UID organisation

Decision making and processing

Decision making at Umeå Institute of Design follows the order delegation at central, faculty and departmental level. The following are the main bodies active in preparatory processing for decision and decision-making. For an overview of decision making processes in education, see this chart. For an overview of decision making in administration, see this chart. For an overview of the collaborative organisation at UID, see this chart.

Decision Meeting
The decision meeting is the department's highest decision-making body, and thus where all major decisions regarding the school's activities are taken.

LCG - Local Cooperation Group /  LSG - lokal samverkansgrupp
Before an issue is processed at the decision meeting, it is addressed by the LCG, and before that usually also in one of the preparatory bodies, such as the programme council or a working group.

Subject Development Committee
Preparatory processing before LCG and Decision Meeting of internal funding applications for research and artistic development work and for travel grants, as well as guidelines and policy for internal funding for subject development.

Programme Council for Education
Preparatory processing and review before LCG and Decision Meeting of general study plan, course study plans and degree examination, and final processing of course evaluations.

PhD Programme Council
Preparatory processing and review before LCG and Decision Meeting of general study plan and course study plans at PhD level, and final processing of course evaluations.

College of Supervisors
Led by Director of PhD studies, the College of supervisors includes all supervisors at UID. The college meets twice a year to follow up on the PHD students' work and progress.

UID Strategy and Coordination Group
The Strategy and coordination group is UID's main body for strategic outlook and coordination across programmes and courses with focus on development of programme content and structure.

EHS - Environment, Health and Safety
 The EHS group is a preparatory and advisory body that handles matters regarding physical and psycho-social work environment, equality and equal treatment, health and safety, and sustainability at UID.

Work Environment Group
The Work Environment Group is a preparatory and operational body for issues concerning physical and psycho-social work environment from the staff and student perspectives. 

Equal Opportunities Group
The Equal Opportunities Group is a preparatory and operational body for issues concerning equal access from the staff and student perspectives.

 

Roles and distribution

Head of Department
The Head of department  holds the overall formal responsibility for the school and subject of design, with focus on strategic development, and handles operative issues, including staff, economy and work environment.

Deputy Head of Department
The Deputy head of department supports the Head of department in operative and strategic issues, and functions as substitute for Head of department when necessary.

Assistant Head of Department
The Assistant Head of Department handles strategic and operative issues related to collaboration with external partners within both education and subject development work. As such, from the outside a key person for initial and sustained collaborations with school, from the inside a key resource and support for setting up and managing collaborations with external stakeholders.

Director of Studies
The Director of Studies handles issues relating to overall planning, operations, follow-up and staffing in basic and advanced level education. 

Director of PhD Studies
The Director of PhD Studies is responsible for the planning, operations, and follow-up of the PhD programme.

Final examiner for PhD studies
The final examiner has the overall responsibility for subject content and the quality of the PhD education.

Programme Director
The programme director is the educational leader of the program, and thus responsible for that the content, structure and quality of the program is maintained in the subject when taught in cooperation with course responsible, colleagues in the team of teachers and other tutors. The programme director is responsible for the continuous planning, monitoring and quality assurance of the programme, including programme specific staffing and budget, and that the admission, education and examination of students is done in accordance with local and central procedures and guidelines.

Course responsible one-year course package
The Course responsible for a one-year course package is the educational leader and thus responsible for that the content, structure and quality of the course package is maintained in the subject when taught in cooperation with course responsible, colleagues in the team of teachers and other tutors. She or he is responsible for the continuous planning, monitoring and quality assurance of the programme, including course package specific staffing and budget, and that the admission, education and examination of students is done in accordance with local and central procedures and guidelines.

Course responsible
The course responsible is responsible for the course schedule, course information, tutoring, examination, evaluation and reporting of grades, and that this is done in accordance with existing guidelines and policy.