CBS Teaching & Learning is responsible for the provision of CBS' Assistant Professor Programme, which is mandatory for assistant professors employed by CBS. The objective of the AP-Programme is to contribute to the teaching competence development of assistant professors, enabling them to become excellent teachers and course managers in their future career at CBS or other universities. The APP is aligned with CBS’ pedagogical principles and provides knowledge, inspiration, teaching supervision, and a written assessment of teaching competences as required by law
Of course, developing the teaching competence of assistant professors cannot be seen solely as the result of a study programme. Competency development of this nature depends to a very large extent on the assistant professors’ engagement in and willingness to learn from the actual practice of teaching. Consequently, assistant professors must teach at least the equivalent of one full semester to participate in the programme.
Acquire basic knowledge about didactics, active & research based teaching, (blended) learning, supervision, examination, and formative/summative feedback practices.
Based on this knowledge, demonstrate the ability to perform didactical analyses of a specific teaching/assessment setting.
Demonstrate willingness and ability to perform, develop, and adapt teaching & assessment activities to the benefit of students' learning outcome in the specific setting.
Below you will see the recommended time line for a 2-year AP Programme.
2 year plan: Meeting called by assistant professor based on 2-year plan draft
Mandatory modules: 2 x 2 course days
Observations: Multiple observations & discussions to track development
All other components: Elective courses, assignment, etc.
Portfolio: Drafted by assistant professor and assessed på non-departmental supervisor
Assessment: Drafted by non-departmental supervisor and amended by departmental supervisor
In order to be able to meet the learning objectives, the assistant professor receives teaching supervision from two supervisors (one from own department and one from another department), participates in pedagogical courses, and prepares assignments. Please click on the following checklist items to gain additional information about the tasks.
Step 1: Call the first meeting with departmental and non-departmental supervisors to plan the following tasks. Prepare 2-year plan to be discussed at meeting.
Step 2: Write minutes of the first meeting and share with your supervisors and the accademic officer at APP (use this form if deemed applicable)
Step 3: Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the programme including the assessment requirements
Step 4: Participate in basic pedagogical course "Learning to Teach" (sign up here) unless equivalent basic pedagogical course experience can be documented
Step 5: Participate in 2x2 days of mandatory courses & 4 elective course days (sign up here)
Step 6: Invite non-departmental supervisor to observe two teaching sessions and one project supervision session. Learn more here
Step 7: Invite departmental supervisor to observe one teaching session and to observe one oral exam
Step 8: Send problem-based assignment to non-departmental supervisor. Learn more here
Step 9: Send teaching portfolio to non-departmental supervisor. Learn more here
Step 1: Participate in the first meeting with assistant professor and non-departmental supervisor
Step 2: Observe and provide written feedback on two teaching sessions and one project supervision session. Learn more here
Step 3: Approve one problem-based assignment. Learn more here
Step 4: Discuss and provide feedback on teaching portfolio draft. Learn more here
Step 5: Create a final assessment draft and discuss with non-departmental supervisor. Learn more here
For further information please contact:
Mia Stelsig Haagensen
Tel.: +45 3815 2756