Minute from Departmental Forums Meeting on September 14, 2012

Agenda

  1. 1.    Election of vice-chair for Institutforum (must be one of the elected VIP representatives)
  2. 2.    Discussion of proposal for Standard Forretningsorden (i.e. rules for meetings etc). PROPOSAL ATTACHED
  3. 3.    Information and discussion of various issues, including
    1. a.    The departments strategic plan ATTACHED
    2. b.    New economical model
    3. c.    Plans for new permanent associate professorships in 2012 and 2013
    4. 4.    Discussion of “Debatoplæg om Sammenlignelige vilkår for forskerne på ST” Will be sent in a separate mail (unfortunately the material is only available in Danish)
    5. 5.    Discussion of the future work in Institutforum, including development of an “Årshjul” (a yearly plan describing the time at which different issues are discussed in Institutforum)

 

Absents with apology: Ivan Damgaard – no substitute

 

1. Election of vice-chair for Institutforum (must be one of the elected VIP representatives)

Olav offered himself for election and was elected unanimous.

 

 

2. Discussion of proposal for Standard Forretningsorden (i.e. rules for meetings etc).

Members at CS were originally elected for a period of 2 years, however the Standard Forretningsorden suggests 3 years. The forum agreed that the period could just be extended to 3 years.

It might be difficult to elect a postdoc for 3 years, the Forretningsorden should mention that the suppleant should stand in for the rest of the period if the elected postdoc is leaving within the elected period.

 

3. Information and discussion of various issues, including

  1. a.    The departments strategic plan

Lars commented that the strategy has been discussed a lot and is a result of a compromise, and he found no reason for a new discussion among VIP and postdocs.

The students were asked if they had any comments. At this time there were no comments.

The implementation of the Action plan and goals will be discussed at the next meeting.

b. New economical model

Kurt informed about the new economic model.

One of the students asked if the fact that the STÅ will now end at the department, will mean that the money for courses that students take outside the department will not end at the department. Kurt was not concerned about this since we are not in a difficult economic situation, and will continue to plan the courses out of the aspect of what is the best for the education.

Lars commented that it is however an ongoing discussion

 

  1. c.    Plans for new permanent associate professorships in 2012 and 2013

 

Four calls: 3 calls in 2013 (2 in the spring) 1-2 of these will be broad calls

From 1 January 2013 Lars Birkedal from ITU is employed at CS he is working within logic and semantic programming

Lars argued that he did not see any reason for why all calls shouldn’t be broad. Kurt stated that he would like to keep the possibility of having more narrow calls, even though there are no specific plans about this at the moment.

 

4. Discussion of “Debatoplæg om Sammenlignelige vilkår for forskerne på ST”

Kurt informed about the background and the work regarding the Debatoplæg om Sammenlignelige vilkår for forskere på ST

Members should send comments to Kurt no later than 15 October as the deadline for comments from the department is 26 October.

Comments from the Institut Forum were discussed.

Olav commented that the period of non-permanent employment of no longer than 3 years is incoherent with the statement that some areas should be expecting more Public sector advisory and should build up a group to be prepared for this.

Lars commented that he does not agree that we should all be the same. Furthermore he commented that the “Debatoplæg…” does not mention research strength, tenure track system or incentives

Kurt pointed out that the paper is a catalogue of ideas to be discussed, it is not a recommendation.

 

5. Discussion of the future work in Institutforum, including development of an “Årshjul” (a yearly plan describing the time at which different issues are discussed in Institutforum)

Olav and Kurt will prepare an “Årshjul” for the next meeting.

Marianne Graves suggested that all members of Institutforum at the next meeting explain the main concerns of the groups they are representing, so that we are aware of all the members of the group and whom they represent.

It was decided that the Institutforum should aim at 4 meetings a year (2 hours).

 

6. Evt.

Suggestions for upcoming discussions:

- Centralization of the administration. The discussion should be in near future.

Procedures for minutes:

-      The first draft is sent to the chair and vice-chair for comments

-      After corrections the minute is sent to the members of Institutforum for comments with a deadline of 1 week.

-      After this the minute will be uploaded to the homepage of the Institutforum.

 

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