Board elections at OsloMet
A constituency is the group of employees you may vote for (and may vote for you if you’re nominated). We have four constituencies at OsloMet;
- a) Academic staff with tenure
- b) Academic staff with temporary employment
- c) Administrative and technical staff
- d) Students
In addition, external members are appointed (not elected)
The term of office for positions in a), c) and external members is four years starting 1. of August 2023 until 31. July 2027. The term of office for positions in b) and d) is one year, starting 1. of August 2023 until 31. July 2024.
Elections will be in the form of preferential voting. Preferential voting is a form of proportional representation voting where the main purpose is to ensure a representation that is as much in line with the voter’s preferences as possible. It is considered the best possible way of safeguarding the university’s democracy. OsloMet has technical solutions that support the election principle.
How do I nominate, and when?
You may nominate and vote for others in the same constituency as yourself. Nominations happens six to eight weeks prior to the election.
For a nomination to be valid, a candidate must be nominated by three different eligible voters, that is, all three proposers must submit individual nomination forms. Remember that you may also nominate yourself. Proposers are encouraged to contact the relevant candidate in advance of the nomination.
Where and when do the elections take place?
The elections are conducted electronically. All eligible voters will receive an email with a link to the page where you can vote.
There will be held an election to get a male deputy representative from the constituency of Academic staff with tenure. The election period will be from the 23rd to the 29th of October 2023.
Who is eligible to vote, and who can be elected?
We have separate elections for each constituency. Employees that has started work 22 April 2023 at the latest, in at least a 50 % position, may vote with the following exceptions:
- Candidates may not previously have been a member of the University Board for 8 consecutive years, or a member of the Faculty Board for 12 consecutive years.
- Employees may not be on a leave of absence to work somewhere other than OsloMet/the Faculty.
- Employees may be nominated and try to be elected to both the University Board and the Faculty Board. If they are elected to the University Board, they lose their eligibility as Faculty Board members.
- Employees can not fall under these position categories: Rector, member of the Rector’s staff, dean, heads of the Centre for Welfare and Labour Research or the Centre for the Study of Professions, directors, heads of departments.
- Deans, heads of departments, and heads of studies are regarded as academic staff.
Electoral roll check
All employees eligible to vote must be listed in the electoral roll. The voters themselves must check that they are listed in the electoral roll. Information about the electoral roll will be sent to the relevant employees ahead of the election, during week 16. If you find any errors you must report this to the election administration (email to: Anders Dahle) within October 13th, 2023.
Can you decline a position in a board?
If you are elected as a member of the OsloMet University Board or the Faculty Board, you are obliged, with certain exceptions, to accept the position.
The election committee at OsloMet
- Chair of the election committee: Christen Krogh, Rector
- Academic staff representative: Julia Köhler-Olsen
- Technical and Administrative employee representative: Anne Bjørtuft, Department of Research and Development
- Student representative: Lisbeth Regine Mangen
Election administration OsloMet (University board)
- Human Resources Director Geir Haugstveit
- Anders Dahle
Election administration at the Faculties
- TKD: Tatiana Shipulina
- SAM: Tore Vogt
- HV: Marianne Engelstad
- LUI: Guro Fjellstad Stensvåg
- SVA: Lise Kvanvik