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.
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
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
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
UID Strategy and Coordination
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
EHS - Environment, Health and
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
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.
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
Course responsible one-year course
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.
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.