Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Public Administration, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University and Babes-Bolyai University, email@example.com
The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, etc.).
The Working Group also focuses on those interested in the management of public administration education because they are in charge of public administration programmes, manage public administration departments or like to share experiences with public administration teaching.
Over the years, the Working Group has hosted a variety of presentations and debates concerning higher education in the field of public administration, as well as presentations by relevant stakeholders from specialised international organisations such as EGPA, EAPAA, NASPAA, and ASPA.
This Working Group is striving to offer a comparative view of the way in which higher education in the field of public administration is perceived and implemented at international level and to offer best practices for universities and countries which are searching to improve their current situation.
For the 2020 Conference, the coordinators propose a special focus on strategic issues related to the development of public administration programmes. We think that the group should analyse as much as possible the big issues that PA education will face in the future. We are looking to identify and discuss topics that will influence Public Administration schools in the long run and on a structural manner. At this moment in time, higher education in public administration faces very diverse challenges regarding the profile of students, internationalisation, digitalisation, relation with the community and the market, etc. We are trying to identify more clearly these challenges and to offer possible solutions.
Due to the significant impact of the Covid crisis on higher education we want to include in the papers and discussions some sections related to digital education, resilience and strategic challenges for universities in this particular area.
The Working Group intends to publish, in the long term, an edited book on this subject. The volume might include analyses of these challenges as they apply to various geographic locations as well as transnational analyses on this subject.
Guidelines for contributors
The working group is interested in papers connected broadly to higher education in public administration (topics such as teaching, research, curriculum development, internationalisation, national and international accreditation, programme management, etc.). We are interested in papers employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. The Group encourages a comparative approach at international level in dealing with the aforementioned topics as well as the development of practical solutions/suggestions based on the universities’ own experiences which can also be transferred to other organisations.
Papers can address the field of higher education understood in a broad way – this means that authors can address both traditional forms/programmes in higher education, as well as training for civil servants, online learning, open courses, etc.).
The abstract should show very clearly a strong connection with the PA education field in order to be accepted. Papers should have between 7 and 30 pages.