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Rules regarding K (teaching credits)

Teaching obligations and compensation rules

Obligations

Professors and associate professors: 4.5 K per semester
Assistant professors: 15 K for three years. Any excess or deficit K will be carried forward upon appointment as associate professor.
PhD students: 2 seminars or 1 seminar + other teaching activities during the programme.


Standard number of K for staff with special responsibilities

Director of studies: 3 K per semester
PhD coordinator: 3 K per semester
Senior scheme: 4 K per year

Assessment committees for Professorships:
1-4 applicants: 0,5 K (for the chairman) - 0 K (for ordinary member)
5-9 applicants: 1 K (for the chairman) - 0,5 K (for ordinary member)
10 or more applicants: 1,5 K (for the chairman) - 1 K (for ordinary member)

Assessment committees for Associate professorships:
1-4 applicants: 0,5 K (for the chairman) - 0 K (for ordinary member)
5 or more applicants: 1 K (for the chairman) - 0,5 K (for ordinary member)

Assessment committees for Assistant professorships:
1-4 applicants: 0,5 K (for the chairman) - 0 K (for ordinary member)
5 or more applicants: 1 K (for the chairman) - 0,5 K (for ordinary member)

Chairman in connection with assessments of PhD dissertations: 0.5 K
Chairman in connection with assessments of doctoral dissertations: 1 K

If the person carrying out the assessment has a surplus in his/her K account, compensation may be converted to a supplement using a conversion factor of 1 K = DKK 30,000.

Workload reduction: K compensation for workload reduction falls under the implementation of the budget on which the secured funding is based.

Time off in lieu: As of 1 January 2014, the 13th semester is teaching-free. 4 K are earned for each 13th semester a person has taught. (In the event of workload reduction from teaching, K will still be accumulated for the 13th semester). This includes the assistant professorship period. 

PhD supervision: Compensation for PhD supervision equals 2 K for the main supervisor and 1 K for any assistant supervisor. K in connection with PhD supervision are added in the year in which the PhD dissertation is defended. If the PhD programme ends without a defence, special arrangements must be made for the calculation of K compensation.

Theses: (as of 1 Jan. 2006): Theses are credited with 1/4 K. Each employee can be credited for a maximum of 12 theses per year, measured as a running average over a three-year period.
Assistant professors are not covered by this scheme. However, assessments of a maximum of 4 theses in the assistant professorship period can be carried forward upon appointment as associate professor.

Exam paper, proficiency exam: Counts as one-sixth of a thesis, but is not part of the standard number of theses.

Danish classes: Compensation is granted to non-Danish assistant professors, postdocs, associate professors and full professors on 2 K for completing the university's Danish course "Lær Dansk", level 3, or a course at an equivalent level. The compensation is released upon presentation of a course certificate to Susanne Vang.

[Translate to English:] Herunder bedømmelse, studieleder, ph.d.-koordinator, ph.d.-vejledning, seniorordning, frikøb, forskningsfrisemester, specialer, praktikeksamensopgave og Lær dansk.


Standard number of K earned in connection with teaching: Seminars

Seminars: 2 K
Double seminars: 4 K
Bachelor's project seminars (also OPØ): 3 K

Bachelor's project seminar (Social Science): 3 K. 0,5 K extra for supervision for 7 extra students over 16 students (i.e. 3,5 K up till 23 students; 4 K up till 30 students)

Project seminars: 0.5 K if fewer than 10 students are attending and 1 K if 10 or more students are attending.

PhD seminars: 3 K if the seminar has a weighting of 10 ECTS

PhD seminar in connection with MA seminar (double): 4 K. 1 K with less than 5 PhD students. 2 K with 5 PhD students and more. 0,5 K for supplementary course in matrix arithmetic

Standard number of K earned in connection with teaching: Bachelor's subjects

Introductory course in Political Science: 16,5 K in total, incl. supervision and grading of assignments.

  • Lectures: 4 K.
  • General coordination: 1 K. 
  • Student teacher coordination: 2 K.
  • Supervision, grading of assignments and feedback: 8 K
  • Supervision, grading of assignments and feedback (OPØ - 60 students): 1,5 K

Introductory course in Political Science - Minor's programme: 4.5 K.

Public Administration and Economy: 2 K

Methodology I: 7.5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator*: 2 K. 2,5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

Methodology II: 8 K in total: Lectures: 4 K. Coordinator: 2 K. 2 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

Methodology I – subsidiary subject(s): 3 K. 0,5 K is distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

Philosophy of Science: 7 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*: Coordinator: 2 K. 2 K are distributed proportionally between the persons grading the assignments

Political Theory: 7 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 2 K are distributed proportionally between the persons grading the assignments

Political Sociology: 7.5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K.  2.5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments.

General Political Science:
7.5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 2.5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

General Political Science (OPØ (60 students)):
4,5 K in total. Lectures: 2,5 K. Coordinator: 1,25 K. 0,75 K is distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

Comparative Political Science:
7.5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 2.5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments

International Politics: 7,5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 2.5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments.
(Valid from spring semester 2016)

Political Institutions: 8 K in total: Lectures: 3 K. Coordinator: 2 K. 2,5 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments
0,5 K is distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments (OPØ (60 students))
Classes: 1 K for 1 class and 0.5 K for subsequent classes

Public Administration: 7,5 K in total: Lectures: 3 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 2 K are distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments. 0,5 K is distributed proportionally on feedback and grading of assignments (OPØ (60 students))

Public Policy: 12 K in total: Lectures: 2.5 K*. Coordinator: 2 K. 6 K are distributed proportionally between the persons grading the assignments. 1,5 K are distributed proportionally between persons grading the assignments (OPØ (60 students))
Classes: 1 K for 1 class and 0.5 K for subsequent classes

Policy Evaluation: 5 K in total. Lectures: 0,5 K. Coordinator: 2 K. Examination (oral): 2,5 K are distributed proportionally between the examiners
Classes: 1 K for 1 class and 0,5 K for subsequent classes

Public Finance and Public Policy (OPØ): 3,5 K in total: Lectures: 2 K. Coordintor: 1 K. 0,5 K is distributed proportionally between the examiners

*) K for lectures and coordination handled by several lecturers are distributed on a pro rata basis.


Department's external teaching partnerships

The standard number of K for external teaching assignments is based on a comparison with the department's lectures in the Bachelor's degree programme or seminars in the Master's degree programme. An 'inconvenience allowance' is paid for teaching outside normal working hours. The standard number of K also comprises a participant-dependent element.


Courses in the Master of Public Governance programme (MPG):

Relevant basis of comparison at the Department of Political Science

Standard length Inconvenience allowance Special conditions Standard number of K in total 
MPG courses Seminar in the Master's degree programme 2 K 0.5 K The number of participants may vary (20-40) 2.5 K + 0.5 K for every additional 10 participants above 15

MPG: Supervision, MA-theses: 0,25 K.


Courses on the Master's degree programme in Journalism and the Erasmus Mundus Master's degree programme in Journalism:  

Relevant basis of comparison at the Department of Political Science

Standard length Inconvenience allowance Special conditions Standard number of K in total 
Courses in the Master's degree programme in Journalism Seminar in the Master's degree programme 2 K - The number of participants may vary (25-30) 2 K + 0.5 K for every additional 10 participants above 15

Erasmus Mundus courses

Seminar in the Master's degree programme 2 K + 0.5 K for trial exam 2.5 K + 0.5 K for every additional 10 participants above 15


Courses in the Master's degree programme in International Studies:

Relevant basis of comparison at the Department of Political Science Standard length Inconvenience allowance Special conditions Standard number of K in total 
Courses in the Master's degree programme in International Studies Seminar in the Master's degree programme 2 K - The number of participants may vary (up to 40) 2 K + 0.5 K for every additional 10 participants above 15


Courses in the Bachelor's degree programme in Public Health Science:

Relevant basis of comparison at the Department of Political Science Standard length Inconvenience allowance Special conditions Standard number of K in total 
Introduction to Political Science The Department of Political Science' Introduction to Political Science course (although the curriculum is shorter, there is no coordination, fewer lectures and fewer exams)

Lectures: 2 K

Coordination: 0.5 K

Grading of exam papers: 0.5 K

- The number of participants is assumed to be approximately 50. 3.0 K 

Health Sociology Basic Introduction to Sociology (although there is less coordination and fewer exams)

Lectures: 2 K

Coordination: 1 teaching credit

Grading of exam papers: 0.5 K

- The number of participants is assumed to be approximately 50. 3.5 K
Public Management with Special Focus on Healthcare Students follow the Department of Political Science' courses in Public Management

Coordination: 1 teaching credit

Multiple exams: 0.5 K

- The number of participants is assumed to be approximately 50. 1.5 K

Courses in the Master's Degree Programme in Diakonia (Theology)

Relevant basis of comparison at the Dept. of Pol. Sci. Standard Length Inconvenience allowance Special conditions Standard number of K in total
Organisation, management and voluntariness Master's programme seminar 2 K - The number of participants may vary (25-30) 2 K + 0,5 K for every additional 10 participants over 15
Evaluation and quality control Master's programme seminar 2 K - The number of participants may vary (25-30) 2 K + 0,5 K for every additional 10 participants over 15

Internship assignment: 1/6 of the thesis norm (independent assignment at Public Health Science)

Theses: 0,25 K

[Translate to English:] Herunder diverse kurser, praktik og specialer.


Other

Fluctuation margins:
Effective from Summer 2011, the following maximum balances in the K account were introduced:
a. Maximum negative balance: -5 K.
b. Maximum positive balance: +10 K. For employees with a balance of more than 10 K in Summer 2011, a plan for reducing the surplus over a five-year period must be established.

Special responsibilities:
Special responsibilities aimed at securing substantial funding may be credited with K following an application to the Head of Department.

[Translate to English:] Herunder udsvingsmarginer og særlige opgaver der sigter mod hjemtagning af store bevillinger.

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