New Public Madness -styring og kvalitet på RUC

Dalia Bramming, Christian Bæk Lindtoft, Alexander Krarup Hauge, Jakob Valentin Stein Pedersen, Mads Eiberg Bak & Astrid Lund Olstrup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates the issues and challenges for the quality of higher education in Denmark. What kind of thoughts are behind the educational expanding of the university, where an increasing number of students takes a college degree, despite the fact that society is dealing with high unemployment rates amongst grandaunts? In order to answer this, we look at the complex size of the concept of 'quality’ in higher education. In the debate of whom and what, should define quality, there are lot of different opinions amongst the involved, and we will try to map out and analyse these. It is a debate where we as students are involved, as it is our future education, that is at stake. Through our casestudy of Roskilde University we focus on the changes that the (new public) management have caused and whether it has affected the ‘quality’, percepted among our selected interviews. The project revolves around how the educational quality is assessed at Roskilde University and how the so-called taximeter system, and alike financing systems, can influence the ‘quality’. We analyze specifically what impact the policy objectives of interaction and the applicable laws and rules has for the way of running Roskilde University and whether this has an impact on the quality of education ? Our goal with this project is not to propose solutions for how to ensure quality, but to analyze and discuss the various challenges Roskilde University is faced with by the current management paradigm and the political discourse in education. Based on our project we conclude that New Public Management and established laws have influenced the administrative framework significantly at Roskilde University. Besides that, we conclude that there is no explicit relationship between the expansion of Roskilde University and the deterioration of quality, but such a correlation cannot be rejected.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2014
VejledereHanne Themsen


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