Supervision during lunch break

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Supervision during lunchbreak May 22 - Departmental duties, a hot topic

22 May. 2019, 13:00 - 13:45
Luleå, A 211
English
lennart.pettersson@ltu.se
Published: 2 May 2019

It is clear from questionnaires to both doctoral students and supervisors that doctoral students devote a significant part of their time to project activities that "do not bring them closer to the degree". Historically, we have almost been equated with teaching, but this does not seem to be the case today. Much other doctoral students can be set to do is also what you do "for us as an institution", eg. because we promised our financiers something.

A work has therefore been initiated to review how we should handle the issue of institutional service and your recordings are therefore important for this work.

The problem with trying to list what is institutional service is that, as soon as we start to list things, we exclude what is not listed. If we instead have a more purely educational perspective on postgraduate education and are based on the learning objectives to be fulfilled, you may be able to turn the discussion around. If information we put on our PhD students cannot be linked to learning outcomes (and thus give course or dissertation points), is it not then that it is departmental service that is about?

Johan Carlson starts the discussion