PIL - Network for Educationally Awarded Teachers

UPL has taken the initiative to start a collegial network for teachers who form part of Umeå University's educational qualification model.

The network serves as a platform for sharing thoughts and ideas about higher education pedagogy but it also has an important part to play regarding mentorship and the strategic task of making qualified and excellent teachers visible.

Umeå University's educational qualification model

In 2014, the Vice-Chancellor at Umeå University established a model for educational qualification. The aim is to "contribute to a continual improvement in the quality of education by encouraging teachers to develop a high degree of pedagogical expertise and encouraging departments to create good conditions for pedagogical development."

Read more about educational qualification


Find information about our upcoming and earlier seminars here.

Seminars 2023

Lunch seminar December 6, 11:30 - 13:00
More information later on
Local: Universitetsklubben


Lunchseminar Oktober 5, 11:30 - 13:00
To develop (further!) in one's teaching role through visits to each other's teaching practices
We present implementation and experiences from the pilot round of collegial development through visits to each other's teaching practice, discuss development of the teaching role and invite to a new round. This is one of the investments made for those who are already qualified in their teaching role and also an excellent activity for you who want to progress from merited to excellent in the future.

Lunch seminar April 5, 11:30 - 13:00
Theme: AI as part of students' educational journey.

The seminar begins with two short considerations regarding AI and formation in higher education. Next, we will discuss questions such as How does AI affect our goals with higher education in general and program goals specifically. How does AI affect students' ability to achieve higher education goals?

A warm welcome to one of the spring's most incendiary and at the same time fundamental discussions about higher education and students' training.

Lunch seminar May 17, 11:30 - 13:00
Theme: Progression plans as support for learning, teaching and development in higher education. Susanne Pelger from Lund University shares experiences and thoughts about strengthening "Learning progression"

The abstract starts like this: If goal fulfillment is to be ensured for all students, prerequisites need to be provided for learning progression towards the goals of the education. In order to strengthen these conditions, progression plans have been developed for the science courses at Lund University. The progression plan concretizes each degree goal in stage goals with gradually increased requirements and thereby provides an overview of the expected learning progression.

An introduction can be read in Higher education (in Swedish)
And a more comprehensive and brand new report can be read here (in Swedish)

Seminars 2022

This year we do not have a consistent theme, we will mix different current and hopefully interesting issues. The place for the seminar is Universitetsklubben or Zoom. (Link to Zoom will be found in Canvas, no pre-registration for the meetings is needed as long as we are seen in Zoom)

Lunch seminar 1 March at 11:30 - 13:00
Theme: Research presentations built on storytelling
Maria Forsman, Department of Law

Lunch seminar 2 May at 11:30 - 13:00
Theme: Student-led education
A literature seminar.

Lunch seminar on 16 September at 12.00 - 13.00
Theme: "Playfulness" in higher education - can it be something?
The presenter is Lars Larsson, UPL.

Lunch seminar on 10 November at 12.00 - 13.00
Theme: "I can't, can I? About the challenge of writing about one's teaching."
The presenter is Rasmus Karlsson, Political Science.

Seminars 2021

Lunch seminar 16 March at 12:00 - 13:00
Flipped classroom, is it really teaching? This time we'll try a new approach and invite you to a seminar based on a very recent article about flipped classroom. If you want to read the article before, you will find it in Canvas

Lunch seminar 18 May at 12:00 - 13:00
The theme is Pedagogical merit models in Sweden. Umeå University is not alone in the country with its pedagogical merit model. In fact, this phenomenon exists at most of Sweden's larger universities and is also beginning to emerge in our northern neighbours. In this seminar, preliminary results from a very recent survey are presented where similarities and differences between the higher education institutions are described, as well as what effects and challenges the pedagogical merit models appear to have generated.

Lunch seminar 16 September at 12:00 - 13:00
The theme of this seminar was Integration of research and education. The initiator was Linus Andersson, Psychology, who shared ideas and concrete initiatives to let students and teachers / researchers work together on research and knowledge-creating projects during their studies.

Lunch seminar 16 November at 12:00 - 13:00
The theme is Case teaching with type cases. The initiator is Patrik Wennberg, Public Health and Clinical Medicine, General Medicine, who talks about the work of developing "general medical type cases" which consist of a dozen fictional people from 1-93 years. These people are meant to return to teaching with slightly different health-related problems at the same time as they age and develop over time.

Seminars 2020

Lunch seminar 17 February at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben
Support for planning progression of generic competencies

Lunch seminar 4 May at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
Ethical competence - a generic competence?

Lunch seminar 22 September at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
Generic competencies and professional education and training

Lunch seminar 18 November at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
The title for the seminar is not yet decided but the theme is flexible learning environments.

Seminars 2019

Seminars autumn 2019

Lunch seminar 19 September at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben

Generic competences and professional education at an advanced level. How do we secure general abilities in the midst of all the details?

Invited guest is Magnus Hultin, the program director of the Medical Program.

Lunch seminar 20 November at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben

Progression of generic competences.

Invited guest is Agneta Bränberg, senior lecturer at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics

Seminars spring 2019

January 30, kl. 11.30-13.00, N460, Natural Sciences Building
STINT:s scholarship for Teaching Sabbatical

A seminar on Grants for Teaching Sabbatical och Teaching Sabbatical - two scholarship programmes by STINT (Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning).

Guests are Karin Forslund, STINT, Thomas Mejtoft, TFE and Katarina Winka, UPL. Thomas and Katarina have recently come back from a semester at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore and Ohio State University in USA respectively.

Seminars 2018

October 30, 11.50-12.50, Location: Universitetsklubben
How can you use humor in teaching.

Maria Berge from NMD, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, will give a talk.

UPL will provide a sandwich for the participants.

Marie Friman