Founded in 1995, HumDok is an independent association for PhD students at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University. We promote interest in questions concerning doctoral students, represent PhD-students at decision-making bodies within the faculty, and keep an eye on working conditions for doctoral students.
The aim of HumDok's activities is also to support and organize open intellectual and cultural activities and strengthen cross-disciplinary ties between PhD-students. We make sure that important faculty-level information gets across to the PhD-student community, and serve as a link between post graduate students and the larger student union at the university. All PhD-students at the Faculty of Arts are welcome to apply for a position on HumDok's board, which is elected once a year.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The members of the Humdok board are the people to turn to regarding issues that you don't want to (or can't) take up with your supervisor(s) or the head of your department. We can also be of assistance if you feel like your closest bosses aren't giving you any help, or don't take your problems seriously.
If you need assistance, Humdok can hopefully point you in the right direction or take your concerns further "up" the university hierarchy, since we have representatives at most of the Faculty's boards and councils.
Humdok is also involved in arranging different kinds of social/academic activities, so if you have an idea about something you want to do, we might be able to help you see it through!
Kajsa Törmä (Språk) Chair and Representative at the Faculty Board and DokSek
Luke Laframboise (Språk)
Tabea Hochstrasser (Idésam)
Louise Almqvist (KultMed)
Representative at the FADC reference group
Luise Mirow (IdéSam)
Representative at the Equal Rights Committee
Mikael Rahm (IdéSam)
Representative at FOSTRA
Charlotta Svonni (IdéSam)
Representative at the Budget Committee
Solveig Bollig (Språk)
Representative at the Employment Committee
Currently, HumDok is representing
PhD-students on 7 different committees,
boards and councils:
The faculty council is the place where issues concerning institutional politics and the working environment at the faculty level is discussed. This is also the place where decisions regarding budget issues are made.
Dialogue meetings take place twice per year and bring together the university's top management and its different doctoral candidate associations.
The main task of the Research-Strategical Council (or FOSTRA) is to initiate and coordinate research-strategical discussions. For example, FOSTRA follows up on the implementation of the University's research- and education strategies. The council is also responsible for gathering facts and information that can be of importance of future research strategies.
FADC REFERENCE GROUP
FADC, or the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College, is the research school at the Humanities’ Faculty. In this reference group all kinds of issues with relevance for the research school are discussed.
THE COMMITTEE FOR EQUAL
As the name suggests, this committee promotes equal opportunities and equal treatment within the University.
The budget committee discusses and prepares issues related to the financial situation of the Faculty.
The employment committee discusses questions om employment.