planned.”

 

What will the new normal mean for KI’s doctoral education courses?

“So far during the pandemic, theory courses have been taught remotely,” says Erika Franzén. “Since courses are planned well in advance, I do not expect any sharp transition to campus teaching. It will be gradual.”

“The pandemic has given a boost to digitalisation and many teachers have developed their courses along modern pedagogical lines and with the help of digital tools. This is something we have to make full use of. I can picture us running doctoral courses in different formats, on campus, completely remotely, or as a combination, with the students’ learning and the quality of the courses deciding what is most appropriate.”

Published: 2021-09-19 22:00 | Updated: 2021-09-20 13:34

Nominate new members of the KI Faculty Council

All KI employees and students are welcome to nominate KI professors to the Faculty Council between September 20 - October 11, 2021.

Background

This fall, the Nomination Assembly will elect three representatives to the KI Faculty Council. The mandate period for current members Rickard Sandberg (CMB), Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam (MTC), and Angelica Linden Hirschberg (KBH) expires on December 31.

Nominations

To be eligible, nominees must be permanently employed KI professors throughout the mandate period (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024).

The Higher Education Act (1992:1434, Chapter 1, Section 5) states that equality between women and men shall be observed and promoted in the university's activities, and the university board has stated that an even gender distribution should be sought when appointing management personnel. This should be interpreted as meaning that no gender should have less than 40 percent of the teaching positions on a board, committee, or council. If this result is not achieved in the election, the election result must be adjusted. This shall be done by replacing the member from the overrepresented sex with the one from the underrepresented sex who, without being elected, has the highest number of votes.

You may nominate multiple candidates. The nominations must be submitted via the registrar and marked with reference number 1-802/2021 (see email link below). Nominated candidates should be consulted before their names are submitted to the registrar.

Election

The Nomination Assembly will carry out the electronic election based on the slate of nominated candidates that are proposed and vetted by the Nomination Committee, taking into account the need for a good gender balance. The election result will be confirmed by the university director.

Read more about the nomination assembly and the nomination committee

The election will be conducted electronically within the Nomination Assembly in accordance with the election rules. The Nomination Committee prepares the Nomination Assembly's work by receiving proposals from teachers, other employees and students. The committee then vets the nominations for eligibility and presents a slate of candidates to the full assembly. The Nomination Assembly shall then appoint three representatives.

Nomination of faculty representatives (Ref. 1-802/2021)

The Faculty Council supports the university president's long-term strategic work and provides guidance on issues related to scientific activities at Karolinska Institutet.

The president presides over council meetings in the presence of the university vice president and university director. The council consists of nine permanently employed professors, two junior teachers, and three student representatives.

Submit your nominations for faculty representatives via email

All nominations must be received by the registrar no later than midnight on October 11, 2021.

Registrar address and hours

Mailing address: 171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address: Nobels väg 5, Solna

Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00

<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/sara-sigsjo">Sara Sigsjö</a>

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  • Phone: +46-(0)8-524 87201
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How to present your research in a global setting online or face-to-face: Upgrade your panel performance!

13-10-2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
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Panels, debates, oral- and poster presentations are all important parts of any scientific conference. Join this workshop to improve your presentation skills and make sure your voice will be heard. You will also learn how to lead and chair a session professionally. Learn the skills for a face-to-face setting as well as a digital format.

Content

The workshop will be facilitated by Maxine Mawhinney with over 30 years of experience as a broadcasting journalist and BBC News Anchor. Maxine will guide you and put you to work immediately, enhancing your performance to get your information heard and understood. 

You will during the workshop get both the perspectives of chairing a panel/debate/session and getting the most of the panellists, as well as how to participate in a panel/debate/discussion and getting your message ahead. 

Target group

The workshop is suitable for researchers, conference/session chairs and educators that wants to use panels/debates in learning situations.

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Maxine Mawhinney

Maxine Mawhinney is one of the most experienced journalists, broadcasters and interviewers in the UK with an award-winning career covering some of the major global news stories of the last 40 years including the Clinton presidency and the death of Princess Diana. She spent 21 years as a senior news anchor at BBC TV News in London and founded the BBC College of Journalism.

She is a Senior Faculty member at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm where she lectures in the Communications programme. Maxine is a sought-after international keynote speaker, conference host, interviewer, broadcaster and panel moderator.

This workshop is part 1 of 2 with Maxine Mawhinney. The second one is held Nov 9 and focuses on how you can get the most of an interview.

The workshops will not be recorded and are single offers.

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Published: 2021-09-14 08:41 | Updated: 2021-09-14 08:46

Call for expression of interest: The Dissertation committee is looking for members

The Dissertation committee is appointed by the Committee for doctoral education and are responsible among other things for reviewing applications for public defence and licentiate seminars, and check that these comply with current regulations as well as to appoint the Examination board and opponent.

The Dissertation committee is now looking for several new members. As a member, you are expected to attend about 4 meetings per semester. There is no payment.

Experiences and requirements

Members must be at least Docent.

In accordance with the Discrimination Act, we work for an even gender distribution and therefore welcome male applicants.

The members must be fluent in Swedish in speech and writing since the meetings are held in Swedish, and documents can be in both Swedish and English.

We also welcome applicants with competence in clinical research.

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest must contain a CV, list of publications and a short description (3-4 sentences) of your area of ​​competence, and be sent to disputation@ki.se no later than 5 October.

Questions

Questions? Please contact disputation@ki.se.

Published: 2021-09-01 09:06 | Updated: 2021-09-01 09:06

New perspectives on assessment at Teacher's Day 29/9

Teacher Day is intended to inspire you through the exchange of knowledge and experience on the topic of innovative assessment. The day is aimed at those of you who are involved in the design, development and delivery of education.

What is Teacher Day and what will the day look like?

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Jennifer Valcke, Educational developer and project leader, Unit for Teaching and learning. Photo: N/A.

– Teacher Day is an event organised for KI teaching staff to exchange, discuss and reflect on their educational practices.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Teacher Day will be an entirely digital event. Moving this event online has been challenging, but also a fantastic opportunity to create a unique experience for the KI community!

What are your thoughts on this year’s topic - innovative assessment?

– Assessment is a thorny issue and a real challenge for teaching staff in general. Are we really measuring the attainment of our intended learning outcomes through our assessment practices? How can we ensure there is a mix of both formative and summative assessment so that our students practice applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes we wish them to develop? What constitutes being innovative in asessment and how can we upgrade our own assessment practices?

What are you most looking forward to?

– I am excited about listening to the two invited international speakers, Julie Walaszczyk from Belgium and TJ Ò Ceallaigh from Ireland, about how their own institutions have engaged with innovative assessment during the pandemic.

– I am also very curious to attend the workshops and sessions from our own KI teachers and educational developers who will present a wide range of topics: from the use of rubrics and best practices in question design to assessing the Sustainable Development Goals and looking at assessment from an equal opportunities perspective, among others. Check out our programme and I hope you will be as inspired as I am!

Program and registration

Program and registration for Teacher Day 2021

Please register no later than Sep 19th!

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Published: 2021-08-31 15:07 | Updated: 2021-08-31 15:07

Doctoral student news August 2021 published

This newsletter is primarily addressed to doctoral students. The purpose is to inform about news and practical details regarding doctoral education at KI.

Primary target groups for Doctoral Student News  are doctoral students as well as the departmental directors for doctoral studies and administrative officers for doctoral education. These groups will receive the letter automatically. Other interested groups (for example doctoral supervisors) can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Read Doctoral Student News  August 2021

Read previous issues of Doctoral Student News in the archive

Published: 2021-08-30 11:52 | Updated: 2021-08-30 16:44

The autumn call of research internships "forskar-AT" has opened - welcome to apply!

Research internships "Forskar-AT" allows intern doctors to combine their regular clinical internship (18-21 months) with up to 12 months of research at KI.
Research internships are available for the university’s doctoral students and PhDs actively engaged in research at KI.

The autumn call is open from Augusti 30 until September 14. 

Further information and link to the advertisement on this website.  

Up to ten research internships "AT-block" is added at each call, if suitable candidates.

Published: 2021-08-27 14:58 | Updated: 2021-08-27 15:00

Call for assignment as pedagogical ambassadors within doctoral education – new deadline 17 September 2021

The purpose of the one-year pilot project is to stimulate pedagogical development in doctoral courses by financed time for pedagogical ambassadors as well as the start-up of a pedagogical network in doctoral education with the support from the unit for Teaching and Learning (UoL).

Please note that this call opened on 17 June, but that the call text has been updated/clarified on 27 August and the deadline has been extended to 17 September.

"The pedagogical ambassadors are a new way of raising educational issues and stimulating pedagogical development in doctoral education" says Erika Franzén, chair of the Course and programme committee and deputy-chairperson in the Committee for doctoral education. "During the pandemic, we have taken a major step into the digitization of doctoral courses with new working methods and pedagogical tools, and there is a great need for further development and support.”

The aim of the call is to pave the way for good examples, "best practice", which can benefit the entire KI. Workshops and working methods, etc. which are developed within the framework of this initiative will function as inspiration and support for teachers in doctoral education at KI and promote future pedagogical development by disseminating experiences. The aim is also to build a pedagogical network between ambassadors with support from Teaching and Learning (TL).

Please note that anchoring with doctoral programme / research school must be in place. A maximum of one application will be granted from each doctoral programme / research school. 

Funding of approximately 10% of the corresponding full-time at KI for one year will be added and paid out via the doctoral education programme or research school to which the pedagogical ambassador is attached. 

Application

The application must consist of a CV (maximum 2 pages), motivation letter with a short account of the intended pedagogical project idea / activity as pedagogical ambassador (1 page). Anchoring with doctoral programme / research school must be made clear.

The application shall be sent to doctoral@ki.se no later than September 17. For more information please contact the deputy-chairperson in the Committee for doctoral education Erika Franzén or Central director of doctoral studies Ingeborg van der Ploeg.

Criteria and assessment

Applications received are reviewed by an assessment group appointed by the Academic vice president of doctoral education.  Granting of funds are based on the following assessment criteria: 

  • The quality of the project idea and anticipated results 
  • How realistic the project idea is in terms of implementation and resources 
  • The applicant's pedagogical merits and ambitions 
  • The ability to disseminate results and supervise colleagues 

You as a pedagogical ambassador will

  • be part of a pedagogical network for exchange of thoughts and knowledge together with the other pedagogical ambassadors who support each other in pedagogical issues (including systematic quality assurance processes) related to doctoral courses
  • be offered pedagogical support by Teaching and Learning (TL) for the planning and implementing a pedagogical development project of one’s own choice within doctoral education
  • have the possibility to disseminate acquired knowledge within KI
  • increase your own pedagogical knowledge and merits

You as a pedagogical ambassador are expected to

  • be able to lead pedagogical discussions, for example in seminar form 
  • be able to initiate and pursue pedagogical issues that are relevant to doctoral education 
  • lead at least one pedagogical development project during the project period
  • support colleagues / "Critical friend" and spread good examples
  • work for doctoral education at the entire KI, not only for the research school / doctoral program you are affiliated with
  • immerse yourself in relevant higher education pedagogical literature and participate in other relevant pedagogical educations. 
  • after the end of the period, give a workshop / seminar for course providers about initiatives and experiences. 

Time Plan

Application and assessment work follows the schedule below

  • 17 September – call for proposals deadline
  • 18 September - 24 September – applications assessed 
  • September – The decision on granting is made by the Academic vice president for doctoral education
  • October – project start 

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KIB Webinar: Researchers – publish open access with prepaid APC:s

09-12-2021 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Add to iCal
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During this presentation, you will learn what you need to know to benefit from KI's open access publishing agreements with a wide range of publishers.

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