Division of Academic Development (ALU)

ALU is a division under the pro-rector for education. ALU contributes to the development of learning and teaching for students and employees. ALU's main areas of responsibility are: educational expertise, research and development, and management advisory service.

About ALU

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Robert Isaksen

Division Manager

University pedagogues

Associate Professor
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Division Manager
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Associate Professor
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Associate Professor
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Associate Professor
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Employees

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Sigrid Jordal Havre

Head of Section, Media Lab

bilde av Morten Morlandstø

Morten Morlandstø

Senior Adviser, ALU

bilde av Bente Olderkjær

Bente Olderkjær

Senior Executive Officer, ALU

bilde av David Earle Parmentier

David Earle Parmentier

Senior Adviser, ALU

bilde av Maia Vatlestad

Maia Vatlestad

Adviser, Universal design team

bilde av Ann Kristin Gjøsæter Sortland

Ann Kristin Gjøsæter Sortland

Adviser, Universal design team

bilde av Lisa Marie Rath Solheim

Lisa Marie Rath Solheim

Adviser, Universal design team

bilde av Sølvi Løland Tunge

Sølvi Løland Tunge

Adviser (trainee), Universal design team

Faculty contacts / educational developers

bilde av Eivind Rogne

Eivind Rogne

Faculty contact FLKI, Assistant Professor

bilde av Dag Ove Vareberg

Dag Ove Vareberg

Faculty contact FLKI, adviser

bilde av Jan Erik Ølmheim

Jan Erik Ølmheim

Faculty contact FLKI, adviser

bilde av Gry Sjøholt

Gry Sjøholt

Faculty contact FHS, Associate Professor

bilde av Per Eilif Thorvaldsen

Per Eilif Thorvaldsen

Faculty contact FIN, Associate Professor

bilde av Maria-Monika Metallinou Log

Maria-Monika Metallinou Log

Faculty contact FØS, Associate Professor

Mandate

Mandate for the Division of Academic Development (ALU)

ALU is a division under the pro-rector for education. ALU contributes to the development of learning and teaching for students and employees. ALU's three main areas of responsibility are: 

  1. Educational expertise (1)
  2. Research and development
  3. Management advisory service

ALU supports both the faculties as well as running its own activities to develop learning and teaching at HVL. The activity focuses on:

  1. development of research-based competence enhancement for lecturers' educational competence and for students' learning competence
  2. development of research-based and student-centred forms of work and teaching
  3. strategic advisory service to all levels of education management, from course and subject managers to the rectorate when it comes to the development of learning and teaching in higher education

ALU’s area of responsibility requires both academic, technical and administrative employees with a high level of professional competence in their respective areas of expertise.

Responsible teams

In order to give lecturers and students support in the development of their teaching and learning, ALU is organized in four teams.

  • Team University pedagogy
  • Team Universal design in ICT
  • Team Learning Lab
  • Team Media Lab

The activity and responsibilities of each of these teams are described on each teams’ webpage.

ALU shares information through an open website on relevant educational services, news and activities, internally and externally.

(1) Competence in HE pedagogy, didactics and digital tools that promote learning (Study Supervision Regulations)