Rollebeskrivelser og ansvarsområder
Rollebeskrivelser og ansvarsområder
BI has a Dean for every programme level, i.e. Bachelor’s, Master of Science, PhD and executive education (incl. post-graduate Master’s). The Deans for the Bachelor, Master of Science and Executive programmes report to the Provost for Academic Programmes. The Dean for the PhD programme reports to the Provost for research and academic resources.
The Dean is hired for four years, with the possibility of an extension for another four years. The positions are held by permanent faculty in a full position and require a doctoral degree.
The Dean has the overall academic responsibility for the academic programmes on his or her programme level and for making decisions on academic issues within given framework and deadlines.
The Dean is expected to have broad contact with the areas for programme quality, BI´s faculty and academic departments, BI´s market divisions and BI´s management through the Provost. BI emphasises openness regarding ongoing development processes and involvement of resources and units that secures good decision-making and commitment.
The Dean heads the programme committee for his or her programme level and is a member of the Senate. The Dean is the superior for the Associate Deans and in a few cases for Academic Coordinators. The Dean for Bachelor studies is also the superior for the local programme directors at the regional campuses.
The Dean´s main areas of responsibility are divided in three:
(1) Programme strategy
(2) Evaluation and follow-up of existing programmes, and
(3) Development of new programmes
1) Programme strategy
The Dean is responsible for development and maintenance of a strategy for programme development in line with BI´s overall strategy. The Dean must make sure to involve the academic departments and BI´s market divisions in these processes. The programme strategy is submitted to top-management for a final decision.
The programme strategy must include overall goals and development initiatives related to:
- Graduate profiles and learning goals
- Academic standards
- Pedagogical solutions – distribution, online, lectures and tutoring
- Partnerships and cooperation in the programmes – national and international
- Contacts with businesses
The Dean may include areas of focus as he or she sees fit.
2) Existing programmes
The Dean has the overall responsibility for evaluation of the academic and pedagogical standard of courses and programmes and the authority to withdraw former given approvals based on course and programme evaluations.
The Dean submits an annual report with analyses and assessment of the academic quality in the programmes and the students’ achievement of learning. The report must include needs for action and the status of development initiatives.
The Dean approves curriculum changes in the programmes, including learning goals, framework of exams and evaluation of students’ learning outcomes, and conditions for choice of examiner model.
Where issues need the approval of the Senate, the Dean will prepare and submit the case.
Examples of such issues are:
- Admission requirements
- Progression requirements
- Curricular changes that significantly influence the programme profile
- New programmes and specialisations
- Agreements on degree cooperation
The Dean has a responsibility to include assessment of the financial consequences in all submissions for decision by top management or by the Senate, such as costs of delivery, costs related to partnerships and costs for administrative student support.
3) Development of new programmes
BI aspires to continuously develop its programme portfolio, seek opportunities to create new programmes and be prepared to close down programmes that do not meet market demands or BI´s academic profile.
The Dean is responsible for coordinating these processes and for providing a good basis for decision making by BI´s top management. In the case of major changes proposed by the Dean, the Senate should be consulted before a decision is made by top management.
The Dean’s annual report on the status of development includes programme strategy, assessment of academic programmes and academic quality.
Handelshøyskolen BI, mai 2017
All degree programmes at BI have one Associate Dean assigned to them. The Associate Dean in his or her role reports to the Dean of that particular programme level. The Associate Dean has overall responsibility for the academic and pedagogical standards of his or her programme, for its market relevance and for the delivery of the programme. The Associate Dean is normally hired for two years with the possibility of an extension. The roles are held by permanent faculty in a full position and it is expected that the associate deans have teaching experience from the programme area and will have teaching duties during his or her time as associate dean.
The role of Associate Dean demands extensive contact with administrative student support units, student quality assessment representatives, academic departments, market divisions and the students.
The Associate Dean´s areas of responsibility are:
(1) Academic and pedagogical quality and relevance,
(2) Evaluation and follow-up of the programme
(3) Student related tasks.
1) Academic and pedagogical quality and relevance
The Associate Dean is responsible for quality assurance and development of the academic and pedagogical profile of the programme, and to secure high market relevance. In consultation with the Dean and fellow Associate Deans, he or she will specifically develop and update the following elements in the programme:
- graduate profile and learning goals
- academic profile (curriculum and sequentialisation of disciplines throughout the programme)
- pedagogical choices in relation to distribution issues, online delivery, lectures and tutoring, in close
- cooperation with the academic departments
- course approval as a part of the annual course revision process if delegated from the dean
- connecting relevant national and international partners to the programme
engagement with businesses
The Associate Dean will annually present graduate profiles, learning goals and curriculum to the programme committee and to the Dean for approval. In the annual course revision process, decision making is delegated from the Dean to the Associate Dean with regard to programme-specific courses (except those courses for which the Associate Dean is also the course coordinator). In this process the Associate Dean is especially responsible for securing that teaching and examination methods are aligned with the overall programme learning goals, and that the composition of the various elements contributes to a good learning experience and reasonable work load for the students. When entering agreements on international collaboration in degree programmes (i.e. double degrees) the Associate Dean is also responsible for the development of an academic protocol in consultation with the Dean.
2) Evaluation and follow-up of the programme
The Associate Dean has the responsibility to evaluate the academic and pedagogical quality of courses in the programme and to act on discrepancies in quality standards. This responsibility specifically incorporates:
- monitoring the delivery of courses in close cooperation with the academic departments
- monitoring the delivery of distributed programmes (i.e. across campuses) in close contact with the local programme manager
- follow-up of Academic Coordinators
- keeping an ongoing dialogue with course coordinators and conducting annual seminars
The Associate Dean identifies venues for assurance of learning, aligned with the programmes’ learning goals, and monitors the follow-up of measurements carried out by the course coordinators. Specifically for the PhD programme, the Associate Dean monitors progression and placements in close cooperation with the academic departments.
Annually, the Associate Dean presents a report with analyses and assessment of the academic quality of the programme and the student learning outcomes. The report should include suggestions for action for improvement and give a status assessment of development issues.
The report is submitted to the Dean.
3) Student related tasks
The Associate Dean conducts regular meetings with student representatives to make sure that the students’ views are heard and to facilitate active student participation in shaping the learning process.
The Associate Dean is responsible for providing new students with information on the academic content of the programme at semester start and to convey to the students what is expected of them in terms of work performance throughout their studies.
Additional tasks are:
- responsibility for reviewing applications for admission that cannot be decided administratively
- approval of the academic content of student exchanges (i.e. setting up a learning agreement)
The role of Academic Coordinators applies to either a group of courses within a degree programme, or to a non-degree programme. He or she with this role reports to the Associate Dean of the degree programme, or in some cases to the Dean for the programme area.
The Academic Coordinator is normally hired for two years with the possibility of an extension. The roles are held by permanent faculty in a full position and are appointed by the head of department. It is expected that the Academic Coordinator has teaching experience from the programme area and will have teaching duties during his or her time as Academic Coordinator.
The role of Academic Coordinator demands contact with administrative student support units, student quality assessment representatives, market divisions, academic departments and the students.
The Academic Coordinator’s areas of responsibility are
(1) Academic and pedagogical quality and relevance within the specialization/group of courses
(2) Evaluation and follow-up of the specialization/group of courses
(3) Student related tasks.
1) Academic and pedagogical quality and relevance within the specialization/group of courses
The Academic Coordinator is, together with the Associate Dean, responsible for quality assurance and development of the academic and pedagogical profile of the courses, and to secure high market relevance. In consultation with the Associate Dean and fellow Academic Coordinators, he or she will specifically develop and update the following elements of the programme:
- academic profile (curriculum and sequentialisation of courses throughout the specialization/group of courses)
- pedagogical choices in relation to distribution issues, online delivery, lectures andtutoring in close cooperation with the academic departments
- course approval as a part of the annual course revision process if delegated from the Associate Dean
- setting up thesis seminars and coordinating with supervisors
- engagement with businesses
In the annual course revision process, decision making can be delegated from the Associate Dean to the Academic Coordinator. In this process the Academic Coordinator is especially responsible for securing that teaching and examination methods are aligned with the overall programme learning goals, and that the composition of the various elements contributes to a good learning experience and a reasonable workload for the students.
2) Evaluation and follow-up of the courses
In close cooperation with the academic departments, the Associate Dean will evaluate the academic and pedagogical quality of courses in the programme and act on discrepancies in quality standards. This responsibility specifically incorporates:
- monitoring the delivery of courses in close cooperation with the academic departments and Associate Deans
- providing relevant feedback and information on courses to the Associate Deans
- keeping an ongoing dialogue with course leaders
3) Student-related tasks
The Academic Coordinator is responsible for providing new students with information on the academic content of the specialization/group of courses at semester start and to convey to the students what is expected of them in terms of work performance throughout their studies.
Additional tasks are:
- approval of the academic content of student exchanges in cooperation with the Associate Dean (i.e. setting up a learning agreement)
- setting up thesis seminars and coordinating with supervisors
- participation in promotion and sales activities for the courses/programm
The academic departments have the responsibility for development and maintenance of courses and programmes offered at BI Norwegian Business School. The Department Chair appoints course leaders among the permanent scientific staff in full-time positions.
Course leaders are accountable for development, creation and updating of academic content, level, relevance and implementation of pedagogical quality linked to each programme. The course leaders must have teaching experience in the relevant fields.
Course leaders report to, and work closely with, the Associate Dean/Academic Coordinator on academic matters related to the course/programme.
Academic and pedagogical quality and relevance
- Development, update and maintenance of the course/programme. Responsibility for the content and that teaching is professionally relevant and research based
- Describe the course's learning objectives, workload/scope, literature, design, content, implementation, progress and evaluation form. All course descriptions must be produced in Norwegian and English (electronic course description)
- Ensuring that the curriculum is in accordance with the academic standard set for the course/programme and that the syllabus is available within the current deadlines
- Ensuring that the authentication rules for self-produced literature are followed
Production of exam(s) and delivery of guidelines for examination
- Ensuring that examination(s) meet the required quality in line with current rules
Evaluation and follow-up of the courses
- Do a reasonable portion of the marking of examination papers in the course
- Fill in rubrics for Assurance of Learning
- Be present/available during the exam.
Recruitment and approval of external examiners in cooperation with the academic department where required
Student related tasks
- Review applications for exemption of evaluation in line with BI's guidelines
- Take on a teaching load sufficient to have a reasoned opinion of the course quality
- Course leaders have the formal responsibility* for how justification of grades is to be done and are authorized to delegate this responsibility to the individual grader.
Additional assignments related to courses offered at several campuses
- Facilitating courses, materials, lectures arrangements and other matters ensuring that the course is delivered with the same high quality across campuses. All courses will have a lecture outline on the School´s LMS
- Approving lecturers according to current rules. Take an active role in recruiting of new lecturers. (Emphasise teaching skills)
- Follow up of assessments across campuses to secure consistent high quality of examination.
*Decision by BIs Board of Trustees, December 12th, 2018
Lokal programansvarlig ved studiesteder utenfor Oslo
Det vises til den faglige styringslinjen i BIs kvalitetssikringssystem hvor det defineres oppgaver for lokal programansvarlig for bachelorstudier ved BIs studiesteder. Oppdatert juli 2017
- Rollen som lokal programansvarlig skal innehas av en faglig ansatt ved studiestedet og ansvars- og arbeidsoppgaver ivaretas i tillegg til de ordinære plikter som ligger til stillingen som faglig ansatt.
- Lokal programansvarlig engasjeres til rollen av prorektor i samråd med dean bachelor og studiestedets direktør. Prorektor fastsetter funksjonstiden, normalt 2 år per periode.
- Lokal programansvarlig rapporterer til dean bachelor.
- Lokal programansvarlig skal sikre at den faglige og pedagogiske gjennomføringen av studiene på det enkelte studiested skjer i henhold til vedtatte kvalitetsstandarder og retningslinjer.
- Lokal programansvarlig skal bidra til kvalitetsutvikling av programmene, blant annet gjennom samarbeid med dean og associate deans, gjennomføring av formativ kursevaluering og deltakelse på forelesersamlinger.
Ansvarsområder for lokal programansvarlig:
- Ansvarlig for at den faglige og pedagogiske gjennomføringen av studiene skjer er i henhold til vedtatte kvalitetsstandarder og retningslinjer.
- Delta i planlegging og bruk av lærekreftene på studiestedet og bidra til at dette skjer i henhold til vedtatte retningslinjer.
- Ansvar for at formativ evaluering skjer systematisk i tråd med vedtatte regler, med støtte fra studieadministrasjonen.
- Sørge for at foreleserne deltar på fagseminar og pedagogisk veiledning.
- Gjennomføre forelesersamlinger ved starten av nytt skoleår.
- Følge opp at undervisningen foregår i overensstemmelse med vedtatte rammebetingelser.
- Fremme forslag og gi råd om utvikling og forbedring av faglig-pedagogisk karakter.
- Lokal programansvarlig bør være fast medlem i studiestedets Læringsmiljøutvalg, LMU.
- Utøve rollen i nært samarbeid med den lokale studieadministrasjonen, lokal faglig leder og direktør ved studiestedet.
Lokal programansvarlig er:
BI Bergen: Erik Wilberg
BI Stavanger: Riana Steen
BI Trondheim: Charlotte Marie Morland
Den faglige ledelsen ved studiestedene utenfor Oslo styrkes ved etablering av rollen Lokal faglig leder.
Lokal faglig leder
- skal være en faglig ansatt, og rollen ivaretas i tillegg til de ordinære plikter som ligger til stillingen som faglig ansatt.
- engasjeres til rollen av viserektor for fag og forskning i samråd med studiestedets direktør. Viserektor fastsetter funksjonstiden og lokal faglig leder rapporterer til viserektor og studiestedets direktør.
- skal ikke ha ansvar knyttet til kurs- og/eller programgjennomføringene. Unntaksvis kan en faglig inneha rollen både som lokal faglig leder og lokal programansvarlig.
Arbeidsområder for lokal faglig leder
- Ansvarlig for faglig kvalitetssikring, evaluering, faglig og pedagogisk utvikling på studiestedene
- Følge opp disponering av studiestedes faglige ressuser, herunder pliktavregning
- Ha en aktiv rolle ved faglige ansettelser på studiestedetBidra til at undervisningen ved de lokale studiesteder har like god faglig forankring som ved BI i Oslo - et prinsipp som er sentralt i BIs strategi "Ett BI".
- Være en ressursperson for at øvrige lokalt faglige selv er aktive i sin faglige utvikling og skal i samarbeid med instituttleder og studiestedets direktør bidra til stimulering av lokalt faglige til et kvalifiseringsløp av typen 1. lektor eller PhD-studier.
- Delta i respektive studiesteds ledergruppe for å sikre at faglige hensyn og faglighet blir ivaretatt
- Lokal faglig leger må ha et nært samarbeid med lokal programansvarlig og studiestedets direktør
- Levere en kort, skriftlig, semestervis rapport til viserektor om status, avvik, forsalg til tiltak og en helhetsvurdering og anbefaling for videre arbeid.
Lokal faglig leder er:
BI Bergen: Hans-Martin Straume
BI Stavanger: Njål Foldnes
BI Trondheim: Svend Asle Eggen