Amanuenskollegium // Course Coordinator Series – Autumn 2021


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Deadlines and time table

The meetings and material listed below will be explained further by instructions sent out by email and at actual meetings. The meetings and material are fundamental aspects of the work with your course and everyone is expected to participate – when it says EVERYBODY that means everybody working with a autumn 2021 course. In other words – not being at a meeting/session is the same as not showing up for work. If you are sick or have other valid reason for not being part of a meeting, email Malin Östman and specify why you can’t make be there. Staff meetings Wednesdays even weeks at 12.15-13.00, CEMUS Fika every Wednesday at 15.15 (hopefully in person from autumn). Happy course coordination!

Meetings and sessions in BOLD PINK are mandatory as part of your work.


 

START-UP PHASE – NEW COORDINATORS; COURSE START-UP; PROJECT-PLANNING START-UP – week 14-16

APRIL 2021

week 14
EVERYBODY (NEW AND RETURNING COURSE COORDINATORS)
Wednesday April 7 at 9.15-12.00
Start-up autumn 2021 course coordinators with Malin Östman via Zoom (see link in email).


EVERYBODY
Wednesday April 7 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


week 14-15
EVERYBODY – WORK, PROJECT AND TIME PLANNING START-UP
Wednesday April 7 – Friday April 16
start the work planning, time budget and collaborative process. Work, project and time plan start-up – with your course coordinator colleague work through and discuss the different documents, then upload to EduBox and decide on time plan/budget in work description and project plan with director of studies.

Purpose: Introduce the course coordinator work at CEMUS, discuss parallel starting-points for that work and connect in-class hours to work hours in time budget/planning. Get a clear understanding of the work description and how the total hours is best spent to create the best course possible, agree on how to collaborate, and formulate a project plan that enables a clear and concrete work process.
Key documents: Course coordinators autumn 2021 | Course Resource Persons in general and themes | Course Coordinator Guide autumn 2021 | CEMUS book – Transcending Boundaries (print) click to download: English Swedish | 1. Collaborative Agreement – Autumn 2021 (Box\CEMUS-Edu-Box\Autumn 2021\Start-Up documents) | 2. Work description & time budget (individual) – Autumn 2021 (Box\CEMUS-Edu-Box\Autumn 2021\[COURSE ABBREVIATION]) | 3. General work description and project plan – Autumn 2021 (Box\CEMUS-Edu-Box\Autumn 2021\Start-Up documents) | 4. Suggested Course Work Group – Autumn 2021 (Box\CEMUS-Edu-Box\Autumn 2021\Start-Up documents)


week 16
DEADLINE
Monday April 19 at 17.00
Upload to CEMUS-Edu-Box (see email with invitation/link):

  1. Collaborative Agreement – Autumn 2021
  2. Work description & time budget (individual) – Autumn 2021
  3. General work description and project plan – Autumn 2021
  4. Suggested Course Work Group – Autumn 2021 (talk to Malin if you have questions)

IDEATION PHASE – FROM COURSE MATERIAL, SYLLABUS AND CREATIVE PROCESSES START DEVELOPING IDEAS – week 16-19

week 16
EVERYBODY
Wednesday April 21 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


EVERYBODY
Thursday April 22 kl. 10.15-11.15
Active student participation with Lovisa Håkansson. No preparation needed. Lovisa is a former course coordinator at CEMUS who is working at the unit for Quality enhancement, academic teaching and learning at Uppsala University. Lovisa works with Active Student Participation and is invited to give a broader understanding of the benefits with this pedagogical and didactical approach. This is the first of two sessions, where the second one will be held in August.


week 17
EVERYBODY
Week 17-18
Work Group Meeting 1 with summary of last semesters course, creative input, course outline and some general decisions. Email course reports and other relevant material for the meeting one week in advance.


DEADLINE
Before April 29

Instructions:

  1. Make a rough idea map of where you want to take your course in the upcoming edition of the course. Upload to padlet
  2. Reflect upon where this content comes from (is it inherited from previous years, is it brought in by you?)
  3. Are the concepts and structure affected by moving the education online? If so, how?

Key documents: Course syllabus (see links at the end of this page), idea map and general structure of course. Notes from your reflections.

Gjord med Padlet

EVERYBODY
Thursday April 29 at 9.15-12.00
CEMUS Course Assembly 1: workshop focused pedagogics, didactics and course concept(s), outline and structure, with Ewa Livmar, Zoom (see link in email). We will discuss pedagogical and didactical freedoms and frames at CEMUS, themes and content as well as the role that different type of content plays in courses. We will also discuss online vs. campus format in CEMUS education.

Purpose:
to get a broader understanding for learning and teaching at CEMUS by looking at course content in several ways:

  • Pedagogics and didactics at CEMUS – Freedoms and Frames
  • content in relation to previous year´s course (what to keep, what to bring in new),
  • content in relation to other courses at CEMUS (synergies, necessary overlaps, unnecessary overlaps)
  • but also to relate course content to the wider field/area of sustainability – what themes, current events and content do we cover well at CEMUS (and how) and what are the themes that are underrepresented in our courses (and why).
  • How do we follow/develop our educational model during uncertainty? (covid, campus, online etcetera)

Hopefully we can also find inspiration to bring in new content in courses, where it fits course syllabus and descriptions.


MAY

week 18
EVERYBODY
Week 17-18
Work Group Meeting 1 with summary of last semesters course, creative input, course outline and some general decisions. Email course reports and other relevant material for the meeting one week in advance.


EVERYBODY
Monday May 3 kl. 10.15-12.00
Online Education Workshop with Emmy Pater, Zoom (see Zoom link in email).


EVERYBODY
Wednesday May 5 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


week 19 (Mon-Wed work days)
EVERYBODY
Wednesday May 12 kl. 13.15-15.00
Introductory workshop on challenge-based teaching with Katrien van Poeck and Leif Östman (click on names for more info), see email and calendar for Zoom-link and preparation.


BUILDING PHASE – FROM IDEATION PHASE START BUILDING AND DECIDING ON COURSE COMPONENTS, BOOKING LECTURES, LOOKING AT BOOKS AND EXAMINATION – week 20-23

week 20
DEADLINE
Before May 19
Prepare according to instructions emailed a week in advance for CEMUS Course Assembly 2 on literature and supporting non-text material.


EVERYBODY
Wednesday May 19 at 9.15-12.00
CEMUS Course Assembly 2 on literature and supporting non-text material, with Daniel Mossberg, Zoom (see link in email).

Purpose:

  • to process and discuss course books that fits with and enables learning in the different courses;
  • to better understand why certain books with certain topics and perspectives are selected, and why some are not selected;
  • to get an overview of the number of books and the actual course books the coming semester to enable the same amount of reading per similar courses and avoid using the same or too similar books on CEMUS courses.

 

Instructions:

    1. Start by looking at last year’s course books and material, look at the Padlet below and then look around for additional books that might be relevant for your course.
    2. Gather possible books on a short list for autumn 2021 and discuss with your course coordinator colleague, find at least:
      • 4 books per 5 credit course (MSD Intro, MSD Seminar)
      • 4 books per 7.5 credit course (GMH, KE, HUA VUG, HUA KP, GCSF, SDSWE, SDLAT)
      • 6 books per 15 credit course (GEC, SDPMC, CCL distance)
      • 8 books per 30 credit course (CCLIP)

      … that could be selected for the coming semester – talk to Daniel if get stuck and need more books to consider. The short list could off course include books for last semester/previous years. Make sure the books are available online or at home with you for the Course Assembly and email Daniel if you need to order books (to CEMUS or home adress).

    3. Fill out one form per book and discuss: you can find the form with questions to fill in and discuss here: Form CCA 2
    4. Discuss and rank the books: make a list individually that puts the books in the order from most important for learning/need to be part of the course to less important and then discuss and make joint list together for your course.
    5. Online meet with Educational Coordinator (Ewa, Daniel, Alexis, Malin) and discuss if you think it will be valuable.
    6. Bring the forms, the joint list and at least one online or physical copy of the book to the Course Assembly: at the session we will discuss the books, their purpose/function in the courses and more in smaller groups, trying to build a visual overview of books at CEMUS autumn 2021 and try to figure out why we select certain books/topics/methods.

 

Framework for course books and other learning material: The list below includes the number of course books and other learning material that should be included in the course. Course books are discussed and decided with the Course Work Group week 21-22. The number of books should not vary because of the level of the course. Instead, the content, discussion, arguments, academic level should correspond with the level of the course – for example, a master level course includes books that are appropriate for that level. Course books are communicated 5 weeks before the course starts and other learning material 1 week before the course starts as decided by the vice-chancellor at Uppsala University.

  • For a 5 credit MSD-course at CEMUS: 1-2 books and Digital Compendium Online (Digital Compendium Online: An online compendium with 3-4 texts, videos, audio files and/or other learning material per week available at www.cemus.uu.se/COURSEPAGE)
  • For a 7.5 credits course at CEMUS: 1-2 books and Digital Compendium Online (Digital Compendium Online: An online compendium with 3-4 texts, videos, audio files and/or other learning material per week available at www.cemus.uu.se/COURSEPAGE)
  • For a 15 credit course at CEMUS: 3-4 books and Digital Compendium Online (Digital Compendium Online: An online compendium with 5-7 texts, videos, audio files and/or other learning material per week available at www.cemus.uu.se/COURSEPAGE)
  • For CCLIP 30 credits at CEMUS: 5-6 books and Digital Compendium Online (Digital Compendium Online: An online compendium with 8-11 texts, videos, audio files and/or other learning material per week available at www.cemus.uu.se/COURSEPAGE)

Key documents: Padlet with possible books autumn 2021 | CEMUS Education Literature on Box (articles)


EVERYBODY
Wednesday May 19 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


week 21
EVERYBODY
Week 21-22
Work Group Meeting 2 with decision on schedule, literature and examination. Email creative documents that opens up for input and other relevant material for the meeting one week in advance.


week 22
EVERYBODY
Week 21-22
Work Group Meeting 2 with decision on schedule, literature and examination. Email creative documents that opens up for input and other relevant material for the meeting one week in advance.


JUNE

EVERYBODY
Wednesday June 2 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


DEADLINE
Before June 3
Prepare according to instructions emailed a week in advance for CEMUS Course Assembly 3 on examination.


EVERYBODY
Thursday June 3 at 9.15-12.00
CEMUS Course Assembly 3 on examination with Alexis Engström/Sara Andersson, Zoom (see link in email). The focus for this assembly is constructive alignment, assessment and creating an examination structure for your course. You can find resources for assessment (eg. examples of grading matrixes) in the course coordinator guide folder in Box. Attached in the email from Alexis is also a chapter about assessment from a book exploring the concept of Community of inquiry. It’s a model that offers good support for the way we approach education at CEMUS.

Instructions: http://www.cemus.uu.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Preparations-3rd-Course-Assembly-on-Examination.docx


COMMUNICATION, DETAILED PLANNING AND IN-CLASS ROLES, PEDAGOGICS, DIDATICS PHASE – week 23-34

DEADLINE
No later than Wednesday June 9 at 12.00 upload to the EduBox:

  • Greeting with course basics and contact info
  • Welcome information (see previous semester’s course info)
  • A preliminary schedule with mandatory sessions clearly stated and outline of examination and deadlines
  • List of literature – books, course readers and other material

Schedule with times and dates and guest and your own sessions (not all guests have to be booked but decided on), literature (books and outline for course reader) and examination model need to be finished. Remember to sync joint guests with other courses already in May.


week 51
DEADLINE
No later than Friday June 18
Post at CEMUS course page and Studium preliminary schedule and other course info that you have decided upon with the Course Work Group in May-June and Director of Studies if you have questions or get stuck email/contact Sara Andersson.

The posts needs to include:

  • Greeting with course basics and contact info (welcome information/letter)
  • A preliminary schedule with mandatory sessions clearly stated and outline of examination and deadlines
  • Examination schedule with mandatory sessions and assignments clearly stated
  • List of literature – books, course readers and other material (not digital compendium which needs to be published 1 week before the course starts)

week 25-30

week 25-30 – work or vacation or flex hours – suggest vacation dates with your course coordinator colleague and inform Malin Östman, then put in the days in Primula mp.uu.se



AUGUST

week 31
Everybody back to work
from vacation Monday August 2.


week 32
Work on your course
– preparing for the autumn semester start.


EVERYBODY
Wednesday August 11 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


week 33
Work on your course
– preparing for the autumn semester start.


week 34
DEADLINE

No later than Monday August 23 email to students and post at course page and studium a finalised schedule and digital compendium (articles, video and more).


EVERYBODY
DATE TO BE DECIDED (August 23-25)
CEMUS Course Assembly 4 on in-class pedagogics, didactics and roles.


EVERYBODY
Wednesday August 25 kl. 12.15-13.00
CEMUS staff meeting, join via Zoom (see link in email).


week 35
EVERYBODY
Monday August 30

The Autumn Semester 2021 starts!


JANUARY 2022

week 4
Course Report Conference (date and time to be decided)
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Resources, Guidelines and Work Process

Courses, Course Coordinators, Course Resource Persons and Resource Groups

Course Coordinators

HUA Hållbar utveckling A, 30 hp
Course coordinators: Sonja Nettelbladt and Pontus Roseen

GMH 1MV052 Global miljöhistoria, 7.5 hp
Course coordinators: Saga Holmgren and Anja Moum Rieser

KE 1MV053 Klimatet, energin och det moderna samhället, 7.5 hp
Course coordinators: Alicia Bizet and Anja Moum Rieser

GCSF 1MV071 Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 hp
Course coordinators: Emmy Pater and Matthew Tuggey

SDSWE 1MV072 Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden, 7.5 hp
Course coordinators: André Dutra and Abigail Garbett

SDPMC 1MV074 Sustainable Development – Project Management and Communication, 15 hp
Course coordinators: Nicola Donohoe and Felicitas Paul

SDLA 1MV080 Sustainability and Development in Latin America, 7.5 hp
Course coordinators: André Dutra

GEC 1MV073 The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation, 15 hp
Course coordinators: Harriet Dunn and Aster Tommasini

CCLIP 1MV078 Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 hp
Course coordinators: Matthew Tuggey and Tobias Bharucha

MSD Intro 1MV550, 5 hp, MSD Seminar Autumn 1MV552, 5 hp (Master Programme in Sustainable Development)
Course coordinators: Derek Garfield & Lillian Weaver

Educational Coordinators – thematic / focus areas

Outline, content and schedule the (red thread)
Ewa Livmar
CEMUS Course Assembly 1

Literature, video, audio and supporting material
Daniel Mossberg
CEMUS Course Assembly 2

Examination, assignments and syllabus
Alexis Engström/Sara Andersson
CEMUS Course Assembly 3

Pedagogics, didactics and roles (the green thread)
To be decided
CEMUS Course Assembly 4

Course evaluations, course reports and course report conference
To be decided
Course Report Conference