To ensure an equal assessment of pedagogical proficiency at the different faculties, the Vice-Chancellor has decided on a joint university board to oversee qualifications for higher education teaching. The Board recommends a decision for appointment to the faculties, based on the experts' assessments.
The Board consists of Deputy-Vice-Chancellor Heidi Hansson (chair), two representatives per faculty and representatives of the three student unions.
Faculty of Medicine:
Associate Professor Aleksandra McGrath and Faculty subjects coordinator Anna Fahlgren
Faculty of Social Sciences:
Associate Dean Ann-Louise Silfver and Faculty subjects coordinator Nils Eriksson
Faculty of Arts:
Pro Dean Torkel Molin and Faculty subjects coordinator Ann-Catrine Eriksson
Faculty of Science and Technology:
Pro Dean Sara Sjöstedt de Luna and Faculty subjects coordinator Susanne Vikström
One representative from each of the following student unions; Medical Sciences Student Union,Umeå Student Union and Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
Co-opted for the board is an expert in pedagogical matters and a secretarial function from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UPL) as well as an appointed distinguished teacher designated by the chair. Co-opted when needed is an expert in employment matters from the Office for Human Resources.
The mandate period is four years and the board assembles at least twice each semester.