Tasks and mandates
The Faculty Board shall:
- define goals, priorities and measures for the faculty's activities in accordance with laws, regulations and rules, as well as framework conditions and goals set out by the University Board, the Rector or a person authorised by the Rector
- speak on behalf of the faculty in cases involving a matter of principle or cases where the Rector has asked the Faculty Board to consider a matter
- consider reports to be submitted to the Rector from the faculty
The Faculty Board replaced the Faculty Council in 2020.
The Faculty Board primarily exercises its authority by making decisions on:
- long-term planning and budgeting
- the faculty’s quarterly and annual reports
- strategic plans for developing the faculty’s study programme portfolio
The Faculty Board may delegate its authority to the Dean, unless it is required by the delegating authority that the Faculty Board itself make decisions.
The Rector may delegate tasks to the Faculty Board, unless it is required by the delegating authority that the Rector personally makes such decisions.
Meetings and papers
Faculty Board meetings are held on an open basis with the exception of matters that are exempt from public disclosure. Observers do not have the right to speak.
Meetings are primarily held in person.
Composition of the Faculty Board
The Faculty Board consists of 13 members:
- Three employee-elected members in teaching and research positions
- One employee-elected member from temporary staff in a teaching and research position
- One employee-elected member in a technical and administrative position
- Three student-elected members
- Four external Board Members
- The Dean – who is Chair of the Board
Chair of the Faculty Board
The Faculty Board is led by the Chair of the Board (the Dean), and in their absence, by the Dean’s formally appointed deputy. The Dean is responsible for presenting matters to the Board.
The Faculty Director is the Chair of the Secretariat for the Faculty Board.
Norwegian is the working language of the Faculty Board.
Term of office
- External Board Members, and their deputies, are appointed for a term of four years.
- Board Members who are permanent employees at the institution, and their deputies, are elected for a term of four years.
- Board Members from the student body, and their deputies, are elected for a term of one year.
- Board Members who are temporary staff in teaching and research positions, and their deputies, are elected for a term of one year.
No one can be re-elected as a Board Member if they have continuously held that position for eight years at the start of the new election period.
Annual plan for matters based on the University’s planning process
Abbreviations: O Orientation, D Discussion and V Resolution.
- Assignment letter for TKD (O)
- Annual Report (V)
- Quality of Education Report (D)
- Long-term plan (O)
- Long-term budget (O)
- Long-term plan TKD (O)
- Long-term plan TKD (D)
- Long-term budget TKD (O)
- Interim Report, first four-month period (V)
- Budget allocation (O)
- Long-term plan TKD (D)
- Long-term budget TKD (D)
- Long-term plan TKD (V)
- Long-term budget TKD (V)
- Meeting dates for next year (V)
- Interim report, second four-month period (V)
Matters considered by the Faculty Board
In addition to these matters that correlate with OsloMet’s planning process, the Faculty Board considers matters of greater strategic importance. Other matters are considered upon submission.
The individual responsible for any given matter must ensure that it is considered by other relevant committees or councils within the Faculty before it is raised at Faculty Board level. If the matter is not considered by other relevant committees within the Faculty, the final deadline for submitting matters for consideration by the Faculty Board is six weeks prior to the meeting.
If the matter has been considered by other relevant committees at the Faculty, the final deadline for submitting matters for consideration by the Faculty Board is two weeks prior to the meeting. The Chair of the Board sets the agenda for each meeting based on the time available at said meeting.
Central boards, committees and councils at OsloMet and other committees and councils within the Faculty have their own deadlines for procedures.
The four external Board Members:
- Saira Basit: The Dean of the Norwegian Defence University College
- Christian Nørgaard Madsen: CEO of LPO Arkitekter
- Carina Hundhammer: CEO of the NORIN Research Alliance
- Wesal Khattak: Service Designer at Itera
Deputies (these individuals are not ranked by priority and are not personal to any one Board Member)
- Hilde Jorunn Fagerli: Head of Section for Climate Modelling and Air Pollution at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute
- Lars Holden: Research Director at the Norwegian Computing Center
- Per Einar Dybvik: CEO of StartupLab, business entrepreneur
The three employee-elected members in teaching and research positions:
- Vahid Hassani
- Tore Gulden
- Siw Fosstenløkken
- 1st deputy: Cecilie Sachs Olsen
- 2nd deputy: Dimitrios Kraniotis
The employee-elected member in temporary employment in a teaching and research position:
- Michael Joseph Tarlton
- Deputy: June Oline Kunnikoff
The employee-elected member in a technical and administrative position:
- Nebojsa Rijic
- Deputy: Kersti Fosse Blålid
The three student-elected members:
- Cinta Asmara Hondsmerk
- Kim Richard Henden Klem
- Pernille Hansen
- 1st deputy: Natalia Yurevna Peschanskaya