Teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Here you will find information about teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – routines and guidelines, documents, and links to further information and contact persons.

Planning courses, programmes and teaching

Below you will find information about the planning of courses, programmes and teaching.

  • Courses and local regulations
  • Programmes and local regulations
  • Creating and editing course and programme syllabi
  • Educational planning and annual workload planning
  • Schedules
  • Booking rooms and venues
  • Purchasing books
  • Preparation of, and support for digital teaching
  • Ordering classrooms in MyMoodle
  • Pedagogical support and development

Course and programme starts

Below you will find information on course and programme starts.

  • Information about contact with students
  • Information about welcome letters
  • Checklist for what to bring up at introduction meetings
  • Course design

During the course / programme

Below, you will find information on the following:

  • education administration
  • education administrative systems (KursInfo, Ladok, DiVA, NyA and MyMoodle)
  • technical problems in teaching
  • course design

Student support

Below you will find information about support for students.

  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • Study and career guidance
  • Encouraging students to continue their studies
  • Student recruitment
  • Academic support centre
  • The Student Welfare Office
  • Studying with a disability
  • Equal opportunities
  • Reporting degrading treatment
  • Student opinions
  • Internationalisation in teaching


Below you will find information about examination.

  • Regulations and routines for examination
  • Grading and reporting grades
  • Examiners
  • Booking room examinations
  • Students’ disciplinary matters (among other things cheating)

After the course

Here you find information about what happens when the course ends.

Course evaluation

All courses should end with a course evaluation. We have a system for course evaluations where a number of general questions are sent out to the students at the end of every course, via the survey tool Survey and Report. The students can respond via their phones or computers, and they will receive a reminder if they do not respond. In order to get as many responses as possible, teachers should encourage the students to respond; a good idea is to give the students some time during the last lecture or seminar to complete the evaluation. The course coordinator will receive a confirmation via e-mail that the evaluation has been sent to the students.

Compilation, analysis and information

The course coordinator receives a compilation of all the student responses, along with a template and a manual for analysis. The course coordinator is responsible for analysing the results and, when needed, make alterations to the course. The analysis is performed in Survey and Report, and the system subsequently stores the compilation and the analysis.

The course coordinator is also responsible for making the course evaluation report available to the students, the teachers concerned, the programme coordinator and the head of department. Staff at the Faculty Office is responsible for entering data in Survey and Report. For more information, please contact Stefan Sankovic or visit the Faculty Office’s staff page.

During 2021, the departments continued developing the system for course evaluations, partly in order to increase the number of responses. For more information, please visit the staff page for course evaluations and surveys.

Quality work

Below you find information about the faculty’s pedagogical quality work.

Drafting bodies

The faculty has a number of collegial bodies for working with quality assurance of the education we provide:

Systematic evaluation of the quality of courses and programmes

Higher education institutions are responsible for designing their own evaluation systems for quality assurance. This replaces the inspections previously performed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). Karlstad University, Linnaeus University and Mid Sweden University are working together with a model for quality assurance as part of the collaboration Treklövern. For more information about Treklövern, please see the staff page Kvalitetsutvärdering genom Treklövern (only available in Swedish). 

Student recruitment

Student recruitment work at Linnaeus University is led and coordinated by the Section for Student Recruitment and Student Communication at the Communications Office. Each year, the faculty and the Council for Education and Learning determine what areas the Communications Office should prioritise in the recruitment work, based on discussions in a reference group that the faculty has together with the Communications Office.

The Section for Student Recruitment and Student Communication prioritise student recruitment according to the following principles:

  • efforts that strengthen Linnaeus University as a whole; processes and activities that include everyone, that are all-inclusive and that strengthen the Linnaeus University brand.
  • efforts based on the Senior Management Team’s prioritisations.
  • long-term efforts with a broad applicability.
  • common principles for prioritisation.

The decision on prioritisation means that the heads of faculty at the respective faculties and the Board of Teacher Education together with the deputy vice-chancellor agree on a common prioritisation based on three categories: Profiling Courses and Programmes, Strategic Courses and Programmes, and Special Needs Courses and Programmes. Based on these prioritisations, support documents for the Council for Education and Learning to agree on are prepared. You find more information about student recruitment on the staff page studentrekrytering (only available in Swedish).

International student recruitment

The faculty has a wide range of first- as well as second-cycle courses that are open to international students. In addition to this, seven of the faculty’s programmes are taught in English, and are open to international as well as national students.

There is no tuition fee for students from the EU/EEA or from LNU partner universities, whereas for all other international students there is. The fee is determined by the subject area to which the relevant course belongs, and is always indicated on the course/programme website at lnu.se. There are different grants that paying students can apply for, from Linnaeus University as well as from other organisations.

There is a central reference group for international student recruitment, who initiate, coordinate and evaluate international recruitment efforts targeting paying students, so as to increase the number of paying students at Linnaeus University.