Course responsibility

Course responsibility

Denne prosedyren for emneansvarlige er utarbeidet av fakultet HV under omstrukturering av ansattsidene. De er ikke vedtatt som bindende for alle emneansvarlige ved OsloMet, men kan være en nyttig ressurs også ved andre fakultet. Videre vedlikehold av disse er under vurdering.

Plan subject

Plan subject

  1. Get an overview

    • See descriptions of functions for persons with course responsibility
    • For courses involving practical training see separate guide for courses involving practical training
    • Get an overview of your resources for the course.
    • Review the study programme description to ensure a complete picture of the course’s role in the education.
    • Review the course description. This is the basis for planning the teaching.
    • Use the previous teaching plan/schedule as a starting point when you are making a new one. Take vacations, public holidays, and community events into account.
    • Review the previous course room/course folder in Canvas. No access? Contact Canvas at the faculty. Familiarize yourself with your role and responsibilities in the quality assurance of the course. See the quality system at OsloMet (
    • Review the previous summarization of the course evaluation. Follow up on any changes you may have been asked to carry out.
    • Check the average grading scores for the previous years. These can be found on the faculties K:-area by following this path:
      • “KS-rapportering”: choose your institute: choose “datapakke”
      • In the folder for each academic year, you will find an Excel-file with the examination results, sort by study programme.
      • If the failure rate is higher than 20% you must consider implementing special measures.

    Does the course have transitional arrangements due to course revisions? Keep a close dialogue with the programme coordinator and the study administration about this. You may want to familiarize yourself with the same information that your students need to confirm that they have familiarized themselves with.

    For courses involving practical training see separate guide for courses involving practical training.

  2. Plan and gather resources

    • Estimate the correct extent of resources needed in regard to teachings and examinations.

    • Plan lectures, exercises/compulsory tasks/assignments and final assessment(s) in accordance with the approved course description. Particularly consider whether these together contribute to the students achieving the specified learning outcomes for the course.

    • Get hourly paid teachers (external/internal), possibly student assistants- Make sure that the lecturers associated with the course, including guest lecturers, do not overlap to much in their teaching.

    • Can the course accept teachers from international partner institutions?

    • The room booker in the study administration sends out ordering form to be filled out well in advance of the deadline. The schedule is made available to the students at “Min side” (my page) from the beginning of June/December. You are yourself responsible for posting a detailed lesson plan in Canvas.


    Submit syllabus/recommended literature by April 15th for the autumn semester, and October 15th for the spring semester.

    Se separate procedure for quality assuring the reading list  

    • Consider measures to strengthen R&D-based education in the course where it’s possible/appropriate, for example by using lecturers from Center for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA).
    • Facilitate the possibility for bachelor’s and master’s theses to be written as part of ongoing research projects at the university college or international partner institutions. 
    • Estimate the correct workload for the students, divided into all forms of work and teaching, included individual studying. Normal workload for full-time students is 40 hours per week, 1600 hours per academic year/60 credits.
    • The study administration informs you if you get incoming/outgoing students in the course. Identify what needs for adaption/facilitation this may entail.
    • The study administration informs you if you have students that have notified about their need for accommodation in the course. If so, identify what adaptions/facilitation this may entail. See accommodation for students with disabilities.
  3. Plan course evaluation

    • Choose a suitable evaluation method in collaboration with the students, based on the size and needs of the class.
    • Also consider creating a reference group as a supplement to the other forms of evaluation.

Resources and useful information

Resources and useful information