The geoscience degree programme boards kicked off the autumn semester in their joint meeting on Friday, 20 August. Preparations for the busy autumn of teaching are well underway in both degree programmes and also long-term planning is taking slow and steady steps towards better solutions for geoscience teaching in the future.
Geoscience degree programme boards had their last joint meeting on Friday, June 11 and the Geo^2 board met once more right before the mid-summer and beginning of the holiday season in order to approve the last six MSc theses for the academic year 2020–2021 on Thursday, June 24.
MSc thesis supervision practices and increase of student intake were the main topics in the May 2021 geoscience degree programme board meeting that took place on Friday 21. Four master’s theses were also approved and the dates for the autumn 2021 semester board meetings were settled. The degree programme boards will still meet once jointly in June to conclude the spring semester and to further discuss the views on student intake issues. MSc theses will also be approved in an extra Geo^2 board meeting on June 24.
MSc theses formed a loose theme in the April geoscience degree programme board meeting. The GEO^2 board discussed MSc thesis grading issues, made decisions on approval of thesis grants, and proposed two grant nominees for the K.H. Renlund foundation’s “thesis of the year” award. Continue reading “Geo degree programme April board meeting // Geo-koulutusohjelmien huhtikuun johtoryhmäkokous”
Finalizing the teaching plan for the next academic year was the major issue at hand in the third meeting of the geoscience degree programme boards on Friday, March 19.
The second 2021 board meeting of the geoscience degree programmes was held on Friday, February 12 and packed with urgent operative issues as the planning of teaching for the next academic year is underway. We received some nice news from the upcoming Geology MOOC -project working group and planned to develop new forms of high-school collaboration. The first MSc thesis grades for the year were also approved so things are slowly picking up speed for 2021 regardless of the continuing corona-related restrictions.
The first joint meeting of the geo degree programme boards was held on Friday, January 15. Most of the three-hour meeting was dedicated to getting the boards organized and going through multiple agenda items from starting the FIN-GEO network preparations to getting the teaching plan organized for the academic year 2021-2022. We also had a guest speaker, as vice-dean of teaching Hannu Toivonen gave a short address to initiate the four-year term of board activities.