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On 15 January, negotiations took place concerning the operational changes proposed by the Schools and Central Administration in their respective action plans.
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From 1 January 2024, Dalarna University will only issue digital degree certificates. A digital degree certificate contains the same information as a degree certificate in paper format.
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As of 10 October 2023, you will no longer be able to add information to/change information in the research database. However, the information that exists there will remain visible on the University’s website for approximately two months after 10 October.
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If you have a doctoral degree, then you can apply to take a teaching sabbatical organised by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). The deadline for applications for 2024 is 1 September 2023.
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The University Governing Board has now made the decision on the location of the University’s cohesive academic environments. What the decision means is greater opportunity for creativity and development within research and education.
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During the referral period, eight collective and several individual responses were submitted. The next step now is negotiation at MBL, which aims to arrive at a decision on the location of the environments at the next meeting of the University Governing Board.
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Spring has arrived and it is now time to think about summer vacation. Here is a reminder about the routines.
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On 26 April, an area outside Campus Borlänge will be fenced off so that construction can begin on the new pavilion that will be fully operational by the autumn. This will mean that Röda vägen will be non-accessible from 8 May, and all car traffic will be diverted.
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At a meeting on April 20, the University Governing Board unanimously decided to propose to the Government that the term of office of the current Vice-Chancellor be extended by three years.
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The proposal is that the departments included in each respective cohesive academic environment will be located at one and the same place. The subjects Philosophy, History, Religion, Sociology and Political Science, it has been proposed, will move to the new Campus Borlänge.
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Dalarna University notes the third greatest increase with 40 percent more admitted students to their international Master’s programmes for the autumn semester 2023 compared with the autumn semester 2022.
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The group working with the location of cohesive academic environments has arrived at two equivalent proposals. Following discussion, the group has now chosen to present these to the Vice-Chancellor for referral, which is the next step in the decision-making process.
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University staff will move into offices in Hus 26, a Trafikverket building, located about 300 metres from the current Campus Borlänge. As well as continuing to have access to some teaching facilities on campus, the University will have a new temporary facility for teaching outside its main entrance.
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In February, staff were invited to contribute ideas and thoughts on the location of the cohesive academic environments using an electronic form on the staff website. So far, 120 responses have been received as part of current fact-gathering efforts.
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Do you have an opinion on the location of the cohesive academic environments? Until February 17, you can share your thoughts using a web form.
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The University needs to move out from sections of the current Campus Borlänge ahead of the completion of the new campus. Although it will retain access to most classrooms, all offices need to be vacated. The move will take place after the spring semester 2023 ends in June.
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A process is underway to gather facts and data ahead of a proposal on the location of the cohesive academic environments. The process aims to address existing questions and raise new ones on the subject. Discussion has already taken place on the importance of different collaborations
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In 2024, the contract with Blackboard (the University’s current learning management system, which was introduced in 2017) is set to expire, with no possibility of extension. As such, work to introduce a new learning management system will begin in 2023, and the current one of choice is Canvas.
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Later this year, the University will introduce a digital assessment platform as a feature of its new learning environment. The platform that has been selected is Inspera.
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To protect users at the University from so-called phishing, multi-factor authentication has recently been introduced. What this means is that each time you log in to the University’s system, you will be requested to enter additional information to confirm your identity.
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