I want to include temporary staff as a permanent voice in the work of strengthening UiA's regional role in higher education, innovation and business development, and in delivering research with international quality.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
– UiA as a university is at a crossroad. Do we wish to lift ourselves from our “UiA bubble” and connect and shape the outside world? If we do then we must be able to include and synthesize people and perspectives across self-made barriers such as faculties, national vs. international students, full-time - part-time employees and perhaps especially the temporary staff.
– I want to strengthen UiA's regional role, contribute to innovation that is owned and promoted inhouse while at the same time delivering research with international quality. In this journey, the temporary staff must gain a permanent voice.
– I have the necessary organizational, academic, and personal qualities that will be a driving force in realizing a co-creative university that the employees and especially the temporary ones are together to create.
– In the previous period, I was appointed by the Ministry of Education to the UiA board, as a member I am most proud to be part of the board decision to sign the Dora Declaration which modernizes the assessment of research results so that they are not based solely on which journals the researchers have published in, but on communicating research and a quality assessment of the content of the articles regardless of publication channel.